Past Event Highlights

  • Trailblazers 2018
  • 2017-04-11 Girl Rising Speaker's Panel_Amy
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  • 2015 Key4Women check
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  • ASI check Jan 2015 cropped n tweaked
  • Trailblazers 2014
  • Madeline and Vera with students at HVCC Oct 2014
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  • TB 2013 3
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  • Freihofer s Community Walk 2013
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  • Paula and Myra 400w
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  • Coffee & Conversation March 2012
  • 3 scholarship winners with Mary S and Susan S at 4th TB luncheon
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  • Evoke Style square collage
  • moving-up party collage
  • two AHN students listening to Rachel 300x330
  • Rachel and Susan 300x192
  • Freihofer 2009
  • 2009 Luncheon Collage 300x402
  • Trailblazers
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  • Donna Rains and Marsha Lazarus 300x231
  • collage luncheon 2008 300x234
  • Trailblazers 2008 at luncheon
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  • Ruth at podium 2007 lo res
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  • November 15, 2007

    The hottest ticket in town last November 15 was the pre-opening benefit for The Women's Fund of the Capital Region at Sephora in Colonie Center. A sell-out (with nearly 600 guests coming through the doors in three hours), this special evening of beauty for a great cause is still generating "I should've been there" buzz.

    November 6, 2007

    Over 75 people attended at our second annual Grant Program Kickoff program at New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) on Tuesday, November 6, 2007.

    At this program, Laurie Bacheldor of United Way of the Capital Region shared learning about both the value of collaboration and the challenges found in collaborative efforts. She also presented several examples of successful collaborations, commenting about how the collaborations were formed, the selection of collaborative partners, and how partners overcame threats to the collaboration.

    May 15, 2007

    Almost 300 people attended at our first annual Trailblazer Luncheon at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center on May 15, 2007.

    At this luncheon, we honored the three outstanding Trailblazing Women of 2007 in recognition of their philanthropy: Teri Bordenave, President and CEO of Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region; Charlotte Buchanan, Retired, McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams; and Jeanne Neff, Ph.D, President of The Sage Colleges.

    October 19, 2006

    Photo of people at Oct. 06 event Our First Annual Grant Program Kickoff was held with nearly 200 in attendance. Our speakers were: Susan Wefald (keynote), Vice President of Planning and Strategy at the Ms. Foundation, and Ai-jen Poo, Lead Organizer for the Domestic Workers United. Elaine Houston, News Anchor, WNYT, emceed this event which raised almost $15,000.

    February 16, 2006

    Thank you to everyone who attended our inaugural event at the Century House. More than 140 people attended, and we raised $34,000! 

    Keynote speaker Abigail Disney, past president of the 19-year-old New York Women's Foundation, offered inspiring comments about why women-led philanthropy is vitally important for the well-being of families and communities.