Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is pleased to recognize Corporate Philanthropy Day, observed on the last Monday in February. Celebrating corporate philanthropy raises awareness of corporate-community partnerships and inspires businesses around the world to engage further in the well-being of their community. NCCF extends its gratitude for the support of businesses in northern Chautauqua County.
Collaboration with groups who are aware of a community’s needs and opportunities make corporate philanthropy more effective. “I respect generosity in people, and I respect it in companies too. I don’t look at it as philanthropy; I see it as an investment in the community.” Paul Newman, actor and philanthropist.
Partnering with businesses for the good of the community has been a standard at the NCCF since its establishment in 1986. “We all know that the people in northern Chautauqua County are community-minded. Neighbors help neighbors and everyone pitches in when there is a need. This generosity extends to our local businesses and corporations who regularly pay it forward.” Diane Hannum, Executive Director.
The NCCF administers grantmaking programs for two local business, both of whom are well-known for their charitable activities. Lake Shore Saving Bank’s “Community Reinvestment Fund” and DFT’s “DFT Communications/Maytum Family Community Betterment Fund” support charitable projects throughout their respective service areas. Applications and guidelines can be found on the NCCF’s website or by contacting either business.
Local businesses support our general fund through business memberships thereby assuring that maximum dollars are available for grant making in the community. NCCF thanks the following businesses for their 2016 membership: Arkwright Printing; Basil Chevrolet Buick Cadillac; Brautigam and Brautigam, LLP; Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care; Columbus Club of Dunkirk Inc.; Courier Capital; DFT Communications; ECR International; Evans and Evans; Fredonia Beaver Club; Gugino & Ryel Financial; Hamlet Farm, L2 Engineering D.P.C., Lake Shore Orthodontics & Oral Surgery PC; Lake Shore Savings; Antoinette Lukasik DDS PLLC; Manning & Napier Advisors, LLC.; The Observer; Support Enterprises, Inc.; and Vecchio Bros. Heating & Cooling.
In 2016, NCCF celebrated 30 years of community enrichment. The following businesses assisted the celebrations through their sponsorship: Platinum Sponsors - Johnson, Mackowiak, & Associates, ECR International; Gold Sponsors – Attorney Peter D. Clark, Nestle Purina; Silver Sponsors - Courier Capital, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Dorn, Randy & Diana Ordines, Anonymous; Bronze Sponsors - Cattaraugus County Bank, Putnam Record Agency, Thomas & Maureen Webb, Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat, Cabana Sam’s Sunset Bay Grill, Anonymous, Observer.
NCCF is also grateful for local companies that provide in-kind services. Johnson, Mackowiak, and Associates generously provide NCCF with accounting services above and beyond contracted services. Turftenders, local lawn care experts, have kept NCCF’s lawn green and weed free for several years while our wonderful neighbors, Hometown Insurance, have kindly provided mowing service. G&E Tents has helped during fair week by supplying the NCCF booth with tables and chairs. Many local businesses have stepped forward during our Applebee’s Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser by kindly contributing baskets and items for the basket raffle.
To learn how your business can become a part of strengthening northern Chautauqua County, contact the NCCF office at 716-366-4892 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NCCF, incorporated in 1986, is a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $12.9 million in the community through its various grant programs. It is an organization inherently committed to enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy. For more information on the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 716-366-4892.