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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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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Dan Heath to speak in Utica, NY

We are thrilled to announce this year’s featured speaker in The Foundation’s fourth annual Corporate Partners-sponsored Speaker Series will be New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath. Heath will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at SUNYIT. A social networking pre-event will begin at 6 p.m. Heath is a…
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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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Community investments made to library, hospital, health department

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DECEMBER grants made: LutheranCare — $81,398 An $81,398 grant will allow for the creation of four semi-private bariatric spaces that will be used to house patients who weigh 400 pounds or more. Previously, these patients had to be turned away for lack of appropriate accommodations. Utica Public Library — $100,000…
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