December 10th, Saratoga Living/Capital Region Living Magazines will play host to second annual Capital Region Gives Back. This year another ten area non-profit agencies are selected as recipients of the honor of being singled out for their work in the community, and the funds raised as part of this special event.
This year, I spoke with Saratoga Living/Capital Region Living CEO, Abby Tegnelia and Editorial Director Will Levith about the event, how the honorees are chosen, and how the event will still happen - one way or another, despite Covid-19 and all the possible restrictions. But just because the event will take place doesn't mean the work to assist the organizations is done just yet.
In addition to the honoring of the people and organizations doing good, there will be great food galore and music from Local 518 music-makers like Annie Dressner and Garland Nelson.
(In the photo: The 2020 'Capital Region Gives Back' honorees: (clockwise from top left): Allison Meyers (Saratoga Regional YMCA), Ramón Domínguez (New York Race Track Chaplaincy), Denise Dubois (American Cancer Society of the Capital Region), Martel Catalano (Beyond My Battle), Kristen Garzone (Every Mother Counts), Rachel Hye Youn Rupright (Capital Roots), Lawrence Edelson (Opera Saratoga), Patti Veitch (Gateway House of Peace), Heather Straughter (Jake's Help From Heaven) and Dominick Purnomo (Feed Albany).)