Veteran sitting in wheelchair at the airport during honor flight mission
Community members canvassing neighborhood on South Side

What’s Happening

Giving Voice Fall 2019: What’s Happening

Veteran sitting in wheelchair at the airport during honor flight missionHonor Flight Returns from 14th Mission

In October, we helped welcome home the Veterans of Honor Flight’s 14th mission as it arrived at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Honor Flight Syracuse helps Greater Syracuse area veterans obtain a flight or bus trip to visit the war memorials in Washington D.C. The Veterans and their guardians were greeted with a warm welcome of bagpipers, friends and neighbors who gathered to mark the final leg of their journey with a show of gratitude. The organization recently created a nonprofit endowment fund at the Community Foundation to ensure perpetual support of its operations.

 

Mike Miller presenting to group of peopleInvestment Insights with Mike Miller

On July 30, Mike Miller from Colonial Consulting, our investment consultant of 25 years, joined donors and advisors at the Community Foundation to present both historical insights and a strategic view of our current investments.

 

 

R. Hugh Magill presents to audienceContinuing Education Event

On October 8, the Community Foundation hosted an appreciation event for professional advisors. R. Hugh Magill, vice chairman of the Northern Trust Company, provided an overview of changing generational attributes, marital practices and family structures, and their implications for planning, trust design and family collaboration and governance.

 

Poverty Index mapPoverty Index Paper

We recently released a whitepaper that examines how the use of precise measurements within a poverty index, which compares each census tract along multiple dimensions that reinforce one another, can drive meaningful change through holistic yet customized neighborhood solutions. You can view the paper at: cnyvitals.org/povertyindex.

 

 

Community members canvassing neighborhood on South SideGet the Lead Out Lead Canvassing

This summer, our staff joined Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today (TNT) on Syracuse’s Southside to conduct door-to-door canvassing. This was part of the organization’s effort to educate residents on the dangers of lead poisoning and facilitate lead testing and remediation in at-risk homes. You can read more about TNT’s efforts at: Leadsafecny.org

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