Gala theme is Helping Hands, Caring Hearts

Community Caregivers, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enabling individuals of all ages to maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life within their homes and communities, will hold its 24th annual gala on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Albany Country Club at 300 Wormer Road in Voorheesville. This year’s gala theme is Helping Hands, Caring Hearts.

The evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., with dinner and silent and live auctions at 7 p.m. The gala’s popular wine-and-dine pull will also be featured. Greg Floyd, news anchor for CBS 6 Albany, will again serve as this year’s master of ceremonies. The board of directors thanks gala sponsors Adirondack Environmental Services, Albany Med, Ayco Charitable Foundation, and Bank of America.

The board is pleased to announce the Joseph A. Bosco Community Service award will be presented to the Capital Financial Planning Charitable Foundation. The foundation was started in 2009 by Todd Slingerland, president and chief executive officer of Capital Financial Planning, a registered advisory investment firm located in Guilderland.

The Foundation has helped to bolster the many efforts of not-for-profit organizations, including those dedicated to fighting disease and hunger, enhancing education and youth development, supporting veterans and the elderly, and working to address problems such as domestic violence and homelessness.

Through its annual golf tournament held the third Monday in May at Albany Country Club, the foundation raises funds for donations and grants, selecting a primary beneficiary each year. In 2018, the foundation selected Community Caregivers. Past primary beneficiaries have included Ronald McDonald House (through the Amazing Gracie’s Gift Foundation), YMCA Circle of Champs, STRIDE Adaptive Sports, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Ellis Medicine/Bellevue Women’s Heart Health Center, and Brave Will Foundation.

Ellen Kaufman, gala committee chairwoman, and her committee invite the community to attend and pay tribute to the Joseph Bosco awardee. Tickets are $125 per person. For ticket information, please call 518-456-2898. And to learn more about Community Caregivers, visit

Editor’s note: Regina Dubois  is a Community Caregivers’ board member.