Philanthropy Magnified Impact Report
October 2017
Philanthropy: Celebrations of Impact and Thanksgiving
Fall 2017 Philanthropy Celebrations

Christine Barksdale, Community Foundation Board member, and Michelle Rios-Dominguez
at recent Community Foundation Women's Fund luncheon

In the spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving, celebrate community philanthropy with us! Find out more about upcoming events online at under the News and Events tab.

National Philanthropy Day  Friday, November 17th celebrate alongside your colleagues and friends, recognizing the contributions of those active in our philanthropic community.

NY Gives Day  Tuesday, November 28th join others across our communities in a 24-hour giving challenge powering the life-changing work of nonprofits across New York State.

Holiday Open House  Friday, December 8th meet and mingle with generous people and amazing organizations at the offices of your Community Foundation.

  Learn More About the Impact of Your Gifts

Here, I feel like I belong...

Donors continue to make a difference here in Tompkins County and beyond.  In the first three quarters of 2017, more than $2 million has been donated, resulting in over 400 grants totaling $1.2 million, with assets of $16.4 million. Thank you for making the impact we have in our community possible. Learn more in our 2017 3rd QTR Impact Dashboard

Expanding the Power of Community Philanthropy

Joel Abrams, Shirley Collado, President, Ithaca College, 
and Joan Abrams, 2017 Laura Holmberg Awardee
Women's Fund Annual Luncheon
October 19, 2017, Emerson Suites, Ithaca College

Thank you for celebrating with the most amazing gathering of passionate philanthropists dedicated to making a difference in the lives of women in Tompkins County. CLICK HERE for photos from the luncheon.  CLICK HERE to learn more from just one of the many stories shared during the luncheon.  
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As In a year with wonderful market returns like we are experiencing in 2017, appreciated securities are often a great choice with which to make charitable gifts. Gifts of appreciated securities offer important tax advantages, since their full fair market value is deductible as a charitable contribution up to 30% of adjusted gross income each year when itemizing deductions. Please contact us at 607-272-8670 or by email to Nancy Massicci no later than December 15, 2017.
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