This is a big year here at Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Schuyler County. We are celebrating our 100 th Anniversary!Back in 1917, in response to a growing need to help our agricultural families and to educate our youth, and in keeping with the University Land Grant mission first signed into law by Abraham Lincoln, our predecessors created what we know today as the Cooperative Extension Service of Schuyler County.
For 100 years this organization has served the citizens of Schuyler County.Our impact is far-reaching and substantial.Examples of our prior work include:
We’re very proud of our work here at CCE, as exhibited in our Annual Report for 2016, found on-line at http://cceschuyler.org/about-us/annual-reports.
However, we want to do so much more; for our 4-H program, at our summer camp, in the fields of horticulture and nutrition and in sustainability and youth programming – but we lack the necessary funding to expand into these areas. We do rely on grants from outside sources to carry out many of our programs; however grants are not always available in program areas our county needs and are often insufficient or ineligible to meet basic business operational needs like office supplies and materials, transportation and office space.Other sources of local, state and federal funds have been flat for years and we receive no funding whatsoever from Cornell University, notwithstanding the name of our organization.So we need your help if we are to continue providing valued and quality services to the community this year and into the future.
One avenue we’re hoping will help this year is to leverage the important milestone of our 100th anniversary. We are planning a CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION to raise awareness of who we are, the value we bring to the community and to raise some much needed operating capital. We are looking to employers in the community, our extension partners and the families we serve to sponsor the event and help defray the costs.
The Centennial event will take place at Logan Ridge Estates in Hector, NY on Friday evening, September 29, 2017. It is being catered by a well-regarded chef, Jeremy Personius who will be preparing the meal using locally sourced ingredients. We have engaged the Blind Spots, a popular Rock and Roll band from Ithaca and recently back from a successful west coast tour. They will be playing on the deck that night, weather permitting. It should be an outstanding evening!
I hope that you will consider sponsoring our event. Sponsorship levels are shown below. As an employer and/or community leader in the area, it would be wonderful if you could support the work we do here at Extension and become a sponsor for the event. If you have any questions or needs in considering this request, I hope you will call on us.We look forward to hearing from you.
Phil Cherry, Executive Director Paul Bursic, Board President
The sponsorship levels are:
PLATINUM $5,000– ten tickets and a reserved table
DIAMOND- $2,500– 6 tickets and a reserved table
GOLD- $1,000- Four tickets to the event
PURPLE- $500– Two tickets to the event
RED- $250 (Individual and Non-profit)
All sponsors will be prominently featured in our program. Platinum sponsors will get the microphone to say a few words to the crowd.
If you would like to sponsor this event, please click the button below. <
Last updated July 31, 2017