November 13th, 2014

Community Foundation Participates in National Effort to Highlight Local Impact of Philanthropy


NOVEMBER 12–18, 2014

During the week of November 12-18, 2014, Community Foundation of Tompkins County will join more than 700 community foundations across the US celebrating Community Foundation Week. For 25 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly important role of these philanthropic organizations in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.

During the week, Community Foundation will co-sponsor the local celebration of National Philanthropy Day, host Listening Learning, a special community focus group on collective impact, announce its 2015 grants calendar and distribute the second round of grants from our 2 Year Grants, Magnified Results, the Fall 2013 & 2014 Grant Cycle.

The Community Foundation also announced its 2015 new board members and 2015 new board officers. New to the board are Fabina Colon, Alice Moore, Susan Murphy, Stephen Pope, Ron Poole and Kevin Shreve. Officers for 2015 are Alan Mathios, Chairperson, Randy Ehrenberg, Vice-Chairperson, Diane McDonough, Treasurer, and Sandy Dhimitri, Secretary.

Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing forms of philanthropy. Every state in the United States is home to at least one community foundation—large and small, urban and rural—working to advance solutions on a wide range of social issues.

Community Foundation of Tompkins County, created in 2000, has record assets of more than $13 million and will make more than $1.4 million of grants in 2014.


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