Greater Pulaski Community Fund Annual Fundraising Campaign Begins

PULASKI, NY – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund launches its fundraising campaign this fall with a goal of reaching and surpassing a $15,000 matching grant from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, which has pledged to provide dollar-for-dollar matches for contributions received on or before December 15, 2012, up to $15,000.

All funds received through community member donations and the matching grant will be used to build the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, a permanent endowment fund that supports nonprofit organizations in the Village of Pulaski and the Town of Richland. Since its inception, the Fund has supported the arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health and human services programming of the area with more than $200,000 in grants.

Last year, a record breaking total of $17,925 was raised by individuals and businesses in the Greater Pulaski area. This amount was matched by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust for a total of $32,925. Annually, the Fund strives to contribute approximately $15,000 to local nonprofit groups. Continued growth of the fund increases the charitable dollars available to the community.

To support the Fund’s growth and help maximize the opportunity of the matching grant, tax-deductible contributions can be sent to Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund, c/o Central New York Community Foundation, 431 East Fayette Street, Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13202 or you may donate securely online at www.cnycf.org/pulaski. Click on “Donate Now” button in the right sidebar.

All contributors will be listed in a “Thank You” ad in the Salmon River News. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may indicate so when making your gift.

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 $200,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community.

Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of a permanent charitable endowment for the betterment of the region.

The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of more than $130 million. It awards close to $6.7 million in grants to nonprofit organizations annually and has invested more than $100 million in the community since its inception.

The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and corporations through the administration of nearly 600 funds.

The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen nonprofits that address the region’s most pressing challenges. For more information, visit www.cnycf.org