WILDWOOD FOUNDATION NAMES PAT AND KEN RAYMOND HONORARY
CO-CHAIRS OF SPRING GALA
Event to be held at The Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs--
Presenting Sponsor Thrivent Financial
(SCHENENECTADY, NY)—On Friday, April 29, Wildwood Foundation, the charitable arm of Wildwood Programs, will host the organization’s Spring Gala at Saratoga Springs’ Hall of Springs. This year’s honorary co-chairs are Pat and Ken Raymond and the presenting sponsor is Thrivent Financial. The Platinum Sponsors for the evening are Ayco, Blue Shield of Northeastern New York, KeyBank, Powmat Ltd and Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna LLP.
“My wife, Pat, and I began supporting Wildwood Programs eight years ago and we are thrillled to serve as Honorary Chairs for this year’s premiere fundraising event. We believe in the crucial services Wildwood provides our community and it is with the mission and work of Wildwood Programs in mind, we invite you to join the 2016 Honorary Committee,” Ken Raymond said.
The evening will feature an open bar, a gourmet dinner from Mazzone Catering, a silent auction and dancing to the music of Body and Soul. Last year’s event was sold out and was attended by over 400 community members and dignitaries.
Proceeds from the gala, which is Wildwood’s biggest fundraiser, helps provide the very best supports to nearly 3,400 people with developmental disabilities, complex learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. Since 1967 when a group of parents could not find appropriate programs for their children came together to found Wildwood, the organization has focused on supporting individuals in living lives marked by independence, productivity and fulfillment.