TAUNY is raising funds to support 2019 activity.

TAUNY is raising funds to support 2019 activity.

TAUNY is honored to announce that the organization has received a $5,000 bequest from the estate of Barbara Wilder. The gift will be added to the Nancy Wilder Palmateer Memorial Fund. The Fund, established at TAUNY by Nancy’s husband Daniel Palmateer in 2015, and grown through gifts from other family members, supports an annual hands-on, creative program for children. Nancy is the daughter of Barbara Wilder.

“The Wilder and Palmateer families have been such tremendous supporters of and partners in TAUNY’s work,” said TAUNY Executive Director Jill Breit in response to news of the gift, “We are very grateful for their faith in TAUNY and proud to carry out their vision to inspire children to make art part of their lives. The gift from Barbara Wilder’s estate allowed us to offer a gift-making program for children this December, and will increase the number of programs we can offer for children going forward. Planned gifts such as this strengthen non-profits’ ability to make meaningful contributions to our communities and we deeply appreciate the thoughtfulness of those who include us in their estate plans.”

Individuals interested in making a planned gift to TAUNY can contact Jill Breit ([email protected], 315-386-4289).

The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton, NY. TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people understand and appreciate the folk traditions and local culture of everyday life–present and past–in the North Country. To do so, TAUNY seeks to research and preserve a record of diverse groups, customs and traditions; to recognize and empower traditional arts and artists; to identify and promote regional identity; and to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about folklore and culture. More information is available at tauny.org.