Giving Voice Fall 2021

Steve and Elaine Jacobs stand in front of the CNY Philanthropy Center.

“I realized that the people in this community were the same people who helped me build the business and become financially successful, therefore I knew I needed to give back to the community that helped me so much.”

Since completing his 35-year career at Welch Allyn, he has dedicated his time and resources to his growing family (grandchildren!) and improving the Central New York community.

We see the Community Foundation as an engine for transformative and societal change, ensuring our support will help future generations thrive.

The inaugural recipient of the Robert and Roberta Hurd Scholarship Fund, Wyatt recently packed up his Subaru with his girlfriend and headed to Seattle with their three hamsters, Tulip, Hotchie and Motchie, to start his career.

Oneida Community Mansion House

“They were sensationally good parents,” Joe remarked. Lang and Nini will both be remembered fondly by their family as kind, patient caregivers who loved each other, their family and their community with every fiber of their beings.

Richard levy stands with his wife

Giving Voice Spring 2021: Donor Story

By working hard and being thoughtful with their spending, the pair had everything they needed while still maintaining a portion they could set aside for the charities that they care about.

Madelyn Hornstein

In her role as a Certified Public Accountant, Madelyn Hornstein is often asked for charitable giving advice by her clients interested in establishing a private foundation. She always recommends the Community Foundation as an option to consider.

The McCurn Family

Around the time Neal McCurn was considering retirement, he established the McCurn Family Fund, which would be funded through his estate. He wanted his grown children to use it to help organizations that mirrored the values that he and his wife taught them growing up.