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The 16th Annual AFE Gala Reception was held on Thursday, November 14 at Wolferts Roost Country Club.  We honored CS Arch, an architectural firm that builds the skills of Albany’s students through internships and other hands-on experiences and is actively involved in a myriad of community organizations and Joyce Keenan, one of the founders of Friends of the Normanskill, who has introduced thousands of Albany’s elementary students to the delights of learning in a historic, natural setting. A portion of the funds will be contributed to the Anthony "Tony" I. Clement Scholarship for college bound students who have overcome tremendous challenges. The scholarships are given in memory of a man who dedicated his life to those students.  Funding will also support an expanded weekend food program to tackle the problem of childhood hunger within our school district.  The remainder will support AFE’s ongoing programs.

Mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan presents Joyce Keenan, a founder of Friends of the Normanskill, with an award for introducing thousands of Albany’s elementary students to the delights of learning in a historic, natural setting.



City School District of Albany Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., presents CS Arch president, Randy Collins AIA, with the organization award. 



Abrookin culinary students who made desserts and worked with Wolferts Roost staff to provide food



Master of Ceremonies Jason Gough, WNYT Meteorologist and 1988 Albany High School graduate



CS Arch Award



Joyce Keenan



Albany High School basketball coaches: Decky Lawson and Sean Brown



LAST YEAR'S GALA

The 2012 AFE Gala Reception was held on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Taste honoring Dr. Ray Colucciello and the Music Mobile.

2012 Sponsors
 
Summa Cum Laude:

CS Arch

​Cum Laude:

CDPHP
Todd Foxx / Maiden Lane of Albany
Girvan & Ferlazzo, PC
Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O’Shea
NY State United Teachers
Howard and Fern Peterson

Honor Roll:

Sue and Alan Adler
Armlin, Damon & McMordie
Capital Region Sponsor-a-Scholar, Inc.
College of St. Rose
Key Bank Foundation
Learner First
SEFCU

Honorary Committee:

Albany Public Schools Administrators’ Association
Albany Public Schools Teachers’ Association
Mark Barth & Sylvia Pirani
Steve & Sheryl Baum
George Benson & Michelle Atallah
Charles & Charlotte Buchannan
Hon. Ron Canestrari
Hon. Richard Conti
Ronald & Linda Dunn
Dan Egan
Hon. Leif Engstrom
Hon. Catherine M. Fahey
Patricia Fahy & Wayne Bequette
Hon. Ginnie Farrell
Ann Gifford
John Henly
Christine Holle
Pamela Howell
Hon. Gerald Jennings
Dr. Maggie Kirwin
Ted & Denise Kolankowski
Bryan LaVigne
Hon. Edith Leet
Ron Lesko
Bernie Mulligan & Pat Harmon
Annette Nanes & Scott Meyer
Fred Newdom
Bill & Karen Phillips
Margot Plumadore & Joshua Wyan
Richard Propp, M.D.
Raymond Schimmer, CEO, Parsons
John M. Rozett
Kathleen L. Ryan
Gerald R. Shaye
Bob & Hon. Kathy Sheehan
Ken & Margie Skinner
Onnolee & Larry Smith
Hon. Alexandra Streznewski & Robert T. Reilly
Theresa & Carl Swidorski
Susan Thompson & Al DeSalvo
Mario & Carolyn Vaccaro
Theresa Vaughan & David Cherubin
Lee & Varada Vaughan
Barry D. Walston
Bob & Deb Ward
Dr. Robert Wishnoff
Shelley Zansky

Silent Auction and Services

Albany Dermatology
Albany High School Theatre Ensemble
Albany Jewish Community Center
APSAA
Albany Symphony
Albany Tennis Club
Barcelona’s
Steve Baum
Charles Buchanan
Book House
Bountiful Bread
Mary Campagna
Jeff Caulfield
Caffe Italia
Creo  
Davey Jones Locker
Deerso Corporation
EDK Auto
Theresa Girzone
Ann Gifford
Maureen Goldman
Ichiban
Kay Fuller, Mindful Movements
Living Resources
Anita Medina, Carnelian
Mahar’s
Mary Campagna
MicroKnowledge
Mr. Fuji Sushi
Music Studio
Orchard 
Park Playhouse
The Fountain
The Point
Sage Colleges
Sapienza’s
Onnolee and Larry Smith
Shutter Speed Photo
Starbucks
Spectrum Theatre
Theresa Swidorski
Taste
Touchstone Ceramic
Uncommon Grounds
Theresa Vaughan
Carolyn and Mario Vaccaro
V Salon
Yoga Loft

2011 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors 
CDPHP 
CS Arch 


Diamond 
Girvin Ferlazzo, PC 
Gleason,Dunn,Walsh & O’Shea 
Todd Fox/Maiden Lane Parking 


Gold 
Howard and Fern Peterson 
New York State United Teachers 
Silver 
SEFCU 
The College of St. Rose 
Key Bank 
Bob & Dale Ward 
Armlin, Damon & McMordie 

Copper 
Lee and Varada Vaughan 
Carolyn & Mario Vaccaro 
Parsons Child and Family Center 
Alan & Sue Adler


 

2010 Sponsors

Capital District Physician's Health Plan
Girvin, Ferlazzo, PC
Gleason Dunn Walsh & O'Shea
Howard and Fern Peterson
Todd Fox/ Maiden Lane Parking
College Of St. Rose
Keybank National Association
National Education Association
CS Arch
Albany Public School Administrators Association
Albany Public School Teachers Association
Armlin, Damon & McMordie
Parsons Family and Children's Center
Lee and Varada Pandya Vaughan
Kathleem and Jack Mrozak
Chester and Karen Opalka
Bob and Deb Ward
Eva Joseph, Ed.D and Dr. Bob Whisnoff
Stewart's Shops
State Employee Federated Credit Union
Price Chopper's Golub Foundation  

2009 Sponsors, Silent Auction Donors, and Restaurants Contributors

Girvin, Ferlazzo, PC
Gleason Dunn Walsh & O'Shea
Howard and Fern Peterson
College Of St. Rose
Keybank National Association
Albany Public School Administrators Association
Albany Public School Teachers Association
Armlin, Damon & McMordie
Parsons Family and Children's Center
Lee and Varada Pandya Vaughan
Kathleem and Jack Mrozak
Chester and Karen Opalka
Dr. Bob Whisnoff
Stewart's Shops
State Employee Federated Credit Union
Shutter Speed
V Salon
Maureen Goldman
Ann Gifford
Shutter Speed Photo
Kay Fuller
Theresa Swidorski
Living Resources
Music Studio
Carolyn Vaccaro
Music Mobile/Ruth Pelham
Dr. Robert Shoss
Microknowledge
Body&Soul Tanning
Capital Rep
Security Bath and Kitchen
Theresa Vaughan
Scott's Hallmark
The Egg
Whiteface Mountain
Paesans Pizza
Quintessence
Bros Tacos
Bella Napoli
Deirdre Kelly Catering
New World Bistro Bar
Sandwhiches To Go
Shea's Tavern
Ichiban Restaurant
Shalimar Restaurant
Capital Q Barbecue Smokehouse
The Orchard Tavern
Cafe Madison
The Washington Tavern
The Gingerman

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