MAKING A DIFFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 2015

"On behalf of everyone we serve, I want to thank you for your recent gift to support the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI). Your generosity helps make it possible for CABVI to assist nearly 1,600 people of all ages in central New York who are coping with the challenges of vision loss.
 
With your help, people who are blind have found meaningful employment, the dignity of earning good wages and benefits, while manufacturing thousands of products needed by the Federal and New York State Government.

Children born blind or visually impaired are helped by our specialized teachers and therapists to learn and develop fully, to master self-help skills and in most cases to attend regular schools with sighted peers.

Innovative efforts like Camp Abilities-CABVI, our residential camps for children who are blind, create opportunities for excellence unlike anything these kids have ever experienced.

And our area's growing numbers of seniors are able to live safe, active and independent lives despite age-related vision loss, thanks to CABVI's rehabilitation programs, mobility instruction and low vision services.
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of so many people!
Sincerely,"
- Rudy D'Amico, President and CEO

AUGUST 2015

"We would like to thank Carbone Automotive Group for is donations to the Juice Classic Golf Tournament to benefit the Joe Cassella Foundation.

The financial burden created when a child needs medical care can be overwhelming for parents. Your support to our organization will help families with children who are ill reduce the stress associated with medical expenses and allow them to focus on helping their children during their time of need. Without your support, we would not be able to make a difference.
Sincerely,"
- Vivi Cassella, President

AUGUST 2015

"On behalf of the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff, we would lie to thank you for your support in this year's 15th Annual Chamber Choo Choo Open that took place on Friday, August 21st at Thendara Golf Course.
Through you generosity we were able to have another successful and enjoyable event. We sincerely appreciate your support of this event, our community, and our Chamber.
Thanks again!

Sincerely,"
-Elis J. DeLia, Esq., Chairman, Golf Committee
- Meghan Fraser, Executive Director

AUGUST 2015

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the honor of receiving the Joseph and Inez E. Carbone Scholarship Award. The vision, positivity and investment you parents had for future generations demonstrated how we could all make a difference in society when we pursue the hopes and dreams we are most passionate about.
 
I look forward to all that the future holds for me and this award will certainly help in achieving that.

Sincerely,"
- Vito N. Valenzi

AUGUST 2015

"On behalf of the staff, families, and Board of Directors at Kids Oneida, we would like to thank you for your sponsorship for our Family of the Year event and your continued support of our organization. This year we recognized the 2015 Family of the Year, The Coffin Family of Newport, NY, for their nurturing attitude and behaviors and to create awareness of the importance of nurturing in all family relationships. Nearly 1,000 people from our community enjoyed a fun filled day of games, food, bouncy houses, music, entertainment, and fireworks!

With the generous support of organizations like yours, we will be able to help many of our families work toward a brighter future. Thank you all for making this year's event a success!

For more information on how your donation is helping to make a difference, we invite you to visit our website at www.kindsoneida.org. You can also find information there on our upcoming events for 2016.
Sincerely,"
- Steven J. Bulger, CEO/Executive Director

AUGUST 2015

"Thank you again for your sponsoring Hubbard Hall this season. Because of you and your support, we will be able to deliver a robust season of performances and programs throughout the year. Enclosed is a copy of the Playbill with you advertisement. This program will reach more than 8,000 individuals this year, helping us to bring the best in arts and education to the community while featuring your company as a key community and arts supporter.

Enclosed also is our list of sponsor benefits for this season. We will be in touch in the coming months to ensure you receive the benefits tied to your sponsorship and that you feel honored by us for your support.
Once again, thank you. We could not do what we do without you.
Sincerely,"
- David A. Snider, Executive & Artistic Director

JULY 2015

"Thank you to you and the Carbone Auto Group for your continued support of The Stanley Theatre. Your Carbone Auto Group Signage continues to welcome our theater patrons as they enter the lobby on their way into Stanley Theater events. Your annual sponsorship is greatly appreciated and will help us with operational costs here at The Stanley.

We appreciate you support and look forward to more opportunities to work together in the future. If you have any ideas, suggestions or questions, please contact me.

Thank you and we will see you at The Stanley!"
- Jerry Kraus, Executive Director

JULY 2015

"Thank you for your kind and generous support in bringing the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit to Sylvan Beach, showcasing all that is good in our beautiful resort community. To quote The Stephen Silller Tunnel to Towers Foundation coordinator, "Our community exceeded all expectations both financially and in number of visitors"… Because of your efforts, "We will never forget"….

Sincerely,"
Leslie Stewart, Sylvan Beach Resort Association Event Coordinator


JULY 2015

"Thank you for your generous contribution to the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society in response to the Team Sarcoma event. We are deeply grateful for your generosity and support of our mission. Your commitment ensures that the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society can continue to support musculoskeletal research.

Once again, thank you for your support.
Sincerely,"
- MSTS Management Team

JULY 2015

"On behalf of The Arc of Rensselaer County, I would like to thank you for your Zinnia Flower Sponsorship and generous donation of $1,000.00 that is designated to The Arc of Rensselaer County Foundation's An Evening in the Garden that was held on June 24, 2015. Your gift is truly appreciated.

For 65 years strong, The Arc has existed to support individuals with intellectual disabilities so they may live productive lives in the neighborhood of their choice. Since our earliest beginnings we have relied on the generous support of our community to help us deliver innovative programs and services to people with intellectual disabilities. Today, over 725 people benefit from vocational training; supported work programs; community inclusion programs; day treatment programs; parent and family support programs; and residential programs. None of this would be possible without your continued generous support!
Thanks for your support of The Arc of Rensselaer County. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated!
Sincerely,"
- Hanns Meissner, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer
JULY 2015

"Thank you for your event sponsorship of $1,000 for "A Night in Tuscany" event held on June 4, 2015 at Aqua Vino Restaurant. Proceeds from the event will help Hospice to improve the quality of life of our family, friends and neighbors with an advanced, life-limiting illness. The Hospice team provides a holistic approach to care which sustains the patient and family at a very difficult time.

Your gift helps to assure that Hospice will continue to "be there" when we are needed. Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,"
- Laurie A. Barr, Community Support Services Supervisor

JULY 2015

"On behalf of our KEYS kids, I want to thank you for your very kind donation to the KEYS program for our Smile Experience program!

Where words fail, music speaks. ~Hans Christian Anderson.

At KEYS, we experience the power of music every day. Whether singing a silly echo song with a child undergoing chemotherapy treatments, dancing in the halls of the hospital with IV in one hand and the tambourine in the other or playing a lullaby while a child is being rocked to sleep in their parent's arms… KEYS is able to be there at no cost the families we serve thanks to your support.
We would like to invite you to join us at our upcoming Miles of Smiles Track Walk, taking place August 22nd from 1pm-3pm at the Oswego County Quarter Midget Track in Fulton! (Rain date is August 23rd) Bring along your family and friends and help us create a "mile of smiles" around the race track for our KEYS kids! There will be a race car show, great music and concessions with delicious food for everyone to enjoys. Be sure to come early to cheer on our KEYS kids who will be taking laps in our USAC quarter midgets during our Smile Experience before the walk too! (The smiles-per-hour you've helped to create just can't be measured!)
Thanks again, for all you do to help us deliver smiles to our KEYS kids!

All our best;"
- Colleen & David Bennett, KEYS Founders

JUNE 2015

"On behalf of the Board of Director of The Women's Fund of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., please accept our deepest thanks for your generous gift. Your donation will help us to continue to provide the resources to provide the resources needed to help women in need.
 
The Women's Fund is dedicated to improving the lives of women of all ages in the Mohawk Valley by bringing together private and corporate resources to fund programs for their benefit. This donation will help support programs that offer women and girls in the two county region opportunities for personal growth and encourage them to become full participants in their communities.

Once again, I am pleased to accept this thoughtful donation on behalf of the women and girls in our community.

Warm regards,"
- Cynthia McLean, Member, Board of Directors

JUNE 2015

"Thank you for your support of the Foundation. It means so much to us when alumni and friends choose to invest in SUNY Polytechnic Institute, our students' present and future achievements, and the faculty and staff members responsible for helping our students realize their dreams.
 
Your gift to the SUNY Poly Foundation of - Hole-in-one vehicle sponsorship for our Foundation Golf Invitational is truly appreciated.

Any questions about your gift, our operating funds, or scholarships in general can be directed to me at 315-792-7273.
On behalf of the SUNY Polytechnic Foundation, I thank you for your investment,
Sincerely,"
- Nick Grimmer, Executive Director , SUNY Polytechnic Institute Foundation, Assistant VP of Development, SUNY Polytechnic Institute