Jack and Linda Webb with their grandchildren at Green Lakes

The Webbs

Both Jack and Linda came from families where giving and helping others was just a way of life. Those values were ingrained in the pair as they raised their own family, and now they try to instill in their grandchildren the spirit of giving.

John and Marcia Watt with On Point for College

The Watts

John and Marcia Watt believe that a path to higher education should be accessible to anyone who has the desire and the will to continue their education. That is why they support On Point for College, a valuable resource for college-eligible young adults in the...

Baseball players on a field

Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan was deeply moved by Syracuse's poverty statistics and wanted to do something to help. He has always been a big baseball fan, so he utilized the Community Foundation to connect to a program that introduces children living in poverty to baseball.

Rita Reicher stands in her office in the AXA Towers

Rita Reicher

Feeling fortunate for all the community gave to her, Rita Reicher set out to express her gratitude through charitable giving. Rita established a donor-advised fund with us to help administer her giving.

The Pluff family at their home

The Pluffs

The Pluffs established a field-of-interest fund at the Community Foundation so that other families would have an easier time finding the support and answers they need to give their special needs children a strong start.

Marshall Nelson stands with Melanie Johnson in front of the National Grid Building

Marshall Nelson

It was Marshall Nelson's unwavering commitment towards equal opportunity and the importance of educating and mentoring the community’s minority youth that prompted the establishment of The Marshall A. Nelson Urban Scholarship Fund.

The Murphys sit in their home with their two dogs

The Murphys

Two elder generations of the Murphy family have long partnered with us to facilitate their giving. Choosing a similar path was a natural fit for Pat and Kim when they decided to get started with their charitable giving.

Eric and Judy Mower stand in Armory Square

The Mowers

The Mowers’ initial funding relationship with us came some years ago when a small number of Eric’s colleagues established a donor-advised fund here as a way of recognizing their work together.

George and Luella Krahl with their dog

The Krahls

The Krahls raised four children and now enjoy seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They have instilled their values in their children through example, serving as long-standing community volunteers and supporters for many nonprofit organizations.

The Kings

The Kings

After his military service, Russ was busy growing the family business while Jiggy was working hard at the task of raising the couple’s four children. Despite their busy lives, they both found time to give of themselves in support of a number of causes dear...