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Ruth Hancock

My husband, Stewart Hancock, and I both grew up in families in which charitable giving was just a part of what you did. We understood the importance of being involved in the community early on, so giving back was always a big part of our lives. When Stew passed away last year, I knew the Community Foundation would be the best recipient of gifts in his memory because the funds would be managed well and used in perpetuity to address the causes of greatest need in Central New York.

Stew and I always made time to help others in need through a variety of organizations. Giving to the Community Foundation enabled me to memorialize his legacy of generosity and continue my own. We know that donations to the foundation’s Community Fund, which addresses broad and changing needs in the community, will always be used to make the biggest impact possible.

I’ve certainly been lucky to call this community my home. I know that the money I and our loved ones have given in Stew’s name will continue to make a difference far into the future through the Community Foundation’s grantmaking and initiatives.