Diamond Anniversary Celebration

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About The Schenectady Foundation’s 60th Year

Sixty years ago, leaders of the Schenectady Trust Company came together to form a charitable trust. The Schenectady Foundation was created to benefit the health and well-being of the people who live and work in Schenectady County, NY. In July 1963 - The Schenectady Foundation made its first grant -- $250 to the Schenectady YMCA.

Since then, we have committed $32 million for charitable grants and scholarships, supporting more than 100 charitable programs in Schenectady County. 

Diamond Anniversary: A Legacy of Impact and Engagement

Our Diamond Anniversary Celebration will take place from June 2023 – June 2024, and it promises to be  an eventful year full of impact and activities. We have planned a series of events and programs that aim to engage our community, reinvest in the next 60 years, and make Schenectady a more equitable and thriving community.

60 Years of Impact

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Over the 60 years, the Foundation has awarded grants to organizations and initiatives that promote education, health and wellness, arts and culture, and community development. 

Here are some of the larger grants awarded by The Schenectady Foundation over the past 60 years, showcasing the significant impact the Foundation has had on the community.

Come Together to Celebrate!

Our Diamond Anniversary Celebration will feature several events and programs including:

  • Diamond Anniversary Commencement Celebration in June 2023
  • One Schenectady Community Summit in Fall 2024
  • Come Together:  A Celebration of Community on June 11th, 2024.

At the Commencement Celebration, we announced new grants and scholarship programs to support our mission of improving the health and welfare of the people who live or work in Schenectady County.

In addition to these events, we are launching a new Grassroots Equity Grants Fund.

To kickstart the Grassroots Equity Grants Fund, The Foundation will match the first $130,000 contributed to this Fund, doubling the impact of your contribution.

Double your impact!

The Schenectady Foundation will match
the first $130,000 donated to the
Grassroots Equity Grants Fund 
giving your gift twice the impact.

Join us in making a difference in
Schenectady County today.



Diamond Celebration Sponsors

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors for their generous support of The Schenectady Foundation's 60th Diamond Anniversary Celebration.

Presenting Sponsor

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Diamond Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor

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Felthousen's Florsit & Greenhouse
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Diamond Celebration Committee

The Schenectady Foundation expresses gratitude towards the prominent individuals who have joined the Diamond Celebration Committee. These individuals have played a significant role in supporting the Foundation's mission and have demonstrated a strong commitment to the Schenectady County community.

Good Friend

Neil Golub

Betsy Sandberg & Steven Nissen


  • Anonymous
  • Robert A. Carreau
  • Derek Delaney
  • Mona J. Golub & Marie E. DeBrocky
  • Barrie & Mark Handelman
  • Jean & Walt Hayes
  • Jennifer A. Kenneally
  • Paul & Loretta Moore
  • David & Cheryl Olsen
  • Michelle Ostrelich & Howard Schlossberg
  • Dr. Carl A. & Joann E. Paulsen
  • Barbara J Vivier
  • Thomas & Mary Werner

Community Builder

  • Anonymous
  • Karen Bradley
  • Bob & Anne Bylancik
  • Robert Coan
  • Sanjay Correa & Carol Hyde
  • Joseph Gambino
  • Gloria Kishton & Robert Lemmerman
  • Gerard Parisi
  • Anne & Terry Phillips
  • Cynthia & Herb Shultz
  • Deryck Singh
  • Adine Viscusi


  • Joe & Ann Aragosa
  • Maggie & Mike Aragosa
  • Jeff Christiana
  • Cheryl & Randy MacNeil
  • Debby & Mike Mullaney
  • Paul & Deborah O'Brien
  • Pamela Pearlman
  • Heather Peterson
  • Cindy Phillippe
  • Kevin Reilly
  • Ellen Sax
  • Mary Jane Shave
  • Kevin & Lisa Smith
  • Kaela Wallman


  • B. Donald & Kay S. Ackerman
  • Marleni Brown-Belmar
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady
  • Matthew Cutler
  • Arnetta Dix
  • Peg & John Foley
  • Dr. Peggy King
  • Abbe and Steven Kovacik
  • Joseph Mancini
  • Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
  • Northern Rivers Family Services
  • Sarah Pechar
  • Anne B. Putnam
  • Sid & Vicki Ramotar
  • Marianne Senneca
  • Joseph Tardi
  • Thomas & Emily Titsworth
  • Honorable Paul Tonko
  • Suzanne Unger
  • Mary Moore Wallinger
  • Katherine & Joachim Wolfram


  • Thomas Kelly
  • Kristine Moore
  • Shirley E Readdean
  • Lynn Schnell
  • Anne & Mike Skrebutenas
  • Tara Tornello
  • Toni Warren


If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities for The Schenectady Foundation's Diamond Anniversary Celebration, we would be happy to work with you. Our team can provide you with detailed information on the benefits and packages available to our sponsors.

To get in touch with us, you can call us at (518) 393-9500 or send us an email at rcarreau@schenectadyfoundation.org.