The Adirondack Trust Co. Community Fund announced launched its fifth Autumn of Giving Match Campaign on Oct. 1. The campaign brings together the ATC Community Fund, Adirondack Trust Co. and community-minded individuals and businesses to raise donations to benefit the Fund’s annual, local, charitable Lend-A-Hand Grant Program.
The campaign’s goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000 in donations from the community, similar to the results of last year’s match campaign, officials said.
Contributions are derived from donations, fund raising initiatives sponsored by generous local business campaign partners, and sponsorship/ticket sales for the signature event, An Evening of Autumn of Giving, which will be held at Longfellow’s on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Adirondack Trust will match all money raised during the month of October.
Speaking on behalf of the ATC Advisory Committee, volunteer chairwoman Caroline Putman said the campaign offers an opportunity for all contributors “to ‘double’ their money for their community with their donations for this campaign. We are extremely grateful to the Community Fund’s supporters that have been with us since the beginning, and those that have since joined. With community members participating in our business partners’ innovative October events, everyone can add even more.”
The campaign goal is to build on last year’s success by continuing to increase public awareness and philanthropic support of the ATC Community Fund.
Over the past six years, the Community Fund has provided 101 grants in excess of $193,000 in Lend-A-Hand Grants to nonprofit charities in Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. These grants, spanning areas such as arts, agriculture, education, health and human services, support charitable work that makes a significant contribution to the quality of life we all enjoy.
Officials said the campaign has a few elements to it:
• All donations made through Oct. 31, will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Adirondack Trust Co.
• Online Donations can be made by using the “donate now button” on the Community Fund website at www.atccf.org.
• Donations can be mailed to: ATC Community Fund, Attn: Kimberly Gallo, 31 Church St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
• Business Partners’ promotions are planned. A calendar is enclosed and can also be found at www.atccf.org.
Local businesses and media partners are participating in the campaign by offering special promotions to the public that generate a donation to the Fund. The ATC will also match resulting donations.
Tickets to the event on Oct. 25 at Longfellows Restaurant, can be purchased at www.atccf.org/events