Veterans Outreach Center Inc. founder Tom Cray died Nov. 10 at his home. He was 67. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Cray served two tours in the Vietnam War. Upon his return, Mr. Cray saw a need for ...Read More »
The Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley is awarding $100,000 in grants to 13 unique area programs designed to lift women and girls from struggles with childhood abuse, neglect and domestic violence. “Funds will provide women and girls with mentoring programs, ...
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The Strong is taking play one step further as it boosts science, technology, engineering and math skills in a series of new workshops. The new STEM-inspired Are You a Maker? workshop series encourages participants to go hands-on with everyday materials—such ...Read More »
United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. has tapped a 20-year veteran of the nonprofit industry as its new president and CEO. Jaime Saunders, who serves as president and CEO of Willow Domestic Violence Center, formerly Alternatives for Battered Women, will ...Read More »
Catholic Family Center is gearing up for its annual Adopt-a-Family program. Each year, the organization collects holiday gifts and food for families in need. In 2016, more than 100 donors and dozens of schools and businesses collected gifts for some ...Read More »
A veteran banker and former CDS Life Transitions Inc. board chairman has been tapped as interim chairman for the organization in the wake of former chairman Mark Peterson’s departure. Richard Ferrari, who serves as commercial banking officer at Community Bank ...Read More »
The Small Business Council of Rochester will be delivering over 3,000 Thanksgiving food baskets to nonprofit organizations on Nov. 18. Each box will contain a full meal, dessert mix and a $25 gift card to a local grocery store. The ...Read More »
A former Sierra Club president, an international environmental advocate from the Onondaga Nation and an author and ecologist are all featured speakers at the NY Climate Solutions Summit Saturday, Oct. 28. The event is being held at the Harley School, 1981 ...Read More »
Starting on Sunday, Oct. 29, Wegmans is offering shoppers the ability to donate to Foodlink, the regional food bank, while paying for their groceries. Through Dec. 3, shoppers will be able to contribute to the Check Out Hunger campaign at ...Read More »
Steve Tasker, considered by a generation of football fans to be the most prolific special teams player in NFL history, has a great many stories to tell from his 13-year professional career. About being claimed off waivers from the Houston ...Read More »
More than 2,000 people from the Rochester area joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Frontier Field on Saturday, raising more than $315,000 to fund care, support and research programs. Saturday’s walk brought the combined season total from ...
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Longtime Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Michael Butterman will mark his final season with the organization in 2017-18. Butterman was named RPO principal conductor for education & community engagement—the first endowed position of its kind in the country—in 2000, following a ...
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In the five years since Special Olympics launched its Healthy Communities initiative, Thomas Golisano, the Rochester philanthropist and Paychex Inc. founder, has donated $37 million to the program. On Friday, Golisano was honored for his contributions at a private event ...Read More »