Philanthropy Magnified Impact Report
May 2017
Celebrating 2016 Accomplishments, 2017 Grants and Community Engagement 

 Our 2016 Annual Report

We are delighted to share our Community Foundation of Tompkins County 2016 Annual Report: The Ripple Effect: Simple, Complicated, Complex. The results of your generosity are highlighted throughout these pages. We trust that you will be inspired by our collective impact.

The support shared by 574 donors and $2.7 million in grants includes you.

Thanks to encouraging donor support and inspiring grantee achievement, your Community Foundation is ensuring programs and services continue to meet the need of our thriving and growing county.

 Our 2017 Annual Meeting

Board Chair Randy Ehrenberg

Former Board Chair Alan Mathios, current board member Susan Murphy and Hal Craft

Keynote Presenter, Jason McGill, Co-Executive Director, Arcus Foundation

Women's Fund Advisory Committee Chair Steph Bailey, Donor Advisor Jerry Dietz and Mike Katz

Over 125 community members gathered to learn more about 2016 accomplishments made possible thanks to your support. We also heard  inspiring words from our keynote presenter Arcus Foundation Co-Executive Director Jason McGill. 

Thank you for the role that you play, as together we seek to improve the quality of life in Tompkins County by inspiring and supporting enduring philanthropy.

Come to Celebrate and Learn More About 
2017 Spring Grantees


June 5 from 6-7:30PM at Varna Community Center

Join the celebration and learn about the initiatives and collaborations awarded grants from Howland Foundation assets and additional grants from Community Foundation donor advised and field of interest funds.

These grants are for outstanding work in the priority areas of elders, youth, animal welfare and environmental preservation.

2017 Spring Grant Cycle Grantees and Programs to be announced
 Celebrating Cornell Students' Community Engagement


More than 200 people gathered in Willard Straight Hall April 24 to honor the civic engagement of Cornell students. The 2017 Community Engagement Showcase highlighted several dozen projects, each in partnership with a local or global community. 

Community Foundation CEO, George Ferrari '84, received the Community Engagement Trailblazer Award, and gave the keynote address. 

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