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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New bariatric suites at LutheranCare give resident ‘new lease on life’

The first night Shirley Coe spent in her new room in the bariatric suites at LutheranCare felt like the first rest she had in more than a year. “Last night was the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a long time,” she told her nurse’s aide. The change in her…
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Foundation joins team to win $500-million Upstate Revitalization Fund

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced a plan to win $500 million through the Upstate Revitalization Fund that if won will be invested into job development, new industry and the revitalization of main streets in the regions towns and villages in the Mohawk Valley.  A powerful team has been formed…
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Foundation support helps bring nationwide farm to school initiative to Waterville, NY

The Foundation recently funded a partnership designed to feed local students food grown by their neighborhood farmers in school lunches. The investment allows Waterville Central School District and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County to launch the area’s first Farm to School PILOT program. The program will follow a newer…
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CCE, Foundation partnership already making economic impact in Utica, NY

A partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County gives support to the R2G Utica Urban Studio, which works in Utica’s City Hall and in Utica neighborhoods to identify city problems, opportunities and resources. The studio focuses on community-based planning and project implementation, grantwriting, volunteer development, community engagement and empowerment in…
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Partnership has potential to attract, retain young professionals to Utica, NY area

The Foundation recently partnered with the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc. to make impact in the economic development of Herkimer and Oneida counties. A $10,000 investment made by The Foundation will help MVEDD purchase new office furnishings as well as upgrade its office technology. The upgrades allow MVEED to…
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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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Utica National Insurance Group invests in Foundation school readiness initiative

The Foundation and Utica National Insurance Group recently partnered to address school readiness in Utica, NY. Utica National Insurance Group invested $100,000 from their fund at The Foundation for the startup of a drop-in center at Johnson Park Center focused specifically on preparing pre-school age children for kindergarten. Currently, there…
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Habitat for Humanity recognizes Foundation partnership in Utica, NY ReStore startup

The Oneida County Habitat for Humanity recently recognized The Foundation with their Community Vision Award. The award recognized a partnership with The Foundation last year for the start-up of ReStore, a donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances at a discounted rate….
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Foundation CEO Peggy O’Shea recognized by NAACP, On Point for College in Utica, NY

Retiring President and CEO Peggy O’Shea recently was recognized by the NAACP – Oneida County branch. At the organization’s annual dinner, Darlene Mack-Brown and branch President Dietra Harvey presented O’Shea with a plaque in “recognition of her years of service and commitment to the NAACP.” “In my opinion, Peggy has…
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