Christine Dettor and Emilee Hatch standing in their office

“When our clients show interest in charitable planning, we feel very comfortable referring them to the Community Foundation.”

Mansukh Shah standing in his office

Mansukh Shah

“This community is home; whatever we can do to ensure a bright future for Central New York, we should do it!”

The Scolaros sitting in their office

“The expertise of the Community Foundation’s staff is second to none.”

Ruffer standing in her office

Anne Ruffer

Anne knows that her clients with charitable interests are in good hands when working with us.

The Pluff family at their home

The Pluffs

“The Community Foundation is helping us provide other children with the invaluable gift of hearing.”

Jim Mackin standing in his office

Jim Mackin

Jim wants Central New York to be a place where everyone can realize their personal dreams.

Lee Gatta standing at a fireplace.

Lee and her husband, Joe, feel blessed by the support they have received over the years from the Central New York community.

Bob and Peter Derrenbacker sitting at their office

Bob Derrenbacker

Bob and his wife established a donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation many years ago so that they could build a personal charitable account over time.

Craig Buckhout at his office, overlooking Syracuse

Craig Buckhout

Craig often recommends us to his clients because creating a fund is a simple and convenient way to give back to the community while receiving tax-saving benefits.

Vickie Brackens, standing at the Philanthropy Center

Vicki Brackens

Vicki's dad always told her that the best way to eat an elephant was one piece at a time.