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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Foundation Announces $25,000 Entrepreneurial Initiative

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties has launched a $25,000 entrepreneurial initiative to help bring more innovative businesses to downtown Utica. The Impact Opportunity Challenge, made possible by The Foundation’s Corporate Partners, is open to individuals and/or groups that have an innovative business concept for one of four…
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Foundation Speaker Series to Feature Educator, Innovator Don Marinelli

Educator and innovator Don Marinelli will speak at the Stanley Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. The event is part of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties’ Speaker Series, a program that seeks to inspire the community to envision the potential of our…
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Foundation Announces $1 Million ‘Impact Investment’ Initiative

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is launching a $1 million, three-year initiative aimed at eliminating childhood lead poisoning in Herkimer and Oneida counties. The Foundation will lead and coordinate “Lead-Free MV” with multiple community partners, including the Oneida County Health Department, Herkimer County Public Health and Herkimer…
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Foundation Joins in National Observance

November 12-18 is annual Community Foundation Week UTICA ­­— During the week of November 12-18, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., will join more than 700 community foundations across America celebrating Community Foundation Week. For more than 25 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly…
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