Thank You- June 2015 Fund Drive

We would like to express our deepest thanks to all of our members who pledged to the Locked Box and during the June Fund Drive, some of whom even pledged to both! We wouldn’t have made it without you.

The uniqueness of this drive centered around two very creative partnerships along with some very generous sponsors. For the second time this year, WAMC and WakaWaka teamed up to provide solar lights, this time to the survivors of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. WakaWaka ('Shine Bright' in Swahili) develops, manufactures and markets high-tech, low-cost solar powered lamps and chargers that are indispensable products both in the developing world and in the West.  Members were able to pledge to WAMC and send a solar light to a village in Nepal. The second partnership was with NYSUT (New York United Teachers) and Kids In Need Foundation, whose mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing school supplies nationally to students most in need. Thanks to NYSUT, members were able to leverage their pledges to help WAMC and to help these two organizations further their cause.

We are also so touched by the unflagging efforts of all our wonderful volunteers who took your calls and entered thousands of pledges.

And a special thanks to all our generous challengers who helped make the phones ring even faster: “Mr. Big”, First Niagara Bank, and all the foundations and personal supporters who helped us out.

And to all our non-profit and business partners who donated so many wonderful goods and services to be given during the drive, we can’t thank you enough. Please thank them as well by visiting their businesses, using their services, and letting them know we really are a community.

Kids in Need Foundation
BSO at Tanglewood
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Battenkill Books
Botanical Arts Press
Chatham Bookstore
Culinary Institute of America
Northshire Bookstore
Oblong Books & Music
Odyssey Bookshop Inc.
Spotty Dog Books & Ale
The Golden Notebook
Amherst Cinema Arts Center
Barrington Stage Company
Berkshire Theatre Group
Clearwater Festival
Clearwater Festival
Dan Smalls Presents
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Fathom Events
Green River Festival
Helsinki Hudson
Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle
Iron Horse Entertainment
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Ctr.
Paramount Hudson Valley
Shakespeare & Company
Spectrum Theatre
Upstate Films Theater
Williamstown Theatre Festival
Capital District Fair Trade Coalition
Delmar Farmer's Market
Faddegon's Nursery
Frank Grusauskas Woodworking
Larry's Southwestern Sauces
Liberty View Farm
Liquid Assets Coffee
Mother Myricks
Our Daily Eats
Troy Farmer's Market
Village of Kinderhook
Ward's Nursery & Garden Center
Albany Rowing Center
Blue Q
Circle B Ranch
Dancing Bare Soap
Heigel & Schmidt Antiques  
JK Custom Furniture & Design
ODT Maps
Old Inn on the Green
Terry Rooney
Unusual Wedding Rings & More UNUSUALWEDDINGRINGS.COM
Berkshire Museum
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Landis Arboretum
The Frick Collection
The Guggenheim
The Olana Partnership
Black Sheep Deli
Blue Plate Bistro
Brown's Brewing Co
Castle Street Café
Davidson Brothers Brew Pub
Epicurean Bistro & Wine Bar
Helsinki Hudson
Mazzone Hospitality
Old Inn on the Green
Prairie Whale
Sperry's Restaurant
Stagecoach Tavern
The Flammerie
Trattoria Rustica
Vico Restaurant
White Management Corporation
Wishing Well Restaurant
9 Miles East Farm
Albany Marriott
Baba Louie's Pizza
Black Cat Bakery
Bruegger's Bagels
Crescent Creamery
Crisan Bakery
Druthers Brewing Company
Field Goods
Fifty South/Lily & the Rose Catering
Gatherer's Gourmet Granola
Gusto/Market Street/Cucina
Jane's Ice Cream
Larry's Southwestern Sauces
Lucy Jo's Coffee
New World Home Catering
Orchard Tavern
Pie in the Sky Bakery
SoCo Creamery
The Ginger Man/ Washington Tavern
The Grille at 138
The Low Beat
Wolff's Biergarten