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In 2004, Cortland Auxiliary's Executive Director developed an idea to help employees of Cortland Auxiliary in undue financial hardship. In 2005, the IRS approved the Family Fund concept as a charitable organization.

Cortland Auxiliary employees, vendors, SUNY Cortland students, and staff can make tax-deductible contributions to assist employees with emergency financial situations. Many employees work in entry-level food or retail service positions and do not have reserves in their budget to handle emergencies. This fund can assist when there is a fire or flood to a home, unexpected medical bills, the death of a family member, when they are a victim of a crime, or another unexpected financial emergency.

The fund has raised $35,000 in contributions and has made several disbursements. Unfortunately, there is so much more need than the plan can assist with.

Please consider making a charitable donation to help those who "Serve You Daily." Contact an Family Fund board member, Cortland Auxiliary Human Resources at 753-2431, or the union president.

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