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Karen Borger Holocaust Education Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 20, 2018
“I knew I wanted to do something philanthropic, and I started thinking about what really matters to me. The Holocaust has always captured my attention as something that was so incredibly horrible, but we must continue to tell the story." - Karen Borger

Banigan Malm Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 13, 2018
Rev. Raymond Banigan Malm has dedicated his life to issues of social justice, focusing on services for those with AIDS, teaching nonviolence, and currently, immigration.

Porter Braden Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 2, 2018
“I prefer to think of these grants as investments, something to give people a leg up." - Dr. William Braden of his philanthropic interests that include educational institutions and micro-lending organizations

KLR/Brian A. Altomari Memorial Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 28, 2018
“We think this is an essential thing to do in Brian’s honor to help another individual seek the professional success he attained. " - Anthony Mangiarelli, CPA, partner and shareholder at KLR

Theresa Rossi Petrella College Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 23, 2018
“My mother was generous even though she didn’t have a lot of resources. I love that she modeled and taught me to help others and to be generous.” - Diane Petrella

Town Dock Charitable Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 16, 2018
"Giving back and supporting our community is part of our (company's) purpose statement." - Ryan Clark, president and CEO, The Town Dock

Welcoming our new partners in philanthropy
By Jim Sanzi / March 14, 2018
Every year, we are privileged and humbled by the fact that so many individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations create a fund with us or join our legacy society with their future gift intention.

Tides Family Services Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 9, 2018
“Tides takes pride in taking risks to develop new programs to meet the changing needs of the families we serve." - Beth Bixby, chief executive officer

Howard and Nancy Chudacoff Fund
By Jean Cohoon / March 6, 2018
“It’s the personal nature of working with the Foundation, the personal touch, and knowing that our giving will go on in perpetuity." - Howard and Nancy Chudacoff

Sophia Academy Endowment Fund
By Jean Cohoon / February 28, 2018
“Our goal is to stimulate a love for lifelong learning by providing our students with an empowering, hands-on education with opportunities beyond the classroom." - Gigi DiBello, head of school

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