Ruth Hancock sits on the porch of her home

Ruth Hancock

Both Ruth and her husband, Stewart Hancock, grew up in families in which charitable giving was just a part of what they did.

Mark and Karla Hall

Mark and Karla Hall's common threads of love for family, devotion to faith and dedication to bettering their community overshadow the fact that they grew up many miles apart.

Dottie Fowler

Dottie Fowler

After Dottie retired from twenty years of teaching and sold the business that she ran for ten years, she was blessed with the opportunity to focus her energy on many things she enjoys. Especially important to her was having the opportunity to donate her time...

Group of Women sitting together

When her husband passed away fifteen years ago, Jeanne Lawler was faced with a decision regarding which organizations to support from her family’s charitable foundation. She decided that in order to make a big impact, she was going to need to recruit others to join...

Mary Pat Oliker sits in a chair

Mary Pat Oliker

Central New York has been Mary Pat’s home for 50 years. It is where she met her husband, where their careers flourished and where they discovered a shared commitment to the many nonprofit and charitable organizations making a difference in their community.

Anne Lloyd

Anne Lloyd

As a single mother of two young boys, there were times when Anne Lloyd struggled to feed her family. She now feels a strong desire to help others by giving back to the same community that so greatly impacted her.

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.

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...