Несподіваний і необмежений характер заповіту Люсі перегукується з тихим, але глибоким впливом, який люди можуть мати на справи, які їм дорогі, навіть за відсутності відкритої підтримки за життя.

Освіта була наріжним каменем для дітей Кернерів, прищепленим їхніми успішними та громадянськи налаштованими батьками. Тепер спадщина їхніх батьків, які формували молоді уми для підтримки життєво важливих справ, продовжує жити через Фонд громади, забезпечуючи світле майбутнє для наступних поколінь.

Ініціатива Фонду громади 5forCNY, яка запрошує членів громади зробити внесок у розвиток регіону, виділивши частину своїх активів для благодійних організацій Центрального Нью-Йорка, одразу ж знайшла відгук у Майкла та Сьюзан Міт.

Woman standing in front of statue

Gwen's parents grew up in the Jim Crow South and met while studying at North Carolina A&T, a historically Black college and university. Her father entered a segregated Army and her mother was a teacher. It is this keen awareness of the sacrifices and triumphs...

A century ago, Cleveland banker Frederick Goff had a vision: pool the charitable resources of his community’s philanthropists into a single permanent endowment for the betterment of the city. That vision led to the formation of the Cleveland Foundation and a movement that has transformed...

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.

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.”

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.

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...