Build A Legacy

The Niskayuna Community Foundation can help you have a positive impact in the future. We want to recognize those who plan to make a bequest in their will or contribute through another planned giving tool such as a charitable gift annuity, a charitable remainder trust, a pooled income fund or a gift of life insurance.

A gift of any size is welcome. Our Legacy Society was formed to recognize those who have the courage and vision to plan for tomorrow through a planned or future gift. We invite you to become a Charter Member of the Legacy Society. Let us thank you today for your future generosity. All members of the Legacy Society will be included in special annual events of the Foundation and will receive other recognition.

Harriet Wall Generously Leaves $500,000 Bequest to the Niskayuna Community Foundation

October 20, 2014
The Niskayuna Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, has announced that it has received a bequest of $500,000 from the estateof Harriet F. Wall.

The $500,000 bequest will be added to the Niskayuna Community Foundation’s Endowment Fund. Through this fund, the Niskayuna Community Foundation is able to award generous grants to local organizations, while investing the funds to grow the amount available for grants over time. Prior to receiving the bequest, the Endowment Fund held approximately $170,000.

“The Niskayuna Community Foundation is thrilled to accept this generous gift from the estate of Ms. Wall,” said Daniel F. McCoy, President, Niskayuna Community Foundation Board of Directors. “By carefully stewarding these funds and investing them wisely in our community, the Niskayuna Community Foundation will ensure that Ms. Wall’s gift will make life better for Niskayuna residents and visitors now and far into the future.”

Ms. Wall, who passed away on March 30, 2014 at the age of 95, was a longtime Niskayuna resident with her husband, Robert, a retired General Electric employee. The $500,000 bequest to the Niskayuna Community Foundation was one of five bequests made to local nonprofit organizations, each of which received an equal gift from Ms. Wall’s estate.



Members of the Board of Directors have already made this commitment. Will you please join us? For further information, please call Cindy Phillippe at (518) 935-7899.