PEAKS News: Summer 2014

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First of all, Happy May! Summer is right around the corner, as evidenced by the peaking sun we’ve been seeing lately, and the absence (finally?) of SN*W! There are so many exciting things happening right now with PEAKS, it’s Staff (both current and previous) and with Cornell Cooperative Extension! If you haven’t yet checked out the CCE Calendar of Events for the Summer months, you can do it here!

One of my personal favorite events, Bike to Work Day, is coming up on May 16th. Join hundreds of people as they bike to work in Tompkins County, and enjoy free breakfast at over a dozen different pit stops located all over the City of Ithaca and beyond! It’s amazing to see how much this event has grown since I began it back in my Way2Godays, so please, join in on the fun! And, be sure to stop by Teagle Hall between 7am-9am to visit with me, and for a special breakfast treat by Cornell Catering! For a full map of the stops, click here.

We have several great campaigns that are now active, and just recently finished up a bunch more! Congratulations to Cayuga Pure Organics for reaching nearly $34,000 of their $42,000 goal, New York Youth Against Fracking for surpassing their goal and best of luck to the Chris Dennis Memorial Garden, the Youth Farm Project and theIHS/Dewitt Technology Student Association who are all well on their way to raising funds for thier organizations and projects!

Summer looks like it’s going to be a busy time here at PEAKS, and we look forward to working with you all on your campigns, Changemakers!

Probably some of the most exciting news that I have to share is about our former Director, Emma Frisch. Emma passed PEAKS to me in December of 2013 to pursue her passion and love for the culinary arts. Just a few weeks ago, Emma announced that she will be a finalist on the Food Network Star airing on June 1st at 9pm!! Please be sure to LIKE Emma’s Facebook page, FRISCH KITCHEN and tune in to support PEAKS’s co-founder as she rises to fame!

Food Network Star returns for tenth season with new cast. Food Network’s long-running competition series Food Network Star is back for a tenth season in June, with culinary icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay leading the charge to discover the next promising face in food television.

Do you have a fundraising event coming up and need a registration platform?! PEAKS has successfully managed the registration for several large fundraising events, including one of Ithaca’s LARGEST 5k race ever, ITHACA GLOWS and the 4-H Color Splash Run.

Contact us for more information!


Don’t get lost in the Internet!! Campaigns don’t run on their own. Add a link to your signature line in your emails promoting your campaign. For example:

John Doe

Executive Director

The Awesome Foundation

Donate to our PEAKS Campaign:

We are continuously looking for feedback and ideas to improve PEAKS. If you have suggestions, comments or concerns, please email us!



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    In partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension, PEAKS supports changemakers working in five program areas.