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...

Bernie Henderson Oswego

Bernie Henderson

“Call me boring, but I love this area and I feel it is well worth working to preserve and enhance it,” said Bernie.

This summer, three ninth-graders at West Genesee High School took to the pavement leg after leg as they ran 24 miles to raise money for organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19.

The Wordens standing in their home

Mark and Reghan wanted to maximize the benefit of their contribution to local organizations and direct the money to where it’ll have the most impact.

Lisa Alford Headshot

August is Black Philanthropy Month! We asked our donors how they came to be philanthropists. Here’s what Lisa Alford had to say.