Pathfinder Bank Helps to Save Great Bear

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L to R: James Dowd, Executive Vice President, Pathfinder Bank, Tonya Crisafulli, Executive Assistant to the President, Richard Drosse, Naneen Drosse, Margaret Bocsor, Sandy Bonanno, and Mary Arnold, Friends of Great Bear.


Contact: Richard Drosse 315-343-4565 or rdrosse[at]

Pathfinder Bank Helps to Save Great Bear

Pathfinder Bank supports Friends of Great Bear and Central New York Land Trust with a $10,000 donation for the Campaign to Save Whiskey Island and Northern Great Bear as part of the Great Bear Springs Recreation Area. Pathfinder Bank’s substantial donation supports funds raised for the campaign goal of $165,000.

Pathfinder Bank is very proud to be a part of our community and we are honored to give back through our financial and volunteer support of the many vital civic and cultural organizations. Since 1859 The Bank has been serving the Central NY community, with a commitment to customers, fostering relationships with individuals and businesses within our community.

Pathfinder Bank recognizes the importance of Great Bear Springs Recreation Area as a 450 acre wooded green space preserved and enjoyed by our public. The northern section of Great Bear comprises almost a third of Great Bear with trails through old growth hardwood and a variety of flora.

For more information about this campaign and Great Bear Springs Recreation Area, go to the websites: or

Or please contact: Richard Drosse, Coordinator, Friends of Great Bear, 315-343-4565, info[at]

Or: Meredith Perreault, Executive Director of the Central New York Land Trust Inc., 315-575-8839, director[at]