Thank You, Summer Benefit Sponsors!

Cause for Applause


Our sold-out Summer Benefit on June 28 “under the pines” on the Yaddo grounds was a great success, raising almost $160,000 for our artist residency program. We’re so grateful to our donors, our committees, our 300 guests, and the local businesses who gave food, flowers and silent-auction items (please see complete list below). And special thanks to our wonderful Guest of Honor Elizabeth Strout, who held the capacity crowd spellbound as she spoke movingly about her own early struggles as a writer and the importance of Yaddo to all the artists who come here for the time and space to create. As she said in her remarks, “These places—like Yaddo—don’t just happen by magic. You people put your trust and your resources into those whose work may not show up for years, or may never show up. But you do it anyway. Because you know that a society must value the arts. And what you are doing here is an act of faith. I hope Yaddo continues on for many, many years; it is an extraordinary place.” Cheers to that!

Read the complete text of Elizabeth’s remarks here.





Candace King Weir

Michael and Stacie Arpey



The Adirondack Trust Company

The New York Racing Association

Newkirk Foundation, Inc.

Saratoga Casino Hotel

The Swyer Foundation



Allegrone Companies

Allerdice Building Supply, Inc.

Anthony and Susan DePaula

Myrtle Street Obstetrics & Gynecology, PC

Nemer Motor Group

Michael R. and Marci C. Phinney

Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C.



Ben and India Adams

Associates of Glens Falls Inc.

Jaeger & Flynn

King Wealth Management Group, LLC

Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture

Jean and Peter Maloy

The Olde Bryan Inn/Longfellows Hotel and Restaurant

Farzad Sani DDS

Stewart’s Shops

Jeffrey Wodicka and Neil Castro



Susan Brynteson

The D.A. Collins Family of Companies

Consigli Construction NY

Courtyard Saratoga

Flynn, Walker, Diggin CPA, PC

Peter C. Gould

Hoffman Car Wash

Cathy and Elliott Masie

National Grid

The Smith Family at Saratoga Arms

3H Corporate Services LLC

Joe and Barb Tyler

John and Karyn Zanetti



Ambiance Systems

Aztech Environmental Technologies

balzer+tuck architecture PLLC


Daniel Collins  / Select Sotheby’s

Colonie Mechanical Contractors

Mary and Dan Conboy

Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners

Stephen and Dr. Susan Dorsey

1st National Bank of Scotia

Four Winds Saratoga

Christine and Robert Fox

HA2F Consultants

Hampton Inn & Suites/Homewood Suites Saratoga

Susan Haswell

Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Hollis

Mark and Catherine Hover

The L.A. Group, P.C.

David and Allison Meyers

Toby and Cara Milde

Northshire Bookstore

Old Saratoga Restoration

Frederick A. Partyka

Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company

Judy and Kevin Soukup

Sanjay and Shweta Taneja

Tamara and Jason Tepper

Lynette and Dan Whaley

Dmitry and Domenique Yermolayev