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Here's to a bright and meanin#Hanukkahukkah. ... See MoreSee Less

Heres to a bright and meaningful #Hanukkah.

Congratulations to Dawn and Ro, our team members, for graduating from United Way's African American Leadership Development Program! We couldn't be prouder of their dedication, growth, and commitment to personal and professional dev#leadershipdevelopmente#proudteammemberse#unitedwaysuccessw#takingchargeofchangegeofchange ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Dawn and Ro, our team members, for graduating from United Ways African American Leadership Development Program! We couldnt be prouder of their dedication, growth, and commitment to personal and professional development. #LeadershipDevelopment #ProudTeamMembers #unitedwaysuccess #takingchargeofchange

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Congratulations to you both! 🤍

Congratulations!! I love you both!! 💖 coworkers that become friends

Congratulations! Grateful to RACF and your amazing team for supporting.

Congrats fellow graduates!!🎉🎉

😍 🎉Congratulations!

Congratulations!!!

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Congratulations to Community Foundation Board Member Alyssa Whitfield, who is being inducted tonight into the Monroe Community College Alumni Hall of Fame for her professional and personal achievements and civic excellence. Also being honored by MCC is our funding partner, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, which is receiving a Salute to Excellence award. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Community Foundation Board Member Alyssa Whitfield, who is being inducted tonight into the Monroe Community College Alumni Hall of Fame for her professional and personal achievements and civic excellence. Also being honored by MCC is our funding partner, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, which is receiving a Salute to Excellence award.

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Congratulations

Congrats and well-earned, Alyssa! 🙌

Congratulations Alyssa!!

Congratulations, Alyssa!!!! 🥳🥳🥳

Congratulations 👏🏾

Way to go, Alyssa! Congratulations!

Congratulations Alyssa!

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Join us in welcoming Kara Dwyer, our new philanthropic planning officer in the Philanthropic Engagement Department. Originally from Maine, Kara comes to the Community Foundation with more than 18 years of arts nonprofit administrative and fundraising experience. Kara and her family have recently moved to Webster from Tampa, where she was managing director of The Master Chorale of South Florida, a large symphony chorus. In addition to managing hundreds of concerts and events, she was a grant panelist for the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. She also has been director of operations for Gulf Coast Youth Choirs in Tampa, marketing coordinator for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, and assistant office manager for the Maine Center for the Arts in Orono. Kara has a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Tampa and a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Maine. #newhire #welcome #newjob #onboarding #newemployee #career #job #welcometotheteam #Rochesterny ... See MoreSee Less

Join us in welcoming Kara Dwyer, our new philanthropic planning officer in the Philanthropic Engagement Department. Originally from Maine, Kara comes to the Community Foundation with more than 18 years of arts nonprofit administrative and fundraising experience. Kara and her family have recently moved to Webster from Tampa, where she was managing director of The Master Chorale of South Florida, a large symphony chorus. In addition to managing hundreds of concerts and events, she was a grant panelist for the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. She also has been director of operations for Gulf Coast Youth Choirs in Tampa, marketing coordinator for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, and assistant office manager for the Maine Center for the Arts in Orono. Kara has a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Tampa and a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Maine. #newhire #welcome #newjob  #onboarding #newemployee #career #job #welcometotheteam #Rochesterny

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Welcome!!

Congratulations, Kara! I remember how impressed I was talking with you a couple of years ago.

So glad to have you on the team!!

Congratulations to Tom Clark for being recognized as a 2023 ICON by Rochester Business Journal. Tom and his wife, Barbara, have been generous supporters of our community through their giving and time spent volunteering. Tom, who worked alongside Tom Golisano as Paychex grew, retired as CFO. He has served on the boards of Paychex, School of the Holy Childhood, and the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, to name a few. The Clarks were founding members of the Community Foundation’s Developmental Disabilities Giving Circle and longtime benefactors of agencies focused on meeting the needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. In 2007, the Clarks were honored by the Foundation with a Philanthropy Award. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Tom Clark for being recognized as a 2023 ICON by Rochester Business Journal. Tom and his wife, Barbara, have been generous supporters of our community through their giving and time spent volunteering. Tom, who worked alongside Tom Golisano as Paychex grew, retired as CFO. He has served on the boards of Paychex, School of the Holy Childhood, and the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, to name a few. The Clarks were founding members of the Community Foundation’s Developmental Disabilities Giving Circle and longtime benefactors of agencies focused on meeting the needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. In 2007, the Clarks were honored by the Foundation with a Philanthropy Award.

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Congratulations Tom! An absolute ICON in our community!

Amazing accomplishments!

Congratulations! So glad to have your family as part of the Holy Childhood family!

Congratulations!🎉

Congratulations!!!

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Explore the wide range of ways you can donate to the Community Foundation! From cash gifts to publicly traded securities, real estate, and more - we welcome a variety of assets that can be used to create or add to a fund. Visit www.racf.org/giving/gifts-we-accept/ for more information.

#givingback #makeadifference #supportyourcommunity #rochesterny #donate
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Explore the wide range of ways you can donate to the Community Foundation! From cash gifts to publicly traded securities, real estate, and more - we welcome a variety of assets that can be used to create or add to a fund. Visit https://www.racf.org/giving/gifts-we-accept/ for more information. 
#GivingBack #MakeADifference #SupportYourCommunity #rochesterNY #donate

We are sponsoring fun holiday workshops at ROC Holiday Village in downtown Rochester, which runs from Dec. 1-23. rocholidayvillage.com/

Dates and times for the workshops, as well as the organizations that are leading them:

Hanukkah 12/3 (11-6) – led by the Jewish Federation
Kwanzaa 12/10 (11-2) – led by the Kwanzaa Coalition
3 Kings Day 12/15 (4-8) – led by the Puerto Rican Festival
Christmas 12/17 (11-6) – led by First Bible Baptist Church

#rochester #rochesterny #ROC #newyork #upstateny #fingerlakes #ThisIsRoc #explorerochester #Rochesternewyork #NY #flx #roctopshots #shoplocal #supportlocal
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We are sponsoring fun holiday workshops at ROC Holiday Village in downtown Rochester, which runs from Dec. 1-23. https://rocholidayvillage.com/  Dates and times for the workshops, as well as the organizations that are leading them:  Hanukkah 12/3 (11-6) – led by the Jewish Federation
Kwanzaa 12/10 (11-2) – led by the Kwanzaa Coalition
3 Kings Day 12/15 (4-8) – led by the Puerto Rican Festival
Christmas 12/17 (11-6) – led by First Bible Baptist Church  #rochester #rochesterny #roc #newyork #upstateny #fingerlakes #thisisroc #explorerochester #rochesternewyork #ny #flx #roctopshots #shoplocal #supportlocal

📣 Attention all students! The #scholarship applications are now open! Don't miss out on an opportunity to secure financial support for #educationation.
👉 Find all the details and submit your application at: www.racf.org/scholarsh#rochesternyt#collegel#classof2024f2024
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