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Bob Vitkus stands outside

Dr. Robert J. Vitkus adored the outdoors, and Tomorrow's Neighborhood's Today seeks to continue his vision.

Despite never attending college himself, his dedication to education and the improvement of local school facilities was recognized when the city renamed its Northeast location Henninger High School.

George Wortley

George listened to each constituent and valued their time. He appreciated talent whether it was from a high school student or a senior citizen.

Giving Voice Fall 2021: Cover Story

Steve and Elaine Jacobs stand in front of the CNY Philanthropy Center.

“I realized that the people in this community were the same people who helped me build the business and become financially successful, therefore I knew I needed to give back to the community that helped me so much.”

family standing at beach at sunset

Jan Lane, development officer, takes a look at the changing landscape of generational philanthropy.

Oneida Community Mansion House

“They were sensationally good parents,” Joe remarked. Lang and Nini will both be remembered fondly by their family as kind, patient caregivers who loved each other, their family and their community with every fiber of their beings.

By working hard and being thoughtful with their spending, the pair had everything they needed while still maintaining a portion they could set aside for the charities that they care about.

Lee Gatta and Joe Redick

Lee Gatta and her husband, Joe Reddick, feel blessed by the support they have received over the years from Syracuse and Central New York. It was the community’s support that inspired them to give back by establishing a charitable giving plan through the Community Foundation....

Black female and male sitting at table and talking

It is commonplace for many of us to avoid estate planning for a whole host of reasons, including avoidance or procrastination, the belief that it is strictly for older adults or those with lots of money or property, or simply because we don’t know where...