Dan Heath pre-event to showcase ‘thinkers’ of Utica, NY area

The Foundation’s Speaker Series pre-events have become as inspiring as the world-renowned speakers they precede. This year’s will continue to generate that pre-event buzz of featured speaker Dan Heath Thursday, Oct. 16. We want YOU to be excited and ready for what Dan Heath will bring to our community. We’ve…
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Dan Heath wants to know how you switched your thinking in Utica, NY

Co-author of “Switch” Dan Heath will be here Oct. 16, with three simple steps for how you can switch your thinking and change your community. But maybe you already have switched your thinking. Well, we want to hear your story. Visit our Facebook page, find the image that matches your…
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Switch your thinking with Dan Heath

The Foundation will present New York Time bestselling author Dan Heath on Thursday, Oct. 16, at SUNY Poly Wildcat Field House. The event will begin at 6 p.m with a pre-event hour of exciting conversation and activities designed to get you to think about switching your thinking. Heath is the…
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TEDxUtica announces this year’s speakers, Foundation is lead sponsor

As the lead sponsor for this year’s TEDxUtica, The Foundation is more than excited for the speakers at this year’s event Oct. 7, at RCIL.  

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Foundation partnership to decrease dropout rates in Rome schools

Today, The Foundation announced a partnership with Rome City School District that has the potential to dramatically increase the graduation rate for at-risk students. The joint effort brings nationally-recognized youth development program Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection to the city. “This program is far more than a safety net, it is a…
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Kogut fundraiser to raise money for literacy through a Spell-a-Palooza

Local celebrities will face off against fifth graders in a spelling bee that will raise money for The Literacy Coalition of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The Spell-a-Palooza will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Daniele’s at Valley View, Utica. The event is funded by the Alexandra G….
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Foundation fund gives students in Herkimer County the chance to get excited about science

HERKIMER – During Weather Watchers Camp this week at Herkimer College, Gabrielle Ross, 10, who will be a fifth-grader at Poland this fall, has enjoyed learning how to read weather maps from WKTV meteorologist Bill Kardas, finding out how to make a cloud in a bottle and playing a version…
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Foundation seeks next CEO

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. is seeking its next President and CEO. Peggy O’Shea led The Foundation for more than a decade and is retiring at the end of the year. The next CEO will be a true leader who can develop strategic consensus and then…
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Foundation CEO Peggy O’Shea announces retirement

Foundation President and CEO Peggy O’Shea announced she will retire at the end of the year at The Foundation’s annual event May 29, at the RCIL Dorothy Smith Center. “The Foundation has achieved tremendous growth in the past few years, and our annual event is a way to share that…
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Family memorializes Alex Kogut through grantmaking

In honor of their daughter Alexandra Kogut, Becky and Mark Kogut will make several grants through the donor-advised fund they set up in her memory at The Foundatoin “When our beautiful daughter and sister, Alex, was taken from this world much too soon, we were entrusted with funds from various…
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