Submitted by the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund
August 9, 2010 (Pulaski) – The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund awarded a $2,250 grant to Half-Shire Historical Society to purchase and install wood flooring in the buildingâ€™s southwest classroom exhibit space. The new flooring will allow the room to serve as exhibit space for the first time in fifteen years. The brightly lit, spacious room will be used to display antique furniture, a corner on historic taverns and various photos and paintings.
The Half-Shire Historical Society was founded in 1972 to study and preserve the unique history and artifacts of Northeastern Oswego County. The organization provides educational programs for all ages with rotating programs and exhibits at various locations. The 1926 brick structure where the Society is housed was once the Richland Hamlet Elementary School.
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. The Pulaski Fund is a component fund of the Central New York Community Foundation. Since its inception in 1992, the Fund has provided over $175,000 in grants to benefit the Pulaski community.
The Central New York Community Foundation has served Central New York for over 80 years, receiving, managing and distributing charitable funds for the benefit of not-for-profit organizations. Grants are awarded for programs in the areas of human services, arts and culture, education, environment, health, economic development and civic affairs. The regionâ€™s largest endowed philanthropic foundation, the Central New York Community Foundation awards over $5 million in grants to not-for-profit organizations annually. The Community Foundation, of 500 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, can be reached at (315) 422-9538 or www.cnycf.org.