Remembering and honoring our loved ones in April

The Foundation provides giving opportunities to honor and remember loved ones. Here you can view the gifts made during the month of April to honor and remember family, friends and loved ones. We welcome your partnership. If you would like to make a gift, please click the donate button at…
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Donor-advisor Gene Velardi memorializes daughter Jillian through Foundation fund

A Rome cosmetology student recently received the Jillian Velardi Memorial Cosmetology Award in honor of Jillian Velardi, the late daughter of donor-advisor Gene Velardi.   Gene Velardi created the donor-advised Jillian Velardi Memorial Fund through The Foundation to honor Jillian, who passed away via a motor vehicle accident in 2013….
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Foundation friend, donor Albert Mazloom receives EDGE award in Utica, NY

Congratulations to Foundation friend, donor and former board member Albert Mazloom, recipient of this year’s Christopher Destito Leading EDGE Award given by Mohawk Valley EDGE. Albert’s commitment to creating a vibrant, healthy community and giving of his time, talent and money has earned him his esteemed reputation as community giver….
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Donor’s passion for animals pays off in Utica, NY

Anita Vitullo’s passion for animals truly is a life mission. Anita, a longtime Foundation supporter and donor, always is seeking new ways to fund that mission, create awareness around the plight of abandoned animals and engage others in supporting this important issue. Anita recently developed a holiday campaign to “Save…
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Donors give to flood relief effort in Central New York

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. has now invested nearly $30,000 toward the flood relief effort. The Foundation donated a $10,000 matching grant during the Flood of 2013: Disaster Recovery Telethon to benefit United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area July 3. That telethon raised…
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