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The Community Foundation’s board of directors has approved the hiring of Melanie Littlejohn as our next president & CEO.

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Hear from Julia Trivisonno, a Senior Vice President and Key Private Bank Market Leader, on how applying financial psychology is critical to a person’s money mindset and the behaviors that follow, especially with charitable giving considerations.

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The United Way of CNY recently used a $100,000 grant from our Literacy Initiative Fund to further local literacy efforts through support of the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga.

The community foundation adds two Philanthropic Services Officers to the Development team.

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State-of-the-art resources and one-on-one coaching are being offered to 17 organizations that are primarily serving socially, culturally and economically diverse residents.

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Mike Nash, president at KS&R and Book Buddies Volunteer, shares how he saw the positive impact of Book Buddies after only a few month volunteering for the program.

Linda Verni Williams

When Linda Verni Williams first opened the Oneida Lakes Arts & Heritage Center (“the center”) in October 2021, she wasn’t sure anyone would show up. She had long dreamt of creating a central gathering place for artists and people of all ages to learn, share...

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Seventeen Black Equity & Excellence Fun grants, totaling $238,200, distributed to Black-led organizations.

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Jacob Gedetsis, founder and director of Write Out and lecturer and coordinator of the Writing Resource Center at SUNY ESF, chronicles his transformative journey through The Leadership Classroom.

"By supporting these organizations that are living by our belief in the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals as well as our equity values, we can provide immediate support to those being unfairly persecuted for their religion, race or nationality.”