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The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Foundation
The Discovery Center

Our Mission

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Foundation, Inc. is committed to assuring the long-term financial stability of The Discovery Center
of the Southern Tier,a hands-on children’s museum. We will position it for the future so our children,
grandchildren and their grandchildren will discover for themselves the joy of learning.

Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Foundation Board Members

Nancy Hargrave, President
Sarah Grace Campbell, Vice President
Elizabeth Akel, Secretary
Kevin O’Hara, Treasurer
Libby O’Connor
Jim Fountaine, Sandy Guy, Carole Hillis, Douglas Johnson
Judith Miller, Karen Sweet O’ Neill, Jane Zuckerman
Margaret “Pokey” Crocker, Executive Director

 
How We Help
We created The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Foundation, Inc. as an endowment fund. We don’t raise money to pay next week’s bills. We raise money for an investment fund, with returns parceled out over the decades to assure long-term growth and success. You set aside money to invest for your retirement, or college, or to leave to your children. That’s exactly what we do.
 
 
How You Can Help
You can join us by giving to the foundation in many forms, including:
• Buying a Donor’s Building Block in the “For our Tomorrows Castle”  in your name , your business name or in memory of another.
• Making a take deductible donation when you transfer stock, sell real estate or manage assets
• Memorializing a loved one in a very special way
• Including a specific amount or bequest to The Foundation of The Discovery Center in your will.
• Asking us to help you plan a unique way for family members to express their condolences
• Any gift to The Discovery Center Foundation will insure that our children, our grandchildren and even their grandchildren will have the opportunity to discover the joys of  learning.

The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier Foundation, Inc.
is a 501(c)(3), and your donations are tax deductible.
 
Have you ever met someone so inspiring that you wanted to invest in them, or in their honor? We have.

The Discovery Center Foundation members knew someone just like that — Andrew Crocker, son of longtime Discovery Center Executive Director Margaret (Pokey) and David Crocker.

In the end, we are all remembered for what we do with our life — by the generosity we exhibit, by the causes we advance, and by the challenges that we face.

Andrew Crocker was that kind of person, and he will be remembered for all that he did. As a global executive, youth sports coach, avid athlete, and dedicated family man, Andrew had a genuine spirit admired by peers and business associates around the world who valued his work ethic, enthusiasm, and friendship. Although he died unexpectedly at the age of 50, he cherished each and every day he lived, and tackled every challenge put before him. We imagine that his family had a lot to do with developing these qualities!

With this in mind, we invite you to consider making a contribution to the Andrew F. Crocker Endowment Fund of The Discovery Center Foundation.

Our goal is to increase the Andrew F. Crocker Endowment Fund of The Discovery Center Foundation to $30,000 by the end of 2014 — The Discovery Center’s 30th Anniversary Year. The future is hard to predict; but, one thing we do know is that we will need resources to fuel our mission in the years to come. We hope you will play a part in the future of The Discovery Center by honoring Andrew Crocker.

For more information or to request a DVD about The Discovery Center, call 607-773-8661 extension 207 and speak with Cathy Fiacco, our Finance Director.

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