Who is Giving

Many local individuals, businesses, foundations and families and former residents are giving to keep Tompkins County thriving. We thank our donors for their generous support! It is our honor and pleasure to connect the passions of donors with results-oriented solutions addressing the needs and problems in our community.

Please enjoy our photo gallery, and come back often as the photos and donor stories change periodically.

Philanthropy Magnified Reception, October 6, 2016

2016 Donor Listing

2015 Donor Listing

We acknowledge our donors with gratitude for their generous charitable gifts, which make our work possible and which achieve powerful community results.

Donor Stories

Learn more about our donors and ways the Community Foundation has helped them to achieve their philanthropic goals through planned giving and fund establishment.

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society honors and assists individuals who wish to benefit the communities and organizations of Tompkins Countynow and forever by establishing planned gifts with the Community Foundation.

Multi-Year Donors

Thanks to all who support the programs and services of the Community Foundation. Your contributions help us continue to improve Tompkins County!


For every year in which you make an annual gift of $1,000 or more designated for programs and services, you join a special group of donors recognized as members of our HEROES Circle.



  • Legacy Society Form Confirm your commitment to the future of Tompkins County by making a planned gift
  • CFTC Pledge Form Support your community by making a multi-year commitment
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