We gratefully acknowledge the generous community-minded individuals, families and organizations that established new funds at the community foundation this year. These 32 new funds will benefit the community now and for generations to come.

David Tully’s wife, Victoria, worked as a Parent and Child Advocate at Hillside Children’s Center. She believed strongly in the beauty and power of connecting with others and enjoyed volunteering at local schools in the community. Their daughter, Elizabeth, was working towards a degree in humanities. She loved all animals, especially those with special needs.

Upon Victoria’s and Elizabeth’s tragic death by car accident, David Tully and his daughter Samantha established this fund to support education, environment, animals, health and human service causes in their memory.

Two men holding fishDR. ROBERT J. VITKUS FUND
Bob Vitkus was a successful oral surgeon and an avid hunter and fly fisherman who loved the outdoors. He spent much time with the lands, lakes, oceans and mountains that he bonded with over the years. He also served as president of the Onondaga County Dental Society and a member of the 5th District Dental Society, DeWitt Rod & Gun Club, Ruffed Grouse Society of CNY and the Syracuse/Canadian Fish & Game Club.

When Bob passed away last year, his estate named his fund as the recipient of a $10 million legacy gift to support outdoor parks and recreation areas and programs that involve youth, hunting and fishing or conservation efforts to improve wildlife habitat and forest health.

Agency FUNDS

Brady Faith Center Sustainability Fund
Cazenovia Lake Association Fund
CNY Arts COVID-19 Impact Fund
Eisenhower College Legacy Fund
Engage Canastota Education Fund


Ruth E. Krull Fund


Matilda M. Chiarmonte Memorial Fund
Krupke Family Memorial Award Fund
Sandy & Art Mager Social Justice Scholarship Fund
Philip D. & Rita G. Rombach Fund


Bastable Family Fund
Larry & Annette Bell Foundation
Bitz Family Fund
Lynn Cleary & David Duggan Fund
Calvin & Sandra Corriders Family Fund
Dunbar Disney Dreams Fund
Mark & Polly Fuller Fund
King Family Springdale Fund
Mary C. McGreal Charitable Fund
Mettler & Grove Family Fund
Raphael Family Fund
Dan & Linda Roche Family Fund
Lorraine B. Schunck Fund
Karen Steinberg Family Fund
Thurston Family Foundation
Victoria & Elizabeth Tully Foundation
Zaman Family Fund


Bilford Family Fund
Maggie & Roger Reid Fund
Dr. Robert J. Vitkus Fund


Lorma Abbott Scholarship Fund
Eino Edwin Rautio Memorial Scholarship Fund