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, foundation officials said.
“We welcome the opportunity to have 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.
“BFG’s commitment to Saratoga Hospital is 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, Gilligan and Lake were
at 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, foundation
Saratoga Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic
arm of Saratoga Hospital. 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.
For more information, visit www.saratogahospitalfoundation.org.