My friend Cali Brooks, who leads the Adirondack Community Trust, sent me an interesting article from the blog Philanthropy 2173: The Future of Good. In light of the Citizens United court decision– “corporations are people”–...
Lake Placid, NY, Dec 30, 2009 — The end of the year is a busy time - holidays to plan for. Travel. Celebrations. It's also a natural time for reflection, and thinking ahead, for trying to make a difference. Cali Brooks works in philanthropy, in the Adirondacks. That's where her thoughts are as 2009 closes. Go to full article
Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center groundbreaking. Source: Ft. Ticonderoga
Aug 15, 2008 — Fort Ticonderoga is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the North Country. The sprawling 5,000-acre outdoor museum on the shore of Lake Champlain is also one of the most important landmarks in American history. But a feud with a major donor has left the privately owned museum deep in debt and scrambling to raise funds to pay for a new education center. Fort Ticonderoga's chairman has raised the possibility of closing the facility, or auctioning part of its collection. As Brian Mann reports, historians and tourism officials say Ticonderoga is too important to lose. Go to full article
Paramedics Joe Connelly(L) & Phil Suarez in NorDijhia carrying sick baby (Source: Phil Suarez)
Nov 21, 2005 — Over the last year, North Country soldiers, National Guardsmen, and volunteers have been helping people around the world recover from natural disasters. Gulf Coast hurricanes and the tsunami in Southeast Asia have drawn much of the attention. But one of the most devastating natural disasters was a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck on October 8. The quake flattened villages in a remote region of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. Aid groups say as many as 3 million victims are still at risk from disease and exposure. Joe Connelly returned earlier this month from the mountain valleys of Pakistan. Connelly is a paramedic, who divides his time between North Creek and New York City. He spent two weeks volunteering, bringing medical treatment to people in some of the hardest-hit and most secluded villages. He spoke with Brian Mann.
Note: Portions of this interview include graphic descriptions of injury and death. Go to full article
Sep 01, 2004 — The Adirondack Community Trust is challenging non-profit organizations in six North Country counties to go a step further in securing their financial futures. ACT is offering training and matching funds to small- and medium-sized non-profits to begin building their own endowments. Martha Foley talks with ACT's executive director, Cali Brooks. Go to full article
Apr 16, 2001 — Plattsburgh State University says it has received a gift of artwork and money valued at more than $700,000. The gift was left to the school by Sally Kent-Gorton, who died last spring. Kent-Gorton was the widow of famed Adirondack painter Rockwell Kent. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article