Oneida Nation Foundation donations help all aspects of CNY, Indian country
Oneida Nation Enterprises have prospered and, in turn, the Oneida Nation has sought to share that prosperity with our neighbors in the surrounding communities through the Oneida Nation Foundation. Whether that sharing involves nearby communities or ones farther afield, the Nation has reached out in a spirit of friendship and sharing. We are proud to continue to offer our hand in friendship just as our ancestors did before us.
“These donations are part of the ongoing efforts of the Oneida Indian Nation to help our brothers and sisters in Indian country, as well as our neighbors here locally,” stated Chuck Fougnier, chairman of the Oneida Nation Foundation. “Dozens of groups in Central New York receive help from the generosity of the Nation—from organizations benefitting children and the disadvantaged to those focusing on health-related issues and the environment.”
Some examples of Oneida Nation community partnerships:
The Oneida Nation has presented more than $1.2 million dollars to the Verona Fire District since an original service agreement was signed in 1993. The donations, which are presented quarterly through the year, are given to the district to help keep equipment up to date.
In 2013 the Oneida Nation once again supported the annual Oz-Stravaganza! in Chittenango with a donation of $5,000.
Another local organization the Oneida Nation has supported is the Friends of the Central Library (FOCL), which also recevied a $5,000 donation.
Once again the SavOn stores together with the Oneida Nation Foundation exceeded fund-raising goals for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's "Shamrocks Against Disability" campaign, netting $20,213 for the MDA's campain in 2012.
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