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William & Sheila Konar

The William & Sheila Konar Foundation is a private grant-making entity founded in 1982. Guided by the philanthropic goals and priorities of its founders, the Foundation supports programs, institutions, and organizations in Rochester, New York, and elsewhere. The driving force behind its giving is William and Sheila Konar’s commitment to opportunity, and their desire to help others in their community grow and prosper.

Our philanthropic efforts reflect a “conscious philanthropy” – a desire to see giving provide measurable benefits to the community. We believe that philanthropic giving is a critical tool in supporting the collective capacity of a community to improve the quality of life for all of its citizens.