Peter Dunn

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The Say Yes to Education program provides college tuition to students from the city of Syracuse. But now that New York state has its own free state college tuition program, there are questions as to what role Say Yes will play in the future. Officials that manage the Say Yes endowment say they are waiting on more details about the state’s plan.

President and CEO of the Central New York Community Foundation Peter Dunn said it is too soon to tell how the Say Yes scholarship might change because of the state’s new program.

The organization that encourages philanthropy in Central New York is looking at how much wealth will move between generations in the coming years.   

Right now, figures show everybody in Central New York, if you combine  all their assets are worth $57 billion according to Central  New York Community Foundation President Peter Dunn.