Philanthropy Magnified Impact Report
August 2018
Happening in the Summertime
You Are Invited!

Thursday, August 16th, 10 am-2 pm

Visit our offices  and 
enjoy yummy refreshments! 

Share your inspiring stories. Learn more about the impact of Community Foundation cross-sector partnerships
Meet others who also have a passion for philanthropy 
and our community!

Community Steps Up

Enfield Food Pantry Reopens
The Enfield food pantry is back in operation after a temporary shutdown due to health concerns and needed upgrades. With immense community support, the pantry was able to raise $22,000 to upgrade the facility and get the work done to reopen.

The pantry services about 180 to 200 families per week, so it was critical that it reopened as soon as possible. In May, the distribution site served food to an average of 46 elderly, 190 children and 320 adults per week.

Community Foundation of Tompkins County donated $1,800 from the Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Fund, its most flexible grantmaking fund.   "The Community Foundation gave us not just the financial support and assurances that they were there to help us see through this project, but it was just the support of knowing that the Community Foundation would help make sure that this came to fruition that gave me the encouragement to spur me on," said Jean Owens, who has directed Enfield Food Distribution, the operator of the food pantry, for 45 years.

With community donations and a lot of volunteer effort, the food pantry reopened at the beginning of July and is back to serving more than 180 families per week. Jean Owens, pantry director, said the pantry looks completely different. Food is no longer stored on pallets, and is instead organized neatly on shelves.

While getting the pantry ready to open with volunteers on Monday, Owens said she has been completely blown away by the community support. She said hundreds of people helped out, either monetarily or through work efforts.   "Just from community members and organizations contacting us, churches, other pantries, amazing," Owens said.

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Trends in Philanthropy

Find out more! Nancy Massicci, Chief Development Officer, talks with Joanne Florino of The Philanthropy Roundtable.

Watch interview HERE

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Women's Fund
Honor, Celebrate, Empower

Christine Barksdale and Michelle Rios-Dominguez
2017 Women's Fund Luncheon

Community Foundation's Women's Fund is currently seeking letters of nomination for the 2018 Laura Holmberg Award. Holmberg, a local attorney and community activist, passed away 12 years ago. Eligible applicants are those women who embody the goals of the Women's Fund by virtue of a body of volunteer work. The award seeks to recognize unsung heroines who are doing things outside of their career on a volunteer basis for women and our community. Nomination deadline: September 19th.  Additional details

Women's Fund invites you to our annual Women's Fund Luncheon on October 23rd.  We look forward to you joining the most amazing gathering of passionate philanthropists dedicated to making a difference in the lives of women in Tompkins County.    More

The Women's Fund promotes educational, economic, and social equality by enabling women to achieve economic self-sufficiency, and by helping to provide the necessary resources for women's health and basic needs.   2018 Women's Fund Grant Cycle is open.  Application deadline: September 5th.      Additional details

2018 Events Calendar 
What to watch for!  

Check out our weekly  Facebook LIVE Interviews celebrating our grantees on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm! 

 Women's Fund Grant Cycle Q&A Wednesday, August 15th, 11-noon
Q&A Session for potential applicants.
Application deadline: September 5th

Summer Open House - Thursday, August 16th, 10-2 pm 
Why wait for the holidays when we can celebrate now?  Visit our refreshingly cool offices and have some yummy refreshments! 

Philanthropy Magnified Reception, Thursday, September 13th, 5 pm at the Lab of Ornithology.

Let's Talk Philanthropy: Campus Perspectives, TC3  Are you part of the Tompkins Cortland Community College community? Join us for lunch and share your perspective! Tuesday, September 18th noon-1pm

We hope to see you at an