I want Central New York to look like a place that exemplifies an overwhelming love of humans; that we honor one another’s suffering even if we don’t understand it.

"Philanthropy can address many of the issues and problems hindering our march toward forming a more perfect union."

"Philanthropy is not just about giving out handouts (although that most certainly has its place); but is also about teaching the fish how to swim in, so to speak, to effect generational upward socioeconomic mobility."

family standing at beach at sunset

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

The inaugural recipient of the Robert and Roberta Hurd Scholarship Fund, Wyatt recently packed up his Subaru with his girlfriend and headed to Seattle with their three hamsters, Tulip, Hotchie and Motchie, to start his career.

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.

Richard levy stands with his wife

Giving Voice Spring 2021: Donor Story

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.

Madelyn Hornstein

In her role as a Certified Public Accountant, Madelyn Hornstein is often asked for charitable giving advice by her clients interested in establishing a private foundation. She always recommends the Community Foundation as an option to consider.

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....