Philanthropy Magnified Impact Report
May 2018
Inspiring Stories,
Empowering Communities
SOLD OUT ! Waiting List available.
Come to honor organizations in our community and hear inspiring stories
Annual Celebration Luncheon
Inspiring Stories, Empowering Community
Tuesday, May 22nd
Noon - 2:00 PM
(Program 12:15-1:45 PM)
Ithaca, NY

It's ALL because of YOU!
Your gifts make for inspiring stories.

A special invitation by monthly donor,  Jennifer Tavares:  HERE
You will receive a  call if a spot opens up, click here to register on our waiting list!

Thank you to Community Foundation Premiere Sponsor:

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Strengthening our Community Response
Within 72 hours, a runaway youth is approached by an exploiter or sex trafficker. While this is a national average, the phenomenon includes Tompkins County.

This is just one of many sobering facts attendees learned on April 26th about commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and our community's response. 

Women's Fund sponsored this free gathering where p articipants learned how to build their skills for prevention and awareness of sex trafficking among women and youth. This event's takeaways, resources and opportunities for further training included how law enforcement and local organizations are responding.

See pictured below, panel moderator, Francisco Paler-Large, LMSW, Program Management Specialist, Tompkins County Youth Services Departmen t and p anelists  Samantha McBean, Program Leader, GIAC Kristi Taylor, Education Director, Advocacy Center  and  Christine Barksdale Ithaca Police Department   and Community Foundation board member.  MORE
Volunteer Spotlight
Keith McCafferty Checks all the Boxes

New Board member, Keith McCafferty contributes a lot in his first months of tenure! In January he joined our Board and the Philanthropic Services Committee. This spring he was a Grant Review Team member, and in June he will present on estate planning at our Legacy Society - Tompkins Today and Tomorrow Seminar. Community Foundation appreciates his time, talent, treasure and voice to many areas. In addition, his employer is our Premiere Annual Celebration Sponsor! Join us in welcoming Keith as he inspires and empowers the community!

McCafferty is counsel at Hancock Estabrook, LLP where his practice concentrates in the areas of estate planning and corporate governance. He assists on issues related to  More

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month 
A recent tackle to remove shame and discrimination around suicide

The S Word, a new film addressing suicide was shown at Cornell University in partnership with Cornell Minds Matter, The Sophie Fund and Community Foundation. The documentary puts a human face on this often feared and misunderstood topic, delving into the hearts and minds of suicide attempt survivors, along with their families and loved ones.

Filmmaker Lisa Klein lost both her brother and father to suicide, compelling her to create this film. "There is no more highly charged personal issue for me. I was driven to document it and open a much-needed conversation. We must boldly talk about suicide because no family should experience this," Klein says.  More at The Sophie Fund

Kids Discover the Trail! Program Expands After Study Funded by Community Foundation

Newfield first graders visiting the Museum of the Earth 

This spring, hundreds of elementary school students experienced a 19th century classroom in the Eight Square Schoolhouse, dug for fossils at the Museum of the Earth and identified wildflowers in the Cornell Botanic Garden.

A record number of children in Tompkins County - 4,400 - participated in Kids Discover the Trail! (KDT!) program, a series of field trips that bring learning to life at eight educational organizations. This year, 80% of elementary students from all six school districts in Tompkins County participated in the program.

KDT! was expanded to all six school districts last year after Community Foundation, along with several other donors, funded a feasibility study in 2011. Community Foundation contributed $10,000 toward the study, which examined how the program could be introduced into elementary schools in districts beyond Ithaca and Trumansburg. MORE
2018 Events Calendar 
You are invited! We hope to see you at an 
This Just In:  Recipients of 2018 Spring Grants !
Check out our June 2018 Enewsletter for more details