The Niskayuna Community Foundation (NCF) is proud to celebrate our 15th anniversary by hosting a community-wide day of service and celebration on September 26, 2015. We invite you to support wonderful local organizations and join in the fun!
In one productive day, volunteers will complete 15 community service projects for not-for-profit organizations that serve Niskayuna residents, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, miSci, The Child Advocacy Center, and the Niskayuna Senior Center. After a day of fulfilling work, we will come back together in celebration of community spirit with a fundraising party at LT’s Grill.
Over the past 15 years, the NCF has awarded more than 60 scholarships to Niskayuna students and distributed more than 175 financial grants to organizations that make life better for Niskayuna residents, supporting arts and culture, education, health, recreation, environment, and human services programs and projects.
Get Involved in the Celebration…
♦ Sponsorship Opportunities – Businesses can support the day of service and NCF with financial and/or volunteer support. Thank you to the fantastic sponsors who have already pledged their support to this event! Individual donors can also join our Honorary Committee.
♦ Volunteer – Join us with your club, group or religious organization and volunteer to work on one of our 15th Anniversary service projects. We encourage individuals and families to join us as volunteers as well!
♦ 15th Anniversary Party at LT’s Grill – Witness Niskayuna community spirit at the evening party at LT’s Grill starting at 7pm. Tickets will be available for purchase in September and we invite the whole community to come celebrate with us!
The Niskayuna Community Foundation enhances the quality of life in the Niskayuna town and school district through organized philanthropy. The Niskayuna Community Foundation:
- Distributes grants to support arts and culture, education, health, recreation, environment, and human services programs and projects
- Offers flexible, effective giving opportunities for donors
- Acts as an enduring resource to augment community programs and initiatives
With a booming local population, financially strapped local governments and school districts, and dwindling public monies for nonprofit organizations, the Foundation needs your help to further strengthen the Niskayuna community. All donations are tax-deductible and you will be recognized in Community Connections, our annual newsletter, and on our website.
The Niskayuna Community Foundation operates as an affiliate of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, both of which are part of a rapidly growing community foundation movement nationwide. More than 700 community foundations across the United States work to enhance and improve their hometowns through a variety of projects. Community foundations build endowments for their community and distribute grants to meet community needs. Foundations like the Niskayuna Community Foundation are often referred to as the school & town “insurance policy for the future.”
The Bridge Builder
By Will Allen Dromgoole
An old man going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
Through which was flowing a sullen tide
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way;
You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build this bridge at evening tide?”
The builder lifted his old gray head;
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followed after me to-day
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been as naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”