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Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds are established by individuals, families or businesses that choose to be actively involved in the grantmaking process. Donors with a range of community interests find these to be an ideal tool for conveniently fulfilling charitable wishes.

The information listed below is as-of March 31, 2019.

    Accordino Family Fund

    George & Beverly Adams Family Fund

         Richard & Marilyn Alberding Charitable Fund

    Allyn Fund for Arts & Culture

    David & Amy Allyn Foundation Fund

    Eric Allyn & Margaret O'Connell Fund

    Mark B. Allyn Fund

    Amos Family Foundation
The Amos Family carries a long history in Central New York. Owners of flour mills and a brick factory in the late-1800s, the family built the now Nationally Historic Amos Building, which sits on Water Street in downtown Syracuse. In addition, one family member – Jacob Amos – served as Mayor of Syracuse in 1892. Family members transferred the Amos Foundation to this fund to simplify their giving and perpetually continue their family’s support of the region in honor of its Central New York heritage.

    Anonymous Fund 23

    Anonymous Fund 25

    Anonymous Fund 27

    Anonymous Fund 28

    Appleknocker Fund

    Eugene G. Armani Fund

    The Athelda Fund

    Peggy & Tim Atseff Fund

    Aminy I. Audi Fund

    Edward & Laila Audi Fund

    Ayoub Family Foundation

    B & B Lumber Company, Inc. Fund

    Badger State Civic Fund

    Peter & Mary Lou Baichi Fund

    Gail & Dennis Baldwin Fund

    Matthew Baldwin Autism Fund

  Stephanie Baron Memorial Fund
Stephanie (Pookie) Baron was a graduate of Westhill High School and a rising sophomore at St. Lawrence University. Her high-spirited personality made her the kind of young woman that anyone would be proud to call daughter, sister and friend. Before she passed away, she had forged an 18-year path of laughter, compassion and generosity which continued even in death as an organ donor. Stephanie’s family will be using this fund to support organizations that honor her memory.
    Ronald R. & Carole S. Beckman Fund

    Bell Family Foundation

    Bella Via Fund

    Bertini Family Foundation

    Lillie & Asher Black Fund

    Jeffrey H. & Dorothy M. Booher Charitable Foundation

    The JM Borer Fund

    Bernard B. & Ona Cohn Bregman Family Fund

    Patience Brewster, Inc. Fund

    Frank & Marie Brownell Fund

    Phillip & Helen Buck Family Fund

    Craig & Carol Buckhout Family Fund

    Jane Burkhead & Robert S. Sarason Fund

    Burns Brothers Foundation Fund

    James & Kathleen Burns Fund

    Bush Family Foundation


  CABLExpress Charitable Fund

    Patricia M. & Vincent H. Callahan Fund

    Russell & Nancy Carlson Fund

    Carrick Family Foundation

    Cashier Family Fund

    Elizabeth Catherine Charitable Foundation


CenterBridge Planning Group Foundation

  Central New York Traditional Music Fund
A group of traditional folk music enthusiasts established this fund to support the enrichment and performance of traditional music throughout Central New York. The fund will periodically distribute grants to programming that supports traditional folk music genres including, among others, bluegrass, blues, Polish polka, Irish fiddling and African drumming.

    Charles & Dora Fund

    Ben & Cate Clark Fund
Ben and Cate Clark reside in New York’s Capital Region, having moved there from Boston in 2010 so they could raise their children in Upstate New York. This fund was established to assist the Clarks in contributing to Upstate New York organizations and causes they support.  

    James Clark & Yasmine Iliya Fund

    Mary Ellen Ash Clark Memorial Fund

    Kay Clarke Fund

    Patrick Clement Fund

    CNY Robotics and Science Foundation

    Paul & Linda Cohen Fund


Ruth J. & Robert J. Colvin Fund


  Michael J. Connor Fund

    Carmen Costa Memorial Fund

    Linda and Joe Cook Fund

    Mary L. Cotter Fund

    Cregg Family Giving Fund

    Czebiniak Family Foundation

    Michael G. D'Avirro Fund

    Dairylea Legacy Endowment Fund

    Sidney & Carol Dana Fund

    Janis & Paul Darby Fund

    Paul & Melanie de Lima Fund

    Derrenbacker Family Fund

  DeWitt Rotary Charitable Fund
The DeWitt Rotary Club’s membership is comprised of local community residents dedicated to Rotary International’s mission - to provide service to others, promote high ethical standards and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. The DeWitt Rotary established a donor advised fund to build a charitable funding pool with the proceeds of its fundraising efforts to support service projects that serve the needs of the local community and beyond.

    Diefendorf Fund

    Gerry J. & Cynthia G. Dietz Fund

    Tanya & Blake Dillon Family Fund

    DMC Memorial Fund

    Seanna M. Donley Memorial Fund

    Driesen Charitable Fund

    Dunham Family Foundation

    Peter A. And Brigid F. Dunn Family Fund
The Community Foundation’s new President and CEO, Peter Dunn, and his wife, Brigid, an adjunct faculty member at her alma mater, Le Moyne College, created this fund to coordinate their giving to charities in Central New York. They plan to use their fund to ultimately involve their daughters, Katharine and Elisabeth, in philanthropy and other local charitable activities.

    James J. Dwyer, Jr. Memorial Fund

    The ECho Fund
    Jean Edwards Fund

    Thomas & Elna Dwyer Children’s Fund

    Steven A. Endieveri Memorial Fund

    Engel Family Fund

    Paul M. Engle Fund

    Evans Family Fund


Michael J. & Noreen R. Falcone & Family Fund

    Farm Credit East Cares Community Fund
Farm Credit East Cares was established in October 2011 in response to the Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee tragedies that took place in late summer 2011. Funds raised through Farm Credit East Cares will go toward future tragedy or disaster assistance; charitable organizations and local, regional or state not-for-profit charitable organizations focused on agricultural youth or local agricultural development and promotion.

    Marion H. & Michael S. Fish Fund

    Fisher Family Fund

    Dan & Colleen Fisher Fund

    Forbes-McNeilly Family Fund

    Dorothea Fowler & Kimberly A. Allen Fund

    Fragnoli Family Fund

    Adam Frank Memorial Fund

    Forbes-McNeilly Family Fund

    Fuller Family Fund

    Catherine A. & Kenneth E. Gale Fund

    Roy, Kathie & Guy Garnsey Fund

    Gary & Maureen Germain Fund

    Peter Gifford Memorial Fund

    Eric R. Gingold Foundation Fund
Eric Gingold was a 27-year old son, grandson, brother, uncle and future husband, successful at everything he did in life, when diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of sino-nasal cancer. Throughout Eric’s three-year struggle, his zest for life never wavered. His concern for others, even in the midst of his own struggles with a chronic disease, is the basis upon which this fund was created. The mission of the fund created by Eric’s family is to financially support efforts aimed at curing cancer and other chronic diseases that negatively impact the lives of so many loved ones, as Eric’s cancer did. His family will use the fund to honor Eric’s memory by supporting projects that enhance the quality of life for patients and their families through increased awareness, prevention, earlier detection and improved treatment options for the less common forms of chronic diseases.

    Goethe Family Fund

    Golash Family Fund

    The Lewis & Annette Goodman Fund

    Dorothy & Lawrence P. Gordon Fund

    Grabau Family Fund

    Grace Fund
An anonymous donor established this fund to honor her family and to continue to put in practice the adage that “for those that much is given, much is expected.”  This fund will support organizations and charitable causes important to her and her family.

    Dan & Carly Griffin Fund

    Griffin Family Foundation

    Griffith Family Fund

    Mark S. & Karla R. Hall Foundation

    Virginia Sayre Hamlin Fund

    Hancock Community Fund

    Stewart F. Hancock, Jr. Fund

    Hansen Family Fund

    F. Michael Harms Memorial Fund


Helen R. Harris Memorial Fund


Linda Delaney Dickerson Hartsock Fish



Haylor Family Charitable Fund

    Haylor, Freyer & Coon

    Health Foundation for Western & Central New York Fund
The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York (HFWCNY) is an independent private foundation dedicated to improving the health and health care of the people and communities of Western and Central New York. HFWCNY focuses its funding and initiatives on improving health outcomes for vulnerable and underserved populations, including frail elders and children ages birth to five living in communities of poverty.

    Henderson-Johnson Company Community Fund

  Robert Angelo Henty Foundation Fund
The Robert Angelo Henty Foundation is dedicated to shining a light on those who need help to reach their goals. In the loving, bright spirit that Robert brought into the lives of those who knew him, his foundation funds educational and sports scholarships for deserving students. In addition, it provides funds for animal shelters and environmental causes.



Heron Park Foundation Fund
After a four-year battle with lung cancer, Professor Judith Graff established this fund with her husband, Stephen, before her passing. During her career, Judith trained two generations of nurses at Downstate Medical Center. She also served as a longtime lay minister in several Catholic parishes and conducted career teaching, mentoring and retreats for lay ministry and diaconate students. In honor of her dedication to the field of nursing and the ministry, the fund will be used to support the enhancement of the nursing, healthcare and ministerial professions through scholarship assistance and faculty support.



Gordon & Kathleen Hershberger Fund

    Richard & Janice Hezel Fund

    Hiller Family Fund

    Kristina S. Hingre Fund

    Ann Mawhinney Hodgkins Memorial Fund

    David & Jeanne Holstein Fund

    The Holtz Family Fund

    Homan Family Fund

    Hood Family Fund

    Hope for Healing Fund

    Hornstein Family Fund

    Herbert S. & Eleanore L. Howard Charitable Foundation Fund

    Hueber-Breuer Foundation Fund

    Molly A. Hughes Family Fund

    Judith & Giampaolo Huober Fund

    Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash Fund

    The Iron Schorer Fund

    Elaine & Steven Jacobs Foundation Fund

    Herbert & Sharon James Family Fund

    Jaquith Industries Fund

    The JACKLS Fund

  William Johnson Memorial Fund
William was born in 1995 with a rare life threatening congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Due to surgery complications he was severely handicapped, non-verbal, and required many services in the form of therapies and special education. Sadly, at the age of 12, William's heart could no longer keep up with the demands of his growing body and he passed away. An annual autumn Run/Walk was established in his memory with proceeds going to the William Johnson Memorial Fund. The fund will provide an annual scholarship to a Baldwinsville senior pursuing a degree in the field of special education, physical therapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, music therapy or vision therapy. The fund will also benefit the Upstate Golisano Childrens Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

    Scott & Jolie Johnston Fund

    Keskin Family Fund

    Bernard T. & Margaret L. King Fund

    Russell A. & Joan S. King Fund

Gail M. Kinsella Fund
A dear friend of Gail Kinsella, who knew how fervently she believed in the importance of strengthening and supporting the community, established this fund in her honor as a birthday gift. Gail embraced this fund and now enjoys sharing the experience with her son. Gail and her son plan to make grants towards organizations that emphasize collaboration and innovation, particularly with respect to safety net services. Gail’s fondest wish for the fund would be to see it encourage others who are also interested in community philanthropy to give back.
    John H. Koerner Fund

    Kraly Family Fund

    William & Kelley Kriesel Fund


  Lantzy Family Fund

    Leach Family Fund
    Lee Family Fund

    H. Richard Levy Fund

    LFM Fund

    Roland F. & Brigette H. Link Fund

    Rosalia Hull & Robert H. Linn Fund

    Dwayne Lipinski Memorial Agricultural Fund

    Littlefoot & Franklin Fund

    Live Like Kelly Foundation

    Anne Gilmour Lloyd Family Fund

    LMC Fund

    Loveless Family Foundation

    Lowengard Family Fund

    Eugence C. & Christine B. Lozner Fund

    James & Therese Luckett Fund

    Macallister Fund

    Scott & Marlene Macfarlane Fund

    Mackenzie Hughes LLP Fund

    James E. Mackin Fund

    Maier Family Community Fund

    Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat Fund

    Gwyn K. and Patrick A. Mannion Fund

    John F.X. Mannion Charitable Fund

    Marra-Crolick Fund

    Candace & John D. Marsellus Fund

    Marsellus Family Fund

    Martin- Zombeck Construction Services

    Raymond F. & Beverly Martino Family Fund

    Marty Family Fund

    Matt Family Foundation

    Hugh Joseph Matt Children’s Fund

    Donald M. Mawhinney, Jr. Fund

    The McCabe Family Fund

    McCurn Family Fund

    Wallace and Gayonne Mcdonald Fund

    Charlene & Ed Mcgraw Family Fund

    McKinney & Littlejohn Family Fund

    Amos & Ashley McKinnon Fund

    Anne L. Messenger Fund

    John & Carmella Mezzalingua Fund

    Marc Murray Memorial Fund

    Charles B. & Elsbeth W. Morgan Fund

    Judy Morgan Community Fund

    Harry & Mary Morton Fund

    Morton Junior Family Foundation

    John & Ellie Mott Fund

  Eric & Judy Mower Fund
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Joanne & John J. Murphy III Fund

  Kimberly A. & Patrick R. Murphy Fund
Patrick and Kimberly Murphy opened this fund to ensure that they would be able to support their community and the causes that are important to them now and in the future. Their areas of interest for grantmaking will focus on education, public health and social services for those in need. The Murphys are grateful to be part of the third generation in their family to establish a fund at the Community Foundation and hope to be able to carry on the tradition of giving back to the Syracuse community.
    Norma Murray & Donald L. Murray Fund


H. Gillis & Letty M. Murray Fund

    Napier Family Foundation

    Lesley & Paul Newman Fund

    Niles Fund

    Paul & Daisy Nojaim Fund

    The Northrup Fund

    Theodore H. & Mary Patrece Northrup Fund

    Michael & Colleen O’Leary Family Fund

    Mary Pat & L. Richard Oliker Fund

    Oma Foundation Fund

    Osborne Memorial Association Fund

  Lon T. Palmer Music Education Fund
1st Lieutenant Lon T. Palmer, commander of the 504th Air Force Band, was a life-long teacher who saw music as an integral part of a well-rounded education. He believed that music was a powerful engine for tolerance and a fundamental language with unifying qualities. To honor his legacy and to carry on his work, The Lon T. Palmer Music Education Fund works in cooperation with public school music programs and offers financial assistance for special programming that promotes inclusive, participatory music education.



Henry A. & Faye Panasci Fund



Janice & David Panasci Fund

Dottie and Jeff Desimone   Pay it Forward Fund
Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “I do not pretend to give such adeed; I only lend it to you. When you meet with another honestman in similar distress, you must pay me by lending this sum tohim.” Dottie DeSimone and her husband, Jeff, are living by thissentiment in the establishment of this fund. They plan to useit to pay forward to the community that has been so goodto them.


Peckham Family Fund

  The Peddler Foundation
In 1902, Philip Roth immigrated from Lithuania to Syracuse, New York, where, with few resources, he established himself as a “peddler” of various goods.  He worked tirelessly to develop a business that would enable his entire family to join him in the United States. Mr. Roth ultimately grew his efforts into two well-established local companies - Roth Steel and Roth Brothers Smelting.  Philip Roth was a Central New York philanthropist, not because he sought prestige, but because he wanted to contribute meaningfully to his new community and further shape its growth. Philip Roth’s granddaughter, Philippe Schwimmer, and her husband Jeremy used their private foundation to create this fund to continue their family’s legacy of giving.

Pediatric Associates Charitable Fund   Pediatric Associates Charitable Fund
Pediatric Associates, LLC has provided care forinfants, children and adolescents through its twooffices in Camillus and Liverpool for more than 40years. Partners and staff will be utilizing this fundto manage the practice’s giving, with a fundingpreference towards health and youth programs.

Philanthropic Foodies Fund   Philanthropic Foodies Fund
Philanthropic Foodies is an annual gathering of diningenthusiasts who have a desire to give back to thecommunity. The event, which showcases talentedlocal chefs and products from local purveyors, raises charitablecontributions to benefit pre-selected charities.


Christopher Wood Phillips Fund


Ralph & Barbara Phillips Fund


Kathleen Murphy & Richard Pietrafesa, Jr. Family Fund

  The Bryan M. Place Charitable Fund
Bryan M. Place passed away unexpectedly in January 2010. His family and friends organized this fund in his honor, recognizing his substantial commitment to the local community. His wife and four children wished to honor Bryan by perpetuating his commitment to helping the families of Central New York, as well as to continue his mission to make his small section of the world a better place. The fund will be used to benefit several local charities, including Catholic Charities of Central New York, for which Brian served as a board member.


Jane & Nathan Podkaminer Fund 


Pomeroy Family Fund


Frances & Gay Pomeroy Family Fund


POMFREY Community Fund


Potter Family Fund


Price-Crocker Family Fund


Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith Fund


Michael & Vicki Quigley Fund


Rade Family Foundation

    Rapha Community Fund
The Rapha Community, whose name comes from the Hebrew word for healing, began in the late 1960’s as a house church and has evolved into a small ecumenical faith community that operates through shared leadership and decisions made by consensus. Members of the Community formed this giving circle to make a significant impact on modest projects that address their stated values – fostering community, reducing human suffering, enhancing human capacity and protecting and cherishing the earth.


Margaret Raven Family Fund

    Rita L. Reicher Fund
Rita, a board member of the Community Foundation, established this fund to support her broad charitable interests.  Her current focus is organizations that serve the immediate needs of economically disadvantaged and underserved children. During her lifetime, Rita plans to use the fund to engage in charitable giving with her children.  After that time, the remaining funds will be entrusted with the Community Foundation to steward and distribute in a way that best meets the current needs of the community in perpetuity.


Dorothy & Marshall M. Reisman Fund


Reller Family Fund


Nicholas and Agnes Renzi Charitable Fund

  Rhapsody in Green Fund
Andrew Carnegie famously advised, “…to consider all surplus revenues… simply as trust funds, which he has strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, is best calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community.” SUNY Upstate Medical University faculty members Harold L. Husovsky and Susan E. Stred established this fund to streamline the pursuit of Mr. Carnegie’s wisdom. The fund will champion local music organizations and scholarship programs, in addition to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, as well as national and international charities that Sue and Hal support.

    Ridzi Family Fund
Frank and Jody Ridzi, along with their three children—Quinn, Kenna and Emma—established this fund to benefit a variety of civic, educational and social causes.


Rivette LaManna CareAge Fund 


  Rodormer-Soule Family Fund

    Nancy M. & Stephen A. Rogers Fund

    Joseph & Lynne Romano Fund

    Rachel & Jeff Roney Foundation

    Rothenberg Fund


Yvonne Tasker-Rothenberg Fund


Elaine Rubenstein Fund

    The Rudnick Family Fund
Jack and Stephanie Rudnick established this fund to support the local arts and selected institutions of higher learning. In time, they plan to involve succeeding family members with grantee selection. This fund provides continuity to the annual giving plans of the family.

    Dan, Kathy & Elizabeth Ruscitto Family Fund
With a strong affinity to this community, the Ruscitto family decided they wanted to share back some of their good fortune. The Ruscittos established this fund to support causes that focus on the basic needs of children — including food and shelter — disaster relief, health care and animal rescue. The Ruscittos enjoy coming together to contribute ideas and make decisions on distributing grants to causes important to them.

    Russell-Simons-Rolf Families Fund

    Tom & Mary Ryan Fund

    Jalal & Mary Lou Sadrieh Fund

    Robert B. & Tonia M. Salisbury Fund

  Sean M. Samolis Memorial Fund
Sean Samolis, a 2010 graduate of Jamesville-Dewitt High School, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 19. Sean was a founding team member of the Syracuse Silverbacks youth Rugby team, an avid snowboarder and enjoyed dog sled racing, a hobby shared with his grandfather. His parents established this fund in his memory to assist a variety of causes their son would have supported.

    Martin J. & Jody H. Satalin Family Fund

    John & Mary Schalk Fund

    JP & Jana Schalk Fund

    Schiro Family Fund
The Schiros established this fund to support the needs of less fortunate individuals and families in the Syracuse community. Matt serves on the board of directors of Elmcrest Children’s Center and the Ronald McDonald House and Sue was a practicing speech therapist within three school districts. These experiences opened their eyes to how necessary support for these types of organizations is for giving a hand up to families. The Schiros feel grateful for what they have and hope to involve their children through the process as their fund grows.

    Carol Schmeiser Fund

    Sears Family Fund

    Lowell A. Seifter & Sharon A. McAuliffe Fund


  The Seth Project Foundation Fund

    Shadowfax Charitable Fund

    Indira & Mansukh J. Shah Fund

    Pauline J. Sharp Fund

    Kenneth And Mary Ann Shaw Fund
Mary Ann Shaw, a member of our board of directors for six years, and her husband, Kenneth, have been serving the local community for many years. Mary Ann helped create the SU Literacy Corps Tutors and the Center for Public and Community Service at Syracuse University, which promotes community service as a fundamental part of the educational experience. She also currently chairs the Golisano Children’s Hospital Advisory Board. Buzz served as the 10th Chancellor and President of Syracuse University for over 13 years and currently is the chairman of the Metropolitan Development Association. Together, they established this fund to benefit the region they have both served and to engage their three children and seven grandchildren in philanthropy.

    Margaret Drew Shirley Memorial Fund
Retired school teacher Margaret Shirley enjoyed a well-rounded assortment of activities that celebrated some of life’s greatest pleasures during her lifetime. She was a member of the Cazenovia Garden Club, Cazenovia Water Aerobics and frequently attended Tai Chi classes. Margaret was active in the bell choir, children’s ministry and hospitality at her church. She also served as a docent at the Lorenzo State Historic Site in Cazenovia. This fund was established by her family to support and promote the education of others in the wide array of organizations and projects Margaret enjoyed.

    James Shope Jr. Family Fund

    Rhoda Sikes Fund

    David & Lisa Silverman Family Fund

    Ethel L. Skinner Fund

    Slotnick Family Fund

    Frank V. & Janet J. Smith Fund

    Lynn H. & Corrine Roth Smith Fund 

    Paula & Douglas Smith Family Fund

    Elsa Allyn Soderberg Family Fund

    Isabelle A. Soderberg Charitable Fund

    James P. Soderberg Charitable Fund

    Matthew H. Soderberg Charitable Fund

    Noah A. Soderberg Charitable Fund

    Sophia R. Soderberg Charitable Fund

    Solomon Family Fund

    Carol & Dirk Sonneborn Fund

    James & Marcene Sonneborn Fund

    Richard H. Spencer Fund

    Stardust Charitable Fund

    Edward Stephens Fund

    Ralph & JoAnn Stevens Fund

    Stewart Sunshine Foundation

    Carolyn & Ronald Stott Fund

    Sykes Family Fund

will-thorpe   William & Mary L. Thorpe Charitable Fund
William and Mary Thorpe were born in Herkimer, NY, andgrew up on their parents’ farm on a hill just west of the villageof Camillus. After serving in World War II, William became awell-known sports broadcaster for WFBL radio and rubbedelbows with many of the sports celebrities of the time. Hissister Mary maintained a career that spanned nearly 50 yearsat Bristol Laboratories in Syracuse. Although the industry wasdominated by men, Mary’s strong independence and driveestablished her as a key purchasing agent at Bristol for many decades. Bothbelieved strongly that educational opportunity is the path to progress in today’sworld. The trustees of their charitable estates established this fund to honortheir dedication to their community for years to come.

    Titus Family Charitable Foundation

    Larry & Sally Tully Fund

    Tumbridge Family Fund
Bette Tumbridge established this fund to help track, manage and simplify her annual giving. Her late husband had also entrusted the Community Foundation to assist with his charitable giving during his lifetime, which bolstered Bette’s sense of comfort with her decision.

    TW Fund

    John L. & Frances M. Vensel Fund

    V.I.P. Structures Fund

    Mark & Ellen Wahl Family Fund

    Michael & Julia Wamp Family Fund
Michael Wamp, a member of our board of directors, and his wife Julia have enjoyed supporting local community organizations for many years. Together they established a donor advised fund to house their charitable activities under one roof and take advantage of the opportunity to simplify the administration of their giving. They plan to use their fund to benefit the causes that they are most passionate about, including cancer support and children’s organizations throughout the community.

    Barbara B. & Harold H. Wanamaker Fund

    Donald & Hilda Watrous Fund

  Jenni-Lyn Watson Memorial Fund
Jenni-Lyn Watson, 20, of Liverpool passed away unexpectedly in November 2010. She was a graduate of Liverpool High School and a Dance Major at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. She was also a Company Member of SoMar Dance Works in Erie, PA. Jenni-Lyn loved the arts, including drawing, photography and dance. She danced the lead role of Rudolph in the "Adventures of Rudolph." Jenni-Lyn was part of the community cast for numerous productions of the "Nutcracker" with the Moscow Ballet and the North Carolina Dance Theatre in conjunction with the Syracuse Symphony. This Fund was established by her family to further enhance the Central New York arts landscape in her memory.

    Webb Family Fund

    David & Sarah Webster Family Fund

    Nancy & Robert Weed Family Fund

    Anthony P. Weiss & Iris A. McNulty Foundation


Carol & Henry Weiss Fund 


Wetzel Family Charitable Foundation

    Wheler Family Fund

    Joseph & Rosemary Wiedenbeck Family Fund

    Weiner Family Charitable Fund

    Wiese Family Foundation

  Patrick Wiese Foundation
Even though he was a standout high school athlete in three sports, it was no surprise to those that knew him when Patrick Wiese made the commitment to pursue his first love: Baseball. He accepted an offer from Le Moyne College and began his life as a Dolphin. Wiese played each and every game with gusto, skill and joy. Then, after sleepless nights with excruciating knee pain, he sought an MRI. The results came out of left field. Wiese was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. He is attacking physical therapy and chemotherapy as he would a pitcher with a great fastball. Patrick and his teammates established this fund to support cancer research, physical support for cancer patients as well as academic needs of patients who received their diagnosis while still pursuing an education.

    Jerome M. & Dorothy A. Wilson Fund

    Lee & Jim Wilson Family Fund

  Woodcock Dettor Family Fund
Christine Woodcock Dettor, Chair of the Community Foundation’s board of directors, opened a donor advised fund in 2009 with her mother, Patricia Woodcock. Through this fund, they intend to engage their children, siblings and grandchildren in charitable giving and perpetuate the family’s values by giving back to their community. The fund also honors the legacy created by Dr. Les Woodcock, who passed away in 2008.

    Mark and Reghan Worden Family Fund

    Larry & B.J. Wright Charitable Fund

    Yaman Foundation

    Yeager-McLean Fund

Donor-Advised Fund descriptions are currently only available for funds started after 2008. If you would like to add a description to your fund, contact Katrina Crocker at KCrocker@cnycf.org or 315-883-5542.

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