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A nurse checks heartbeat on a patient

An anonymous donor recently left a $2.2 million gift to the Central New York Community Foundation upon her passing.

Peter Dunn

Donor-advised funds are charitable giving accounts that allow donors to make grants to a wide variety of causes as their interests evolve over time.

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We asked our former board member and founder of the Scolaro Law Firm, Rob Scolaro, about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting his work as an estate-planning attorney and for his thoughts on creating and updating wills and estate plans.

Students pose for a photo with their checks from summer employment

If you had asked Joe Horan in February what his summer was going to look like, he wouldn’t have said spending time with 40 Syracuse-area youth in Zoom meetings.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County (CCEOC) has provided a ray of hope through this stressful time by expanding its programming to address the resulting increased demand for child care.

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According to the U.S. Census data from 2016, Central New York is home to over 10,000 minority or women-owned businesses enterprises (MWBE), and yet less than 5% that are certified to contract through New York State.

Christine Dettor and Emilee Hatch standing in their office

“When our clients show interest in charitable planning, we feel very comfortable referring them to the Community Foundation.”

Bud & Nancy Haylor in their garden

It is never too early to start thinking about estate and legacy planning

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Hear from David Holstein, Esq., Member & Board of Managers, Bousquet Holstein, PLLC, on how he “pops the question.”

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August is Black Philanthropy Month! We asked our donors how they came to be philanthropists. Here’s what Lisa Alford had to say.