Connecting Students to High Demand Occupations

Connecting Students to High Demand Occupations

The Don Skop Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to provide college scholarships to students pursuing careers in vocations. Over the past few years it has become challenging to award the scholarship due to a lack of students interested in this type of work,...
Tom Gill Memorial Fund…Improving the Lives of Children

Tom Gill Memorial Fund…Improving the Lives of Children

“If you treat an individual as he is; he will stay as he is, but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.”  Goethe “This was my father’s favorite quote and what he...
 Women Make a HUGE Difference in Otsego County

 Women Make a HUGE Difference in Otsego County

What kind of impact can over 100 women have on their community when they gather together for one hour? They can raise $15,000 for local efforts! On Tuesday, May 14, a dynamic group of women came together at the Otsego Resort and listened as four members were randomly...
Turning Retirement Accounts into Charitable Good

Turning Retirement Accounts into Charitable Good

  There is good news for community foundation donors in their 70s—and for the communities and causes they care about. A permanent law makes it possible to give individual retirement account (IRA) assets to charity, free from federal tax, annually. Prior to 2006,...
Mother’s Day Spotlight

Mother’s Day Spotlight

In honor of Mother’s Day, we are highlighting two OCF funds: the Kathryn Tripp Scholarship Fund and the Elaine Nowicki Awesome Fund. Both funds were created by loving family members in memory of their moms. ELAINE NOWICKI AWESOME FUND When Elaine Nowicki saw an act of...