Donors who understand the importance of a permanent community endowment have trusted the Community Foundation to carefully manage and distribute their charitable fund for generations. Too often in the past, generous gifts entrusted to the Central New York Community Foundation have gone unrecognized because they came at the end of a donor’s life. The Legacy Society provides a way to recognize and honor those individuals who plan to benefit the Community Foundation through their wills, qualified retirement plans, life insurance policies, trusts or pooled life income fund gifts. We thank them and appreciate their generosity and thoughtfulness.

If you would like to join this tradition of extraordinary generosity, please let us know so you can be recognized. We would be pleased to provide you with information necessary to make an informed giving decision.

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If you are interested in learning more about making a Legacy gift, we invite you to contact us.

Members of our Legacy Society

As of December 31, 2020

  • Anonymous (88)
  • Lester C. Allen
  • Eugene G. Armani
  • Pamela V. Ashmead
  • Annette Lindemer Becker
  • Ronald & Carole Beckman
  • Annette & Lee Benson
  • Catherine Bertini
  • Patricia+ & Walter Blackler
  • Steven Blind
  • Vicki Brackens
  • William V. Brennan
  • Thomas A. Brisk+ & Gerald M. Mager
  • Harold Bristol
  • Phillip+ & Helen Buck
  • Minna R. Buck
  • Alicia & Dick Calagiovanni
  • Anne M. Carnicelli
  • Kathleen A. Carpenter
  • James Casasanta & Catherine Casasanta
  • John G. Chomyk
  • Sylvia & William Cohen
  • Marilyn F. Crosby
  • Michael & Elaine Crough
  • Bob & Joan Derrenbacker
  • Peter J. Emerson
  • Paul M. Engle
  • Timothy & Kaye Fenlon
  • Ralph Ferrara
  • Dorris A. Fox
  • Marc B. Fried
  • Ian Gallacher & Julia McKinstry
  • Lee M. Gatta & Joe Reddick
  • Barbara W. Genton
  • Linda Dickerson Hartsock
  • Mr.+ & Mrs. Burnett D. Haylor
  • William & Sandra Hemmerlein
  • Bernie G. Henderson
  • Linda L. Henley
  • Patricia A. Hoffman
  • Alexander+ & Charlotte Holstein
  • Joyce Day Homan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Hood
  • Dr. Peter & Mary Huntington
  • Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash
  • Elaine & Steven L. Jacobs
  • Elspeth J.C. Kerr
  • Mrs. Sally Kimball
  • Kathleen & James Kinsey
  • Jesse Kline
  • Marie M. Klossner
  • Mr. & Mrs. John H. Koerner
  • George & Luella Krahl
  • Jim & Harriet Keysor LeChander
  • Martha Leopold
  • H. Richard Levy
  • Zalie & Bob Linn
  • Anne Gilmour Lloyd
  • James E. Mackin, Esq.
  • Candace & John Marsellus
  • Jim & Ruth Marshall
  • Henry & Donna McIntosh
  • Gail M. McIntyre
  • Elisa Mescon
  • Anne L. Messenger
  • Joan M. Miller
  • Allan H. & Helen C. Miskell
  • Pamela Kip Reisman Monaco
  • Pauline M. Monz
  • Stephen W. Moyer
  • Mr. & Mrs. John J. Murphy, III
  • Janet P. & Richard W. Newman
  • Kathryn Nickerson
  • Martin Nolan
  • Theodore H. & Mary-Pat Northrup
  • James A. O’Connor
  • Margaret G. Ogden
  • Mary Pat Oliker
  • Margaret & Ron Peckham
  • Steve Pekich
  • Eileen B. Phillips
  • Richard B. & Neva S. Pilgrim
  • J. Daniel Pluff
  • William G. Pomeroy
  • Lucinda Porter
  • Mr. & Mrs.+ William W. Porter
  • Marcia & James Quigley
  • Constance M. Quinn
  • Jon L.+ & Joyce P. Regier
  • Roger & Maggie Reid
  • Nicholas & Agnes+ Renzi
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Rachel Roney
  • Jodi & Jeff Rowe
  • Jeffrey Rubenstein
  • Mr. Douglas G. Russell, LUTCF, CLU
  • Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead
  • Dr. Robert G. Sargent
  • Phyllis Hotchkiss Schwartz
  • Bonnie & Richard+ Scolaro
  • Karen R. Seymour
  • Pauline J. Sharp
  • Rhoda Sikes
  • Stephen H. Simon
  • Betsy-Ann N. Stone
  • Celestine & John Thompson
  • Charles+ & Cynthia G. Tracy
  • Howard C. Tupper
  • John S. Tuttle
  • Sandra L. Van Epps
  • Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Welch
  • Elizabeth K. Welch
  • Franklin & Diane+ Wheelock
  • Linda Verni Williams
  • Catherine J. Winger
  • Mr. & Mrs. J. Warren Young

* Passed away after December 31, 2020
+ Deceased member of a Legacy couple

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