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Seventeen grants from our Black Equity & Excellence Fund totaling $240,000 were distributed to support Black-led nonprofit organizations and projects that counteract systemic racism.

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This is the first time Resilia’s cutting edge training has been offered in the Central New York community.

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Updated forecasts suggest that U.S. households will transfer more than $84 trillion over the next quarter century. For advisors, this transition continues to signal major planning opportunities as more baby boomers turn their attention to retirement and estate planning. But how will this impact us...

Minister Mark D. Muhammad, Ed.D. tells his personal story of struggles growing up in Syracuse and how serving as a member of the Black Equity & Excellence Fund Advisory Committee is helping him to make a difference.

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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!

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Syracuse residents have an opportunity to help design and implement a project that will help their own community!

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Jeff Knauss gives because “it’s the right thing to do—period.” He strives to continue making a bigger impact in our community by contributing to its greater good.

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

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"As a community leader, I need to ensure that my voice is present and that I bring some of the issues of the voiceless to the table for the betterment of our community."

Central New York Community Foundation at Juneteenth Parade

Last month’s Juneteenth parade, a city-wide expression of pride, brought together the Black community in a display of cultural recognition and social dialogue. Without the phenomenal work of Juneteenth Inc., the festival would not have touched as many hearts as it did.