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Taylor Over The Edge For Urban Scouting

Steven Hickey, David Ricci, Geoff Cook, Ryann Cook, and Jon Fogle Rappel During the 8th Annual “21 Stories For Scouts” Fundraising Event

As part of the 8th Annual Seneca Waterways Council “21 Stories For Scouts” rappelling event on May 19th, Steven Hickey, David Ricci, Geoff Cook, Ryann Cook, and Jon Fogle accepted the challenge to defy gravity by rappelling 21 stories, or 309 feet, down the First Federal Plaza in downtown Rochester to support the Seneca Waterways Council Urban Scouting program.

“TAYLOR was once again honored to participate in one of the most unique fundraising events in the Rochester community, building awareness for the Seneca Waterways Council Urban Scouting program,” said Director of Business Development, Geoffrey Cook. “We would not have been given the chance to go ‘beyond our boundaries’ without the many friends and associates who stepped forward to meet our fundraising goals, helping to bring Scouting’s character and leadership development programs to under-served youth in the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes communities.”

Ryann was following the window foot prints of her husband, TAYLOR Director of Business Development, Geoffrey Cook, who rappelled for the second time since 2014. They were joined on the Rochester skyline by current TAYLOR Superintendents, Steven Hickey, and David Ricci, and by close friend and lending partner, Jon Fogle, Regional President of Five Star Bank.

In addition to TEAM TAYLOR, more than 80 local business leaders and scout supporters took advantage of this unique fundraising event. Through company contributions and online donations, 100% of monies raised went directly to support Urban Scouting programs. Including more than 31 after-school programs run in the city of Rochester, contributions will give urban youth, who desperately want and need Scouting, the opportunity to fully participate in everything that Scouting has to offer. For more information on the event, to donate, or learn how you can rappel one of Rochester’s Iconic Skyscrapers next year, please visit

The Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA), serves the youth of the Counties of Ontario, Wayne, Seneca, Yates, and Monroe and the City of Rochester, New York. Seneca Waterways Council provides an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. Please visit for more info.

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