Philanthropy Magnified Impact Report
January 2017
Future Gifts for Forever Results

Thank You Legacy Society Members
Generous Planning, Amazing Impact

Community Foundation deeply appreciates our  Legacy Society members, over 50 known donors and growing. When you plan your estate, whether through a will, bequest, or naming of beneficiaries on retirement plans or life insurance policies, you are able to continue to support what is important to you, your family, friends and the causes you most value. 

Please read our Discussion Guide to get information or  contact us to learn how you can become our next member.
 Making Music Across the Decades

Lenore Coral 

A bequest by Lenore Coral, a Cornell music librarian, established the Lenore Coral Fund in 2005 through her will to support the International Repertory of Music Literature, an organization that archives literature and publications on music throughout the world. This fund has made grants of over $280,000 since its inception and will continue to grant in perpetuity.
                       Bravo! Thanks to Professional Advisors

Who is your wealth advisor "quarterback?" We work with all the local professional advisors such as estate planning attorneys, wealth advisors and tax accountants to craft unique plans customized to your individual charitable goals to provide exciting solutions locally, nationally and internationally.

Our unique set of tools and resources are available to assist you and your "quarterback." Your Community Foundation stays current with planning needs and solutions by:
  • hosting luncheons with professional advisors (see photo above from our January 2017 luncheon)
  • maintaining membership in the Estate Planning Council of Tompkins County
  • recruiting professional advisors to serve as members of our board of directors
  • offering you and your advisor confidential, no obligation consultation appointments to learn more about how Community Foundation programs and services can achieve your goals
Please contact us and test drive how you might work with us to transfer your wealth and your charitable legacy and values to your family.
             Susan Christopherson Community Planning Fund

Thanks to a most generous gift from the estate of Susan Christopherson your Community Foundation has a new field of interest fund. This fund will support neighborhood residents becoming integrally involved in planning including participatory budgeting, sustainable land use and just economic development. 

Susan,  a Cornell professor of city and regional planning known for her scholarly work and expertise on regional economic development, passed away on December 14, 2016.
2017 Library Grant Cycle Review Team

Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund was established with a generous gift from the estate of Bernard Rosen to promote genuine intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of reading and learning and to promote greater and easier access by youth to the 33 libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System.
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Read Donor Stories
Learn more about donors and ways we have helped you to achieve philanthropic goals and charitable dreams.
2017 Community Foundation Grant Cycle Calendar
Learn about the 4 grant cycles and the new Out of Cycle request process for 2017.