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Rochester-Based Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation Gives Over $3 Million in Covid-19 Relief

February 4, 2021

Farash Foundation News Release February 4, 2021 The Rochester-based Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation gave over $3 million in Covid-19 relief across 47 grants to local organizations doing critical work in the community in 2020. The grants were distributed across three…

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‘Deeply isolating’: Firsthand accounts of non-white teachers highlight roadblocks to workforce diversity

January 15, 2021

Democrat & Chronicle January 15, 2021   A new qualitative research report on the local teacher pipeline highlights a number of roadblocks to greater diversity in the workforce, starting before prospective educators graduate high school themselves and continuing well into their careers….

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A new opportunity for Rochester’s students

January 14, 2021

Rochester Business Journal January 14, 2021   In spring 2020, Rochester, like the rest of our nation, was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine months later, the impact of COVID-19 on our city’s most vulnerable families, students and schools has presented…

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New fellowship aimed at transformational change for city school students

January 11, 2021

WXXI January 11, 2021   A coalition of local child and family advocates has announced an effort at improving schools in Rochester that involves a two-year fellowship. The group, called the Rochester Education Fellowship, is looking for someone to help build a…

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Coalition develops fellowship to address local education

January 6, 2021

Rochester Business Journal January 6, 2021   A local coalition of child and family advocates has developed the Rochester Education Fellowship, which will enable a leader to co-create and build a new, community-centered vision for bold, transformation change for Rochester’s public school…

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Farash Foundation to fund fellowship for “bold, innovative vision for education”

January 5, 2021

Democrat & Chronicle January 5, 2021   The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation announced this week the creation of a two-year Rochester Education Fellowship, the latest reform-oriented effort to fix what ails the city’s schools…

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Rochester Advocates for Children and Families Launch Search for Education Fellow

January 4, 2021

Rochester Education Fellowship News Release January 4, 2021   A coalition of local child and family advocates today announced the Rochester Education Fellowship, a two-year fellowship for a talented leader to co-create and build a new, community-centered vision for bold, transformational change…

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Hollis Budd Named 2020 ICON Honors Award Recipient

December 8, 2020

Farash Foundation News Release December 8, 2020 Hollis Budd, executive director of the Max and Marian Farash Foundation, has been named a 2020 ICON Honors award recipient. Established in 2017, ICON Honors recognizes Rochester business leaders over the age of 60 for…

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Megan Bell Named 2020 Forty Under 40 Honoree

November 13, 2020

Farash Foundation News Release November 13, 2020 Megan Bell, director of grants & programs for the Max and Marian Farash Foundation, has been named a 2020 Forty Under 40 recipient. Forty Under 40 recognizes 40 men and women, under the age of…

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Megan Bell Named Farash Foundation Director of Grants and Programs

August 1, 2019

Farash Foundation News Release August 1st, 2019   Megan Bell has been named Director of Grants and Programs for the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation. Executive Director of the Marie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Foundation in Rochester since 2010, Bell…

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