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Rome Community Foundation President David Grow presents the Richard H. McMahon Governance Award to Kelly Walters

Rome Community Foundation President David Grow presents the Richard H. McMahon Governance Award to Kelly Walters

 Hundreds gather to celebrate Rome Community Foundation’s 20th anniversary 

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The Rome Community Foundation hosted its Community Celebration on Wednesday night at the Capitol Arts Complex, to mark the foundation’s 20th anniversary.

More than 220 attended the event, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management. A reception catered by Chimo’s Catering and Copper City Brewing was held between 5:30 and 6:30 featuring wine and beer, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages. Entertainment was provided by the Andrea Falvo Trio.

The program kicked off with a video by Rick Lewis of the Capitol, featuring vignettes by several area non-profit leaders telling how the Rome Community Foundation has assisted them. Among the agencies featured included Rome Memorial Hospital, Jervis Public Library, the Rome Art and Community Center, the Capitol Arts Complex and the YMCA of the Tri-Valley.

The video was followed by remarks by Rome Community Foundation President David Grow.

One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the Foundation’s Richard H. McMahon Governance Award. Thirty-two Rome area non-profits submitted nominations for board members or trustees who made a significant impact to the organization’s success.

Kelly Walters, of the Center for Family Life and Recovery, was the winner of the McMahon Award, and the center received a $5,000 grant from the Foundation. A second McMahon Governance was given to Ed Davis of the Lake Delta Volunteer Fire Department. The Fire Department received a check for $1,000 as part of the award.

Special McMahon Governance Awards were awarded to Fred Normand (posthumously) and Rev. Phillip Hearn for their exceptional service to the Rome Community Theatre and Copper City Connection respectively and for serving on the Board of Directors of the Rome Community Foundation. Kristen Stanton, daughter of Fred Normand, accepted the award. Both organizations received checks for $500.

Each of the remaining 28 organizations that submitted nominations will receive $200.

Rick Weltz of WKAL was the emcee for the event. The evening ended with the awarding of door prizes that were donated by Rome Preowned Auto, Vernon Downs Hotel & Casino, Berkshire Bank, Byrne Dairy, Engelbert’s Jewelers and Rome Country Club.

The Rome Community Foundation was established in 1999 to address the capital needs of community non-profits in the Greater Rome area. The Foundation has in excess of $6 million under professional management and the interest from those investments is used to issue grants on a quarterly basis at the discretion of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

In addition to Grow, the Foundation’s officers include: David Engelbert and Lynn Rosen, vice presidents; Robert Ritz, treasurer; and Julie Grow Denton, secretary. Victor Fariello is organization’s executive director.

Donations to the Rome Community Foundation are tax-deductible and can be sent to PO Box 609, Rome, NY 13442-0609. For information on how to donate or to apply for grants, visit www.romecommunityfoundation.org.

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The Light of Hope presenting to Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Light of Hope presenting to Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. in collaboration with ACR Health, held The 1stAnnual Light of Hope Ceremony (September 22, 2019). All proceeds from the Light of Hope event were given to the Connor Arthur Lynskey Memorial Scholarship Fund. Conner’s life was tragically taken by a drunk driver in 2018. “Addiction is a disease and many of the deaths contributing to this disease can be prevented.  CFLR chose to contribute to Connor’s legacy in hopes young people receiving scholarships will work to prevent such tragic loss and provide hope” states Cassandra Sheets, CEO. On October 9th, CFLR presented a check for $1,500.00 to Donald Lynskey, Race Director for Connor’s Way Scenic Memorial 5-Mile Run/Walk and Bridget Keesler, Co-Director of Connor’s Way.

 

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1st Annual Light of Hope Event September 22, 2019

1st Annual Light of Hope Event September 22, 2019

The Center for Family Life and Recovery in collaboration with ACR Health held it’s 1st Annual Light of Hope to honor loved ones lost to Suicide and Addiction. To bring loved ones together to help in their process of grief and show love and support to our community.

Save the Date for next years August 31st at Hanna Park, Utica

 

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Tim Foley Recovery Classic Golf Tournament 2019

Tim Foley Recovery Classic Golf Tournament 2019

On September 15, 2019 Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. held our 11th Annual Tim Foley Recovery Classic Golf Tournament at Woodgate Pines Golf Club in Boonville, NY. 

This event was named after Tim in recognition of his 25 years as a Board Member with Center for Family Life and Recovery and one of its predecessors, Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism/Addictions. Tim Foley, who is a practicing attorney, grew up in Utica and Old Forge. He has been in recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction for more than 30 years. Tim considers it a responsibility to share his story with others whenever given the opportunity as he truly believes that when there is help there is hope.

This golf tournament is about Fun, Food, Prizes and Lots of Laughs.

Please Save the Date for next years tournament Sunday, September 13th 2020 !!!!

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2019 Annual Awareness Breakfast

2019 Annual Awareness Breakfast

Celebrating CommUNITY Connections 

Help us celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, our community partners, and our local leaders who made it all possible. Hear the “Pay It Forward” stories from our Peer Advocates on how they have added purpose to their own recovery. Let’s look to the future and the successes to come!

The 2019 Annual Awareness Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at 8:30am at Hart’s Hill Inn, Whitesboro. Tickets are available at $25 for individuals or $180 for a table of 8. To reserve your seat, please call 315.733.1709 or click on the link below. You may also pay for your booth at this time.


Registration



Program Book Ad Form

2019 Sponsor Form

2019 Partner Booth Form

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Give It A Whirl

Give It A Whirl is a free program for people in recovery to try their hand at a variety of hobbies and activities while learning sober life skills.  We’ve learned to paint, made pillows, candles, stress balls, and birdhouses.  We’ve made healthy soups and snacks.  We’ve experimented with cake decorating and jewelry making.  And we’ve laughed – great big belly laughs – each and every week with all of the new friends we’ve made at the program. 

Pictured is a display at the Utica Public Library of just a few of our projects we’ve completed.

GIAW group making pillows.

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