2011 Annual Report - Saratoga Bridges


2011 Annual Report - Saratoga Bridges

The premier community resource for people with disabilities and their families

Saratoga Bridges, NYSARC, Inc. Saratoga County Chapter

16 Saratoga Bridges Boulevard • Ballston Spa, NY 12020

www.saratogabridges.org • info@saratogabridges.org

(518) 587-0723 tel • (518) 871-9497 fax

Annual Report 2011

The premier community resource for people with disabilities and their families


Saratoga Bridges is

committed to advocacy for

people with disabilities by

providing resources that

enable them to live enriching

lives in the communities

where they are valued

for their abilities and



Founded in 1953 by parents

who desired to have a rightful

place in society for their

children with developmental

and other disabilities.

Program Profile

Saratoga Bridges offers

a full range of programs

and services to assist each

individual develop his or

her potential. Our goal is

to continue enhancing each

person’s life.

Board of Directors

Patricia Poklemba, President

Karen Heggen, Vice President

Marjorie Shaw, Secretary

William Ennis, Treasurer

Steve Bulger, Robert DeSio

Rev. Joyce deVelder, Rick Dunn

Dr. Lawrence Fein, Angela McDonald

Chester Piecuch, Susan Ritzenberg

Steven Rowland, David Wickerham

Foundation Board of Directors

Chadwick Beatty, President

Christopher Spratt, Vice President

Ginger Whitman, Secretary

Jay Shupe, Treasurer

Steven Rowland, Sole Member

Karin Hyman, Kevin Joyce, Kara Lais, Esq.,

Carol Obloy, David Tarella

Honorary Advisory Board

Kimberly Adams-Russell, Kimberly Burton,

Robert DeSio, Elizabeth Harr, Edward Mitzen,

Charles Wait

Executive Staff

Valerie Muratori, Executive Director

Greg Cuda, Associate Executive Director

Jane Mastaitis, Chief Financial Officer

John Herrick, Human Resources Director

Program Administrators

Skip Allen, Facilities Manager

Cori Ellis, Coordinator of Supported Employment

Julius Enekes, Director of Commercial Operations

Julianne Furlong, Intake Coor./Corporate Compliance Officer

Anthony Hanson, Director of Residential Services

Cathy Kukan, Director of Vocational Rehab. Services

Jon Ladd, Director of Transportation

Frank Marcellino, Director of Day Services

Jeff Moore, Information Systems Coordinator

Charlotte Mosso, Admin. of Service Coordination

Patty Paduano, Director of Family Support Services

Heather Varney, Development and Foundation Coordinator

Editor and Project Manager: Pamela Polacsek

Typography & Design: Sondra Erickson

Printing: The Cooley Group, Inc.


Saratoga Bridges is one of the

largest non-profit agencies

in Saratoga County. We have

an annual operating budget

of $26 million. An estimated

$22 million is contributed

annually to the Saratoga

County economy through

wages and local vendors.

Saratoga Bridges is one of

the top 15 largest employers

in the County, with over

600 employees. Over 100

individuals with disabilities

are competitively employed

in the community through

Alpha Career Options, our

Supported Work Program.



Citizens in Saratoga County

provide leadership on the

Board of Directors and on

the Foundation Board.

300 volunteers participate

annually in our fundraisers

and throughout our

programs. Our consumers

contribute hundreds of hours

in community programs

every day that showcase their

many abilities.

Alpha Career Options

16 Saratoga Bridges Boulevard

Ballston Spa, NY 12020

587-0723 Fax: 583-9607

Alpha Industries

16 Saratoga Bridges Boulevard

Ballston Spa, NY 12020

587-0723 Fax: 583-9607

Ballston Spa Day Hab

20 Prospect Street

Ballston Spa, NY 12020

602-0042 Fax: 602-0062

Ballston Spa Day Hab

Without Walls

49 Front Street

Ballston Spa, NY 12020

363-0015 Fax: 363-0016

Clifton Park Day Hab

495 Clifton Park Center Road

Clifton Park, NY 12065

373-1383 Fax: 373-1387

Community Opportunities

54 Congress Street

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

584-7352 Fax: 584-7362

Corinth Pallet and Fire-Bag

Firewood Production Facility

726 County Rt. 24

Corinth, NY 12822

654-9976 Fax: 654-2781

Downtown Day Hab

64 Congress Place

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

583-3305 Fax: 581-0868

Malta Day Hab

39 Malta Commons

100 Saratoga Village Blvd.

Malta, NY 12020

899-7625 or 899-7627

Malta II Day Hab

33B Malta Commons

100 Saratoga Village Blvd.

Malta, NY 12020

899-5180 Fax: 899-5191

McGregor Day Hab

5 Mountain Ledge Drive

Gansevoort, NY 12831

743-1250 Fax: 743-1243

Mountain Ledge Day Hab

14 Mountain Ledge Drive

Gansevoort, NY 12831

581-9300 Fax: 581-9301

Service Coordination

16 Saratoga Bridges Boulevard

Ballston Spa, NY 12020

587-0723 Fax: 871-9497

Wilton Day Hab

690 Route 9

Gansevoort NY 12831

584-8172 Fax: 581-7785

Residential Homes:

Birchwood Drive

14 Birchwood Drive

Halfmoon, NY 12065


Finley Road

378 Finley Road

Ballston Spa, NY 12020


Geyser Road

182 Geyser Road

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Graves Road

57 Graves Road

Mechanicville, NY 12118


Grooms Road

490 Grooms Road

Clifton Park, NY 12065


Juniper Place

111 Juniper Place

Ballston Spa, NY 12020


Lemont Avenue

199 Lemont Avenue

Corinth, NY 12822


Locust Grove

919 Locust Grove Road

Greenfield Center, NY 12833


Loughberry Road

1 Loughberry Road

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Malta Avenue

577 Malta Avenue

Malta, NY 12020


Meadow Rue Place

82 Meadow Rue Place

Malta, NY 12020


Middle Grove

292 Middle Grove Road

Middle Grove, NY 12850


Pleasant Street

90 Pleasant Street

Ballston Spa, NY 12020


Ruggles Road

188 Ruggles Road

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Southbury Road

14 Southbury Road

Clifton Park, NY 12065


Squashville Road

184 Squashville Road

Greenfield Center, NY 12833


Stone Church Road

436 Stone Church Road

Ballston Spa, NY 12020


Washington Street

64 Washington Street

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Annual Report 2011

Cover photo: Individuals from Alpha Community

Opportunities working in partnership with Lazy Dog Cookie

Company and the owners Amy and Keith Augustine.

The 2011 Perspective


was a year with many challenges directly impacted

by NY State manipulating the rates supporting our

services. This resulted in cuts of $726,589 annualized over the year.

The Governor and the Legislature subjected us to additional cuts in

July that impacted our budget by $546,082 with a total revenue loss

of $1,272,671.

How did we weather these cuts Quite fortunately, the guidance of

a strong board, solid management staff and committed clinical and

direct support staff allowed Saratoga Bridges to continue providing the

highest level of quality services and program to the people we support!

We were able to offer our employees several benefits including:

• $1,000 credit to their Health Reimbursement Accounts

• No increase to the individual health insurance program

• Pension contributions at 3%, 4% or 5% depending upon length of


Proudly some of our major achievements were:

• Successful OPWDD audits throughout our homes and programs

• Strong and accurate accounting audits from our outside firm, The

Bonadio Group

• A $30,000 grant from the Wright Family Foundation to build a

pavilion at the Wilton Day Program

• Increased membership to 2,074, giving us a 3rd NYSARC Board of

Governors’ Representative

• Family Support Services provided 18 seminars for families and


• Provided competitively paid employment positions in the

community through our Supportive Employment program, Alpha

Career Options

• Service Coordination increased their census to 255

• Intern program expanded to 20 students: 12 from Skidmore in

Psychology Department and Family Support Services, 5 from Maria

College in Occupational Therapy, 2 from Saint Rose in Speech

Therapy and 1 from HVCC in Day Program

• Continued providing Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake and Saratoga

Springs School Districts with employment readiness skills

• Welcomed 14 new graduates into our Day Programs

• Continued relationship with Skidmore College resulted in

connections between Skidmore students and our individuals to

participate in recreational and creative activities and ‘Bridges to

Skidmore’ initiative

• Reduced turnover to just over 17%

• Utilized Facebook and Twitter to enhance marketing efforts

• Obtained 48 positive media and hard print public relations articles

in a variety of periodicals throughout the Capital Region

Another challenge we faced was the scrutiny of our state-wide system

by several investigative journalists. Abuse cases, quality of care, cost

for institutional care and executive compensation were cited by the

Governor and many publications. The outcome is a move to a new

system of funding. We will continue to educate and navigate ourselves

through this significant change. Fortunately, we have always prided

ourselves on a commitment of transparency and utilize internal checks

and balances, Corporation Compliance and Quality Assurance staff as

effective tools to identify, review and protect the individuals we serve.

Sadly we lost two individuals in 2011. Our hearts go out to their

families as they will be very missed by everyone. Their caring staff

certainly provided wonderful support. They exemplify why we are

proud to represent Saratoga Bridges. We truly believe our staff gives the

best person-centered services to over 800 individuals and families.

In closing, we greatly thank our staff, families, Board Members,

volunteers, donors and community partners. All of your tireless efforts,

participation and financial support ensure that we promote individuals’

abilities and achievements so they can realize their goals, hopes and

dreams. We believe the care we offer adds immeasurably to their

quality of life as they work, shop, play, and volunteer while leading

productive, contributing lives. Our philosophy is that every day is full

of possibilities!

Valerie Muratori

Executive Director

Patricia Poklemba

President, Board of Directors


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Some of the many

places our individuals

are volunteering:

o Adopt a Soldier

o Amy’s House

o Ballston Spa Elks Club

o Ballston Spa Farmer’s Market

o Ballston Spa Village Park

o Boy Scouts of America

o Care Links

o Churches and Synagogues

o Clifton Commons

o Community Centers –

Ballston Spa & Franklin

o Corning Preserve Victory Garden

o Creative Endeavors Gift Shop

o Discovery Center at the Pine Bush

o Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis

Services of Saratoga County

o Double H Ranch

o Empty Stocking Project

o Ferrano House

o Firehouses/Ambulance Corps/EMS –

Ballston Spa, Ft. Edward, Malta,

Moreau, Porters Corners,

Round Lake, Wilton

o Food Pantries – Ballston Spa,

Mechanicville, Regional Food Bank

o Gavin Park

o Glenville City Mission

o Habitat for Humanity

o Hearthstone Vet. Hospital, Mohawk/

Hudson Humane Society, Queensbury

SPCA, Saratoga County Animal Shelter,

Save a Stray, H.O.P.E. Animal Rescue

o Libraries – Ballston Spa, Burnt Hills,

Clifton Park, Crandall, Saratoga

o HomeMade Theater

o Malta Commons

o Meals on Wheels/Prestige Food

Services – Ballston Spa, Burnt Hills,

Malta, Saratoga

o Museums – Aeroscience, Old Fort

House, Pruyn House, Schenectady

o Northeastern Woodwork Association

o Nursery Schools – Better Bee,

Little Angels, Teddy Bear Day Care

o Noah’s Attic

o Nursing Homes – Beacon Pointe,

Maplewood Manor, Schuyler Ridge,

Wesley Health Care Center

o Patroon Farms

o Pruyn House

o Railroad Run

o Raymond Watkins Senior Apartments

o Rogers Island Visitor Center

o Salvation Army – Ballston Spa,

Glenville, Queensbury, Saratoga

o Saratoga Battlefield

o Schools in Saratoga County

o Senior Citizens Centers –

Clifton Park, Corinth, Milton, Moreau,

Saratoga, Wilton

o Shelters of Saratoga

o Soup Kitchens – Cornerstone,

Open Door, Saratoga


o Strolling Village Artisans

o USS Slater

o Unlimited Gardens

o Veterans Counseling Office

o YMCA’s – Southern Saratoga and

Saratoga Springs

o Yaddo Gardens

Family Support Services

• We developed a working relationship with ASPIRe NY, a recreation and social activities program for people over 12 years old who have

Asperger’s and high functioning Autism, to provide group respite services.

• 83 people received Respite and Community Habilitation

• 26 families received Family Education and Training

• 16 children participated in the Sibshops Program

• 8 individuals received Guardianship Supports and Services

• 73 families benefited from financial support to fund services and items including iPads, respite, swim lessons, camperships, fences, therapeutic

horseback riding, social skills training, weighted blankets and diapers.

• 24 families were provided with Clinical Consultation including Behavior consultation, Speech and Language supports and Occupational Therapy

consultation through our Specialized Autism Support Services (SASSI) program.

• The Autism Society of the Capital Region began offering a monthly Support Group for parents and family members. Topics consisted of Art

Therapy, Dance and Movement Therapy, Health Care Needs and Behavior Challenges.

• Funded by a grant from the Charles Wood Foundation, we held a paper making workshop for children with special needs to work alongside

our artists from Creative Endeavors.

• Our FUN (Friends Uniting and Networking) Club for young teens with an Autism Spectrum Disorder enjoyed 2 sessions with our Behavior

Specialist and Speech and Language Pathologist that focused on learning social skills and developing friendships in a recreational setting.

Annual Report 2011

Top image: “Puppy” by William Ostrowski (acrylic)

On the Homefronts


Although we did not develop any new community-based homes in 2011,

we successfully opened 3 supportive apartments in Clifton Park for roommates

Jenny and Kathy, Phyllis and Kelly and Gary has his own abode. All

5 have become fast friends and maintain a busy lifestyle of eating out, shopping

and sharing meals together. They receive support from staff to ensure

they can partake in many social activities.

Gary’s comments are indicative of how he is thriving in his new environment.

“I enjoy the freedom to do my own thing! I love having more responsibilities

like vacuuming, cooking and keeping my bathroom clean. I have

fun with my friends Kathy, Jen, Phyllis and Kelly. My staff has really built

my confidence back up as I like to discuss things with Shelly and Diane

because I value what they say to me.” His sister Donna adds, “Gary is thoroughly

enjoying his new independence and is so proud of his apartment as

it is really everything he has always wanted. Gary has taken on daily responsibilities,

formed friendships, developed life skills while making each day

truly meaningful. Saratoga Bridges staff is amazing, attentive and we cannot

thank them enough for the continued care and attention!”

Home Improvements:

In 2011 we were able to help complete these projects in our homes:

Birchwood Drive Home – new track lift system

Finley Road – installed automatic door openers outside a bedroom

Geyser Road – renovated the entire basement by adding two new

bedrooms and a living room; added another bathroom to the house

and created a half step in the front entryway.

Grooms Road – renovated a bathroom and installed an asphalt driveway

Lemont Avenue – installed vinyl flooring throughout the house

Locust Grove Road – installed an automatic standby generator

Middle Grove Road – replaced the roof

The Builders Society members were invited to join us for light fare and a tour of our

Loughberry Road home on October 19. Our individuals (pictured above) proudly

held the Open House to show their guests how their financial support benefits our

Residential Program.


Our residential picnic was a huge success! Our individuals

thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Pictured left are Carleah

and Kathy, and pictured right are Jonathan & Todd.

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Take a walk in my shoes

See how I got to

Where I am

And you’ll see that

What doesn’t kill you

Only makes you


It’s not always easy

To use your voice

But sometimes it

Just needs to be done

Follow the courage

Of your convictions

Speak your mind

Stand up for your rights

And what you believe in

That’s what helped make me


But in the chaos of change

Don’t forget to be

Grateful for what you have

And use your voice

To help those who

Don’t have theirs just yet

Learn to love one another

Because hate has to stop somewhere

Because love is what makes us


We are


to feature

the many


& paintings

by our own



this Annual


Wesley Exhibit

Artists held an exhibition at the Wesley Gallery in October entitled “Kaleidoscope Visions:

Unique Materials & Processes in Collage Works”. It featured pieces that demonstrated

the varied and innovative approaches each artist undergoes. The show was extremely well

received. Many people attended the opening which provided an opportunity for the artists to

interact with the Wesley residents.

Written by

The Poetry Circle of

Creative Endeavors Art Center


Annual Report 2011

Top image: “Mystery Marsh” by Matt Gaetano (acrylic)

Lower image: Photograph by Saratoga Photo Club

Creative Endeavors


“Through My Eyes”

An Opening Reception for Creative Endeavors first juried art show entitled “Through My Eyes” was

held on October 6 at our Administrative building. The exhibition ran from October 7-21.

Because the agency believes in the importance of art in people’s lives and the transformative power of

the creative impulse, artists with disabilities, who live in the greater Capital Region, were invited to

submit pieces that were created within the past 3 years and that were original or limited edition prints,

paintings, drawings, collages, mixed media, photographs, prints or sculptures. An esteemed panel of

jurors consisting of Dee Sarno, former Executive Director of Saratoga Arts, Elisa Sheehan, artist and

graphic designer at Lis Design, and Jessica Golden, owner of House of Creative Soul gallery, selected

the participating artists and awarded prizes to:

1st place of $250 – “Catapult Blue” by David Zimmerman, pictured right (Acrylic)

2nd place of $150 – “NYC Skyline” by James Kenneally (Acrylic)

3rd Place of $100 – “Garden of Wild Flowers” by Amanda Baillargeon (Watercolor)

People’s Choice of $100 – “Fruit Medley” by Diane Parker (Acrylic)

Curator’s Award of $50 – “The Pressures of Life” by Jared Wolcott (Mixed Media)

Honorable Mention – “Birds of a Feather” by Richard Freeman (Acrylic & Copper)

Publicity Award – “Rocky Cliffs Monkeys” by Terri Hoffner (Mixed Media)


Shannon Meers won 4th place for her acrylic painting “City of Lights”

(featured left) at the Voice!7 art show in July. This 7th Annual juried

exhibition is organized by The Arc Otsego and was held at The Upper

Catskill Community Council of The Arts in Oneonta, NY. Shannon was

chosen from artists across the state, received a $150 prize and sold her

painting during the show. She was very proud of her achievement as

she has become quite an accomplished painter.

The Height of Collaboration

Donna Giannone, Deana Lewandowski and Shannon Meers participated

in a 10 week course at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy in

conjunction with Hudson Valley Community College’s Craft for Credit

Program. Scholarships were given to artists with disabilities who were

looking for more advanced courses in a supportive environment. The ladies

took a 3 hour introductory ceramics class, accompanied by their staff

person Winnie Pino, on Mondays from October to December. Lectures,

demonstrations, wheel throwing and hand-building were used to explore

the aesthetic, sculptural, and functional possibilities of stoneware clay.

This was an amazing opportunity for the artists and a great

collaboration between The Arts Center of the Capital Region

and Creative Endeavors!

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Saratoga Bridges successfully

researched, developed and was

awarded 3rd Community Electronic

Recycling Day

On September 24, we sponsored our 3rd Community Electronic

Recycling Day by collecting close to 20,000 lbs. or 10 tons of electronics.

Due to the increase in outdated, discarded items filled with toxic

chemicals, we partnered with Colt Refining and Recycling to try and

make our community a greener place. 100% of the mixed electronics,

monitors, pc’s and tv’s collected were kept out of landfills by breaking

down and reusing the components. The team of volunteers were (l to r)

Ted Obloy, Barbara Dalton, David Caswell, Bonnie Davis, Sandy Izzo,

Becky Lummis, Catherine Spaneas, Janel and Benjamin Nickol, Lena

Benvenuto and Jay Dennis

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Todd Byron, pictured right, was one of the individuals nominated for the people-centered recognition

William B. Joslin Award from New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID). The award was

established by NYSID’s Board of Directors for a man who was a pioneer in the field of disabilities and

recognizes excellent vocational performance and personal successes of people employed on NYSID preferred

source contracts.

Todd has worked at Alpha Industries consistently since November 2003. Originally he was at our

Corinth Pallet and Production Facility, but currently is employed in the Fire-Bag Firewood packaging

operation used in NY by Parks and Recreations and Department of Environmental Conservation campgrounds.

He is very conscientious, self-motivated with very strong work ethics. Todd will work through

breaks to ensure contract orders are filled, often volunteering to help his co-workers. He is quite knowledgeable,

a quick learner, easily follows directions and takes initiative. Todd is quite outgoing, has great

attendance, genuinely wants to see things go well and is very proud of his work. He aspires to capitalize

on his achievements by obtaining a job in the community.

In his leisure time, Todd likes to garden at his home as well as helping his mother with hers and enjoys

participating in several Special Olympic sports.


We offer a full range of professional services to over 800 individuals and families including:

• Clinical – Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapies, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology and Program Coordination and Social Work.

• Community Opportunities are blended Pre-vocational, Day Hab and Supported Employment Programs.

• Day Habilitation (Hab) – 450 people receive daily services at 13 Program sites.

• Employment – 100 people are employed in the community through Alpha Career Options, our Supported Work Program. 75 individuals work

at Alpha Industries doing bench assembly, at the Corinth Pallet and Production Facility or Fire-Bag Woodshop.

• Family Support – 233 family members access Adult Social Club, ASPIRe NY, Inc., Clinical Consultation, Community Habilitation, Community

Outreach and Referral, Educational Advocate, Family Education and Trainings, Family Reimbursement, Friends United in Networking (FUN)

Club, Guardianship, ‘McDonald Family Resource and Discovery Center’, Respite, Sibshops, Specialized Autism or Support Services for

Individuals and their Families (SASSI).

• Legislative Advocacy

• Recreation and Social opportunities

• Residential – 110 people live in 18 homes, 7 people live in Family Care and 4 women and 1 man live in 3 Supportive Apartments.

• Service Coordination – 242 persons are assisted.

• Transportation – 450 individuals are transported daily to and from employment or programs.

Annual Report 2011

In and Around the Community


Bridges to Skidmore’


On December 5, ‘Bridges to Skidmore’ held its first graduation

ceremony at the Skidmore College Murray-Aikins Dining Hall.

Seven individuals proudly wore their graduation gowns and

received a diploma after spending 4 semesters in the program.

The ‘Bridges to Skidmore’ initiative is coordinated by Crystal

Dea Moore, Skidmore Associate Professor in the Anthropology,

Sociology, and Social Work Department. It is a modified college

experience that allows our individuals and Skidmore students

an opportunity to attend classes together on a variety of subjects

and topics presented by Skidmore faculty. ‘Bridges to Skidmore’

has opened doors to higher levels of thinking and stretched

cognitive capacities in a setting historically unavailable to people

with developmental disabilities. It mirrors our philosophy of

supporting individuals to reach their greatest possible potential

by striving to attain personal goals, promote independence,

increase skills and enhance self-confidence. Skidmore students develop skills in communicating with diverse populations while raising disability

awareness on campus, broadening the college’s connections to the local community and enhancing their diversity. ‘Bridges to Skidmore’ helps to fulfill

the college’s mission related to civic engagement and addresses many of our strategic plan goals of providing innovative learning opportunities for

the people we serve.

Hurricane Irene victims in

Schoharie Valley received support

Michael Trotta, a Program Coordinator at Saratoga Bridges’ Community

Opportunities program in Saratoga Springs, organized collection boxes for

employees to donate items for victims of Hurricane Irene who reside in the

Schoharie Valley. The staff response was overwhelming as a truckload of pet

food, linens, clothing, electronics, non-perishables and miscellaneous utensils

were donated. Also, the Backstretch Employee Service Team contributed items

as did many families from surrounding communities. It truly was a joint effort

by Saratoga County residents to help those in need in a neighboring county.

On Wednesday, October 5, the truck meandered through many back roads

due to many closed routes and delivered the items to the Grand Gorge

Distribution Center. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, a number of communities

are still suffering and need help. The Schoharie Valley and surrounding

areas have been hit hard, many people lost everything.

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Saratoga Bridges successfully researched,

developed and was awarded the

following grants totaling $44,833.

• $5,000 Community Foundation

for the Greater Capital Region

Assemblyman Robert Reilly Salary

Fund for a Hoyer Lift at the Clifton

Park Day Hab

• $5,000 Charles Wood Foundation for

resource materials for the McDonald

Family Resource & Discovery Center

as well as art classes for children

• $2,500 Saratoga Casino and Raceway

• $30,000 Wright Family Foundation for

the Wright Family Foundation Pavilion

at the Wilton Day Hab

• $1,000 WGY Christmas Wish for

resource materials for the McDonald

Family Resource & Discovery Center

• $1,000 Puffin Foundation for Breaking

Down Barriers Through Art program

• $333 Community Foundation for the

Greater Capital Region Standish Mini

Grant for family reimbursement

• GE Matching Funds

5 th Annual Joyce Spratt Memorial Golf Outing

Saratoga Bridges benefited from the 5th Annual Joyce Spratt Memorial Golf Outing

held at Brookhaven Golf Course in Greenfield on October 1. The 80 golfers generated

$5,500 (NET) for the agency. The tournament is held in memory of Joyce Spratt. Her son

Christopher, a Financial Services Representative with MetLife Empire Group in Latham, is

the Vice President of Saratoga Bridges’ Foundation Board. He expressed these sentiments,

“The Spratt family is very honored and touched that so many individuals and businesses in

the community could support The 5th Annual Joyce Spratt Memorial Golf Tournament.

We would like to give a special thanks to CDPHP and NBT Bank for being this year’s corporate

sponsors and look forward to next year’s event!”

Masters Raffle

We were pleased to announce that Richard Hines of Clifton Park was

the winner of a limited Raffle for 2 passes to the 2011 Masters Golf

Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA. The

$8,000 (net) raised went directly to our vital programs and services.

The golf experience included private plane from Albany, chance to

play at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, SC, dinner, hotel, tickets for the tourney and

shuttle transportation. These hard to obtain tickets were generously donated by Relph

Benefit Advisors.

Mr. Hines shared these comments:

“First, I would like to thank Saratoga Bridges for an opportunity of a life time. Playing

a round of golf at Palmetto Golf Club on Wednesday was amazing. Knowing that Ben

Hogan once played practice rounds here before competing in the Masters was awesome.

Walking the sacred grounds of Augusta was indescribable. Television does not do it justice

on how beautiful this course really is. Every time we turned around we saw something

more breath taking then the last. I have never been to a more immaculate golf course.

With my friend Mark and myself being avid golfers this was a dream come true. Once

again, thank you Saratoga Bridges.”

Annual Report 2011

Top image: “Garden of Wild Flowers”

by Amanda Baillargeon (watercolor)

Bridges at Work


The Memorial Garden Project

Located at our Administrative campus on Saratoga

Bridges Boulevard, our Memorial Garden will be

a living tribute in perpetuity to honor the lives

of individuals and family members who have

passed away. We hired a Landscape Architect,

Jeffrey Piro, to create a design that includes

gardens, outdoor seating, walkways and raised

flower and vegetable beds. The goal is to complete

the hardscape by the summer of 2013.

Our hope is that the Memorial Garden will be a

place for quiet reflection and an outdoor learning environment.

We are extremely grateful to have received a $25,000 lead gift from Price Chopper. There are other naming opportunities available for people to

purchase a pergola, benches and bricks to honor a loved one, create a lasting legacy or list a simple quote. If you would like to make contribution or

pledge, please contact Heather Varney at 518.587.0723 ext. 1266 or email hvarney@saratogabridges.org.

Supporting Healthy Sexuality

On November 4th, over 180 attendees gathered at the Century House in Latham for a conference on Supporting Healthy Sexuality for people with

developmental disabilities. It was geared to professionals, clinicians, school personnel, families and self advocates. Patty Paduano, our Director of

Family Support Services and Julianne Furlong, who teaches our employees a Sexuality course and is the Intake Coordinator/ Compliance Officer,

worked collaboratively with Wildwood Program staff to develop the agenda and facilitate the logistics. We sincerely appreciated the support from

The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Family Support Services and the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council


Rocky Bonsal, Senior Social Worker from Schenectady ARC, Susan Verzulli, Chief Psychologist from OPWDD and Keynote Speaker Katherine

McLaughlin addressed topics on capacity and consent, sexuality education and values exploration. They provided a well-balanced approach in supporting

the healthy social and sexual needs of people with a developmental disability while offering invaluable information for agencies and their

staff. Our ultimate goal was achieved which was to increase awareness pertaining to communication skills, understanding relationships and the ability

to protect oneself. We believe these tools will allow the attendees the ability to continue advocating and supporting the individuals they serve. Due to

the overwhelming success, a second conference will be held on April 26, 2013.

First Leadership

Institute graduates

Thomas Vanderhoof, Assistant Director of the

Clifton Park Day Habilitation Program, became

our first Leadership Institute graduate. Thomas

presented a four-year analysis of employee turnover

at the Clifton Park facility.

The Leadership Institute was initiated in 2009 to

strengthen our workforce, build internal capacity, foster longrange

growth and ensure stability. Candidates are individuals who

have demonstrated a potential for advancement in administrative and

executive functions. Selected staff members meet monthly for training

on the fundamentals of being a successful leader. They are exposed to

every department and focus on topics including supervisory strategies,

communications, human behavior, self analysis, presentation skills and

others. Mentors guide candidates until he or she is ready to successfully

demonstrate their knowledge base to a panel of executives and peers. As

a graduate, Thomas is now a mentor and will serve on future panels.

Capital Improvements

In 2011 we completed the following capital projects at our

program sites:

Alpha Day Hab

Constructed and renovated the building to incorporate the new

Alfred Z. Solomon Media & Computer Training Center

Clifton Park Day Hab

Renovated the kitchen and upgraded the heating and air

conditioning systems

Malta II

New flooring in program space


Added a furnace to burn used oil from our vehicles

Wilton Day Hab

Installed a new floor in the large room and

hallways, new kitchen counter tops and

new window in the classrooms

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8th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbons Golf Classic

Mardi Gras Ball

Hattie’s 10th Annual Mardi Gras Ball was held on Saturday, February

5 at Saratoga Springs’ Canfield Casino. Thanks to the hard work and

efforts of owners Jasper & Elizabeth Alexander, the staff at Hattie’s

Restaurant, Honorary Chairs Rob Reed and Jeanne Van Patten, the

Mardi Gras Committee, sponsors, auction donors and guests, over

$20,000 (NET) was raised for our Family Support Services.

Chef Jasper prepared New Orleans favorites with other highlights

including complimentary cocktails, music by Soul Session with

Garland Nelson, a themed cake created by The Bread Basket, a huge

centerpiece designed by artists from Creative Endeavors, the Crazy

Photo Booth provided by Heather Bohm-Tallman (a portion of the

print sales benefited the agency) and great silent auction items.

We raised over $18,000 (NET) at the 8th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbons Golf Classic on July 18th. At the Edison Club in

Rexford, 85 golfers enjoyed an 18-hole scramble, BBQ lunch, Awards Ceremony with hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beverages,

goodie bags, polo shirt, door prizes, and a raffle for a chance to add Professional Golfer and Special Guest Briana Vega to

their team. Other raffle prizes were opportunities to play at Saratoga National Golf Club and The Edison Club and other oncourse

contests. A portion of the proceeds benefits the J. Michael Fitzgibbons Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of Michael

who was a Board Member that passed away unexpectedly in 2005. Briana Vega, pictured right, played on 3 teams during the

event, was available for pictures and signed autographs. A Pro since 2004, Briana qualified for the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open

Championship, tied for 2nd at the 2008 Aurora Health Care Championship and won 4 other tournaments including The 2006

Golf Channel’s Big Break VI: Trump National series.

Prizes were awarded to:

• Men’s Closest to the Pin – Jim Pesta

• Women’s Closest to the Pin – Jennifer Hoffman

• Women’s Longest Drive – Peggy deKoning

• Men’s Longest Drive – Jon Halpin

• Low Gross – Katie Hoek, Matthew Hoek, Jon Hoek, Mara Lou • Low Net – Jared Katz, Jon Halpin, Christopher Foley & David Fitzgibbons

These sponsors and golfers generosity ensured the event was a success: The Fitzgibbons Family, Bailey, Haskell, & LaLonde, MMHayes, Royal

Care Pharmacy, John Carriero & Son, Inc., Tarella Financial Group, Williams Insurance Company, 3N Document Destruction, Steve Mastaitis,

Philadelphia Insurance Companies, John Herrick, Saratoga Springs Fire Fighters, Northeast Show Promotors, Inc., NYSID, Andy & Susan Mesches,

Senator Roy McDonald, Ballston Spa National Bank and Staples. Beverage sponsors were DeCresente and Coca-Cola.

Firebird Nation of North

America’s 2nd Annual

All Car & Truck Show

We raised $3,000 (NET) at the Firebird Nation of North

America’s 2nd Annual All Car & Truck Show held on

September 17 at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta.

A variety of over 60 vehicles were on display for the family-filled

day which included a DJ, silent auction, food

and beverages. Dash plaques & goodie bags were given

to the vehicles and trophies were presented to the fan

favorites. We are grateful to Tom and Sandy Smith who

organized the event and to the sponsors: Firebird Nation

of North America, Albany/Saratoga Speedway, Saratoga’s

Community Federal Credit Union, Mangino Pontiac-

Buick, NAPA Auto Parts, Curtis Lumber and Cole’s Spa

Body Works.

The 11th Annual Great

Pumpkin Challenge

MVP Health Care presented the 11th Annual Great

Pumpkin Challenge in the Saratoga Spa State Park on

October 22. Over 1,800 runners, walkers, spectators and

volunteers packed the Columbia Pavilion raising $32,000

(NET)! The 5K winners were Michele Gilbert of Clifton

Park and Josh Merlis of Albany, while the 10K winners were Sereena Coombes

of Queensbury and Mike Roda of Albany. The event included a Saratoga County

Animal Shelter Adoption Clinic, Radio Disney, Five Pines Photography (a percentage

of the proceeds benefitted Saratoga Bridges), home-made refreshments, favorite

pumpkin and costume contests and many raffle prizes. Dan Keating was the highest

pledge winner, raising $560 and winning an Apple IPOD Touch.

Major Sponsors were MVP Health Care, Price Chopper, BPA – Harbridge, The

Fitzgibbons Family, Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga Springs, Karen & Steve

Callan, Accounting for All, Senator Roy McDonald, Clear View Bag Co., Inc.,

Saratoga Today, Road ID and Stone Industries.

Annual Report 2011

Raising the Bar: 2011 Events!


“White Party – Havana Nights”

A record amount of $82,000 (NET) was raised at the Gala on July 16th as Gala Chairs Julie &

Sonny Bonacio, picture right, and their committee greeted close to 500 guests at the prestigious

Fasig Tipton. Dressed festively in white, people were treated to complimentary cocktails from

DIAGEO, a delicious buffet by Hall of Springs Catering (Mazzone Management), music from the

band GRAVITY, entertainment by the Arthur Murray Saratoga Springs Dancers, festive décor created

by Fine Affairs, photographs by IMAGE Photo and Events, floral arrangements from Black Iris

Flowers and a cigar roller.

The Silent and Live Auctions were held in the famed auction house and brought in close to $40,000 for

our programs and services! Auctioneer Marshall Cassidy, with help from Sonny Bonacio, auctioned off

the following:

Summer in Saratoga Package: Donated by Jack & Dorothy Knowlton and Lew & Pat Titterton,

Julie & Sonny Bonacio & Prime at Saratoga National

A Palladium Diamond Ring: Donated by deJonghe Original Jewelry

Day of Beauty with Chanel at Macy’s Colonie: Donated by Chanel at Macy’s Colonie

Bonacio Construction $10,000 Home Project Makeover: Donated by Bonacio Construction

Michele Deco Watch with Pink Sapphires: Donated by Frank Adams Jewelers

Live Nation VIP Experience for 4: Donated by Live Nation Saratoga

1 Week Stay for 4 at Antigua Village Resort: Donated by Jim & Connie Murphy

Dancing with the Stars Package: Donated by Leslie Valencia, Arthur Murray Dance Studio

The auction ended with Creative Endeavors artists, Shannon and Amanda showing bidders a piece called “Victory Lane.” The original torn cardboard

collage (38” x 46”) was a collaborative effort with an estimated value of $1,045. The crowd could clearly see the confidence from the two artists and

just how important art has become in their lives. Constance & Thomas D’Ambra placed the winning bid of $4,000!

We are very grateful to the Gala sponsors for without their generosity the event would not have been as successful: Jeff & Heath Ames, Bollam,

Sheedy & Torani, Julie & Sonny Bonacio - Bonacio Construction, Jasper & Elizabeth Alexander - Hattie’s Restaurant Corp., BCI Construction/The

Elms at Saratoga, Saratoga Casino and Raceway, Saratoga National Bank & Trust Company, Marcus & Julie Fuller, Ianniello, Anderson & Reilly,

Mary Gavin & Jim Lavigne, Live Nation – Saratoga, Bruce Lunsford, NBT Bank, The Okby Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Palio, PKS

Investments - Larry Appel, Michael & Linda Toohey, Turbine Services—The Riggi Family, Thomas & Tamara Valentine, Saratoga Today, PYX 106,

98.3 WTRY, GRAVITY, Arthur Murray Dancers of Saratoga Springs, Digital Imaging Technologies, Fine Affairs, Rain or Shine Tent Co.

22nd Annual Travers Day at the Races

On August 27th, 300 guests attended our 22nd Annual Travers Day at the Races at the Saratoga Race

Course, raising close to $17,000 (NET). Picured left is Valerie Muratori presenting Honorary Guest

Paul Robbins, DIAGEO, N.A. Market Director, with a gift for his continued support. Guests enjoyed

a buffet lunch, a complimentary beverage courtesy of DIAGEO, access to private betting windows,

Clubhouse Admission and a post parade. The tables were decorated with white linens and had beautiful

summer arrangements from Dehn’s Flowers. Thanks to our sponsors DIAGEO, NBT Bank, Senator

Roy McDonald, Marylou Whitney & John Hendrickson and Beverly Yunich.

2011 Fundraising Events

Executive Director Valerie Muratori stated, “We are so

appreciative to all of the businesses and individuals who have been

strong, supportive community partners. In particular, our utmost

gratitude to our 2011 Special Event sponsors: The Adirondack

Trust Company, DIAGEO, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D’Ambra,

The Coca-Cola Company, New Country Toyota Scion,

The Bonadio Group, CDPHP, Stewart’s Shops and

TCT Federal Credit Union.”

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Years of Service:

30 years

Barbara Swartz

25 years

Edward Beam

Robin Fuller

Lydia King

Patricia Paduano

20 years

Eugene Beach

Michele Billings

Catherine Coblish

Kenneth DeMarsh

Julius Enekes

Frieda Grimes

Lynn Haggerty

Jane Mastaitis

Mark Sammler

15 years

Jean Hofmann

Michael Lazarou

Thomas Vanderhoof

10 years

Rutherford Allen

Stephen Barron

Carrie Billa

Dawnmarie Costantino

Terry Gordon

April Lamb

Jesse Lane

Joseph Malachowski

Michael McKeel

Jeffrey Moore

Charles Nelsen

Raymond O’Sullivan

Katherine Patterson

Shelly Peck

Linda Tipton

Lucia Valentine

Cecile Gutchell

5 years

Tammy Albrecht

Tarah Begley

Roberta Breath

Sharon Bryan

Donald Chaput

Jon Cross

Crystal Delello

Justin Desautels

Lori DiPierro

Tanya Eastman

Julie Gailor

Carol Goerold

Debra Harder

Tanya Harris

Faith Henson

Kimberly Hines

Amanda Hoffman

Christina Kellerhouse

Lucia Kerwood

Stephanie Leahy

Jessica Monsour

Michael Passarelli

Vanessa Rose

Louise Thomas-


Joshua Venner

Volunteer of the Year

2011 Employees of the Year

Dave McGowan

Tanya Allen

Sue Patistas

Wayne Madison

Theresa Hance

Rookie of the Year

Jessica Rosario

Heather DeMayo

Sheila Gardner

Mark Sammler

Sandy Izzo

Stephanie Leahy

Pamela Polacsek

Congratulations one and all!

Awards and Scholarships

Congratulations to these exemplary staff members for being recognized for their contributions.

NYSARC, Inc. Thomas A. Maul Direct Support Professional (DSP) Excellence Award -

Tom Bushnell, a Community Habilitation aide, was nominated for this regional award in

recognition of the former OMRDD Commissioner. Recipients consistently demonstrate

excellence, creativity and commitment in providing supports to people with developmental


J. Michael Fitzgibbons Scholarship to Lena Benvenuto, Art Coordinator at Creative

Endeavors, who will apply the $500 towards a computer graphic class that will benefit individuals

across the agency. Established in his memory by his family, friends and business

associates, Michael was the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for many years.

Mary Frawley Scholarship to Matt Durkee, Day Habilitation Assistant with the Day Hab

Without Walls Program, who will apply the $500 towards his degree in Special Education

at SUNY Adirondack. Established in her memory by her family, Mary was the well-loved

Director of Day Services for our Wilton and Clifton Park sites.

Mary Lawless Scholarship to Deidre Therrien, a LPN in our Residential Program, who will

apply the $500 towards her degree as a Registered Professional Nurse at SUNY Adirondack.

Established in her memory by her family, Mary attended our Clifton Park Day Program.

Annual Report 2011

Honoring Those Who Care


Everyday Heroes

The third year of our Everyday Heroes initiative concluded

with these teams showcasing their journeys:

Catherine Spaneas (hero), Sandy Izzo (mentor),

Gary Tetreault (individual)

Gary spent many Saturdays volunteering with Catherine

for Homes for Orphaned Pets Exist (H.O.P.E.) animal

rescue. Together they enjoyed dinner with friends, camping

on Lake George where Gary learned to drive a boat and

going to Fort Ticonderoga and the Aero Sciences Museum.

Heather DeMayo (hero), Tiffanie Clark (mentor),

Jeffrey Lewis (individual)

Since Jeffrey is a huge car fan, he and Heather went to

several races at the Malta Speedway and volunteered at

Saratoga Bridges All Car and Truck Show. Heather helped

Jeffrey organize dances at the Clifton Park Day Hab and

they explored new places to visit in his neighborhood.

Jennie Zuger (hero), Amie Maguire (mentor),

Danielle Guy (individual)

As Danielle loves Johnny Depp, Jennie assisted her in becoming a member

of his fan club and writing letters to him. They had a spa day and

went to the golf driving range. Most importantly to Danielle, they spent

time having lunches with her friend David before he moved to Florida

and keeping in touch with him since then.

Joanne White (hero), Melanie Jones (mentor),

Elizabeth Hassell (individual)

With Elizabeth becoming a new member of the Saratoga Bridges family,

she wanted to improve her self image. Joanne took Liz for her first manicure

and her hair cut. Liz was thrilled with her appearance and proudly

showed it off at a local carnival, trip to Lake George and other community


Joseph DeVivo (hero), Lena Benvenuto (mentor),

Joey Giannone (individual)

Joseph helped Joey apply for and obtain a library card from the Malta

Library. They attended art classes at Saratoga Arts and participated in

several exhibits. Together with Catherine and Gary, they went to Fort

Ticonderoga and the Aero Sciences Museum. Joseph arranged for Joey to

go roller skating with friends.

Kim Falanga (hero), Lucia Valentine (mentor),

Phil Dickenson (individual)

Kim arranged opportunities for Phil to connect with his sister and other

members of his extended family. They had a gathering that provided Phil

a chance to see people he had not seen in a while. Kim and Phil took a

great trip to Boston to visit several places including the aquarium.

Sonya Durrum (hero), Becky Merilo (mentor),

Lisa Pyzewlocki (individual)

Lisa was interested in pursuing new sites and locations to explore in her

community. Sonya saw this as an opportunity to provide Lisa with fun,

enjoyable activities. They were able to attend a rock concert at SPAC and

eat out on several occasions.

Stacey Kepner (hero), Jennifer Rivers (mentor),

Jay Putaski (individual)

Jay loves the excitement at the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway so they

went there several times to watch harness horses race and to play with

the slot machines. Because Stacey and Jay both love photography, they

took excursions to shoot favorite sites around Saratoga. Then Stacey

helped Jay put together a book of all his photos.

Steven Gibbs (hero), Zachery Richards (mentor),

Douglas Halter (individual)

Douglas wanted to pursue some new community opportunities. Steven

took him to the Malta Speedway and arranged many activities for

Douglas to increase his courtship with his long- time girlfriend. Steven

also took Douglas fishing so he could catch the “big one”.

On July 20th several people from OPWDD visited Mt. Ledge, our seniors Day

Program, to view the interactions first-hand after hearing such glowing accolades.

Cecile Gutchell, our Senior Companion, who was recognized as our Volunteer

of the Year, told her Supervisor Charlotte Hooper that she was touched

by the recognition and had expressed how the job had changed

her life. Pictured left to right: Ceylane Meyers-Ruff, Director

Employment and Meaningful Activities, Nancy Langanstein,

Senior Companion Project Director, Cecile Gutchell and

Charlotte Hooper, Senior Companion


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Adult Social Club

On August 20, 25 individuals from the Adult

Social Club entered the world of medieval jousts,

sword fighting, horsemanship and royalty. With

the funds raised at this year’s Valentine Dance,

they were able to take a Yankee Trails ‘chariot’.

Upon arriving in Lyndhurst, NJ, his majesty, the

King of Avalon, greeted them. While they cheered

for their red Knight, their Serf served them wonderful

food and endless beverages. Although he

did not win the tournament, some individuals

received a cherished flower or a magic crown.

They had a wonderful day where chivalry ruled!

A Sad Farewell

Sadly, we lost two members of our Saratoga Bridges family. James Van Dao,

pictured left, passed away on August 24 at his home on Lemont Avenue where

he lived for 14 years. James resided at the Ruggles Road home 2 years prior and

attended the Wilton Day Program for over 16 years.

Kevin Kerwood, pictured right, passed away on November 23 at his home on

Ruggles Road where he lived for 11 years. Kevin was part of our residential program

since 1987 and attended the Wilton Day Program for over 21 years.

James and Kevin will be missed by all and touched the hearts of everyone that

knew them. The staff at Lemont Ave, Ruggles Rd and Wilton are to be commended

for their dedication, strength, empathy, care and love they gave to these

wonderful men.

Alpha Career Options works with these businesses:

• Albany Marriott

• Ballston Area Community Center

• Ballston Journal

• Bon Ton

• Burnt Hills School District

• Byron’s IGA Market

• Chartwells

• Cracker Barrel Restaurant


• Dunkin Donuts

• Faldoni’s Deli

• Fifty South Diner

• Fillpoint

• Gold’s Gym

• Grand Union Family Markets

• Hannaford Supermarkets

• Home Depot


• Lakeside Farms

• Lowe’s

• Maplewood Manor

• McDonald’s


• Panera Bread

• Price Chopper

• Rehabilitation Support Services

Saratoga Casino and Raceway

Saratoga Hilton

Saratoga Springs Public Library

Saratoga State Park

• Service Solutions

• Stewart’s Shops

• Target

• TJ Maxx

• Town of Milton Department of Public


• Walmart

• Wesley Health Care Center

Annual Report 2011

Top Image: “Purple Dewdrops” Photo by Chris Petersen

Right Image: “Parrot-dise Island” Collaborative piece by

the Wilton Day Hab (acrylic)

Other News of Interest

Satisfaction Surveys

Our Satisfaction Survey was introduced on our website in June. Each time parents, family

members and advocates receive meeting invitations from us, they are directed to this site.

Paper copies are available if requested. Every concern is shared with the appropriate department,

although feedback thus far demonstrates overall satisfaction with our services. Here are

a few remarks we have received:

- The staff is extremely professional, kind, happy and dedicated. I feel very fortunate to

have my daughter in your programs.

- I like the strength of the individualized programming. All interests are being nourished.

- I am very happy to be a part of this agency.

- My son has been involved with your programs for many years. He appears to have great

experiences and shows productive growth from it.

- Transportation is reliable and is almost always on time. We understand how difficult the

bus routes must be and very much appreciate the fact that our daughter has the bus to

take each day.

- The program has been good for him in the sense of giving back to the community,

developing a work ethic and preparing him for the possibility of a job in the future. God

bless all of you for all you continue to do for my son.

We greatly appreciate the time people take to complete the survey and always welcome any

thoughts and comments as they help us improve our services. To access this link, look on our

website — www.saratogabridges.org or contact the Corporate Compliance Officer, Julianne

Furlong or the Quality Assurance Coordinator, Dorothy Broekhuizen at 518-587-0723.


On July 22nd the Alpha OPTS program thoroughly entertained

their audience with their rendition of the variety TV show, Hee

Haw. Held at the Ballston Spa High School, the evening included

singers, guitar players, back up dancers (like Chrissy pictured above)

and even bad jokes from the corn field! Everyone enjoyed the fun

and good humor.

Nicholas (left) and Danielle and her mother Debbie (right) enjoy an afternoon at our

paper making workshop for children with special needs. The fun filled day included the

opportunity to work alongside our artists from Creative Endeavors.

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Saratoga Bridges extends an open

invitation to our 2013 fund raising


For more information on these events

and the many ways you can donate to

our organization please visit our website

at www.saratogabridges.org

July 15th • 2013

10th Annual J. Michael

Fitzgibbons Golf Classic

July 20th • 2013

White Party Gala

August 24th • 2013

24th Annual Travers

Day at the Races

October 19th • 2013

13th Annual Great

Pumpkin Challenge

Scallions Restaurant Event

Scallions Restaurant generously donated a portion

from every diner’s bill on May 18 to Saratoga

Bridges. Scallion’s instituted this program to support

area non-profits as an easy way to enjoy delicious

dinner while contributing to great causes. Erica

Walker of Queensbury was the raffle winner for 2 tickets to our White Party – Havana

Nights Gala. Many thanks to Scallions and to all those who came out that night on

behalf of Saratoga Bridges.




from Juicy Burgers

Thanks to Juicy Burgers & More as they

hosted a fundraiser on December 11 at

their restaurant in Ballston Spa. 10% of

the gross proceeds before sales tax were

donated to Saratoga Bridges as part of

Juicy Burgers support for area non-profit

organizations. The funds will be applied

towards our Family Support Services.



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Annual Report 2011

Top Image: “Roses” Photo by Vicki Springer

We are Grateful


“Why We Give” is a feature that highlights an extraordinary supporter of Saratoga Bridges. In this issue, we hear from The DeVelders

When and how did your relationship

with Saratoga Bridges begin

We first got involved with Saratoga

Bridges about 14 years ago. We were

seeking help for a young woman

in our congregation named

Jenny. Our first contact was with

Patty Paduano, from Family

Support Services, who came to

Schuylerville to meet with us

and Jenny. That was not only the

beginning of a new life for Jenny

(who is still with the agency), but also

an introduction to us of the agency. Little

did we realize that several years later Saratoga

Bridges would provide invaluable assistance

and support for us when we were looking for

a day program for our son Mikael. He is very

happy at his Malta I Day Program and enjoys

participating in the Adult Social Club.

What moved you to start giving

We were moved primarily by gratitude for

how Saratoga Bridges helped and supported

Jenny and Mikael. Also, we felt guided by

our spiritual belief that genuine gratitude is

expressed in the act of giving back. From the

beginning, we were impressed by the care

and concern from Saratoga Bridges’ staff,

and by the skill and dedication of its leaders.

I (Joyce) remember attending a meeting for

clergy members at Saratoga Hospital at which

the Executive Director, Valerie Muratori, was

speaking about the work at Saratoga Bridges.

She mentioned that the agency was looking

for additional board members from the community.

I contacted Valerie to express my

interest in serving and joined the Board of

Directors soon after.


The deVelders

In what ways do you contribute your

time and resources

In addition to volunteering when and where

we can, we try to regularly support Saratoga

Bridges in a financial capacity as we are able.

Joyce has been a Board Member for the past

12 years, serves as a member of the agency’s

Guardianship Committee, been Jenny’s

advocate (at her request) since she first came

to Saratoga Bridges, and has participated

in regional meetings and conferences. Also,

Joyce has utilized her vocation with the

church to help in special situations.

What do you get out of supporting

Saratoga Bridges

1) The opportunity to get to know and

work with the Saratoga Bridges family;

2) To say thanks to the agency

that helps care for our son; 3)

To express our appreciation to

the staff for their extra support

of other individuals who need

assistance in order to be happy

and part of their communities; and

4) To recognize that together we are

truly making a difference every day

in the lives of people with developmental

disabilities and their families!

What would you say to someone who

might be interested in supporting the


We would encourage them by pointing out

that supporting the agency means helping

not only the 800 individuals and their families

Saratoga Bridges serves, but also that it

provides jobs for close to 600 people in our

area. For us, the compelling aspect of support

has to do with many people – capitalizing on

the legacy of those who came before us while

working together in a multitude of ways to

build ‘bridges’ of care and compassion that

will endure for many years to come.

How would you encourage others to

give their time and resources

Get to know this amazing agency and its history.

Learn all you can about it. Become a member.

Volunteer. Give your time as an investment in

the well being of others. Give a donation in

memory or honor of someone. Consider becoming

a Board Member or serve on a committee.

Tell others about Saratoga Bridges.

General Electric Matching Funds

Are you aware of GE’s matching gift program for their employees

and retirees You can easily double the impact of your contribution

by logging onto www.gefoundation.com/matchinggifts

For assistance contact Pamela Polacsek at 587-0723 ext. 1255 or


Did you know

Saratoga Bridges has a Planned Giving

Program called “The Beacon Society”

to recognize donors who make gifts

to the agency from their estates. Please

call Heather Varney at 587-0723 ext.

1266 for more information.

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Contributions, Memorials,

From the Foundation

Board President

Chad Beatty

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the individuals, businesses

and organizations that supported us throughout the year. Their donations

helped enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their

families. If your name was inadvertently omitted, we apologize and please

let us know for future listings.

Although many local, regional and national non-profit organizations

had financial difficulties throughout 2011, Saratoga Bridges had yet

another record breaking fundraising season. We exceeded our budget

projections primarily due to our extremely generous sponsors, donors,

guests, volunteers and community partners. These businesses and

individuals continue to contribute their resources because they believe

in our mission. We encourage you to support our philanthropic

donors listed below as their contributions help to subsidize our

programs and services that are not funded through traditional funding

sources. Their involvement is greatly appreciated and we value all of

these relationships!

We generated $114,075 in sponsorship with $49,850 directed as

season sponsors and $64,225 to a specific event. This is an increase

of almost $35,000 from 2010. In particular, these 8 fundraising and

special events raised an incredible $185,500 (net) for the Foundation:

• Hattie’s 10th Annual Mardi Gras Ball — $20,000

2011 Masters Golf Tournament Raffle — $8,000

• 8th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbons Golf Classic — $18,000

• White Party – Havana Nights Gala — $82,000

• 22nd Annual ‘Travers Day at the Races’ — $17,000

• 2nd Annual All Car & Truck Show — $3,000

• Joyce Spratt Memorial Golf Outing — $5,500

• 11th Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge — $32,000

Also, we had two successful campaigns during the year:

$18,165 for capital improvements in our Residential Program

$14,554 for Family Support Services

In 2011, we began a Capital Campaign for The Memorial Garden at

our Administrative campus on Saratoga Bridges Boulevard in Ballston

Spa. It will be a living tribute in perpetuity to honor the lives of

individuals and family members who have passed away.

Thus far, we received a very generous leadership gift of $25,000 from

Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation. Other family members have

purchased benches and bricks. We will continue to encourage others

to make a lasting gift. Over time, the impact will be felt throughout

our community.

I am grateful to our Operational, Foundation and Honorary Advisory

Board Members as they serve as a link between the Saratoga Bridges

family and the community. Their professional and personal expertise

and experiences are invaluable. They volunteer, help generate

contributions, provide advice, increase our visibility and project a

positive reputation. Further, I personally want to thank all of our

supporters and exemplary employees. By working as a team, we will

continue to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental

disabilities and their families who rely on us to provide the highest

quality services and programs in Saratoga County.


Corporate Donors:

$10,000 and above

Adirondack Trust Company

Diageo North America

Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation

Wright Family Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999

Charles Wood Foundation

Coca-Cola Bottling Company

GE Foundation

MVP Health Care

New Country Toyota Scion of Saratoga

Relph Agency

SAVE Program

$1,000 - $4,999

BCI Construction

Best Buy Co., Inc.


BPA - Harbridge

BST Advisory Network, LLC



Firebird Nation of North America, Inc.

Hattie’s Restaurant

Live Nation

M. M. Hayes, Co., Inc.

NBT Bank

New York Bus Sales, LLC

Palio Communications

PKS Investments

Puffin Foundation, LTD

Royal Care

Saratoga’s Community FCU

Saratoga National Bank & Trust

Stewart’s Shops

TCT Federal Credit Union

The Bonadio Group

Turbine Services, Ltd.

United Way of Northeastern New York, Inc.

Valley View Sanitation Services, Inc.


$500 - $999

Ballston Spa National Bank

Competitive Advantage Group, LLC

First Niagara

Hayes Paving, Inc.

Kodiak Construction, Inc.

Matthews Buses

NBT Bank

Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga, LLP

Pioneer Savings Bank

Price Chopper

Roohan Realty

Saratoga Hospital

Saratoga Today

Signature Cabinet Group

United Way of Central & Northeastern


Violets of Saratoga

William J. Burke & Sons

Williams Insurance Agency

$100 - $499

3N Document Destruction

Accounting for All

Alpine Sport Shop

Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.


C.L. King & Associates, Inc.

Campito Properties LLC

Cascada Salon & Spa

Central NY Electrical Contractors, Inc.

Chazen Engineering, Land Surveying &

Landscape Architecture

Curtis Lumber Co., Inc.


Francis Investment Consulting Group, Inc.

GE United Way Campaign

Hudson Energy Services


ITAM Vets Post #35

John Carriero & Son, Inc.

Kerker and Gleeson, PC

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus Council #246

Longfellows Inn and Restaurant

Loudon Travel

Marshall & Sterling


Saratoga Builder’s Association

Mohawk Honda

Monroe Wheelchair


Northeast Show Promoters, Inc.


Olde Bryan Inn

Philadelphia Insurance Co.

Pink Paddock Boutique

Saratoga Springs Fire Fighters

Scallion’s Restaurant

Sloppy Kisses


The Bon-Ton Department Store

The Children’s Museum at Saratoga

The Donald DiBiase Living Trust

The Irish Times Pub & Restaurant

The Saratoga Trunk

Time Warner Cable Business Class

Wright Benefits, LLC

$1 - $99

Juicy Burgers & More Milton, LLC

Cole’s Collision Center

Elena Jeffe Tastensen, PLLC

Allstate Insurance

Verizon Foundation

Individual Donors:

$10,000 and above

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D’Ambra

$5,000 - $9,999

Mr. & Mrs. Sonny Bonacio

Mr. & Mrs. James Denney

$1,000 - $4,999

Mr. & Mrs. Blair Bynum

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Cifor

Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. DeSio

Dr. & Mrs. Richard Farrell, M.D.

Drs. Lawrence & Rhonda Fein

Mrs. Carol Fitzgibbons

Mr. & Mrs. Marcus Fuller

Mr. Mike Gibson

Mr. & Mrs. Marty Harr

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Ianniello

Mr. James LaVigne & Mrs. Mary Gavin

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lenigan

Mr. Bruce Lunsford

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Mastaitis

Mr. & Mrs. H. Michael Okby

Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Perkins

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Riggi

Mr. & Mrs. Steven G. Rowland

Ms. Emily Strover

and Special Gifts


Mr. & Mrs. David Tarella

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Toohey

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Valentine

Mr. Robert Reed & Mrs. Jeanne

Van Patten Reed

Ms. Virginia Whitman

$500 - $999

Mr. & Mrs. David Aronson

Ms. Abby Block

Dr. & Mrs. Richard Bossert

Mr. Clark Brink

Mr. & Mrs. William Brown

Ms. Maureen Buhrmaster

Mr. & Mrs. Ross Burbank

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Callan

Mr. & Mrs. James Carminucci

Mr. & Mrs. Craig Carpenter

Mr. & Mrs. John Ciulla

Mr. Robert Clark

Ms. Lea Curtis

Mr. David Cutler

Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Docyk

Mr. Kevin Downey

Mr. & Mrs. Rick Dunn

Ms. Eileen Ehrenberg, M.D.

Mr. & Mrs. Dieter Funiciello

Mr. & Mrs. Neil Golub

Miss Eileen P. Guarino

Mr. Anthony Hanson

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hays

Ms. Karen Heggen, Esq.

Mr. John Herrick

Mr. Kevin Hoffman

Ms. Karin B. Hyman

Mr. & Mrs. David Hyman

Ms. Lisa Jakob

Mayor & Mrs. Scott Johnson

Mr. Kevin Joyce

Mr. & Mrs. Terry Loscavo

Dr. Joseph LoVerdi

Mr. & Mrs. Norman Massry

Senator & Mrs. Roy McDonald

Mr. Edward Mitzen

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Mulhall

Ms. Valerie Muratori &

Mr. William Sullivan

Ms. Melissa Murdock

Dr. & Mrs. Thaddeus S. Obloy

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Perry

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Phillips

Mr. & Mrs. John Poklemba

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Quandt, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Richman

Mrs. Nancy Richmond

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Russell

Mr. & Mrs. Erik Whittle

Ms. Kathleen Wren-Kirvin

$100 - $499

Ms. Mary Abbruzzese

Ms. Michelle Abrams

Mr. & Mrs. David Alexander

Mr. Jeffrey Allen

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Altamari

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Altieri

Mr. & Mrs. Simon Aman

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Andolina

Mr. Rick Anthony

Mr. Ronald Anzalone

Ms. Kelly Armer

Mr. & Mrs. Warren Armstrong

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Aronson

Mr. & Mrs. Michael W. Arpey

Mr. Anthony J. Arpey

Ms. Darla Avila

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bambara

Ms. Diana Bangert-Drowns, Esq.

Ms. Lorraine Barabasz

Mr. William Battesh

Ms. Leona Beck

Ms. Joan Beebe

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Beehner

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Belliss

Ms. Agatha Benton

Mr. Robert Benware

Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Birge

Ms. Jill Borst

Ms. Judith Bovitz

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon M. Boyd

Mr. William Bradley

Ms. Elena Brannstrom

Ms. Susan Briere Shafer

Mr. Ronald Brindle

Mr. Rob Bronk

Mr. Keith Brookins

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Bryant

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Bucciferro

Ms. Denise Buher

Mr. & Mrs. Steven Bulger

Ms. Amy Burton

Mr. David Buschynski

Mr. Jack Butler

Mr. Jim Campone

Ms. Jackie Capone

Mr. Kevin Carney

Ms. Christina Carriero

Ms. Jaret Carroll

Mr. Thomas Carroll

Mrs. Lillianne Cartagine

Ms. Lindsey Cassidy

Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Cassidy

Ms. Corrine Catalano

Mr. & Mrs. William Cerosaletti

Ms. Aimee Chauvot

Mr. James Condry &

Ms. Cathy Lindberg

Mr. Steven Conklin

Mr. Dan Connor

Mr. James Conway, Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Cook

Ms. Linda Corbett

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Coseo, Esq.

Ms. Casey Coyle

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cronin

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Cuda

Ms. Anna Culnane

Mr. Donald Cunningham

Mr. & Mrs. John Curley

Mr. & Mrs. Vassar Curtis

Mr. Kevin Cushing

Mrs. Phyllis E. Dake

Mr. William Daley &

Mrs. Laura Petrovic

Mr. Stan Darwak

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Davis

Ms. Jerri Lynne Dedrick

Mr. Greg DeFilio

Mr. Michael Degennaro

Mr. Kenny Dellovo

Rev. Joyce deVelder &

Mr. David deVelder

Ms. Susan Devine

Mr. Ronald Dickinson

Ms. Andrea DiDomenico

Ms. Brenda Dietrich

Ms. Gretchen DiMaggio

Mr. & Mrs. Gary DiSanto-Rose

Ms. Radana Dooley

Ms. Lela Doyle

Mr. Stanley Drosky

Ms. Jean Dugan

Mr. Edward Dulik

Ms. Kathie Duncan

Ms. Mary Lou Eddy

Mr. & Mrs. Howard Edelman

Mr. Stu Eichel

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Eliopulus

Kristopher Elliott

Ms. Ellen Endres

Mr. & Mrs. William S. Ennis

Mr. & Mrs. Jason Fein

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ferguson

Mr. Keith Ferrara

Mr. David Fitzgibbons

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Fitzpatrick

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Fjellman

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Fleming

Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Fleuren

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Flinton

Mr. Keith Flood

Ms. Dorothy Foster

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Fowler

Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Fox

Mr. Rick Francis

Ms. Jane Francisco

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Frazier

Mr. Seth Frederickson

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Funk

Mr. Ernest Gailor

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Galarneau

Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Galbraith

Dr. & Mrs. Oscar Garcia

Mr. & Mrs. John Gee

Mr. Brian Gemmell

Ms. Annie Ginsburg

Mr. & Mrs. Roland Giroux

Ms. Carol Giulianelli

Ms. Michele Goyette

Mr. & Mrs. James Grande

Ms. Mary Grassfield

Mr. Edmund Grennon

Mr. Ted Greve

Mrs. Frieda Grimes

Mr. Jon Halpin

Mr. Jeffrey Halusic

Ms. Georgana Hanson

Mr. Charles Harris

Mr. James Hart

Ms. Denise Hartwell

Ms. Paula Hayes

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Healy

Mr. John Heath

Mr. & Mrs. William Hebert

Ms. Lindsey Heumann

Ms. Diane R. Hickey

Mr. & Mrs. James Higgins

Mr. Richard Hines

Mr. & Mrs. Jon Hoek

Ms. Sherry Hoffman

Mr. Mark Hogan

Mr. David Hogan

Ms. Amy Hollander

Ms. Casey Irving

Mr. & Mrs. John Irving

Mr. Alex Jefferson

Ms. Renee Jenkins

Ms. Sharon Johnson

Mr. Jim Jordan

Ms. Christy Jordan

Mr. Bob Joy

Mr. Chris Jung

Ms. Natalia Karas

Mr. Jared Katz

Ms. C. Kautzman

Mr. Joe Kilduff

Mr. & Mrs. Larry King

Ms. Mara King

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Klein

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Klotz

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Kmiotek

Ms. Kathleen Koval

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kowantz

Ms. Kara Lais

Ms. Kathleen Lanoue

Ms. Gayle LaSalle

Mr. Christopher Lasher

Mr. John Latchford

Mr. & Mrs. David Lazar

Mr. John Leggett

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Lehane

Mr. John Lemery

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Lesher

Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Levine

Mr. Bruce Levinsky

Mr. & Mrs. Norman Levy

Mrs. Anna F. Lobosco

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Loewenstein

Mr. Peter Loyola

Mr. & Mrs. David Lucas

Mr. & Mrs. John Mackey

Mr. & Mrs. Tom MacLaughlin

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Marks

Mr. Joe Mastrianni

Dr. & Mrs. David Mastrianni

Ms. Sue Ellen Mathers

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Matties

Mr. & Mrs. David McBurnie

Mr. & Mrs. Emmett McCarthy

Ms. Barbara McHugh

Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Meckler

Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Meltzer

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Mesches

Ms. Lynn Meyer

Mr. David Meyers

Dr. Joseph Migliacci, DVM

Mr. Salvy Migliaccio

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Miller

Mr. David Milligan

Ms. Antoinette Miranda

Ms. Cheryl Mollnow

Mr. & Mrs. John Monahan

Ms. Carole Montepare

Ms. Carole Moreau

Mr. John Morrette

Ms. Lisa Moser

Mr. Martin Moshier

Ms. Melissa Murdock

Mr. & Mrs. James Murphy, Jr.

Mr. Michael Murray

Ms. Cathy Musial

Mr. Michael Myers

Mr. Nicholas Nachbur

Mr. Frederick Nest

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Newton

Mr. & Mrs. Kyran D. Nigro

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Novik

Mr. Josh Olson

Ms. Marne Onderdonk

Mr. & Mrs. John Paolucci

Ms. Michelle Paquette

Ms. Camille Parisi

Mr. Frank Pascuito

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Peck

Mr. Joshua Pemrick

Mr. Larry Perez

Ms. Jen Perry

Mr. Bruce Petroski

Dr. & Mrs. Roland T. Phillips III

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Phillips

Mr. Chester Piecuch

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pieper

Mr. & Mrs. Allan Polacsek

Ms. Pamela Polacsek

Mr. Steven Porter

Mr. & Mrs. Barry Potoker

Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Powers

Mr. Joe Powers

Dr. & Mrs. James Prendergast

Mr. Leo Purvis

Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Puttlitz

Ms. Diane Rademacher

Mr. Ron Ravena

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Reale

Mr. Michael Remillard

Mr. Joseph Ribis

Mr. & Mrs. Steven Richards

Mr. & Mrs. Jay Rifenbary

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ritzenberg

Mr. & Mrs. Jon Robert

Mr. Gregory Roberts

Mr. David Robertson

Mr. & Mrs. Niall Roche

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Rodriguez

Mr. Richard Roe

Ms. Mary Ann Roemer

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Roohan

Ms. Marcia Ross

Mr. & Mrs. James Rossi

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Rotheim

Mr. Paul Rouis

Mr. Richard Rowland, Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rowland, Jr.

Mr. Mark Ryan

Mr. Patrick Ryan

Mr. & Mrs. Helmut R. Samide

Mr. Farzad Sani

Mr. & Mrs. John Sartoris

Ms. Miriam Scarborough

Mr. John Sedlak

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Seereiter

Mr. Christopher Semenza

Mr. & Mrs. Rob Sgarlata

Ms. Elisa Sheehan

Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Sherman

Mr. Stuart Shillibeer

Mr. & Mrs. Jay Shupe

Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Siebeneck

Mr. Michael Silver

Mr. & Mrs. Case Simpson

Ms. Nancy Smith

Ms. Christianne Smith

Ms. Nancy Smith

Mr. & Mrs. William Smollin

Mr. Paul Snyder

Dr. Axel Sondhof, DVM

Mr. Charles Sormani

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Spenello

Ms. Sheila Sperling

Ms. Janet Sprague

Mr. Christopher Spratt

Ms. Jean Stamm

Mr. Thomas Stanton

Ms. Nedra Stimpfle

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Stucchi

Ms. Elizabeth Sullivan

Ms. Jane Sullivan

Ms. Donna Talley

Mr. Shawn Thompson

Mr. Benjamin Towne

Mr. Ian Townsend

Mr. Phillip Tribble

Mr. & Mrs. Cliff Tryon

Ms. Maria Tuller

Harvey Turner and

Mary Solomons

Mr. Frank W. Tynan

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Uccellini

Mr. Jon Urban

Mr. Marc Usher

Ms. Margaret Valentine

Ms. Darlene Verruto

Ms. Adine Viscusi

Ms. Bonnie Walmsley

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Ward

Mr. & Mrs. Garry Waterman

Ms. Maureen Wendell

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Wheeler

Ms. Joanne Wheelock

Mr. Richard White

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Whiteman

Ms. Marylou Whitney &

Mr. John Hendrickson

Mr. William Whitney

Mr. John Whitney

Mr. Warren Wildy

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Willard

Mr. Dave Williamson

Mr. John Witt

Mr. & Mrs. John Wyse

Mr. Jeff Yule

Mrs. Beverly Yunich

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Zappone

Mr. & Mrs. Walter Zieniuk

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Zinter

$1 - $99

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Adams

Ms. Tanya Allen

Ms. Patricia Amati

Mrs. Helen Armstrong

Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Auyer

Mr. Charles Babcock

Mrs. Dorothea Backlund

Mr. Wendel Bacon

Mr. Robert Badaszewski

Mr. Kevin Baker &

Ms. Candice Panichi

Mr. Carmen Barber

Ms. Amanda Barone

Mr. David Barr

Mr. John Bartkowski

Ms. Kathleen Barton

Dr. Jacqueline Bashkoff

Ms. Joan Bateman

Mr. Richard Bazar

Ms. Jessica Bazar

Ms. Jennifer Behrens

Ms. Samantha Belcher

Mr. Richard Belliss

Ms. Lena Benvenuto

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bialon

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bieniek

Mrs. Erin Boggan

Ms. Sharon M. Bogin

Mr. William Bonsal

Ms. Samantha Bosshart

William Boswell

Ms. Lynelle Bosworth

Ms. Barbara Boudreau

Ms. Ellen Bradley

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Bradley

Mr. Frank Brady

Ms. Helen Brain

Ms. Dawn Brennan

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Breslin

Ms. Dorothy E. Broekhuizen

Ms. Elinor Brook

Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Broomhead

Mr. & Mrs. George Brown

Mrs. Jennifer Brown

Mr. & Mrs. Gary E. Brownell

Mrs. Claire Brunkhorst

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Bruno

Ms. Debbie Bruschetti

Ms. Sharon Bryan

Ms. Jessica Bryden

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bryk

Ms. Michelle Bubniak

Ms. Wendy Bubniak

Ms. Evelyn Buchanan

Mr. Michael Bucholtz

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Burkly

Ms. Mary Bussert

Mrs. Sandra Byron

Mr. & Mrs. Emmor Caldwell

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Callahan

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Callan

Mr. Tory Cameron

Mr. Rani Camuti

Mr. John Caputo

Ms. Kay Ann Carney

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Carolan

Ms. Makena Caron

Mr. Donald Carroll

Ms. Colleen Casey

Ms. Patricia Cashman

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Castronovo

Ms. Sheila Catlin

Mr. & Mrs. George E. Cefferillo

Ms. Anne Cerone

Ms. Gloria Christie

Ms. Anne Ciani

Mr. Robert Cichon

Ms. Angela Cifor

Mr. Robert Clement

Ms. Tracy Clement











Residential Services $10,589,193

Day Services Ms. Laura Collette $8,601,512

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Comeau

Alpha Industries Workshop $1,820,215

Family Support Mr. & Services Mrs. Gerald Connolly $1,724,479

Ms. Sereena Coombes

Ms. Elaine Graceffo

Transportation Ms. Kathleen Corbett $2,944,892

Mrs. Tanah Corelli

Residential Services $10,589,193

Ms. Jane Corrou

Non Program $158,160

Ms. Edith Cosgrove

Ms. Heather Griffin

Day Services Mr. Roger Cote $8,601,512 Mr. Benn Griffin

Ms. Katelyn Cottrell

Mr. Michael Grimes


Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Coulter


Mr. Bob Grisanti

Residential Services $10,589,193 Alpha Industries Workshop $1,820,215

Day Services $8,601,512

Alpha Industries Workshop $1,820,215

Family Support Services $1,724,479

Transportation $2,944,892

Non Program $158,160

Family Support

Mr. &


Mrs. Gregory Cullen


Transportation Mr. Timothy Daly $2,944,892

Ms. Cynthia Demarest

Non Program

Mr. & Mrs. Charles DeNew

Residential Services Mr. Jim Densmore


Mr. Louis Hebert


Ms. Debora DeSimone

TOTAL Day Services REVENUES Mr. Ronald Devincenzo $25,838,451


Ms. Gail Hein

Residential TOTAL REVENUES Services $10,589,193 Alpha Industries Ms. Theresa


Workshop Dindinger $1,407,769

Mr. & Mrs. Charles DiSanto

Mr. Jeff DiStefano & Ms. Vanessa Etherington

Day Services $8,601,512 Family Support Services $1,691,373

Alpha Industries Workshop $1,820,215 Transportation Mr. Brian Donohue $3,183,609

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Dooley

Ms. Jill Hogan

Family Support Services $1,724,479 Residential Services Mr. Stephen Dorsey & Dr. Susan Dorsey $10,609,011 Ms. Michele Hogan

Non Program Ms. Antoinette Doto $26,894 Ms. Sharon Horn

Ms. Michele Dowd

Mr. Tom Howe

Transportation Residential Services $2,944,892 $10,609,011 Day Services $8,637,985

Mr. Richard Draper

Ms. Fawn K. Howe

TOTAL EXPENSES Mrs. Julia Dreimiller $25,556,641

Ms. Sheila Hughes

Non Day Program Services $158,160 $8,637,985 Alpha Industries Duke Workshop Dufort $1,407,769

Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Dunn

TOTAL Alpha Industries REVENUES Workshop $25,838,451

$1,407,769 Family Support Ms. Melanie Services Dwileski $1,691,373

Ms. Samantha East

Family Support Services $1,691,373 Transportation Mr. Jared Eicher $3,183,609 Ms. Susan Johnson

Ms. Donna Eichmeyer

Transportation $3,183,609

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Elliott

Ms. Sue Jorgensen

Non Program Ms. Mildred Ellis $26,894

Ms. Kristin Ellis

Non Program $26,894

Ms. Esther Eng

TOTAL EXPENSES Ms. Halie Englehart $25,556,641

Ms. Julie Kazakoff

Residential TOTAL EXPENSES Services $10,609,011 $25,556,641

Day Services $8,637,985

Alpha Industries Workshop $1,407,769

Family Support Services $1,691,373

Transportation $3,183,609

Non Program $26,894

TOTAL EXPENSES $25,556,641

2011 Audited Financials: $25,838,451

Medicaid ..... $23,229,404 Workshop Sales ..$197,934

State of NY .....$926,313 Grants/Others ..$349,520

SSI/SSA .......$1,135,280

Contributions, Memorials,

Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Cocca

Mr. Daniel Colson

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Compson

Ms. Cynthia A. Conigliaro

Mr. Joe Cook

Mr. Paul Cox

Mr. & Mrs. James Cranfield

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Curran

Ms. Joy Dalaba

Ms. Laura Darman

Mr. James Devlin

Ms. Kris Diemer

Ms. Kori Donison

Mr. Michael Donnelly

Mr. & Mrs. David Dunn

Mr. & Mrs. John Evansky

Mr. & Mrs. George Farnum

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Farrell

Mr. Eric Feight

Ms. Eileen Ferguson

The Honorable Stephen Ferradino

Mr. Dennis Fillmore

Ms. Erin Fish

Mr. & Mrs. David Fiske

Mr. & Mrs. Steven Fiske

Mr. Tom Fitzpatrick

Mr. Charles Folensbee

Ms. Carrie Fonda

Ms. Heather A. Franke

Mr. Robert Frawley

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Freudberg

Mr. & Mrs. William Furlong

Ms. Joyce Fusco

Ms. Joan Gagliardi

Mr. Ed Galarneau & Mr. Tom Bedrosian

Mr. Adam Galarneau

Ms. Dawn Garcia

Ms. Nancy Garmley

Mr. James Garofallou-Hogan

Ms. Kari Gathen

Ms. Anna Geevarghese

Ms. Ellie George

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Geteles

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Giardenelli

Ms. Wendy Gibson

Mr. & Mrs. John Gillen

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Glamm

Ms. Laura Goetz

Mr. Richard Gorman

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Goudy

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory K. Grande

Ms. Stephanie Graseck

Mr. & Mrs. Dominick Greco

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gross

Ms. Joanne Hackett

Ms. Diahne Hallstead

Mr. Robert Hamlin

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Harnisher

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Harrington

Ms. Eileen Hayes

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Hebert

Ms. Jennifer Hebner

Mr. & Mrs. Arne Heggen

Ms. Marcella Heintz

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Heller

Ms. Carol Hickey

Mr. James Hickey

Mr. Kevin J. Higgins

Ms. Lauren Hittinger

Mr. George Hodgson III

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Hodson

Mr. & Mrs. William Hunt

Ms. Lisa Ippolito

Mr. Thomas Izykowski

Mrs. Josephine Jaworski

Mr. Larry Jenks

Mr. Howard Jones & Dr. Adele Pace

Mr. & Mrs. David Judkins

Mr. & Mrs. Neil Kassel

Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Kassel

Mr. Andy Keefe

Ms. Shavon Keefe

Ms. Michelle Kehoe

Mr. Patrick Keller

Ms. Terry Kelly

Ms. Terry Kelly

Ms. Lydia King

Mr. Thomas Knesel

Mr. Christopher Knight

John Kot

Ms. Laurie Kuhne

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kuiber

Mr. Jeffrey LaFave

Mr. Scott Langer

Ms. Karen Laterra

Mr. Shane Latza

Mr. Donald LaVoie

Ms. Judy LeCain

Ms. Pat Lehocky

Mr. Eric Leskovec

Mr. Americo Leva

Mr. Ray Lewis

Mr. & Mrs. Elwood Lewis

Mr. Michael Libertucci

Mr. Joel Lilley

Mr. Sean Loftus & Mrs. Kate Graney

Mr. Frank Lombardo

and Special Gifts


Mr. & Mrs. Jim Long

Mr. Derek Loomis

Mr. Paul Lunde

Mr. Richard Lyons

Ms. Elizabeth Macy

Mr. John Madden

Mr. Robert Mains &

Ms. Amy Durland

Mr. & Mrs. Balraj Malhotra

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Malinowski

Mr. Carol Mallory

Mr. & Mrs. David Mania

Patricia A. Mansmith

Mr. Frank Marcellino

Ms. Jennifer Marcellus

Mr. Arthur March

Mr. Norm Marincic

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Marra

Ms. Carole Marra

Mr. Charles Marshall

Ms. Maryann Martel

Ms. Jennifer Martin

Mr. & Mrs. Todd Martineau

Mr. Joseph Maru

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mason

Mr. Fred Mastroianni

Ms. Nellie Mastroianni

McCall Mastroianni

Mr. Tony Mastroianni

Ms. Susan Matthews

Mr. & Ms. Thomas Mazza

Ms. Linda McAndrew Miner

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony McCann

Mr. Arthur McDonald

Ms. Julie McDonald

Mr. Jim McElroy

Mr. James McGuinness

Ms. Sharon McLelland

Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. McNulty

Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Meher, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Mercado, Jr.

Ms. Amber Merrihew

Ms. Kimberly Michel

Ms. Maureen Mierzwa

Ms. Nancy Millstrom

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Miner

Mr. Joe Miranda, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Moccia

Ms. Kathleen Monaco

Ms. Patricia Monahan

Ms. Maria Morales

Mr. Anthony Morelli

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Mormando

Mr. & Mrs. Allen Mossman

Mr. Brian Mulvey

Ms. Kathleen Mulvey

Mr. Zahir Mumin

Mr. William Munn

Mrs. Mary Muratori

Ms. Robin Murphy

Mr. & Mrs. David Mustac

Ms. Carol Nazzaro

Ms. Sue Nealon

Mr. Charles Nelsen

Mr. Bill Neville

Ms. Nancy Nicholson

Ms. Christine Noonan

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Nowak

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Nyhan

Mr. & Mrs. John Ockrin

Mr. Mark O’Connor

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O’Grady

Mr. George Ormond

Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Orton

Mrs. Marguerite Oswitt

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Paduano

Mr. & Mrs. Tod Pardon

Mr. Chun Park

Mr. James Pascarell

Mr. Gary Paschal

Ms. Donna Pawlowski

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Pawlowski

Mr. Paul Pelagalli

Ms. Angela Penny

Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Perkins

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Perry

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Pfitzer

Ms. Judith Phelps

Mr. Ingo Phillips

Ms. Janice Phoenix

Ms. Joanne Piccirilli

Mr. Mark Pitts & Ms. Julie Niles

Ms. Stefanie Pitts

Ms. Jodi Plante

Ms. Linda Plante

Mr. Gary Pohl

Ms. Ronda Poirier

Ms. Genevieve Polinski

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Pollack

Ms. Stephanie Priest

Ms. Laura Prouty

Mr. & Mrs. William Provod

Mr. Anthony Pruno

Ms. Ann Quinn

Mrs. Diane Quinn

Mr. Peter Reardon

Mr. Stephen Rehak

Mr. & Mrs. John Reitano

Mr. Paul Reitano

Ms. Jennifer Reith

Ms. Marion Renning

Ms. Amy Resue

Mr. Richard Retzlaff

Ms. Joyce Reynolds

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Richards

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Rief

Ms. Jennifer A. Rivers

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Robochik

Mr. Dave Roche

Ms. Maxine Roerig

Mr. Michael Rogers

Ms. Deborah Rohr

Mr. Michael Rychlik

Ms. Jennifer Ryle

Ms. Christina Saccoia

Ms. Vivian Sangil

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Sankel

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Santos

Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Sarno

Mr. Joseph Scensny

Mr. & Mrs. Ambrose Schaffer

Mr. David Schaffer

Ms. Leah Schriber

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Schumacher

Mr. & Mrs. Rollin Schwab

Ms. Katrina Schwing-Lucas

Ms. Barbara Scott

Mr. & Mrs. Gerhard Sems

Ms. Annmarie Senecal

Mr. & Mrs. Peter H. Senkulics, Sr.

Ramy Seyam

Mr. James Shaughnessy

Mr. & Mrs. William Shaw

Mr. Stephen Shaw

Mr. Peter Shaw

Mr. William Sheft

Mr. Matthew Side

Mr. Steven Silverberg

Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Simons, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Skipp

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Slezak

Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Smith

Mr. Terry Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Smith

Ms. Carolyn Smith

Mr. Michael Smith

Mr. Mike Soeller

Mr. & Mrs. Chester Sokalski

Mr. Joseph Sokol

Ms. Catherine Sossei

Mr. Joseph Spencer

Mr. & Mrs. Keith Spiewak

Ms. Beth Sponzo

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Springer

Ms. Stephany Stanovich

Mr. Jon Sterngass

Mr. Donald Stevenson

Ms. LaVerne Stiles

Mr. Paul Sutherland

Mr. Ed Swanson

Ms. Judy Swoboda

Ms. Jean Szachacz

Mr. Rich Tanchyk

Mr. Thomas Tarity

Ms. Christine Tate

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Teal

Assemblyman &

Mrs. James Tedisco

Ms. Melissa Theis

Ms. Patricia Thibeault

Ms. Amie Thomas

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Thompson

Ms. Donna Thrailkill

Ms. Jeanelle Tiley

Mr. Tim Tobin

Mr. Paul Toth

Ms. Beth Trapasso

Ms. Amy Tretter

Mr. Patrick Tuck

Mr. & Mrs. Chester Tumidajewicz

Mr. Paul Turner

Ms. Lauren Tuscano

Ms. Electa Utermark

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Van Ort

Mr. Scott VanAuken

Ms. Megan Vandenburgh

Mr. Thomas Vanderhoof

Ms. Heather Varney

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Veitch

Mr. Michael Veitch

Ms. Kathy Viggiano

Ms. Kelly Vite

Ms. Chieko Vititow

Ms. Florence Vogt

Mr. Harry Wade

Mr. & Mrs. Terry Waldron

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Waldron

Mr. Jeffrey Waldron

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Waldron

Ms. Anne Walsh

Mr. Philip Walsh

Mr. Steve Walsh

Ms. Anna Watkins

Ms. Teri Weber

Ms. Katie Weber

Ms. Cela Webster

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Wentworth

Mr. Stan Westhoff

Mr. Patrick Whelly

Ms. Ruth Whitney

Ms. Mary Jean Wilson

Ms. Bonny Wilson

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Winderlin

Mr. RIchard Wissler

Dr. Jeffrey P. Wittmann, Ph.D.

Ms. Kim Wood

Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Wood

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Woodry

Reverend Gloria J. Wright

Mr. & Ms. Scott Wright

Ms. Windy Wyczawski

Ms. Hilary Yeager

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Youngberg

Ms. Lynn Zachar

Ms. Jennifer Zegarelli

Mr. & Mrs. James Zeigler

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Zeman

Ms. Maureen Zito

Builder’ s Society:

Cornerstone Level -

$1000 and up

Mr. & Mrs. James Denney

GE Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Perkins

Valley View Sanitation Services, Inc.

Ms. Virginia Whitman

Tower Level - $500

Ms. Lea Curtis

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hays

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Mulhall

Mrs. Nancy Richmond

Arch Level - $200

Mr. & Mrs. Ross Burbank

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kowantz

Dr. & Mrs. David Mastrianni

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Matties

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Pieper

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Ward

Trestle Level - $100

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Altieri

Mr. William Battesh

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Belliss

Mr. Robert Benware

Mr. & Mrs. William Cerosaletti

Mr. & Mrs. Vassar Curtis

Mr. & Mrs. William S. Ennis

Mr. & Mrs. William Hebert

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Kmiotek

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Peck

Ms. Marcia Ross

Mr. Richard Rowland, Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Helmut R. Samide

Support Level - $50

Mrs. Helen Armstrong

Mrs. Dorothea Backlund

Ms. Kathleen Corbett

Ms. Edith Cosgrove

Ms. Anna Culnane

Mr. Stephen Dorsey & Dr. Susan


Mr. & Mrs. David Dunn

Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Fleuren

Mr. & Mrs. John Gillen

Ms. Carol Hickey

Mr. & Mrs. Tom MacLaughlin

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Malinowski

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Moccia

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Pollack

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rowland, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Toohey

Mr. & Mrs. Garry Waterman

Mrs. Beverly Yunich


Brian Cowles

Ms. Kim Wood

Hawley Waldron

Mr. & Mrs. George E. Cefferillo

Ms. Anne Cerone

Ms. Anne Ciani

Ms. Joyce Fusco

Ms. Joan Gagliardi

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Giardenelli

Ms. Carol Giulianelli

Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Perkins

Mrs. Diane Quinn

Mr. & Mrs. John Reitano

Mr. Paul Reitano

Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Skipp

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Waldron

Mr. & Mrs. Terry Waldron

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Waldron

James Bertram

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kowantz

Joseph Jaworski

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bialon

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Bieniek

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bryk

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Eliopulus

Ms. Jane Francisco

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Glamm

Mr. & Mrs. Dominick Greco

John Kot

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Kuiber

Ms. Karen Laterra

Ms. Donna Pawlowski

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Pawlowski

Ms. Genevieve Polinski

Mr. & Mrs. Rob Sgarlata

Mr. & Mrs. Chester Sokalski

Ms. Stephany Stanovich

Kevin Kerwood

Mr. John Bartkowski

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Bruno

Ms. Melanie Dwileski

Ms. Mildred Ellis

Mr. & Mrs. George Farnum

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Freudberg

Ms. Laura Goetz

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Heller

Ms. Joanne Piccirilli

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Rief

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Winderlin

Paul Christie

William Boswell

Ms. Patricia Cashman

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Castronovo

Ms. Gloria Christie

Mr. Edward Dulik

Mr. Richard Lyons

Mr. & Mrs. David Mustac

Mr. & Mrs. William Provod

Mr. Stephen Rehak

Mr. John Sedlak

Mr. & Mrs. Gerhard Sems

Ramy Seyam

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Slezak

Beacon Society:

Mr. & Mrs. Simon Aman

Ms. Christina Carriero

Ms. Deborah Couples

Mr. & Mrs. Henry J. Fleuren

Valerie A. Muratori

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Perry

Mrs. Mary E. Purvis

Mr. & Mrs. John Sartoris

Ms. Anne E. Subko

Joan Taggart

Ms. Virginia Whitman

Reverend Gloria J. Wright

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Adirondack Theatre Festival

Albany Indoor Rock Gym

Albany Institute of History & Art

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Alpine Sport Shop

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Bonacio Construction, Inc.

Cascada Salon and Spa


Circus Cafe

Cliff’s Country Inn

Clothes Line of Saratoga

Crafter’s Gallery

Cudney’s Launderers & Dry


Dehn’s Flowers

deJonghe Jewelers

DiSiena Furniture

Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Docyk

Dunkin’ Donuts


Frank Adams Jewelers

Fusion Salon

G. Willickers


Galway Golf Course

Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa

Glimmerglass Opera

Grey Gelding

Healing Spirit Massage

Heather Bohm-Tallman


Holiday Inn

Home Made Theater


Lake Ridge Restaurant


Majestic Fine Wines

Mama Mia’s Pizza & Cafe

Max London’s Restaurant & Bar

Mazzone Management Group

Mexican Connection

Milano/Provence/Unique Catering

Mr. & Mrs. Greg Cuda

Mr. & Mrs. Jackson W. Knowlton

Mr. & Mrs. James Murphy, Jr.

Mr. John Morrette

Mr. Robert Clark

Mr. Stu Eichel

N. Fox Jewelers

New York Knick’s

One Caroline St. Jazz and Blues


Parting Glass Racing, LLC

Pet Lodges, Inc.

Pink Paddock Boutique


Pirate’s Cove Adventure

Proctor’s Theatre

Queensbury Hotel


Saratoga Arms

Saratoga Builder’s Association

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Polo

Saratoga Saddlery & International


Saratoga Savoy

Saratoga Strike Zone


Sloppy Kisses

Spoken Boutique

Studio 71, Inc.

Sushi-Thai Garden

The Egg

The Farmer’s Daughter

The Hyde Collection

The Inn at Saratoga

The Local Pub and Teahouse

The New York Jets

The Saratoga Trunk

Violets of Saratoga


West Side Stadium Cafe

Whiteface Club & Resort

Williams Rejuva Center

WNYT New Channel 13

Yellow Boutique



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