Saratoga Casino Hotel Donates $120,000 to Local Not-For-Profit Organizations

Bo Goliber, Chief Development and Communications Officer and Christopher Lyons, Chief Executive Officer for AIM Services (center) receive a $10,000 donation from Saratoga Casino Hotel Executives; Skip Carlson, Vice President of External Affairs (left) and Sam Gerrity, Chief Executive Officer (right).

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Casino Hotel celebrated ‘Giving Tuesday’ by donating $120,000 to twelve Capital Region non-profit organizations during their Make A Difference holiday luncheon in Vapor yesterday.

“Our annual Make A Difference event is something we look forward to every year,” said Skip Carlson, Vice President of External Affairs at Saratoga Casino Hotel. “We have some amazing organizations in the Capital District that give back in so many ways to make our community stronger. It seems fitting that on Giving Tuesday, we can give back to them so they can continue to make a difference in the lives of so many every day.”

Bo Goliber, AIM Services’ Chief Development and Communications Officer attended the event and commented on the $10,000 donation her organization received, “AIM Services is honored to be among this incredible group of recipients for Make a Difference. This generous commitment from Saratoga Casino Hotel toward our 2023 endeavors is going to make a huge impact in the lives of the people we support with developmental and intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injury by offering them access to more adventures, experiences, and meaningful opportunities. We are so humbled to be part of this amazing event.” 

The following twelve organizations each received a $10,000 donation. 

AIM Services, Inc.Albany Medical Center FoundationCapital RootsThe Donna M. Crandall Memorial FoundationFolds of HonorFranklin Community CenterJake’s Help from HeavenSaratoga Community Health CenterSaratoga Sponsor-A-ScholarSNACpack Program (Saratoga Nutrition Assistance for Children)WellspringThe Wesley Community

Also in attendance for the event, Cindy Hollowood, Executive Director of Sponsor-A-Scholar expressed her gratitude, “Saratoga Casino Hotel continues to be a major sponsor of our organization each year. Because of their generosity and our successful annual Derby Day event held at The Lodge, we were able to accept more students into our program in 2022. We are forever grateful for their ongoing support.”

Over the last 19 years, Saratoga Casino Hotel has donated over $3.2 million to different charitable groups in the Capital Region. Their Make a Difference initiative that started in 2004 has since been their main charitable event to honor and provide funding to local non-profit organizations.

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