Tax benefits for end-of-year charity giving

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Jennifer Leonard, President and Executive Director of The Rochester Area Community Foundation which serves Yates County Community Foundation, wants to alert the public of deadlines for two very attractive, year-end giving opportunities are expiring on December 31, 2011. (See attached.)

To take advantage of any of these opportunities, please contact Dana Miller at or (585) 341-4390.

There will also be an exciting 24-hour, online day of giving on December 8th called ROC the Day that will benefit nonprofits in our region, including the Community Foundation. You can participate by making a credit card donation any time that day at and help your favorite nonprofit with a much-appreciated year-end gift. In the meantime, check out the list of 500+ causes that will be ROC'n all day and night.

CHOOSE the organizations you want to support.

GIVE with a simple online donation

MATTER in our community

Charities are searchable by category and by community served.

Another reason enough to give on December 8 is that 24 lucky ROCstars are going to be given an extra $500 to use toward the charity of their choice to give them an extra boost.

The non-profit organization with the most donors on December 8 in one of these categories—Arts & Culture, Community Benefit & Economic Development, Human Services or Environment— will get an extra $5,000.