FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2015
Saratoga Hospital Gala Sets 33-Year Fundraising Record
Gift from Boston Futures Group boosts net total to over $406,000
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, August 18, 2015—Saratoga Hospital’s 33rd annual Summer Gala netted a record more than $406,000 for Saratoga Community Health Center—thanks to an additional donation of $25,000 from Boston Futures Group (BFG).
A major sponsor of the gala, the company made a second gift after the event, when BFG Director Diane E. Gilligan and Director of Corporate Giving Ashley M. Lake learned that the additional funds would break the previous record of $405,000, set in 2012.
“We welcome the opportunity tohave a greater impact,” Gilligan said. “By helping Saratoga Hospital set a new record, we’re focusing some much-deserved attention on the important work of the Saratoga Community Health Center. We’re also raising the bar for next year—encouraging and challenging an already generous community to think even bigger.”
Saratoga Community Health Center provides primary care, dental and behavioral health services for residents of Saratoga County regardless of their ability to pay. The center is the only facility of its kind in the Greater Saratoga region.
“BFG’s commitment to Saratoga Hospitalis extraordinary and extends well beyond financial support,” said Rachel Wheatley, Manager of Institutional Advancement for Saratoga Hospital Foundation. “They go out of their way to learn about every program and event they sponsor, reaching out to those involved.”
This year, BFG sponsored Saratoga Hospital’s three signature events: the Cantina Kids Fun Run, Golf Invitational and Summer Gala. At the Cantina Kids Fun Run, Gilliganand Lakewereat the finish line, congratulating the runners. For the Summer Gala, they donated BFG’s table to Saratoga Community Health Center and ICU staff so they could enjoy the event.
About Saratoga Hospital Foundation: Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga County’s leading healthcare provider. As such, the foundation secures, manages and distributes charitable gifts to support the mission of Saratoga Hospital and its affiliates. Over the years, the Foundation has raised more than $40 million for Saratoga Hospital programs and facilities, all of which benefit the people of the Saratoga region. For more information, visit www.saratogahospitalfoundation.org.