Remembering and honoring our loved ones in September

The Foundation provides giving opportunities to honor and remember loved ones. Here you can view the gifts made during the month of September 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 the…
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Foundation Takes Next Steps Toward Impact Investment

  Strategic shifts, new staff aimed at significant community change UTICA ­­— Building on six decades of commitment to social impact and civic betterment, The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., today announced the next steps in its evolution. President and CEO Alicia Dicks announced that the implementation…
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Proud to Sponsor TEDxUtica for Third Year

We’re thrilled to partner with TEDxUtica as a sponsor again in its third year. This year’s speakers will explore how an individual or an idea can grow to make a change, build a movement or make a difference. This perfectly timed event, titled “One Square Block” this year provides a perfect launching pad for…
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Remembering and honoring our loved ones in August

The Foundation provides giving opportunities to honor and remember loved ones. Here you can view the gifts made during the month of August to honor and remember family, friends and loved ones. We welcome your partnership. If you would like to make a gift, please do so here. August 2015

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Mohawk Valley Trail to ignite economic development

The Foundation recently partnered with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to fund the completion of the Mohawk Valley Water Trail. The 128-mile trail along the historic Erie Canal will ultimately provide significant and vital economic development and tourism opportunities for the entire region. Since Oct. 26, 1825, the Erie…
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INTERN BLOG: A Man’s Simple Guide to Dress for Success

The way you dress is key to making a first impression.   A Pop Of Color Can Change The Game. Add a  shirt in a bright color and tie in a complementary color to dress up a pair of dark jeans. Add a blazer in another complementary color or neutral…
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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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Kayaking our way to a healthier community in Rome, NY

Health and wellness are a key part to any community. That’s why The Foundation and the city of Rome, NY  partnered to bring the community a free kayaking and stand-up paddle board program.   Local residents and guests can now rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board. After brief instructions,…
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INTERN BLOG: Look your best on the go

Being an intern says a lot about you. It says you are responsible and have worked hard to get where you are. It shows  you’re one busy person, always on the go. Anything can come up at anytime and you always want to look (and feel) your best. Having an…
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Remembering and honoring our loved ones in July

The Foundation provides giving opportunities to honor and remember loved ones. Here you can view the gifts made during the month of July to honor and remember family, friends and loved ones. We welcome your partnership. If you would like to make a gift, please do so here. July 2015

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