Celebrating Milestones and Inspiring Change:




Highlights from the Commencement Ceremony




The Schenectady Foundation hosted our Diamond Anniversary Commencement Ceremony on June 21st at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. This event presented a remarkable occasion for our community to come together and celebrate.




The evening was filled with lively speeches, engaging videos, and the recognition of outstanding partnerships through esteemed awards. Trustco Bank was honored for its 60-year partnership with the Foundation, while MVP Healthcare received an accolade as an exemplary Giving & Engaging Corporate Partner.




During the commencement ceremony, we proudly announced the creation of the Grassroots Equity Grants fund. This fund, initiated by The Schenectady Foundation, aims to promote equitable community development. Additionally, we unveiled the revival of the Community Heroes Program, which aims to celebrate the remarkable contributions of local individuals who uplift our community.




Thank you to our friends, partners, and community for attending and helping to make this event happen. It would not have been an unforgettable evening without you!






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