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Welcome to the News Page! In an effort to honor the successes of our grantees and keep the community informed of our initiatives, we will be updating this page to let you know about our latest grants, notable milestones, and other news.

Konar Foundation News

Foodlink Fellows Complete Culinary Career Program

Daily Messenger, 7/8/2019

Culinary Clash raises $110K for Alzheimer’s Research

Daily Messenger, 5/20/2019

Foodlink Career Fellowship


University of Rochester Reading Program Showing Promise in RCSD

Democrat & Chronicle, 3/15/2019

A $500,000 Donation Will Help Nazareth College Expand Programs Focusing on Religious Diversity

WXXI News, 2/6/2019

Nazareth College Creates Konar Center for Tolerance and Jewish Studies

The Post, 2/6/2019

Gift Allows Nazareth to Add Jewish Studies to Its Interfaith Focus

Rochester Business Journal, 2/6/2019

Nazareth College Receives $500k Donation for Jewish Studies Center

WHEC News 10, 2/6/2019

Museum Receives Grant for Woodbury School Classrooms

Play Time, The Strong National Museum of Play, 1/2/2019

Grant from Konar Foundation to Expand Woodbury Preschool [at The Strong National Museum of Play]

Rochester Business Journal, 11/30/2018

Foodlink Career Fellowship’s Inaugural Class ‘Moves up’

The Post, 10/26/2018

The Little’s Theater 1 Set to Reopen This Week

WXXI News, 10/20/2018

A Day to Celebrate ‘Moving up’ at Foodlink

Foodlink, 10/05/2018

UR/East EPO Partnership Launches Step to College Program

Warner School of Education, University of Rochester, 8/02/2018

Connections: Summer of Food – Discussing the Middle Skills Gap in the Food Industry

WXXI News, 7/19/2018

$2.5 Million Gift from the William and Sheila Konar Foundation Supports Urban Education Success

University of Rochester, 6/22/2018

2018 Foodlink Spring Newsletter

Foodlink, 5/29/2018

Children’s Advocacy Group Wants More Transparency in RCSD Budget 

13 WHAM, 4/19/18

Borinquen Dance Theatre’s Awaken & Rise dedicated to Puerto Rico’s hurricane victims

Democrat & Chronicle, 4/6/18

New Website Aims to Ease Applications to Rochester Charter Schools

CW Rochester, 1/17/18

Interesting People of Rochester 2017: 15 Notables Worth Knowing

Democrat & Chronicle, 11/21/17

Husband’s Fighting Spirit Inspires Commitment to Cause

Aspire Philanthropy Magazine, 10/1/17

From War Orphan to Altruistic Entrepreneur

Rochester Business Journal, 9/30/16

Mendelson Appointed to William and Sheila Konar Professorship

UR Medicine, 8/23/16

An Enduring Commitment to Holocaust Education The William Konar Family

US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 9/1/15

Once Penniless, Konar Excelled at Business

Rochester Business Journal, 6/26/15

University Mourns Death of William B. Konar

UR Medicine, 6/26/15

Nazareth College Breaks Ground on New Wellness & Rehabilitation Institute

Nazareth College, 4/28/14

WRI Receives Major Gift

Nazareth College, 3/1/14

Konar Foundation Gives $1.5M for Nazareth College Institute

Rochester Business Journal, 10/24/13

Gift from William and Sheila Konar Supports Clinical Research on Alzheimer’s Disease

UR Medicine, 2/8/10

Everything Was Against Them

Fortune, 4/13/98

Grantee News

East High School Student Credits Partnership with U of R for Helping Him Graduate

13 WHAM, 6/26/19

Report Challenges City School District’s Spending

City Newspaper, 4/25/18

Ahead of School Budget Vote, Advocates Say More Stability Needed

WXXI News, 4/20/18

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