Philanthropy Magnified Impact Report
July 2018
Mobilizing Impact in the Summertime
Legacy Society Member Spotlight
Nina Miller, Legacy Society Member

Spotlight on Legacy Giving: 
Why I am a member of the Legacy Society
Nina K. Miller

"I have been incredibly fortunate.  Although not what most people would call wealthy, I live comfortably, travel a couple of times a year, and cover my expenses without difficulty. 
Ithaca has been wonderful to me; I had meaningful work at 3 organizations, formed lifelong friendships, raised 3 children and watched them flourish.  Although I lost my husband 10 years ago, the glow of a marriage that was filled with love, mutual support and encouragement remains a source of strength.
When I began to ponder the future, I realize I want to express my gratitude to the community that has nurtured me. My children have solid educations, and each a good work ethic.  They manage their lives effectively, and while two of the three cope with some financial stress, they are proud and independent.  They have a strong commitment to philanthropy.    MORE
Spring Grant Cycle Impact
Janet Cotraccia, Community Foundation with Beth Myers of the Just Play Project, Bronwyn Losey of the Global Roots Play School of Ithaca Welcomes Refugees and Karen Yearwood of the Village at Ithaca.  

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Remembering A Loved One

Sarah Ridenour, Jeanette Shady, and George Ridenour (deceased)

The Ridenour-Shady Family Fund Honors Family Legacy
George Ridenour, Community Foundation board member from 2005 through 2010, loved spending a summer evening sitting on the lawn of the Danby Federated Church listening to the Ithaca Concert Band perform the Stars and Stripes Forever and his favorite Broadway show tunes.

"George would close his eyes while listening to the band and tell me it sounded like the Boston Pops," said his wife, Jeanette Shady.

At the end of last year's summer concert series, Mr. Ridenour said he wanted to make a gift to the band from the family's charitable fund, managed by Community Foundation of Tompkins County. Tragically, two months later, Mr. Ridenour died of a rare, sudden-onset brain disease.

Jeanette and their daughter, Sarah, co-donor advisors of the fund, carried through with his wishes and recently made a grant to the Ithaca Concert Band, the first gift made by Community Foundation to the ensemble. MORE

Newfield Music Series at Mill Park

A grant from Community Foundation's 
RAP [Regenerative Activities and Projects] Fund 
supports the  Newfield Music Series at Mill Park
6 pm - every other Wednesday

July 23 Arise and Go
Aug 8 Johnny Dowd
Aug 22 Road Man
Sep 12 Anna Coogan

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2018 Events Calendar 
What to watch for!  

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

Watch for our Women's Fund Grant Cycle online launch on July 24th!

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

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