African American Giving Initiative Awards 1st Grant
The Gateways Music Festival is the recipient of the African American Giving Initiative's first-ever grant. The Giving Initiative, founded in 2011, awarded teh $5,200 grant to the biennial festival in April.
Retired Rochester City School District Vice Principal Leaves an Incredible Legacy
Starting in 2013, the Roy E. VanDelinder, Jr. Fund at the Community Foundation will annually support a college fellowship, worth as much as $80,000 and possibly more in later years, for a deserving upperclassman or graduate student in disciplines that were important to him — European history, organ studies, and ecumenism.
Report Says Community-wide Effort Needed to Help City Students Get Into College
"Making a College Education Attainable," a 36-page report commissioned by the Community Foundation, found that while Rochester has many committed advocates helping city youth prepare for and apply to colleges, these efforts are inadequate and are not available at every school.
10-Year-Old Secret Reveals Anonymous Donors
In December 2001, the Community Foundation announced that it had received $14 million, the largest gift in its history. But the identities of the generous donors was a secret. At the 2012 Philanthropy Awards and Annual Report to the Community luncheon, it was revealed that Philanthropy Award recipient Ron Fielding and his late wife, Donna, were the anonymous donors.
18 Graduates in Inaugural Class of Greater Rochester Parent Leadership Training Institute
Parents and parent advocates from Rochester, Brighton, and Greece completed the intensive 20-week leadership training session that began in September 2012. All are working on projects to solve communitiy problems in order to improve child outcomes.