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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New look reflects growing role in Herkimer County and Oneida County

As you’ve probably noticed, The Community Foundation has a brand new look. The Foundation’s new look complements our evolving role in the community and the partnerships we are creating thanks to you. “Great brands help us define a little of who we are and our place in the community’s collective…
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Utica National Group donates $1 million to Community Foundation

A $1 million gift from the Utica National Group Foundation to The Community Foundation is the latest partnership to create lasting impact in the community. The Utica National Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Utica National Insurance Group. The Group will distribute at least $100,000 in grants into…
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Utica, NY program combines economic development, entrepreneurship

Thanks to our donors, The Community Foundation recently was able to invest $84,000 in thINCubator – a new business incubator and student accelerator designed to promote entrepreneurship driven by Mohawk Valley Community College. thINCubator is housed at 106 Genesee St., in the Bagg’s Square West district. Modeled after other successful…
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Grant allows Utica Library to avoid disaster

The Community Foundation recently invested $125,000 to restore the Utica Public Library’s deteriorating gutters and make repairs to its roof. The grant came from the following Foundation funds: Rosamond G. Childs Fund, Watson Lowery Memorial Fund, Sinnott-Sheldon Fund and the Sinnott Family Fund, the Mele Fund.  These grants have funded…
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Passionate donor gives back to Utica, NY through fund

In this guest editorial to The Observer-Dispatch, donor and fund-holder Steve Oram talks about how his fund at The Community Foundation allows him to give back to the community that shaped him today. Oram is a successful attorney in Chevy Chase, Md. and uses the fund to give an internship…
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