Honoring Linda G. Toohey, 2017 C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award Recipient

Linda G. Toohey: 2017 C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Honoree from Community Foundation on Vimeo. The C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award is presented by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region during our annual Celebration of Philanthropy in recognition of community members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and extraordinary commitment to…

Dhimiter Cobani addresses his fellow scholars at the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region's 2016 Scholarship Reception.

The Power of Opportunity

The Community Foundation awards more than $500,000 in scholarships each year (click here to view current scholarship opportunities). At our 2016 Scholarship Reception, Dhimiter Cobani, an Albany High School student from Albania, shared moving remarks on why his scholarship was so important, and how his experiences have shaped his future. Read his speech below to…

Rooted in Community: the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Our new video: Rooted in Community

How do community foundations strengthen their communities through philanthropy? View this short video to see how the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is helping protect the farms that feed us, assisting donors in making a difference, and supporting the fight against homelessness. Featuring Community Foundation President & CEO John G. Eberle, and friends…

The Importance of Being Generous

A little philanthropic inspiration via Entrepreneur: “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes Have you ever noticed that the happiest people you know are also the ones who bring the most happiness to others? Just as St. Francis of Assisi said, “It is in…

Business & Community Service: Good for Everyone!

We loved this “Ask the Expert” feature on business and community service from our friends at the Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce: George E. LaMarche III, Esq. is an attorney and founding member of LaMarche Safranko Law, PLLC. His legal practice is focused on personal injury litigation and criminal defense. An exercise enthusiast, he has developed…