ARISE Foundation

Every day, ARISE works to remove barriers, sustain needs, strengthen skills, and enrich the lives of people with disabilities in Central New York. The ARISE Foundation was formed in 2011 to ensure that ARISE can continue to provide extraordinary services for people with any type of disability – both today and tomorrow. 

Contributions to the ARISE Foundation are a strong statement of your belief in the rights of every person to live full and independent lives of their choosing. Your gift to the ARISE Foundation makes it possible for us to continue to provide the highest quality services for people with any kind of disability. 

We are grateful to the following community members for serving on the Foundation Board of Directors: 

  • Brett Fingland, Chair 
  • Melanie Hartzheim, Vice Chair 
  • Katy Turner, Treasurer 
  • Janice Vitale, Secretary 
  • Tania S. Anderson 
  • Ray Carney 
  • David Dreverman 
  • Janelle Fields 
  • Agnes McCray 
  • Connor McGough 
  • Patrick Nichols 
  • Julia Nosovitch 
  • Maria Visco 

To learn about the ARISE Foundation, please contact Tim Mahar, Chief Development Officer, at (315) 671-2903 or