Northland Communications Partnering with Over Twenty Central New York Nonprofits to Raise Funds and Awareness with Spring Campaign

Community + Connections | By Northland Communications Team

Northland Communications Partnering with Over Twenty Central New York Nonprofits to Raise Funds and Awareness with Spring Campaign

‘Good Neighbor Day’ planned to culminate the campaign on June 28th at NBT Bank Stadium.

[Syracuse, NY, April 11]  Northland Communications, a Central New York-based telecommunications provider, is pleased to announce its ‘Be a Good Neighbor’ program to build awareness and benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Northland Communications has been a family-owned business since 1905 and has guided the mission of supporting the communities it serves ever since. Maureen McCarthy Tracy, vice president of community + connections at Northland Communications, follows the same commitment of her father, Jerry McCarthy. In 2020, to honor Jerry, she and the McCarthy family planned ‘Good Neighbor Day’ to raise awareness and funds for local nonprofits on what would have been Jerry’s 89th birthday. Although the Covid-19 pandemic canceled the in-person event, the ‘Good Neighbor’ program endured. Nearly 30 organizations have met monthly since 2020, collaborating, and supporting each other during uncertain times. Now, three years later, its mission and its initial celebration will finally commence on Wednesday, June 28, at 6:00 p.m. at NBT Stadium, Syracuse, New York.

“Our father and Northland Communications pioneer, Jerry McCarthy, strongly believed in being a ‘good neighbor’ and that is the spirit that Northland Communications was built upon,” said McCarthy Tracy, vice president, community + connections, Northland Communications. “We strive every day to create quality connections for our customers and our communities, including local nonprofits who trust us with their mission-critical telecommunication, needs to stay connected to their patrons.”

Participating nonprofits will be conducting their own fundraising for the next 90 days through creative ways at their discretion. When purchasing tickets to the Syracuse Mets versus the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders on Wednesday, June 28, spectators can choose any participating nonprofit will receive $4 per ticket from the Mets as part of their donation.

Northland Communications will be donating $10,000 to the nonprofit organization that raised the most funding and will get to throw out the first pitch. $5,000 will be donated to the nonprofit coming in second place. Throughout the night, other surprise matches and donations will be announced during the event. The company’s team, their families, and hundreds of people will also be attending from local nonprofits.

“Maureen’s goal with ‘Good Neighbor Day’ is to champion the incredible work our local nonprofits are doing by showing them our support and helping raise money for their missions right here in Central New York,” said Jim McCarthy, president, Northland Communications. “Her passion in giving back to her community is second-to-none. It is truly inspiring for the Northland Communications team to see Maureen to continue the legacy that generations before her had started.”

Participating nonprofits scheduled include Food Bank of CNY, AccessCNY, Symphoria, Upstate Caring Partners, Meals on Wheels, Crouse Health Foundation, Leadership Greater Syracuse, Upstate Foundation, The Cool Head Project, The Salvation Army, Rescue Mission, ACR Health, HumaneCNY, McMahon Ryan, On Point for College, WCNY, The House of Good Shepherd, David’s Refuge, Leatherstocking Council, BSA, the MOST, Nascentia Health, Arc Herkimer, The Ronald McDonald House, and Friends of the Zoo.

The public is invited to attend ‘Good Neighbor Day.’ The event will begin with a showcase at 4:00 p.m. and will conclude with an award ceremony at 6:00 p.m. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. To learn more about the ‘Good Neighbor’ campaign and program, or to purchase tickets for the June 28th event, visit