Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Adirondack Foundation to #ToastADK on Aug. 14

Adirondack Foundation’s annual summer party is going digital. “Toast the Adirondacks: An Online Celebration of Community and Philanthropy” will stream live on Friday, August 14 starting at 4:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Foundation, which serves as the philanthropic hub for the Adirondack region and recently closed out a record-breaking $5.4 million year in grantmaking, invites friends and neighbors from all corners of the region to celebrate the resiliency of local communities, vital services of nonprofits, and generosity of donors – especially during  the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since March, community members have collectively contributed more than $1 million to help with COVID-19 response efforts in the Adirondacks. From Plattsburgh to Malone, Old Forge to Cranberry Lake, Lake George to Keeseville and communities in between, these funds are helping to provide food assistance, child care, financial relief, and much more for people experiencing economic hardship.
“We’ve been heartbroken by the stories of need, and yet uplifted by the generous and innovative responses we are seeing in our communities,” said Cali Brooks, President and CEO. “This event is about hope, resilience, and compassion.”
The live event will feature grant recipients whose good work strengthens and unifies our communities. A $1,000 grant from the Foundation’s Generous Acts Fund and other giveaways will also be up for grabs to a randomly chosen winner who will be able to direct it to a local organization of their choice.
Instructions on how to enter for a chance to win the grant or other giveaways and how to register for the event can be found at adirondackfoundation.org/ToastADK.
Attendees are also encouraged to raise a glass to neighbors helping neighbors in our Adirondack communities – using special event signature cocktails and mocktails created by Lake Placid Spirits and to share their own toast using #ToastADK on social media before, during, and after the live event on Aug. 14.

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