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Giving Stories

Madelyn Hornstein
Stories March 4, 2021

Madelyn Hornstein

In her role as a Certified Public Accountant, Madelyn Hornstein is often asked for charitable ...

Collage photos of Bob Vitkus fishing and with friends and family
News Releases February 9, 2021

$10 Million Estate Gift From Dr. Robert J. Vitkus Will Preserve Nature for Central New Yorkers to Enjoy

When Bob Vitkus passed away last year, his estate named the Community Foundation the recipient ...

Donald Trufant
Stories January 8, 2021

Donald Trufant

Thanks to the generosity of former Cayuga County resident Donald Trufant, a $3 million scholarship ...

Mary Thorpe
Stories January 8, 2021

The Thorpes

The generosity of this brother-sister team will now carry on into perpetuity. Already it has ...

The Spanfelners
Stories January 8, 2021

The Spanfelners

Visiting Idaho and Montana every year to fish, the Spanfelners felt a strong connection to ...

Don Ryder
Stories January 8, 2021

Don Ryder

Don Ryder lived a very private and quiet life in Baldwinsville, NY. But when he ...

Dorothy Riester at the Cazenovia Art Park
Stories January 8, 2021

Dorothy Riester

Those who knew Dorothy Riester knew that she was a talented artist and sculptor. Dorothy ...

Gale Owen
Stories January 8, 2021

Gale Owen

Gale Owen was a smart, caring and giving woman with many talents, including her signature ...

The Millers
Stories January 8, 2021

The Millers

The kindness and compassion of Jim and Aileen is something that their friends remember fondly. ...

Madelyn Hornstein
Stories March 4, 2021

Madelyn Hornstein

In her role as a Certified Public Accountant, Madelyn Hornstein is often asked for charitable ...

Collage photos of Bob Vitkus fishing and with friends and family
News Releases February 9, 2021

$10 Million Estate Gift From Dr. Robert J. Vitkus Will Preserve Nature for Central New Yorkers to Enjoy

When Bob Vitkus passed away last year, his estate named the Community Foundation the recipient ...

Donald Trufant
Stories January 8, 2021

Donald Trufant

Thanks to the generosity of former Cayuga County resident Donald Trufant, a $3 million scholarship ...

Mary Thorpe
Stories January 8, 2021

The Thorpes

The generosity of this brother-sister team will now carry on into perpetuity. Already it has ...

The Spanfelners
Stories January 8, 2021

The Spanfelners

Visiting Idaho and Montana every year to fish, the Spanfelners felt a strong connection to ...

Don Ryder
Stories January 8, 2021

Don Ryder

Don Ryder lived a very private and quiet life in Baldwinsville, NY. But when he ...

Dorothy Riester at the Cazenovia Art Park
Stories January 8, 2021

Dorothy Riester

Those who knew Dorothy Riester knew that she was a talented artist and sculptor. Dorothy ...

Gale Owen
Stories January 8, 2021

Gale Owen

Gale Owen was a smart, caring and giving woman with many talents, including her signature ...

The Millers
Stories January 8, 2021

The Millers

The kindness and compassion of Jim and Aileen is something that their friends remember fondly. ...

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