THE WESLEY FOUNDATION TO CELEBRATE ’70s STYLE’ AT ANNUAL GALA

Pictured (L to R) are Greg Dixon, Executive Director of The Wesley Foundation; Philip W. Klein, Vice President of The Adirondack Trust Company and Board President of the Wesley Foundation; Stephan von Schenk, President of The Adirondack Trust Company; Timothy Busch, Gala Co-Chair and Wesley Foundation Board member; Charles V. Wait Jr., Executive Vice President of The Adirondack Trust Company; Brian Nealon, CEO of The Wesley Community; Joanne Kirkpatrick, Gala Co-Chair and Wesley Foundation Board member; Alicia Butler, Assistant Treasurer at The Adirondack Trust Company and Board member of The Wesley Foundation; Dutch Hayward, Administrator at Wesley Health Care Center; and Andrew Wise, Vice President of The Adirondack Trust Company and UMHH Board Member.

Pictured (L to R) are Greg Dixon, Executive Director of The Wesley Foundation; Philip W. Klein, Vice President of The Adirondack Trust Company and Board President of the Wesley Foundation; Stephan von Schenk, President of The Adirondack Trust Company; Timothy Busch, Gala Co-Chair and Wesley Foundation Board member; Charles V. Wait Jr., Executive Vice President of The Adirondack Trust Company; Brian Nealon, CEO of The Wesley Community; Joanne Kirkpatrick, Gala Co-Chair and Wesley Foundation Board member; Alicia Butler, Assistant Treasurer at The Adirondack Trust Company and Board member of The Wesley Foundation; Dutch Hayward, Administrator at Wesley Health Care Center; and Andrew Wise, Vice President of The Adirondack Trust Company and UMHH Board Member.

Proceeds from event to benefit The Wesley Community

The Adirondack Trust Company donates $10,500 to support special events at The Wesley Community in 2016

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Wesley Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Wesley Community in Saratoga Springs, will host the 2016 edition of its annual gala at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, 301 Church Street, on Saturday, May 21 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The theme of this year’s event is “’70s Style,” which will invite attendees to enjoy a fun evening filled with the culture and music of the 1970s.

Proceeds from the evening will support the renovation of the Springs residence at The Wesley Health Care Center. The residence caters to aging seniors who may have significant, chronic medical needs requiring daily assistance. Renovations will create a more home-like atmosphere for the residents.

“This event will be a fun, festive night to support a wonderful cause. I know from the renovations I have seen firsthand that these funds are making a difference for the residents of the Springs building at Wesley Health Care Center,” said Michael Okby, who along with his wife Marlene, are this year’s Honorary Chairs of the gala.

The presenting sponsor of the 2016 annual gala is The Adirondack Trust Company, which recently presented a $10,500 donation to The Wesley Foundation to support its 2016 special events, which will assist in funding the continuing renovations at the Springs residence.

“We are very pleased to support the Wesley Community with this donation,” said Charles V. Wait, Jr., Executive Vice President of The Adirondack Trust Company.  “The whole team at The Wesley Community is an outstanding example of an organization that helps the residents of our community. We are excited to be a part of their effort to raise funds for the Springs building renovation through supporting their 2016 events.”

Guests at the gala will enjoy delicious food from Chef John Ireland, fondue stations, a sundae bar featuring ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s of Saratoga, and a cash bar. The event will also feature music by The Refrigerators, décor from Fine Affairs, a silent auction, and photos with fun backdrops by TapSnap, in addition to other activities. Attendees are encouraged to wear cocktail attire or 1970s-themed attire.

Tickets for the annual gala are available for $125 per person or $200 per couple. Reservations can be made by phone at 518-691-1420 or online at www.thewesleycommunity.org/gala.

Additional major sponsors of the gala are AOW Associates, Inc., Marshall & Sterling Insurance, The Fort Miller Group, Inc., Saratoga Casino and Raceway, The Saratogian, Fine Affairs, and Ray Martin/Crescent Hill Partners, LLC. The gala committee co-chairs are Joanne Kirkpatrick and Timothy Busch.

About The Wesley Community

The Wesley Community is a 36-acre, not-for-profit agency in Saratoga Springs, NY, which serves the needs of the elderly, as well as active seniors, adults and pediatrics. Sponsored by United Methodist Health and Housing, Inc., The Wesley Community’s unique continuum of care community provides independent and enriched living for seniors, subsidized independent senior housing, adult day services, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, as well as outpatient therapies available for people of all ages.

 

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