Skidmore College to Host 43rd Annual Palamountain Scholarship Benefit

Fundraiser is a Celebration of Student Academic Achievement, Co-curricular Service, and Community

12866.com file photos – previous Palamountain Benefits

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (July 11, 2022) — Skidmore College will host the 43rd annual Palamountain Scholarship Benefit at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Surrey-Williamson Inn on North Broadway in Saratoga Springs.

Proceeds benefit the Joseph C. and Anne T. Palamountain Scholarship Fund, which supports financially eligible juniors and seniors with outstanding academic records and co-curricular service. The fund, which honors Skidmore’s late president and his wife, has provided more than 375 scholarships since 1979.

The Anne T. Palamountain Scholar Award is presented each year to a Skidmore student or recent graduate who has demonstrated leadership, service to others, and a commitment to the larger good of society.

Georgia Dittemore

This year’s event will recognize 2022 Palamountain Scholar Award recipient Georgia Dittemore, who graduated from Skidmore with honors in May.

Dittemore, a chemistry major at Skidmore with a concentration in biochemistry, is pursuing a research opportunity this summer in the Medicinal Chemistry Core at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Next, she will pursue her Ph.D. at Harvard in their chemical biology graduate program, where she plans to study the intersection of biochemistry, organic chemistry, and molecular medicine — specifically drug discovery and the molecular mechanisms of cancer. At Skidmore, she maintained a near-perfect academic transcript while juggling two jobs, conducting research, and serving as a chemistry peer academic coach, an organic chemistry teaching assistant, and as the communication chair of the Eastern New York Younger Chemists Committee through the American Chemical Society.

“This scholarship has brought me closer to fulfilling my dreams,” Dittemore said. “It allowed me to explore all my intellectual curiosities at the institution best suited for me. Without it, it would have been very difficult to afford this dream experience.”

In addition to the award presentation, the event will include a reception, a silent auction, a live auction, and a gourmet dinner prepared by Skidmore College’s award-winning chefs. 

“There is no greater gift than access to education and that’s why I’m involved with the Palamountain Scholarship Benefit,” said event co-chair Tabitha LeClair Orthwein. “Beneficiaries of the Palamountain Scholarship inspire me at this event every year, and I look forward to hearing Georgia share her story.”

Visit skidmore.edu/palamountainbenefit for more information and acknowledgment of special friends and event sponsors.

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