The community legacy of the late Dr. David G. Gregor will now reach further. An additional half-million dollars was recently distributed to three local organizations he supported during his lifetime. The Northern New York Community Foundation, Jefferson Community College Foundation and Samaritan Medical Center Foundation all received additional bequests this month. Dr. Gregor, a retired general surgeon and Watertown native, who died on August 18, 2013 at the age of 84, was a quiet but generous supporter and donor to many of the area’s charitable organizations. [Read more…]
The Northern New York Community Foundation’s board of directors recently approved a $15,000 grant to become a co-presenting sponsor to help launch WPBS-TV’s “GPS for Success” career exploration and development program. The grant will assist with costs related to the development and implementation of the multi-phase project.
Four Youth Philanthropy Councils at the Northern New York Community Foundation awarded nearly $40,000 in grants to support non-profit organizations in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The grants were approved by the Community Foundation’s board of directors and advisory committees.
The Northern New York Community Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved grants from geographic-specific funds for Lowville and Clayton.
The George R. Davis Fund awarded $10,000 in grants to support six projects in the Lowville area. The fund serves as a permanent resource for projects that will enhance the quality of life in the village and town of Lowville in perpetuity.
Three grants totaling $5,000 in support of three endeavors were also awarded from Dale Kenyon Community Fund, which is designed to annually support organizations serving residents in the town of Clayton.
The Northern New York Community Foundation’s Board of Directors approved a $25,000 grant Tuesday to support the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center capital campaign at the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg. The campaign is centered on enhancing cancer center services and programming through the purchase of a linear accelerator and building additional space. The Community Foundation grant assists the organization in reaching its campaign goal.