Thank you for your interest in Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County. Your gift is a great way to show your support. Click on the yellow donate button on the left to send a donation using your credit card (you do not need a PayPal account).

The programs and services provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County (CCE Onondaga) help Onondaga County residents with family, gardening, consumer and nutrition, agriculture, and environmental concerns that are of high priority for them -- programs that, in many cases, are not available from any other source! From offering quality programs and activities for youth, to providing up-to-date agriculture information for local farmers, or helping families learn how to create nutritious and tasty meals, CCE Onondaga is an important resource for residents of our entire county. Your support helps CCE Onondaga to do more and to reach more -- youth, adults and families in our communities -- with high-quality, research-based educational programs they can trust!

Your Support Stays Here in Onondaga County! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your cash or in-kind gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Your gift will be acknowledged by a letter that you may use for tax purposes, and your name will be listed among donors in our published Annual Report unless you request otherwise. Gifts may be made to our general fund (to be spent in the area of highest need), or may be directed to a program of interest.

How to give: Checks may be made payable to "CCE Onondaga" and mailed to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County, 6505 Collamer Road, East Syracuse, NY 13057, or you may call our Finance Office at 315-424-9485 to make other arrangements.

Estate Planning

What will your legacy be?

Including a charitable gift in your estate plan is a simple, tax-friendly way to make a positive impact on the causes, charities or community that matter most to you. Planned giving does not require a large income or vast estate. It requires only a thoughtful intention to make a difference by designating the CCE Onondagain your will or estate plan.

There are many ways to make a planned gift and the information below can help get you started. We encourage you to seek professional estate planning and legal advice to determine the most effective way for you to give. CCE Onondaga staff members are available to meet with you and your professional advisor. Please contact CCE Onondaga to discuss your charitable intentions and options for giving.


Through a charitable bequest, you can designate a gift of a specific dollar amount, a percentage of an estate, or the remainder of an estate after other bequests are made. You maintain control over your assets now and support the organizations that matter to you later. CCE Onondaga will work with us during your lifetime to document details of your charitable goals to honor intent.

Gifts of Life Insurance

CCE Onondaga can be designated as the beneficiary of a fully paid or new life insurance policy. With CCE Onondaga as the owner and beneficiary of a irrevocable policy, you can earn an immediate tax deduction as well as deductions on future premiums, and the policy proceeds will someday support charitable organizations or scholarships through your fund.

Gifts of Retirement Plans

By naming CCE Onondaga as the beneficiary of your retirement account, such as a 403(b) or traditional IRA, you can avoid passing on heavy income and estate taxes to your heirs.

Last updated November 13, 2023