Community Scholars Will be Notified of Future Event
WATERTOWN — The Northern New York Community Foundation Jefferson-Can Community Scholars dinner scheduled for Thursday evening, Jan. 31, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Watertown, is canceled due to the ongoing winter storm in Jefferson and Lewis counties.
Jefferson-Can Community Scholars and their families will be notified of a future event once it is scheduled. The Northern New York Community Foundation wishes all safe travels.
About the Jefferson-Can Community Scholars Program
The Northern New York Community Foundation administers the Jefferson-Can Community Scholars Program in collaboration with Jefferson Community College alumnus Stephen H. Can and the Jefferson Community College Foundation. The program awards high school seniors who are in the top 15 percent of their graduating class a merit-based scholarship of at least $1,200 for the first two semesters of study at Jefferson Community College. Since its inception in 2007, the Jefferson-Can Community Scholars program has provided scholarships totaling approximately $1.2 million, supporting 626 students.
Stephen H. Can, New Hope, Pa., is senior managing director and co-head of Strategic Partners, the Blackstone Group’s $31 billion committed capital secondary and advisory private fund of funds business. Mr. Can is the founding member of Strategic Partners, and Chairman of the Strategic Partners Investment Committees. Mr. Can earned an Associate of Science in Business Administration from Jefferson Community College 1980, a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Accounting from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1982, and a Master of Science in Finance from the Krannert Business School at Purdue University in 1984 where he was named outstanding graduate instructor. Mr. Can subsequently earned a Certified Public Accountant license and Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Manager designations.
About the Northern New York Community Foundation
Since 1929, the Northern New York Community Foundation has invested in improving and enriching the quality of life for all in communities across Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
Through strategic partnerships with businesses and organizations, charitable foundations, and generous individual donors, the Community Foundation awards grants and scholarships from an endowment and collection of funds that benefit the community. Its commitment to donors helps individuals achieve their charitable objectives now and for generations to come by preserving legacies of community philanthropy while inspiring others.
The Community Foundation is a resource for local charitable organizations, donors, professional advisors and nonprofit organizations. It also works to bring people together at its permanent home in the Northern New York Philanthropy Center to discuss challenges our communities face and find creative solutions that strengthen the region and make it a great place to live, work, and play.