Richard Levy

Richard Levy

Richard Levy's life changed forever when he was forced to flee Nazi Germany as a young, Jewish boy. Now his legacy will carry on in support of causes that resonate with his life experiences.

Joyce Homan stands in front of her painting

Joyce Homan

Joyce Homan is an artist, activist, and philanthropist who lives, works and gives in Central New York. Joyce and her late husband, Ray, lived through The Great Depression and therefore viewed material goods as secondary to compassion and experience.

The Hezels

The Hezels

Growing up in large families with modest means, as they both did respectively, in the city of Buffalo and the village of Marathon, Richard and Janice’s tightly-knit families rarely lacked for what they truly needed.

Barb Genton

Barbara Genton

When Barb was growing up in Syracuse in the 1950s, she observed her parents participating in civic and religious organizations while balancing work and home responsibilities.

Linda Hartsock and her son

Linda Hartsock

For Linda Hartsock, it has been gratifying to live in Central New York and to engage in community revitalization. She has worked hard to instill the importance of community in her three sons.

The Waldman Family stands together in their home

The Waldmans

The Waldmans are experienced family-business owners that have a donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they responded immediately by giving to the COVID-19 Community Support Fund during the crisis.

Nick Renzi stands in his backyard in Cortland

Nick Renzi

When Nick and Agnes Renzi moved to Cortland they fell in love with the community and the nonprofit organizations within it. Now their legacies and wishes for supporting those nonprofits will be stewarded for generations.

Harold and Winona Bristol posing together in suit and dress

Harold Bristol

When Harold and Noni married at age 22, they started giving to charity right away. Read how their legacy fund will help them continue to make an impact that goes beyond what they could have ever imagined.

Kappa Alpha Psi Scholarship recipient and member stands with fellow members of the Kappa Alpha Psi Syracuse Alumni chapter.

Kappa Alpha Psi

Kappa Alpha Psi is a a fraternity that thrives on brotherhood, scholarship, community service and achievement for African American men. From the beginning the brothers supported its members through whatever means they had, and continue to do so through the fraternity's scholarship fund at the...

Report to the Community: 2020