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Non-Profit Report: Rochester Regional Library Council

Founded in 1966, the Rochester Regional Library Council helps all types of libraries—school, college, public, medical, museum, business—work together to improve access to information in all its formats for everyone in the community. Today it is hard to imagine what ...

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Life changer

Life for the developmentally disabled was very different in 1985, Thomas Golisano said. That was the year the Paychex Inc. founder and chairman made a $90,000 gift to start the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation. Inspired by his son, Steven, who ...

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UR names entrepreneurship center for Mark and Carolyn Ain

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester is being named the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, officials announced Wednesday, in recognition of the generosity of Mark Ain and his wife, Carolyn.

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Non-Profit Report: Flower City Habitat for Humanity Inc.

Non-Profit Report: Flower City Habitat for Humanity Inc. builds homes and revitalizes neighborhoods in the city of Rochester. Since 1984, it has built more than 210 homes in low-income neighborhoods, including 45 in the JOSANA area west of downtown—its current ...

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Building breaks new ground

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The 60,000-square-foot building is on West Henrietta Road, south of Calkins Road. (Photo courtesy of SWBR)   A $17.6 million affordable housing apartment building for the deaf has opened in Henrietta. The first residential building of its kind in New ...

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Initiatives to tackle poverty earn kudos

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Rep. Barbara Lee of California joined Rep. Louise Slaughter in a meeting with local business and non-profit leaders. (Photo courtesy of Office of Rep. Louise Slaughter) Rep. Barbara Lee has been at the table for countless efforts to address poverty ...

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Non-Profit Report: Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Inc.

Formally organized in 1997, the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Inc. provides support, information and education to those touched by a diagnosis of breast cancer. BCCR is a member of the New York State Breast Cancer Network and serves Monroe ...

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An eye on longevity at Parlec, Century Mold

Machining and tooling has been part of Michael Nuccitelli’s life from the start. “I grew up around a machine shop and a tool-maker type of family and worked for the machining and machine shop at a very young age,” he ...

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He led G.W. Lisk by example, with hard work

Driven by a passion for precision and a commitment to fair play: That is how colleagues remember Isaac Andrew “Drew” Morris, the Clifton Springs industrialist who led G.W. Lisk Co. Inc. from turbulent times following the Great Depression to its ...

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New JA strategy will have even greater reach

Junior Achievement of Rochester, New York Area Inc. is on a roll. JA is revitalizing middle and high school programs with more digital content and blended learning opportunities, says JA president and CEO Patricia Leva. And it’s offering even more ...

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Volunteers cherish time inspiring kids in class

Andrew Brady, president and CEO, the XLR8 Team Inc. Years as a JA volunteer: 3 Where: Schools 23, 35 and 39; Leadership Academy for Young Men; Charlotte High School What I’ve learned: Giving young people permission to dream and open ...

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Golisano, Golisano Foundation to get national honor

Thomas Golisano and the Golisano Foundation will be honored by the nation’s largest community-based organization serving people with intellectual and development disabilities and their families.

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Non-Profit Report: The Landmark Society of Western New York Inc.

The Landmark Society of Western New York Inc. was organized in 1937, when Helen Ellwanger led a group of volunteers in founding an organization to protect and preserve the Campbell-Whittlesey Mansion. Built on this modest foundation, the Landmark Society has ...

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