The Foundation Assisted Organizations
The Foundation donates funds to assist in the operation of the following CNY Veterans organizations:
Clear Path for Veterans, Chittenango, NYThe pavilion construction project, sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of CNY Foundation, came to fruition during the very cold and snowy evening of December 13, 2016 during the dedication of the completed structure. Robert Quirk, Vice-President, Vietnam Veterans of CNY Foundation, participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony.
By way of appreciation, Clear Path affixed commemorative metal plaques to the gable ends of the pavilion. Pavilion users for years to come will know that the structure is yet another of the many VVCNY Foundation projects implemented to improve the lives of all generations of CNY Veterans.
The pavilion dedication ceremony included remarks by Clear Path CEO and Co-Founder, Melissa Spicer. Ms. Spicer thanked the VVCNY Foundation President and Board of Directors. Several VVCNY Foundation Directors and VVA, Chapter 103 members were present at the dedication.
Following the ceremony, hot beverages and a light buffet were enjoyed in the shelter provided by the pavilion.
VVA Chapter 103: The Foundation funds the operation of VVA Chapter 103.☜ (Click on the photo to view the Home Page of the VVA Chapter 103 web site.)
March 11, 2016: Vietnam Veterans of CNY Foundation President, Peter Bronstad, and Vice President, Robert Quirk, on behalf of the Foundation Board of Directors present a check in the amount of $1,000 to Adrienne Kelley, Francis House Hospice, Syracuse, NY. The donation will financially assist the Francis House to provide compassionate and comforting end of life care of Veterans.
The Foundation funds the Memorial Day Watchfire at the New York State Fairgrounds. The Watchfire typically produces attendance figures in the range of 12,000 and is the premier Central New York Memorial Day event.☜ (Click on the photo to view the VVA Chapter 103 Watchfire web page.)
Syracuse Veterans Center: The Foundation makes an annual donation to the Syracuse Storefront Veterans Center for Christmas Party expenses. The Foundation also funds the purchase of pre-paid food vouchers for Vet Center distribution to impoverished Veterans.
The Foundation insures the Vietnam Veterans of CNY Foundation Donald M. Benack, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament. The proceeds of the golf tournament fund numerous Foundation activities.☜ (Click on the photo to view the Vietnam Veterans of CNY Foundation Donald M. Benack, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament web page.)
The Foundation donates funds to assist the American Legion Christmas gifts for Veteran inpatients of the Syracuse VAMC. The VAMC auditorium is transformed into a gift shop and the permanent resident Veterans are allowed to choose one or two gifts to be sent to family members. The American Legion wraps the gifts and ships to the Veteran's family members without charge to the Veteran.
The Foundation donates to the American Legion Boys State for Youth and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State for Youth Programs.☜ (Click on the photo to view an informative 8.4-minute program-related video.)
Funds the VA Volunteer Services replacement of worn clothing for inpatient Veterans of the Syracuse VAMC.