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Community Foundation Newsletter: July 2014

Click here to view the full e-newsletter online. Dear friends: Summer is flying by at the Community Foundation! Here are just a few things keeping Foundation staff busy right now: The annual Scholarship Reception, held July 23 at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, brings together scholarship recipients with the donors who have generously…

Don't Iron While the Strike is Hot

From the Times Union: Troy’s union history past comes alive

By Paul Bray The nation’s first bona-fide all-female union was formed in Troy 150 years ago under the leadership of a young Irish immigrant, Kate Mullany, and her colleague, Esther Keegan, in reaction to low wages, 12- to 14-hour workdays and unsafe conditions in the collar factories. Local writer and director Ruth Harvey dramatizes the story in…