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United Way sets $28 million campaign goal

The United Way of Greater Rochester Inc. is aiming to raise $28 million through its annual campaign this year, along with 1 million volunteer hours and 450 people advocating for key community issues, the organization announced Tuesday.

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RPO is threatened by proposed budget cuts

In response to Gov. David Paterson’s proposed budget cuts, which include a nearly 20 percent cut in New York State Council on the Arts funding, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra president and CEO Charles Owens and other leaders from major upstate orchestras ...

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Q4: Daniel Katz, CEO, Jewish Senor Life

See correction below Q: This week Jewish Senor Life kicked off its 90th anniversary. What is the biggest way the organization is different from when it started and the biggest way it is the same? A: The biggest way that ...

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Non-profit Report: Easter Seals New York Inc.

Easter Seals New York Inc. was founded in 1922 as one of the nation’s first organizations to serve people with disabilities. Its programs are intended to help disabled children and adults live as independently as possible in their own communities, ...

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Community Foundation awards $242,987 in grants

The Rochester Community Foundation on Wednesday announced $242,987 in grant funding to 37 local organizations across areas such as art, historic preservation and health.

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Foundation gives $500,000 for city school programs

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation is giving $500,000 to the Rochester City School District for a three-year program to help increase physical activity at two elementary schools.

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Veterans center begins search for a new leader

After the departure of longtime leader Thomas Cray, the Veterans Outreach Center Inc. is planning for a quick turnaround with a process intended to find a replacement in the next three months. The organization announced this month that Kent Fellows, ...

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Non-profit aims to link startups with investors

An Upstate New York resident with ties to Silicon Valley has launched a non-profit organization to serve as a network for entrepreneurs and investors, with High Tech Rochester Inc. president James Senall on its advisory board. "The mission, or initiative, ...

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Non-profit Report: Rehema Home U.S. Fundraising Inc.

Rehema Home U.S. Fundraising Inc. was founded in 2004 to support an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. That orphanage, Rehema Home, takes its name from the Swahili word for mercy or compassion. Rehema Home was established in 1998 by Irvin and ...

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Community Events calendar

A Weekly Listing of Upcoming Non-Profit and Community Events SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010 Sunshine Kids Gala: Join the Rochester Automobile Dealers’ Association and the Rochester Rotary at the 2010 Sunshine Kids Gala to raise funds for the Sunshine Campus and ...

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Realtor foundation gives $30K grant to NeighborWorks

The Realtors’ Charitable Foundation, which aims to support sustainable homeownership with grants and financial assistance, Wednesday announced a $30,000 grant to NeighborWorks Rochester, a non-profit designed to promote city neighborhoods.

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RBTL hears $70M proposal for complex on Midtown site

A proposed performing arts center on the site of Midtown Plaza would help expand an existing cultural arts district and improve the viability of downtown, city officials and developers told members of the Rochester Broadway Theater League’s site selection committee Friday.

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New leader charts push for a regional initiative

With permanent leadership in place, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County is planning a regional effort to consolidate services with branches in other counties, lowering costs and competing more effectively for federal funding. The board of the local CCE branch ...

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Gift benefits clinical research on Alzheimer’s

The University of Rochester Medical Center announced Monday it received a $1.5 million gift for clinical research into Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions that cause dementia.

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