Like your everyday actions, your charitable gifts have an impact on others. They feed the hungry, sustain the arts, deliver cures and educate minds. Engaging in giving allows you to leave your own personal mark on the world. We offer opportunities to make a difference in your community now or extend your giving beyond your lifetime.

Lifetime Giving

By dedicating a portion of your assets to start supporting the causes you and your family value, you are committing to making a real impact in your community. Donor-advised funds are simple to establish and easy to operate.

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Legacy Giving

By leaving a legacy gift to your community, you can make a difference for future generations and share the power and joy of living generously. Although established today, many planned gifts benefit the community after a donor’s lifetime.

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Helping Children Give

By fostering a generous spirit in our young people, we can make a difference in their lives and the community. You can get started now with fun activities that promote kindness and giving at any age.

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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 ...

The McCurn Family
Stories January 8, 2021

Judge Neal P. McCurn

Around the time Neal McCurn was considering retirement, he established the McCurn Family Fund, which ...

Matt Wilson with his late wife's parents at Helping Hounds
Stories January 8, 2021

Matt Wilson

After his wife’s sudden death, Matt Wilson set out to continue Kelly’s legacy with help ...

Patrick Wiese stands with his mother in the dugout at CBA
Stories January 8, 2021

Patrick Wiese

Patrick Wiese and his mother, Kathleen, established the Patrick Wiese Foundation Fund after Patrick’s own ...

Jack and Linda Webb with their grandchildren at Green Lakes
Stories January 8, 2021

The Webbs

Both Jack and Linda came from families where giving and helping others was just a ...

John and Marcia Watt with On Point for College
Stories January 8, 2021

The Watts

John and Marcia Watt believe that a path to higher education should be accessible to ...

Baseball players on a field
Stories January 8, 2021

Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan was deeply moved by Syracuse's poverty statistics and wanted to do something to ...

Rita Reicher stands in her office in the AXA Towers
Stories January 8, 2021

Rita Reicher

Feeling fortunate for all the community gave to her, Rita Reicher set out to express ...

The Pluff family at their home
Stories January 8, 2021

The Pluffs

The Pluffs established a field-of-interest fund at the Community Foundation so that other families would ...

Madelyn Hornstein
Stories March 4, 2021

Madelyn Hornstein

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

The McCurn Family
Stories January 8, 2021

Judge Neal P. McCurn

Around the time Neal McCurn was considering retirement, he established the McCurn Family Fund, which ...

Matt Wilson with his late wife's parents at Helping Hounds
Stories January 8, 2021

Matt Wilson

After his wife’s sudden death, Matt Wilson set out to continue Kelly’s legacy with help ...

Patrick Wiese stands with his mother in the dugout at CBA
Stories January 8, 2021

Patrick Wiese

Patrick Wiese and his mother, Kathleen, established the Patrick Wiese Foundation Fund after Patrick’s own ...

Jack and Linda Webb with their grandchildren at Green Lakes
Stories January 8, 2021

The Webbs

Both Jack and Linda came from families where giving and helping others was just a ...

John and Marcia Watt with On Point for College
Stories January 8, 2021

The Watts

John and Marcia Watt believe that a path to higher education should be accessible to ...

Baseball players on a field
Stories January 8, 2021

Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan was deeply moved by Syracuse's poverty statistics and wanted to do something to ...

Rita Reicher stands in her office in the AXA Towers
Stories January 8, 2021

Rita Reicher

Feeling fortunate for all the community gave to her, Rita Reicher set out to express ...

The Pluff family at their home
Stories January 8, 2021

The Pluffs

The Pluffs established a field-of-interest fund at the Community Foundation so that other families would ...

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