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CEO’s Foundation Raises Over $43,000 for Agency’s Youth Programs

CEO’s Foundation Raises Over $43,000 for Agency’s Youth Programs

Posted November 6, 2013

TROY, NY – OCTOBER 30, 2013 – The CEO Foundation held its annual charitable fundraiser to support the youth programs provided by the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO), on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. The CEO Foundation offers supplementary financial support to many of CEO’s programs, which focus on poverty-eradication and the promotion of individual and community wellness through building self-sufficiency.

Hundreds turned out to participate and show their support. Guests sampled signature dishes from the area’s finest restaurants and were entertained with live music by the Audiostars while they perused the many silent auction items on display. Dr. John Bennett, CEO of CDPHP, served as the Honorary Chairperson for the fundraiser.

“The event brought in $43,000 to support our Foundation” said CEO’s President, Katherine Maciol. “We are so thankful to our supporters in the Capital Region community for joining us at this wonderful event. Our services help over 14,000 local individuals, children, and families each year, and we couldn’t do it without the support of our friends, community partners, and event sponsors. This year, the funds raised will support our youth programs, many of which sustained substantial cuts in the wake of sequestration.”

Eleven local restaurants participated that evening, serving samples of their best menu offerings. Many local restaurants participated: The Rensselaer at the Hilton Garden Inn, Arlington House, B-Rad’s Bistro, Café Deli-icious, The Flying Chicken, The Eatery at Carol’s Place, Illium Café, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, El Mariachi, Francesca’s Cafe, Schakolad Chocolate Factory, The Old Daley Inn, Healthy Café and Bella Napoli Bakery.

“Overall, the event was a rousing success,” concluded Leah Carroll, Development Specialist for the CEO Foundation. “We wanted to do things a little different this year, and I think our guests enjoyed the change. We are so thankful for the support of our community, because it’s with their help that we are able to continue our mission each year.”

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