Douglas Russell and other former parishioners of the Westminster Presbyterian Church created this fund to honor the legacy of their beloved more than 200 year-old church. The fund will support the greatest needs on the Northside of Syracuse with a preference for food pantries, reading...

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Roger and Maggie Reid learned at a young age that giving back to the community should be an integral part of their lives. Four generations of Reids have called Syracuse home, forging a strong bond with the local community. This fund will continue Roger and...

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Bob Vitkus was a successful oral surgeon and an avid hunter and fly fisherman who loved the outdoors. His hard work took him to Georgetown University Dental School and a general practice residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse. Soon after, he began his oral...

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The Women’s Fund of Central New York established this fund to support, empower and recognize the advancement and full participation of women and girls in Central New York through grants and initiatives. For more information, visit our full Women’s Fund page.

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Accumulated earnings from the Syracuse SIDS Golf Classic established this permanent fund in 2007 to support the elimination of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome through increased community awareness and medical research as well as parent support programs and risk reduction education.

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Walter A. Thayer worked as a carpenter for many years. Through a charitable bequest in 1992, Walter established this fund to provide grants for programs helping women facing domestic violence and teenagers in need.

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Michael and Elaine Crough established this fund in 2006 to improve opportunities for the career development of individual front-line, non-management, human service workers, providing them with professional development and training opportunities. By investing in the skills and competencies of these invaluable staff members, this initiative...

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Established in 1888 to provide medical and surgical aid for those who could not afford it, the Syracuse Free Dispensary closed its doors in 1964. In 1966, the State’s Supreme Court ordered the Dispensary’s endowment assets transferred to establish this fund. The Dispensary’s mission lives...

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