Cayuga Centers lives in each of you

Cayuga Centers lives in our community, in our work, in our hearts…and in each of you!  Thank you for your support of Cayuga Centers and our work to change lives every single day.  Together, we can make sure today’s kids fulfill tomorrow’s promises.


In partnership with contributors like you, we've embarked on a capital campaign to support continued program expansion while maintaining high quality, impactful interventions for those we serve, and to grow into geographic areas where services are not otherwise available. 

Your capital campaign gift will be used to help purchase property that will accommodate growing support staff, expand the reach of our respite services, and position us to competitively bid on new business opportunities across the US.

For complete Cayuga Centers Capital Campaign information, click here:

Building Dedications

On November 30, 2016, we gathered to dedicate agency buildings in honor of two men who’ve built a legacy which can be seen each day we welcome a new youth, a new family, or an individual with a developmental disability into our programs. 

The building at 210 Osborne Street has been named the Frederick N. Richardson Centers, in memory of Fred, who served over 30 years on our Board of Trustees.

The building housing agency headquarters at 101 Hamilton Avenue has been named the Edward Myers Hayes Administration Building to celebrate the twenty plus years of visionary leadership of President & CEO, Edward Myers Hayes.

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Celebration of Service Dinner kicks off the capital campaign

What a celebration it was! September 22, 2016 we celebrated 50 years of combined service by the late Frederick N. Richardson, Board Chair, and Edward Myers Hayes, President and CEO, at a dinner held at the Springside Inn, Auburn, NY.

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Mrs. Richardson receives Fred's Celebration of Service award at this elegant dinner.

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Master of Ceremonies Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould congratulates Edward Myers Hayes on 30 years of service. The Relph Benefit Advisors gift is presented; l to r: Edward Hayes, Relph Benefit Advisors President John Barthlof, Cayuga Centers Board President, David Connelly, and Relph Benefits Senior Consultant Kristen Garrison.

We are grateful for dinner sponsorship by First Niagara Bank, and the after-party sponsorship by Yantch Stucco and Plaster Systems, LLC.  

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The evening drew nearly 400 guests who paid tribute to the service of these men, and heard news of the Capital Campaign.

President and CEO Edward Myers Hayes announces $174,490 has been committed to the campaign. “For every dollar we raise, we reduce our mortgage,” states Hayes. “More importantly, the money saved can go directly into programming. We have much to celebrate and Cayuga Centers thanks this community.” Campaign gifts were announced from:

  • Relph Benefit Advisors
  • 1916 Partners, LLC/Jason Fine
  • Cayuga Centers Leadership - Board of Trustees and Management Team/Directors Summit
  • Yantch Plaster and Stucco Systems, LLC
  • Fred L. Emerson Foundation

Other ways to give

Your one time or recurring monthly donations are very important to Cayuga Centers. These funds provide support for items not covered with contract payments and reimbursements, such as technology upgrades, training and licensing fees for evidence-based interventions, capital improvements, and comfortable, modern surroundings.

Thank you for embarking on the journey with us!

Yes, I want to join the journey with a  gift to Cayuga Centers


Many people prefer to give legacy gifts. For more information on Planned Giving, Bequests, Memorial Gifts or Donations of Stock please contact Fundraising & Major Gifts Specialist Timothy Kelly at 315-253-5383, Ext 1269 or at timothy.kelly(at)

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 Cayuga Centers is a 501(c)(3)not for profit agency. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please consult with your attorney or financial advisor for further information.