Essay Winner Earns Summer Internship in Utica Mayor’s Office

A panel of independent judges has selected Mario Mannella, a Proctor High School junior, as the winner of the annual Give Back to Utica essay contest, earning him a paid summer internship in City of Utica Mayor Robert M. Palmieri’s office. The internship is funded through the Give Back to…
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Community Foundation Names Director of Giving Strategies

Nick Grimmer has been named director of giving strategies at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. As director, Grimmer will guide the cultivation and expansion of The Community Foundation’s portfolio of philanthropic partners. He will also lead efforts to engage a growing number of charitable partners in supporting…
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Smith Market Wins $25,000 Impact Opportunity Challenge

Smith Market was selected as the winner of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties’ $25,000 Impact Opportunity Challenge. The market was one of five finalists to pitch their idea for an innovative business concept for downtown Utica to a panel of judges on Wednesday, August 10. The market…
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Nonprofit Training Workshop – Tuesday, August 9

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering a free training program titled “Board Service: Understanding Your Role and Responsibilities” for staff and board members of area nonprofits. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at The Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica. Registration and continental…
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Community Foundation Appoints Three Leaders to Board of Trustees

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties recently appointed three new members to its Board of Trustees. The Foundation Board comprises 22 community members from Herkimer and Oneida counties. The Foundation welcomed the following new Trustees at the Board’s annual meeting in May: David T. Griffith David T. Griffith…
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Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund Awards Multiple Grants to Community

The Alexandra G. Kogut Memorial Fund was created by Becky and Mark Kogut in honor of their daughter, Alexandra, to support community organizations that share her kindness and passions. Each year, several grants are awarded through this donor-advised fund of The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, allowing Alexandra’s…
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Community Foundation Publishes Final Report on Assessment of Senior Needs in Herkimer & Oneida Counties

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, in conjunction with the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, has released its final report on the assessment of senior needs in Herkimer and Oneida counties. The assessment helps identify what programs and services are needed to allow local seniors…
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Essay Contest Winner Earns Summer Internship in Utica Mayor’s Office

A panel of judges has selected Jared Bedell, a New Hartford High School junior, as the winner of the annual Give Back to Utica essay contest, earning him a paid summer internship in City of Utica Mayor Robert M. Palmieri’s office. The internship is funded through the Give Back to…
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The Community Foundation Names Director of Strategic Initiatives

John Monaghan has been named Director of Strategic Initiatives for The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. In this role, he will design and implement an encompassing strategy for impact investment, including the Lead-Free MV Coalition, as well as advance the organization’s metric-related processes. Lead-Free MV is the first…
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Foundation Honors Community Members and Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties hosted its annual Celebration of Philanthropy on Thursday, May 12, at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica. More than 200 community members attended to honor the organization’s partners in philanthropy and celebrate award winners. “Our community is incredibly generous and dedicated to helping…
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