Pamela Monaco sitting with her dog

It was an “a-ha” moment for Pamela Kip Reisman Monaco when she read another woman’s story of leaving a planned gift to the Community Foundation.

Angela Winfield & Lance Lyons standing outside

Giving Voice Fall 2022: Donor Story

Aerial view of houses

Per household, the average value of assets set to transfer over the next 10 years is $79,700, so an average gift of $4,000 from each household could make a significant difference!

Caragh Fahy and her two sons stand in from of a playground

Caragh believes that building a financial plan is like putting together a puzzle and charitable giving is an important piece.

Giving Voice Fall 2021: Cover Story

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.”

family standing at beach at sunset

Jan Lane, development officer, takes a look at the changing landscape of generational philanthropy.

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.

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.

Lee Gatta and Joe Redick

Lee Gatta and her husband, Joe Reddick, feel blessed by the support they have received over the years from Syracuse and Central New York. It was the community’s support that inspired them to give back by establishing a charitable giving plan through the Community Foundation....