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Glenwood Cemetery Revitalization Campaign

May 30, 2024 04:36PM ● By Nicole Petrus

WATERTOWN — The Northern New York Community Foundation is pleased to partner with Blessed  Sacrament Parish — St. Anthony’s, St. Patrick’s, and Holy Family Churches — to steward charitable gifts  in support of a $1 million campaign to revitalize Watertown’s Glenwood Cemetery.   Since its consecration in June 1888, Glenwood Cemetery has been the family plot for many. It serves as  the principal Catholic cemetery in the Watertown area for many North Country neighbors and relatives.  “Glenwood is an important part of our community’s heritage and history. We are eager to partner to  help raise funds to care for it and its linkage to past generations,” said Rande S. Richardson, Community  Foundation executive director. 

 Planned improvements to the cemetery include roadway reconstruction, a columbarium, and upgrades  to infrastructure. To ensure sustainability of the project, the campaign fundraising goal includes ongoing  maintenance and improvement costs. The campaign will work together with the Glenwood Cemetery  Endowment Fund, established at the Community Foundation in 2021. 

 “Glenwood Cemetery is a community asset, home to our deceased loved ones, cherished Holy ground.  It is our responsibility to maintain and improve the cemetery we love,” Blessed Sacrament Parish Pastor  Father Mickey Demo said. 

 The cemetery will rely on gifts from dedicated donors to enable the full completion of the project. Its  impact will have an enduring legacy on the community for generations to come. 

 Donors may make secure online gifts to the campaign at Gifts may also  be mailed to: Northern New York Community Foundation, 131 Washington St., Watertown, NY  13601. Please note the Glenwood Revitalization Campaign with your gift.

About the Northern New York Community Foundation 

 Since 1929, the Northern New York Community Foundation has invested in improving and enriching  the quality of life for all in communities across Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.  Through partnerships with businesses and organizations, charitable foundations, and generous families  and individual donors, the Community Foundation awards grants and scholarships from an endowment and  collection of funds that benefit the region. Its commitment to donors helps individuals achieve their charitable  objectives now and for generations to come by preserving and honoring legacies of community philanthropy  while inspiring others. 

 The Community Foundation is a resource for local charitable organizations, donors, professional advisors  and nonprofit organizations. It also works to bring people together at its permanent home in the Northern New  York Philanthropy Center to discuss challenges our communities face and find creative solutions that strengthen  the region and make it a great place to live, work, and play.