I haven’t quite been in Saratoga Springs for a year, so I’m still looking at my adopted hometown with pretty fresh eyes. And let me tell you, one of its most obvious traits is a serious culture of giving back to the community. So, I decided to wade into the mix and launch saratoga living’s first-ever Saratoga Gives Back fundraising soirée last December, which I hope is a special addition to the Spa City’s holiday season for years to come.
Our first crop of “10 Under 40” philanthropy powerhouses was nothing if not inspiring—and I loved getting to know the local charities they cared so passionately about. A huge thanks to brothers Matt and Carmine DeCrescente, who really came in strong and raised the most money, for Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York; plus, SPAC’s Junior Committee; and Amanda Vance of New Vocations, who came in second and third, respectively.
And, of course, none of this would be possible without our valued partners. I can’t thank our sponsors enough—Putnam Place and Stewart’s Shops, whose holiday match program is what the season is truly all about.