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Rochester Giving: Other Important Dates

ATHENA Awards Luncheon January 19 Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Sponsoring Organization: Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce   Power Breakfast: Economic Outlook 2016 January 27 Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Sponsoring Organization: Rochester Business Journal    ...

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Seen Helping out

Galas, sporting events, themed parties—all variety of fundraisers provide crucial support for nonprofit 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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Track down charity details at these websites

The numbers show that Americans are a benevolent lot. Americans gave an estimated $373 billion to charity in 2015, $15 billion more than the year before, continuing an upward trend in charitable giving. Much of that giving is the result ...

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Nonprofits welcome volunteers’ gift of time

When people think about supporting nonprofit charitable organizations, they often first consider providing a financial gift. While cash donations are prized, they aren’t the only way to give. Nonprofit leaders say volunteers can make a profound impact by supporting their ...

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Consider nonprofit’s impact when donating

Many people remember the popular Scared Straight program, which was conceived in the 1970s to combat juvenile delinquency. The idea was that at-risk children would be taken to a prison and be exposed to the life of an inmate. The ...

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Rochester Giving Guide

4    Nonprofits welcome volunteers’ gift of time     As an alternative to cash, volunteering is just as precious. 5    Consider nonprofit’s impact when donating     Low overhead isn’t everything. What a charity accomplishes     is key. 8    Track down charity ...

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Rochester Giving Guide

13thirty Cancer Connect     Bandana Bolt 5K    45     Journeys Celebration of Living    53 Ability Partners Foundation     Francis “Ben” Bonafiglia Golf Tournament    46 ACT Rochester     Report Card Event    36 Action for a Better Community Inc.     James M. ...

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2017 Athena Awards

It is with great pride that the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the Women’s Council, present the 31st Annual Athena Award® finalists and the finalists of the Athena Young Professional Award® in Rochester. The awards are designed ...

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Mentoring young women, building tomorrow’s leaders

Recognizing and empowering young women in the Greater Rochester area who aspire to become our future leaders has been one of the Women’s Council’s longstanding missions. In an effort to promote these young women of promise, the Women’s Council introduced ...

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2017 ATHENA YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD FINALISTS

Traci Adolph President and CEO Tra-Lin Corp., dba Samson Fuel & Trucking President and CEO, Bisig Oil Family: Single; a daughter and a son Professional and community leadership: Member, board of directors, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce; member, board of ...

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2017 Athena Awards Table of Contents

Twenty-two women—experienced and emerging leaders—are finalists for the 2017 Athena Award and the Athena Young Professional Award. Sponsored by the Women’s Council of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, the award honors those who go above and beyond in the ...

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Past Athena Recipients

2016: Elaine Spaull Center for Youth 2015: Amy Tait Broadstone Real Estate LLC 2014: Lynn Maquat University of Rochester Medical Center 2013: Anne Kress Monroe Community College 2012: Judith Ford Baumhauer M.D. University of Rochester Medical Center 2011: Kitty Van ...

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2017 Athena Award finalists

 Elizabeth Arthur Physician and owner Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa PLLC Education: B.S., biology, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.; M.D., Hahnemann University, Philadelphia Family: Husband, Michael; a daughter and a son Professional and community leadership: Board member, National Center for Missing ...

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Acclaimed glass artist creates finalists’ gifts

The Athena Finalists each receive 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—perhaps most often recognized in Rochester for her work ...

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Inspiring women, finding their own inspiration

Lynne Maquat grew up learning that girls should not stand out. The J. Lowell Orbison endowed chair and professor of URMC’s Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics finds the inspiration to transcend that oppression, which can continue into adulthood for many ...

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