We’re working to make Central New York great!
We are an integral part of the Central New York community. That is why we believe our role involves more than growing businesses and keeping the community informed. It involves continually working to make our communities healthier, happier and safer places for those who reside and visit here. We value the partnerships that we have with nonprofit organizations in our community, and we work hard to help them in their efforts. Our employees serve as volunteers and board members for dozens of community organizations, including the SUNY Broome Foundation, the Roberson Museum and Science Center, UHS, Ithaca Longview, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, service organizations and many others.
Every year, we provide thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of volunteer time to assist nonprofit organizations through four main channels:
Gannett Foundation: A philanthropic foundation sponsored by Gannett. The Gannett Foundation supports nonprofit activities across Central New York and other Gannett influenced communities. In 2012, the Gannett Foundation made grants and matched employee donations to nonprofits for a total of $6.9 million.
Make A Difference Day: Millions of people and many businesses come together on the fourth Saturday in October to participate in Make A Difference Day. It is the largest national day of helping others and is sponsored by Gannett’s USA WEEKEND and its carrier newspapers, including the Press & Sun-Bulletin. Each year, Press & Sun, Star-Gazette and The Ithaca Journal employees and their family members volunteer on a common initiative to help our neighbors in need.
Press & Sun-Bulletin Lend-a-Hand: Our annual holiday campaign draws support from hundreds of donors who contribute to provide last-resort assistance to our community’s neediest.
Star-Gazette Fund: With a focus on health, human services and children’s issues, this fund supports non-profit organizations in communities surrounding Elmira.