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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Foundation Facebook friends vote for Young Scholars as $500 grant recipient

The Community Foundation recently hosted a three-week contest via its Facebook page that allowed nonprofits to vie for $500 to be used toward its programming. Nonprofits who received grants from The Foundation in 2012 were invited to write a short paragraph sharing with the community how they would use the…
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New site is your portal for arts in Central New York

Looking for something to do this weekend? Want to get the word out about your event? A new website allows you to do both. Visit gotocnyart.org to see what’s happening in Central New York and list your event today.  

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Young Scholars Program video shows Foundation’s support of education

A look at how The Community Foundation is supporting higher education in Herkimer and Oneida counties. The Young Scholars Program is one example of how we’re getting closer to our community goal of 25/25 – increasing the percentage of adults with bachelor’s degree to 25 percent by 2025.

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The Foundation receives first million-dollar donation

The Foundation received its very first MILLION DOLLAR donation FROM A LIVING DONOR. Thank you, Anita Vitullo. Her donation will forever go toward the plight of abandoned, abused and neglected animals in our area. http://www.uticaod.com/features/x863231590/Clinton-woman-donates-1M-to-benefit-animals

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Foundation announces education goal that will change community

We are pleased to announce our commitment to this community through the 25/25 goal. The Foundation’s first initiative will focus on increasing the percentage of adults in Herkimer and Oneida counties who have bachelor’s degrees to 25 percent by 2025. “This new goal aligns with the Foundation’s transition from transactional…
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Stevens-Swan dog makes big impression with donation

We are so pleased to have been visited by Madison, a Pitbull-mix from Stevens-Swan Humane Society. Madison is a year-and-a-half and in need of being adopted, but she was busy yesterday carrying a note and big check to The Community Foundation. Madison was accompanied by a donor who loves animals…
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Foundation receives two awards for excellence in community development

We are truly honored and excited to announce that The Community Foundation has been named the recipient of two community awards. The Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce has named The Foundation as the 2013 Appreciate Herkimer County Award for Community Development. In addition, The Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency has…
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Foundation board member Don Carbone receives national honor

Big congratulations to Director of The Carbone Auto Group Don Carbone, one of The Community Foundation’s board of trustees and Corporate Partners. The auto group recently was named one of four finalists for the 2013 TIME Dealer of the Year award. The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one…
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Love songs from The Mohawk Valley Barbershop Harmony Society

The Mohawk Valley Chapter, Barbershop Harmony Society stopped by The Foundation on Valentine’s Day to offer a musical thanks for a grant we recently gave them to recruit new members. Their surprise serenade filled the office with love and laughter. The Barbershop Society provides vocal entertainment in the barbershop style…
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