The Northern New York Community Foundation and WPBS-DT are partnering on a media project to feature individual stories about philanthropy and its meaningful presence in the North Country. The two organizations will soon launch the “Northern New York Community Podcast: Stories from the Heart of Our Community. The podcast will capture, present and archive audio interviews highlighting personal stories of community service and philanthropy in Northern New York. Community philanthropy has played a vital role in the growth, development and enrichment of villages, towns and cities in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The podcast will be a platform to share the stories of people who have devoted their lives to giving back to their community.
“There is no better time than now to capture the essence of why people choose to go above and beyond for their communities. We think that it is our responsibility to make sure these stories are never forgotten and can be retold in their own voices to current and future generations,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community Foundation executive director. “We will strive not only to highlight what various individuals and families have done, but why they did it, how it affected the lives of others and their lives as well,” he said. [Read more…]