Robert Sarason and Jane Burkhead

We see the Community Foundation as an engine for transformative and societal change, ensuring our support will help future generations thrive.

With deep family ties to the Community Foundation, Robert and I opened a donor-advised fund to continue our family’s traditions of giving and supporting the Central New York community.

We make grants through our fund to numerous causes within our community about which we are passionate. These causes include healthcare for women, arts, social justice and Jewish organizations.

We also named the Community Foundation’s Community Fund as a beneficiary of our estate to support the greatest needs of the community after we are gone. We see the Community Foundation as an engine for transformative and societal change, ensuring our support will help future generations thrive.

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