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‘Laughter, music, hugs’ at Marian’s House

When Mary Fazio R.N. was 14 years old, she was hospitalized for six weeks. While there she became intrigued with the hospital setting. So, after her release, she volunteered as a candy striper at a local hospital. She enjoyed the ...

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At Unity hospital, ‘Terry teaches us compassion’

Don’t ask Dorette “Terry” Clein how old she is because she won’t tell you. It’s not because she’s embarrassed about her age; rather, she’s a firm believer that age is just a number. It’s how you spend your years and ...

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Helping Hillside balance evolution of care, quality

Becoming a nurse was a natural decision for Ann Brennan Cott R.N. Cott, who is one of four nurses in her family, has always enjoyed working with people and helping them through challenging times. “It is extremely rewarding work,” she ...

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Haines keeps emergency room humming

George Haines is kindhearted, intelligent, humble and grateful for everything. The only problem with “Mr. George,” as he’s affectionately known to many around him, is that there is only one of him. Thirty-four years ago, Haines got snowed in at ...

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Runyon’s goal: settings that feel like home

In a world where bigger is often thought to be better, Charles Runyon strives for a model in which small is best. As the president and CEO of St. John’s Health Care Corp. on Highland Avenue in Rochester, he believes ...

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Meet, Stay and Play directory

Hotels Belhurst Castle 4069 West Lake Road Geneva, NY 14456 Phone: (315) 781-0201 Web: www.belhurst.com E-mail: info@belhurst.com General manager: Kevin Reeder Number of guest rooms: 47 Capacity in: Classroom seating: 50 Average rate for single-night stay: $201 to $350  Bonnie ...

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Get to know the Flower City

Travel the world and you will find cities of every possible flavor. What will you find in Rochester, N.Y.?

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Top volunteers

Rochester ranked fifth for volunteering among large U.S. metro areas in 2014, down from No. 3 (36.1 percent) in 2013.     1.    Salt Lake City    37.5%     2.    Minneapolis-St. Paul    35.5%     3.    Milwaukee     33.7%     4.    Charlotte    33.3% ...

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Seen Helping out

Galas, sporting events, themed parties—all variety of fundraisers provide crucial support for non-profit arts and human service organizations in our community. They also fill the area’s social calendar with fun. The Rochester Business Journal publishes photos of recent fundraisers every ...

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Rochester Giving: Other important Dates

ATHENA Awards Luncheon January 21 Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Sponsoring Organization: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce   Power Breakfast: Economic Outlook 2016 January 29 Hyatt Regency Rochester Sponsoring Organization: Rochester Business Journal   Leadership Development by Dale ...

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Millennials get it and give what they have

Philanthropy is a hands-on activity that involves more than writing a check. That’s the way many millennials see it. This generation grew up on instant access; pair social consciousness with technology and philanthropic magic happens. An influx of online resources ...

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For those who are daunted by giving choices

Dana Vosburgh frequently meets people with sizable estates who are interested in donating to charities—but have no idea where to begin. “I think unfortunately because of that, they might forgo making donations, and that’s a shame because there are a ...

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Rochester Giving: Letter from the Publisher

Dear Readers, Welcome to the inaugural edition of Rochester Giving, a new annual Rochester Business Journal publication that is designed to be a philanthropic resource used throughout the year. Rochester Giving combines two existing RBJ publications—the Charitable Events Calendar and ...

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Rochester ranks fifth in the nation for giving

Rochester has a long-standing reputation, locally and nationally, as a caring community. Naysayers and skeptics may see this as little more than provincial boosterism, but a wealth of history and evidence lends credence to the notion that we live in ...

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Acclaimed glass artist creates finalists’ gifts

Each Athena finalist receives a signature art piece designed and created by glass artist Nancy Gong specifically for this award. Nancy has received worldwide acclaim for her architectural art glass designs—and is perhaps most often recognized in Rochester for her work on ...

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