The Community Foundation is your local resource for philanthropy. We work daily to collect contributions from private donors, manage them to grow over time, and then distribute funding to local charities to help them thrive. We are here to serve you, our donors and our community.

Staff

With extensive knowledge of our community’s changing needs, our staff is uniquely suited to assist you with your philanthropy and charitable giving; grants, collaborations and initiatives that invest in our nonprofit community; and usage of the Philanthropy Center.

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Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders who are responsible for managing the Foundation’s assets, developing new funds and making grants to the organizations that the Community Foundation and its donors support.

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Careers

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News & Stories

Stories February 25, 2021

Now Accepting Applications for the Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship

Since inception, the Kilian Memorial Scholarship has awarded over $320,000 in total scholarship dollars to ...

Stories February 25, 2021

Catherine Winger

Catherine Winger had always contributed to local charities but she wanted her engagement to go ...

Stories February 17, 2021

From Black History to Black Renaissance: Two Syracuse Black-led Organizations Share Their Stories of Triumph and Struggle

For Black History Month, we chose to highlight two of our Black Equity & Excellence ...

Grace Ghezzi Headshot
Stories February 17, 2021

'Popping The Question' About Charitable Giving: Grace Ghezzi

Hear from Grace Ghezzi, CPA/PFS/CFF, CFP®, CFE, AEP®, President & Financial Consultant, Grace B. Ghezzi ...

Lee Gatta and Joe Redick
Publications February 16, 2021

Lee Gatta & Joe Reddick: Community Caregivers

Lee Gatta and her husband, Joe Reddick, feel blessed by the support they have received ...

Black female and male sitting at table and talking
Publications February 16, 2021

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way to Make a Difference

It is commonplace for many of us to avoid estate planning for a whole host ...

Carolyn Palmer with her sisters
Publications February 16, 2021

Carol Palmer: Local Teacher Leaves Sizeable Bequest to Support the Community

Caroline Palmer, known to her many relatives as Aunt Carol, made everyone feel special and ...

Publications February 16, 2021

Ron & Margaret Peckham: Charitable Giving: All in the Family

Ron and Margaret Peckham believe you make a living by what you get, but you ...

Stories February 16, 2021

Scholarship Recipient to Fraternal Brother - Starting the College Journey with Two Students at a Time

When Keyshawn Blakes received a scholarship from Kappa to assist with graduate school, more than ...

Stories February 25, 2021

Now Accepting Applications for the Frederick K. Kilian Memorial Scholarship

Since inception, the Kilian Memorial Scholarship has awarded over $320,000 in total scholarship dollars to ...

Stories February 25, 2021

Catherine Winger

Catherine Winger had always contributed to local charities but she wanted her engagement to go ...

Stories February 17, 2021

From Black History to Black Renaissance: Two Syracuse Black-led Organizations Share Their Stories of Triumph and Struggle

For Black History Month, we chose to highlight two of our Black Equity & Excellence ...

Grace Ghezzi Headshot
Stories February 17, 2021

'Popping The Question' About Charitable Giving: Grace Ghezzi

Hear from Grace Ghezzi, CPA/PFS/CFF, CFP®, CFE, AEP®, President & Financial Consultant, Grace B. Ghezzi ...

Lee Gatta and Joe Redick
Publications February 16, 2021

Lee Gatta & Joe Reddick: Community Caregivers

Lee Gatta and her husband, Joe Reddick, feel blessed by the support they have received ...

Black female and male sitting at table and talking
Publications February 16, 2021

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way to Make a Difference

It is commonplace for many of us to avoid estate planning for a whole host ...

Carolyn Palmer with her sisters
Publications February 16, 2021

Carol Palmer: Local Teacher Leaves Sizeable Bequest to Support the Community

Caroline Palmer, known to her many relatives as Aunt Carol, made everyone feel special and ...

Publications February 16, 2021

Ron & Margaret Peckham: Charitable Giving: All in the Family

Ron and Margaret Peckham believe you make a living by what you get, but you ...

Stories February 16, 2021

Scholarship Recipient to Fraternal Brother - Starting the College Journey with Two Students at a Time

When Keyshawn Blakes received a scholarship from Kappa to assist with graduate school, more than ...

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