Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund Reaches Challenge Match During Fall Fundraising Campaign

PULASKI, NY – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund successfully reached a matching grant challenge from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust by raising more than $15,000 during its 2014 fall fundraising campaign.

Eighty-two gifts totaling $16,395 were contributed during the campaign.

Gifts from private and individual business contributors helped the Fund’s Advisory Committee attain $15,000 in matching dollars from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, bringing the total raised this year to $31,395.

The trust had pledged to provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $15,000, of contributions received on or before December 15, 2014.

The Pulaski Fund supports town improvement programs and projects operated by nonprofit organizations in the village of Pulaski and the town of Richland.

Projects such as the Pulaski Bear Team, the Salmon River Festival, and the Pulaski Congregational Church’s Rhea LaVeck Memorial Concert Series were all supported by grants from the fund.

Since its inception, the fund has supported arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health and human services programming in the Pulaski region with more than $240,000 in grants.

About the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund

The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund is a union of gifts contributed by the people of the Pulaski community that makes grants to support programs and projects of importance to the area. Since its inception in 1992, the fund has provided more than $240,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community. People can learn more about the fund and contribute at The Pulaski Fund is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation.

About the Central New York Community Foundation

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region. The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $172 million. It awarded $9.5 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested nearly $130 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of nearly 650 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.