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Donor Profile: Written in The Wilderness
Donor Profile: Written in The Wilderness

Anne LaBastille, award-winning author, impassioned conservationist and courageous advocate for the environment, spent much of her life writing and exploring, deep in the wilderness of the Adirondack Mountains.

Organization Feature: Utica Zoo
Organization Feature: Utica Zoo

True to its recently announced “Dream Big” master plan, the Utica Zoo is moving forward on several projects that will enhance its services and habitats for years to come.

Speaking Out for Future Healthcare
Speaking Out for Future Healthcare

The Community Foundation in recent months made clear its continued support of the Mohawk Valley Health System’s new Downtown Utica hospital project.

Downtown Startup
Downtown Startup

And The Winner Is…In its second year, the Downtown Startup Challenge was open to start-ups and early-stage businesses looking to open a storefront location in downtown Utica or Rome.

Flood Relief
Flood Relief

Thousands in our region were impacted as record rainfall inundated local waterways in early July. As the waters receded, the focus shifted to recovery and remediation.

Organization Feature: Vertical Growth
Organization Feature: Vertical Growth

A trip to The Root Farm evokes a sense of inspiration among visitors. Spanning over 100 acres in Sauquoit, the complex includes an equine assisted therapy center, and ever-expanding vocational and recreational programs.

Pathways to Partnership
Pathways to Partnership

Recognizing there is strength in numbers, the boards for The Peacemaker Program and the Women’s Employment Resource Center (WERC) began discussing the possibility of a partnership in 2016.

Rising to the Challenge
Rising to the Challenge

The community’s support for MVRCR’s challenge grant campaign was extraordinary and inspiring, because people gave generously and welcomed future refugees—their neighbors-to-be—in solidarity.

Mary Lyons Bradley - In Her Own Words
Mary Lyons Bradley - In Her Own Words

Beyond her winning stats as a dedicated board member and generous community leader, Mary Lyons is, above all, a friend to everyone she meets.

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