Jan Lane, senior philanthropic advisor, explains the ways that leaving a legacy can help you address social justice causes.

Minister Mark D. Muhammad, Ed.D. tells his personal story of struggles growing up in Syracuse and how serving as a member of the Black Equity & Excellence Fund Advisory Committee is helping him to make a difference.

Monica Merante explains why we are capturing new data on our donors to help improve our equity efforts going forward.

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Hear from Marie Norkett, CFP®, Wealth Advisor, SageView Advisory Group, on how she “pops the question.”

Children on the playground

For children who are eager to spend time with their friends but have physical impairments, playgrounds can represent a physical reminder of what separates, rather than what brings together. The North Syracuse Early Education Program (NSEEP) recognized how essential the role of a playground is...

Young girl balancing on one leg

It’s common to see adults with visual or physical impairments engaging in adaptive recreational activities, but there is often a lack of opportunity for youth—most notably on the sports field. The Upstate Foundation's "Blind Sport Expo" is changing that.

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Interfaith Works has received $35,000 to assist low-income, older adults in the waning stages of the pandemic.

Kimberly Sadowski, senior vice president & chief financial officer, walks us through how the Community Foundation is working to encourage diversity and belonging in the workplace.

Bill Davies

Hear from William Davies, Attorney at Davies Law Firm, P.C., on how he “pops the question.”

Learn why we are striving to partner with more minority and/or women-owned business enterprises (MWBE) when making purchasing decisions.