The Yaddo Summer Benefit 2022


Yaddo was founded in 1926 at the height of the Roaring ‘20s, a time of social and economic change not unlike today. Now, as then, after several years of upheaval we’re ready to celebrate! Come join us under the stars for an evening of music, food and great company in honor of Yaddo’s reopening and in support of the world-renowned artists who come here each year to further their work and strengthen our community. With performances at Joe’s Pub and Lincoln Center, downtown superstar Joseph Keckler will be gracing the Yaddo lawn with a special performance.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

7:00 P.M.

The Yaddo Mansion

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Angela Schlansker at 518-584-0746 or with questions.

Joseph Keckler, photo by Michael Sharkey

Joseph Keckler is a writer, singer and multifaceted creator who often zeroes in on moments of daily life and spins them into absurd and affecting underworld voyages.  Hailed by The New York Times as a “major vocal talent… who shatters the boundaries… with a trickster’s dark humor,” Joseph appears widely, having performed at Lincoln Center, Centre PompidouNPR Tiny Desk and others. His writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, VICE, and elsewhere, and in 2018 his first essay collection Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World was published by Turtle Point Press. This year he is an artist in residence at Dartmouth and The Ringling Museum, and is currently working on new films and recordings. 



Elaina Richardson

Benefit Planning Committee

Brendan Flanigan – Chair

Sue Allerdice        

Barbara Bennett

Susan Bokan

Lisa Clark

Tara Curley

Susan DePaula

Tamie Ehinger

Roberta Feiden

Patricia McBride Friesen

Patty HasBrouck

Kelly Healy

Trina Lucas

Dieta von Matthiessen

Robb Moore

Tamara Backer Tepper

Kim Swidler

Sponsorship Committee

Stacie Arpey, Co-Chair

Michael Phinney, Co-Chair

Wallace Allerdice

Mike Arpey

Glen Doherty

Peter Nemer

Our Generous Sponsors


Stacie and Mike Arpey


Nemer Motor Group


Towne Law

Marilynn and Willis Goldsmith

Susan DePaula

Allerdice Building Supply, Inc.


Stewart’s Shops

Fil L. Fina III and Mary L. Passaretti 

Brendan Flanigan Interior Design Inc.


Ascent Wealth Partners LLC

Chris and Mary Freeze


Kim Swidler

Cathy and Elliott Masie

Marjorie Rosenbluth Philips

W. J. Morris Excavating Inc

Alisse K. McGrath and John D. Flavin

Elizabeth Sobol and Jorge Gomez

Gerri L. and John Arpey, Esq.


Christine and Dylan Ture

Penny Jolly and Jay Rogoff

Marla Kelly

Jon Hays and Robert Pilles Jr.

Trina and Dave Lucas

Judy Dunn and Jim DeMasi

Stephen and Dr. Susan Dorsey

Eileen and Matthew Battle

Shweta and Sanjay Taneja


The LA Group