Letty Murray in front of framed photo from her wedding day

A woman's extraordinary and inspiring persona is fueled by her generosity, kindness, and responsibility.

A nurse checks heartbeat on a patient

An anonymous donor recently left a $2.2 million gift to the Central New York Community Foundation upon her passing.

Bud & Nancy Haylor in their garden

It is never too early to start thinking about estate and legacy planning

Frank and Diane Wheelock shared a passion for giving back to their community.

Carolyn Palmer with her sisters

When one of Central New York’s long-time school teachers passed away last year, her estate named the Community Foundation the recipient of nearly $300,000 to serve our community’s greatest needs.

Catherine Winger

Catherine Winger had always contributed to local charities but she wanted her engagement to go beyond simply writing a check. Her career had afforded her the opportunity to live a life of service, but she longed for a deeper connection to her community by engaging...

Erik Osborne sits with his dog in his library

Giving Voice Spring 2019: Donor Story