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“Be A man, not the Man.”

“Be A man, not the man.” But, wondered Joe Horan, a teacher/coach in the Syracuse City School District, how is a man defined? Twelve years ago he started a program that teaches middle school boys to be a SIR: have SIGNIFICANCE, show INTEGRITY, and value RELATIONSHIPS. Initially an intramural basketball program with forty 7th and 8th grade boys at Levy Middle School, the Building Men Program has seen significant growth over the years. Learn More »

Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders

The dates for the 2018 Nourishing Tomorrow’ Leaders Course have been announced. This program to train future board members and community leaders runs March 28-May 30. Applications open February 5. Learn More »

Celebrating Gifford grantees and Kathy Goldfarb-Findling

At the November 13 Kathy Awards we invited three organizations to celebrate their support from the Foundation during the tenure of Kathy Goldfarb-Findling, our late executive director. Representatives from Onondaga Earth Corps, Dance Theatre of Syracuse and Baltimore Woods shared their organizational challenges and successes over the past ten years. Learn More »

Congratulations Gifford Grantees

Every month we congratulate our Gifford grantees, with a brief description of the project and the initiative and/or focus area. Read about our newest community and “What If…” minigrants. Learn More »

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  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterA big thank you to Purpose Farm for letting us come tour your space! Clearly the pigs were our favorites :)
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterWe've just posted the job and submission guidelines for our next Executive Director! Check out the details here: link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterWe announced on Monday that our Executive Director, Dirk Sonneborn, will be retiring at the end of the year. We s… link
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterHaving the best time with the Early Childhood Alliance at the Mister.G concert!
  • Gifford Foundation on TwitterCheck out this article on our very own Sheena Solomon! We think she's pretty awesome ;) link link