September 20, 2022

Calling all community leaders, nonprofits and philanthropists: You're invited to the 2022 Raise the Region Luncheon and Awards Celebration

raise the region logo for luncheon The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region has reimagined the annual Celebration of Philanthropy. This year, we’re inviting the philanthropic community to gather on Tuesday, October 11 at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road for the 2022 Raise the Region Luncheon and Awards Celebration. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch and program at noon.

We will honor Gloria DeSole and Meredith Butler, with the C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award. They have bolstered nonprofits across the region using philanthropic work, and we’re giving them praise for the difference they’ve made in the lives of many.

We’re also introducing the Community Beacon award to highlight the work of Capital Region leaders for their professional and personal commitments to raising our region. Our inaugural awardees are Walter Thorne, Albany Business Review’s Market President and Jonathan Jones, Commissioner of the City of Albany Youth and Workforce Services.

We’re grateful for our sponsors for making #RaisetheRegion and many CFGCR initiatives possible:

 

Honorary Committee

Founding Members

Rich and Carol Miller
Julie Massry Knox and James Knox
Mallory and Murray Massry
Micki and I. Norman Massry
Edward P. Swyer
Linda and Michael Toohey

Community Investor

Lauren DeSole, Esq. and John Agnetti
Pam and John Eberle
Judith Fetterley and Sara McCain
Georgia P. Kelly
Susan Carroll Picotte, Esq.
David C. Rowley, Esq.

Benefactor

Audra K. Higgins, Simmons Capital Group
Susan Kress
Alicia and Mike Lasch
Dennis P. McKenna, MD

Patron

Judith Barlow
Alexis Bhagat, Albany Public Library
Leslie Cheu
Joanmarie M. Dowling, Esq.
Mark Eagan
Dr. Francine Frank
Bob and Jane Hennes
Liz Hitt, HATAS
Margaret Malicki
Jeff Mirel
A.C. Riley
Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan, City of Albany
Herb Shultz
Starletta R. Smith
Lynette & Michael Tucker

 

Please join us Tuesday, October 11 at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road for the 2022 Raise the Region Luncheon and Awards Celebration. You can join as a member of the honorary committee, become a sponsor of #RaisetheRegion, or simply reserve your seat at cfgcr.org/raisetheregion.