Robert and Roberta Hurd

Robert and Roberta Hurd never had children, but both believed strongly in the importance of a good education, thankful for how well their Phoenix school experience set them up to succeed.

Headshot of Ursula Hubby

Ursula Hubby

Ursula Hubby dedicated more than 30 years to teaching young minds in Syracuse. She once said, “You have a life to give and it’s nice to look back and feel you’ve done something productive with it.”

Frank Hiscock

Judge Frank Harris Hiscock had a powerful desire to assist the less fortunate and improve the quality of life in Syracuse and its surrounding areas. His legacy continues to make an impact through the work of Hiscock Legal Aid Society.

Bud & Nancy Haylor in their garden

Bud Haylor

Burnett (Bud) Haylor’s 92 years in Syracuse contributed to a life well lived. Now his legacy of generosity will live on in his name for generations.

Florence Gaedeke

Florence shared that what inspired her philanthropy was that she just wanted to help people. Her giving will continue for generations to come as a lasting reminder of Florence and her husbands generosity, and a lasting memorial to the son they lost too soon. 

Margaret Early

Margaret Early

Having served in the education field her entire career, Margaret Early established a scholarship fund for local students in our community. Her hope was that others will also be inspired to set up funds to support education through us.

Larry Daley

Larry Daley

Larry Daley, a life-long Cazenovia resident, is remembered for being friendly, caring and nurturing to both animals and his fellow man. Now, Larry's generosity will be living on beyond his lifetime to benefit students from his alma mater, Cazenovia Central School District.

The Clarks

The Clarks

Dr. William Clark, founder of the Clark Burn Center at Upstate Medical University, worked tirelessly to help others. Now William's generosity will help generations of others in the region they loved thanks to a big gift for local charity.

Melvin Brown on mountain with sunset in the background

Melvin Brown

Melvin Brown lived on his own for nearly 4 decades, but he was rarely alone – his life was rich with friends and animal companions alike. When he passed away, he donated nearly $170,000 to a fund that will forever benefit the local causes that...

Ruth and Martha Blumberg

Martha Blumberg accomplished great things in her short life — gaining recognition as a promising young artist when she was just 12 years old. Learn how her charitable spirit lives on through her mother’s bequest to the Community Foundation.