Saratoga Bridges raises a record $125,000 (net)
SARATOGA SPRINGS – A record amount, $125,000 (net), was raised at The White Party with a Splash of Color. Held on July 17 at Saratoga National Golf Club, Co-Chairs were Sarah Samascott and Lisamarie Dapper and their amazing committee welcomed a SOLD-OUT crowd of 400 guests who dressed in various splashes of color.
The event encompassed scrumptious food by Prime at National Golf Club, complimentary cocktails featuring Ketel One Botanicals who have been generously partnering with Saratoga Bridges for 25 years, 90+ Cellars and DeCrescente Distributing, Silent and Live Auction, Silly Snaps Photo Booth and the official “White Party with a Splash of Color Band” GRAVITY! Gorgeous centerpieces were assembled by Renee Fina Hicks, Carole Polacsek and Sondra Silverhart with Richard Varney’s assistance.
Jerry Gretzinger of News Channel 13 kicked off the program as an Emcee, and introduced Saratoga Bridges CEO Valerie Muratori who thanked the many sponsors, donors and guests. This was followed by Board of Directors President Dr. Larry Fein, who along with his son Jonathan, shared the vital important work that the agency provides and the necessity to help support their mission.
They then toasted Valerie (who will be retiring after 35 years with Saratoga Bridges.) They then expressed their appreciation to Event co-chairs Lisamarie and Sarah, and Honorary Chairs Doug and Lisa Ford for their long-time support, and gave them prints of torn cardboard collages created by collaborative artists from their Creative Endeavors Art Center.
Valerie then recognized Community Builders Award recipients Lisa and Ed Mitzen and spoke of the agency’s history and partnership with Ed, his businesses Palio, Fingerpaint and most recently their new initiative The Business for Good Foundation. She presented the Mitzen’s with an original torn cardboard collage created by collaborative artists in homage to their “Handsome Cock Farm.”
Auctioneer Steve Rowland opened the bidding on their Live Auction which generated over $26,000 for the agency’s programs and services. The items and donors were as follows:
- Box Seats at the Saratoga Race Course for 8 on August 22 at the Stretch in the Clubhouse
Donated by Kimberly and Leigh Mcconchie
- A new Driveway from BDB Paving
Donated by BDB Paving
- A surprise new Driveway from RDM Asphalt & Paving
Donated by RDM Asphalt & Paving
- VIP Package to Alanis Morrisette at SPAC
Donated by Kimberly and Leigh Mcconchie
- A beautiful new deck build
Donated by Curtis Lumber and Homes by Malta Development
- Winner’s Circle Experience at the Saratoga Race Course – ‘Naming a Race’, in the Winner’s Circle for the Trophy Presentation and Table for 4 in the Clubhouse near the Finish Line
Donated by Erin Ennis
- VIP Package to Dave Matthews Band at SPAC
Donated by Performance Industrial and Bill Miller
Saratoga Bridges raised an additional $10,000 with their Silent Auction.
Gallery: White Party with a Splash of Color!
Photos Provided by Saratoga Bridges
Special thanks to the 2021 Sponsors:
Pioneer Sponsor: The Business for Good Foundation
Premier Sponsor: Constance & Thomas D’Ambra
Presenting Sponsors: DIAGEO, Performance Industrial
Lead Sponsors: Adirondack Trust Company; Relph Benefit Advisors
Featured Sponsors: Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family
Associate Sponsors: Michael W. and Stacie H. Arpey; Champlain Wealth Management; Coca Cola Northeast; Curtis Lumber; Homes by Malta Development; Walter S. Borisenok Family Foundation; and Northwestern Mutual/Erik Whittle
Friend Sponsors: 90+ Cellars; Ballston Spa National Bank; Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC; Charles Schwab/ Maureen Parker; Colonie Mechanical Contractors; Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners; County Waste & Recycling; D.A. Collins Companies; DeCrescente Distributing; GLOBALFOUNDRIES; Mannix Marketing/ Saratoga.com; M&M Digital Marketing; MVP Healthcare; OneGroup; Otto Cadillac; Phinney Design Group; Pompa Brothers; RDM Asphalt & Construction; and Saratoga Today
Honorary Committee: Ballston Spa National Bank Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC; Colonie Mechanical Contractors; Congressman Paul D. Tonko; Drs. Lawrence & Ronda Fein; Wayne Flores; Erin Mason & Jeffrey Gannon; Marie & Philip Glotzbach; Michelle Massiano; Judy & Charles Meagher; Kyran Nigro; Christine & Steven Rowland; Valerie Muratori & William Sullivan ; Stone Industries, Inc.; Heidi & Robert West; and Domenique & Dmitriy Yermolayev
Live Auction Donors: BDB Paving; Curtis Lumber; Erin Ennis; Malta Development Corporation; Leigh and Kimberly McConchie; Performance Industrial/Bill Miller; and RDM Asphalt & Construction
Silent Auction Donors: Airway Meadows; Amigos Cantina; Cookie-tastic; Corina; Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners; Elizabeth LaSalle; Esthetiques; Fred Astaire Dance Studio; Frivolous; Healthy Living; James and Sons Tobacconist; Kelly Armer; Leah’s Cakery; Leigh and Kimberly McConchie; Lifestyles; MAB Design; Malta Drive-In; Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf; Prime it Saratoga National; Red’s Roll Off; Saratoga Hospital; Saratoga National Golf Club; Saratoga Peanut Butter Company; Stephanie Arthur; Stephen Fifield; Sundaes Best; The Business for a Good Foundation; The Children’s Museum at Saratoga; The Hyde Collection; The Power Hat Project; and Violets of Saratoga
Stephanie Arthur, Jackie Ballinger, Ellen Brodie, Erin Callahan, Erin Ennis, Brendan Flanigan, Andrei Krasnokutski, Susan Haswell, Kelly Healy, Lisa Millis, Stephanie Marotta, Erin Mason, Kimberly Mcconchie and Kristian Montenegro
For more information on Saratoga Bridges fundraising events or to become a sponsor, please contact
Kelly Armer at email@example.com or 518-587-0723 ext. 1266.