Philanthropy Magnified Impact Report
December 2019
Thank you for celebrating with us at our Holiday Open House!  Missed it?  S top by and say "Hello"

Learn about our Holiday Hours and end of year giving info here
Over $160,000 Granted in our Fall Grant Cycle - Strengthening Communities

Students and Teachers from Open Doors English: the Julie Rudd Coulombe Language Program, a Fall Grantee, shared a multilingual thank you card at our Holiday Open House

Congratulations to our newest grantees  with more than 20 grants supporting 15 programs totaling $161,920!

Comprised of $74,961 from our  Tompkins Today & Tomorrow Fund, $56,725  from  donor advised funds and designated gifts, and $30,234 from  Field of Interest Funds such as our  Social Justice FundEnvironmental Education Fund and  Collective Impact Fund, this grant cycle really Magnified Philanthropy!  

Grant Cycle Priority Areas:
  1. Access to affordable housing and transportation
  2. Access to food security and nutritional health
  3. Access to living wage jobs and safe housing for those re-entering after incarceration
  4. Eliminating race, class, disability and gender as predictors of student participation and achievement
  5. Strengthening our system of prevention and treatment services for people experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis
  6. Access to high-quality, affordable childcare in early childhood (birth-5)
  7. Other
Learn about the grantees here

And learn about our 2020 Grant Cycles Here!  

Jim Mazza Brings Powerful Resources of Planning and Coordination to Community Foundation Board

Jim Mazza grew up in Ithaca, attended Cornell, and then spent 29 years working in fundraising and alumni affairs at the university. After he began a phased retirement in 2018, he decided to join Community Foundation's Board of Directors last January.

"It seemed like a natural step to me because I grew up here," Mazza said. "It felt very personal."

While learning more about Community Foundation's impact in Tompkins County over the past year, Mazza has put his skills to work as a member of the Development and Community Relations Committee and as co-chair of Community Foundation's 20th Anniversary Steering Committee.

At Cornell, one of Mazza's main accomplishments was overseeing a 110-member team in the colleges and units that supported the Cornell Now! Campaign, which raised a record-breaking $6.3 billion over a ten-year period, ending in 2015. The campaign, which boosted student financial aid, created new professorships and funded new buildings on campus, was one of the largest fundraising efforts in the history of higher education. read more

We will be Celebrating 20 Years of Impact: 
Schedule of 2020 Events

In January, 2020, we will begin a year of anniversary celebrating  with special events and expanded favorite events from previous years.

Whether large events like our annual celebration in June, or smaller offerings like our Fund Advisor luncheon and Philanthropy Magnified reception, we have something for everyone. We seek to support all of your philanthropic needs by building connections, fostering community and providing information. Check out our calendar here
Thank you to our outgoing 2019 Board members

We acknowledge, with gratitude, the following members completing service in 2019: 

Sandy Dhimitri
Phil McPheron
Liebe Meier Swain
Lucia Tyler

Randy Ehrenberg completed her service as Immediate Past Chair

Welcome to our New 2020 Board Members 
and New Leadership 

Keith McCafferty, Chairperson, Bill Currie, Vice-Chairperson, Mary MacAusland, Treasurer, Alice Moore, Secretary and Susan Murphy as Immediate Past Chair.

Elected to the board for three year terms are Josephine Allen, Jessica Custer-Bindel, Frank Kruppa, Rick Page, Basil Safi, and Natasha Thompson.

Learn more  here

Mark Your Calendar for Exciting 
2020 Anniversary Events Ahead! 
 Community Foundation Events

Save the Date!  
Tompkins Chamber After Hours, 
Co-hosted by Community Foundation and CFCU Community Credit Union
April 15

Just Be Cause Party Celebrating Community Foundation 20th Anniversary
July 26

History of Philanthropy Exhibition at Tompkins Center for History and Culture

Follow us on Instagram  @ communityfoundationtompkins

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