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The FUND for Lake George

Letter from Leadership

In 2017 we launched The Model for Enduring Protection of Lake George, The FUND’s master strategic platform through 2020. The Model is defined by using best-in-class professional science to inform effective solutions for Lake protection, and the Model is powered by three core operating principles: the use of partnerships, innovation, and investment to drive success. As one New York State official told us: “you’ve discovered a recipe for the secret sauce” on how to protect freshwater lakes.

As highlighted in our report, this recipe has produced a growing record of accomplishments we can all be proud of—first and foremost for protecting Lake George, but also for inspiring other lakes to learn from our robust (and replicable) results, that now include:

  • A first-ever science to solutions program for reducing the use of harmful road salt, moving us toward our goal of achieving a 50% reduction basin-wide by 2020, with the Town of Lake George on track to reach this goal in 2019;
  • Measurable water quality improvements resulting from The FUND’s matching grant program, that has upgraded nearly 20% of septic systems in Dunhams Bay, and which will soon be expanded to other priority locations in the basin;
  • A powerful new formula prioritizing the effective management of septic systems, achieved through our NYS-funded partnership with the Town of Lake George;
  • Scientific research and direct investments to improve municipal wastewater treatment plants in Lake George Village and the Town of Bolton;
  • Continued leadership and financial engagement with The S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership that partners with the Lake George Park Commission to make possible the strongest program for aquatic invasive species prevention in the eastern United States;
  • Recognition of The FUND’s Model by the NYS Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs) Initiative that includes Lake George as the “control” lake, citing FUND science and solutions work for preventing HABs as a guiding best practice for other New York lakes;
  • Recognition of the Jefferson Project, The FUND’s award-winning collaboration with IBM and RPI, by the NYS HABs Initiative for its data-driven, sensor-powered potential to predict and detect HABs occurrence.

These accomplishments serve as milestone benchmarks to complete the goals of The Model For Enduring Protection by 2020. Targeted investments by The FUND—nearly $6,000,000 since 2013, and more than $1,100,000 in 2017 alone—make our approach a high-performance strategic and operating model for truly focused Lake protection. Fueling our Model is exceptional donor/investor participation inspired by the accruing returns of our work, along with our continuously growing network of subject-matter-expert partners.

So, it is with deepest gratitude that we thank our investors, donors, partners, advisors, friends, trustees, and staff for your incredible commitment to our success that will ensure the enduring protection of Lake George.

Our Staff

From Model to Milestones: The Path to Completing The Model for Enduring Protection of Lake George by 2020

Bold leadership, partnership, and direct investment have placed us on the path to completing a uniquely effective protection Model for understanding and solving the problems threatening Lake George. As we advance toward completing the Model by 2020, major milestones already met on this path attest to the accelerating power of our work. Unprecedented financial support, especially from our LG30 Legacy Group of leadership investors, powers our progress and continues to deliver breakthrough results.

The Model for Enduring Protection

The FUND’s investment-driven, science-guided model will culminate in a robust system of Best Practices powerful enough to ensure enduring protection of Lake George and to serve as a scalable ecosystem solution for fresh waters worldwide.

  • Science of Solutions
  • Invasive Species
  • Salt Reduction
  • Water Quality and Clarity
  1. 2017
  2. First Septic Summit

    The first Septic Summit shared the latest techniques for solving the septic problem.

  3. Invasives preemption

    A matching grant was made for inspection and decontamination station at Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain to preempt invasives before they reach Lake George.

  4. New Lake data

    Application of Jefferson Project analytics and modeling integrates physical, chemical, and biological data and ensures ongoing effectiveness of protection measures.

  5. Algae monitoring

    Systematic algae monitoring assesses changes to water quality and clarity related to wastewater, stormwater, and salt reduction initiatives.

  6. Commitment of State funding for updating the Lake George Village Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Our water quality monitoring report documented need for plant replacement in the earliest possible timeframe.

  7. Live-edge plow

    With matching grants, the Towns of Hague and Lake George are using this new plow to reduce salt use.

  8. Milfoil treatment

    With public and private partners, The FUND invested in removal of 23 tons of milfoil to stop its further spread.

  9. Monitoring study of water quality issues at Bolton Bay

    Monitoring study and recommendations documented the need to upgrade the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Town of Bolton.

  10. Blocking invasives

    With S.A.V.E. partners, The FUND continued matching support of boat inspections and decontamination.

  11. Commitment for new inspection and decontamination station

    With advocacy by The S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership and commitment to purchase equipment, New York State began building a state-of-the-art facility on I-87, just south of Lake George, to open in 2019.

  12. HABs threats

    Lake George was identified as one of twelve priority lakes across New York State facing the threat of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs).

  13. Presentation of our Model for Enduring Protection to New York State

    State officials are learning from our approach to solve water quality issues statewide.

  14. Success of our septic system upgrade matching grant program

    Water quality monitoring shows that the system upgrades we funded in Dunhams Bay have led to measurable water quality improvements.

  15. Basin-wide study of application rates

    Financing for and coordination of continuing assessment by The FUND is key to applying appropriate Best Practices (equipment/techniques) town-by-town to reduce salt use.

  16. Study of salt impacts published

    Partial funding for a study identifying road salt contamination of Adirondack Park drinking water wells compels State leadership to take action.

  17. Third Annual Salt Summit

    In coordination with S.A.V.E., the Summit focused on advancing Best Practices basin-wide.

  18. 2018
  19. S.A.V.E. expands

    S.A.V.E. Partnership was expanded to “Stop All inVasives from Entering” Lake George to include both aquatic and terrestrial species.

  20. Jefferson Project Smart Sensor Network

    The advanced system of 500+ sensors to monitor progress in solving water quality problems is nearing completion.

  21. NYSDOT participation in Road Salt Reduction Initiative

    As the largest salt applier, the State committed to S.A.V.E.’s initiative to reduce salt use.

  22. Septic system priority algorithm

    An algorithm was developed for prioritizing management of septic systems with the Town of Lake George.

  23. Town of Lake George leads basin in salt reduction

    Using our Best Practices Agreement, the Town is tracking to make the 50% reduction goal by 2019.

  24. Skaneateles Lake delegation visit

    The FUND hosted and shared Best Practices developed at Lake George to apply at Skaneateles Lake.

  25. Participation in New York State Harmful Algal Bloom Initiative

    The FUND presented the Model at two State summits, sharing how our work can help prevent these outbreaks.

  26. New scientific paper details value of achieving 50% salt reductions

    We funded study published in major science journal presenting the timeframe and beneficial effects of a 50% reduction in salt use, guiding our 2020 goal.

  27. Business of Lake Protection

    The FUND initiated program to help businesses engage in protecting the Lake that sustains them.

  28. Grant to Town of Bolton

    The FUND invested $50,000 in the Bolton Wastewater Treatment Plant based on monitoring study of needs.

2020 Protection Milestones

We are now building on our progress since launching The Model for Enduring Protection to realize the 2020 protection milestones set forth here. Our investment-driven success will complete the Model and its sustaining role in protecting Lake George for generations to come.

Science of Solutions

  • Completion of the Jefferson Project Smart Sensor Network to monitor changes across all priority protection initiatives
  • Application of Jefferson Project analytics and modeling to integrate physical, chemical, and biological data and ensure ongoing effectiveness of protection measures
  • Systematic algae monitoring that assesses changes to water quality and clarity related to wastewater, stormwater, and salt reduction initiatives
  • Targeted research that guides establishment of new, more effective controls for existing invasive species in Lake George
  • Establishment of Lake George as a global destination for the study of freshwater protection

Water Quality And Clarity Protection

  • Completion of formal commitments to treatment plant improvements at Lake George Village and Bolton
  • Basin-wide application of Best Practices model for upgrading priority septic systems leading to water quality and clarity improvement Lake-wide
  • Expanded funding opportunities to underwrite septic system upgrades that aggregate private and public resources to fuel broad participation
  • Jefferson Project Smart Sensor Network documentation of water quality changes reinforcing the value of municipal and septic upgrades
  • LID Certification System adoption by all Lake George municipalities to strengthen stormwater management practices
  • Majority of Lake George municipalities designated as “LID Certified Communities” requiring all public projects to be certified
  • LID Certification serves as the Best Practices standard for the majority of Lake George development projects

Invasive Species Prevention and Treatment / Eradication

  • Continuation of the Lake George Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Program as national leader in preventing introduction of invasives
  • Establishment of a terrestrial invasives prevention program to directly complement AIS Prevention Program
  • Creation of a stronger Adirondack AIS Prevention Program as required to preempt species from reaching Lake George that limits the trend of New York being the main point of entry for invasive species nationwide
  • Further reduction or eradication of existing invasives in Lake George through improved techniques guided by latest research

Salt Reduction

  • Basin-wide implementation of the Best Practices Agreement for reducing salt use in both public and private sectors
  • Creation of a new Best Practices certification program for private winter maintenance providers resulting in wide participation
  • Application of ongoing road salt research guiding the most effective measures for reducing salt use
  • Jefferson Project Smart Sensor Network monitoring of salt level changes, reinforcing public/private adherence to Best Practices provisions

2020 Goals

  • Lake George serves as global example to inform sustained protection of freshwater ecosystems.
  • No new invasives species enter Lake George.
  • Lake George provides the nation’s Best Practices model for reducing salt use.
  • Lake George leads the nation for Best Practices management of wastewater and stormwater.

Direct Investment in protecting Lake George: The Defining Ingredient for Enduring Success

More than any other action, strategic investments leverage FUND partnerships and innovations to accelerate protection progress in the face of mounting threats to Lake health.

  1. 2018
  2. Completion of LG30 membership

    The FUND’s LG30 Legacy Group of investors has fueled our progress to date. The LG30’s continuing financial leadership will be crucial to achieving our 2020 protection milestones.

  3. The Forever Fund

  4. From the heartwood of The FUND’s LG30 group, we are growing the next generation of investment capacity—The Forever FUND—required to complete The Model for Enduring Protection of Lake George by 2020.

  5. The Forever FUND will provide for basin-wide expansion of The FUND’s science-guided Lake protection solutions.

  6. The Forever FUND will establish permanent support of The Model for Enduring Protection through directed gifts, grants, pledges, and planned giving opportunities that meet donor priorities to create their personal legacy for Lake George.

2020 Goals

Secure investment funding required to:

  • Expand implementation of solutions throughout Lake George.
  • Study and monitor the effectiveness of solutions in protecting Lake George.
  • Meet the 2020 milestones to complete The Model for Enduring Protection of Lake George.
  • Provide sustaining support for implementation of the Model in perpetuity.

The Multiplier Effect: Harnessing the power of investment

Targeted investments of more than $3 million by The FUND in programs sufficiently advanced to document this effect have leveraged $18.6 million in public/private partner funding toward Lake protection priorities—on both science and solutions.

Our investors and supporters

The Legacy Group

  • Ginger and Bob Bailey
  • Jennifer Brorsen and Richard DeMartini
  • The Buhrmaster Family
  • Charles R. Wood Foundation
  • Michael and Lauretta Chrys
  • William and Dale Creighton
  • David Darrin
  • Sally and Bill Faber Family
  • Sally and Buddy Faulkner
  • Jane and Neil Golub
  • Christine and George R. Hearst III
  • Helen V. Froehlich Foundation
  • Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation
  • Jane and Paul Ingrey
  • Keeler Motor Car Company Charitable Foundation
  • Honey-Jo and John E. Kelly III
  • Judy and Jeff Killeen
  • Janet Kireker (1926-2014)
  • Marie and Charlie Kireker
  • Margaret A. Darrin Charitable Trust
  • Francine and Robert Nemer
  • Marie and Mike O’Reilly
  • Joyce and Don Rice
  • Susan and Charles Snyder
  • Lisa and Bill Stromberg
  • Lora and Craig Treiber
  • Renée and Tom West
  • Judith and Joseph Willner
  • The Wright Family Foundation
  • Anonymous

Individuals & Families

  • George and Mary Jane Adams
  • Emily Adler Boren
  • Fred and Margaret Alexy
  • Thomas and Rosemary Alfonso
  • Roland and Kathe Allen
  • Andrew and Karen Amerling
  • Jim Andretta
  • Michael and Stephanie Angelucci
  • George Anker
  • Anonymous
  • Kenneth and Rosemarie Arnold
  • George Articolo
  • John and Diane Asiel
  • Elaine Auerbach
  • James Ayers
  • David Ayers
  • Bob and Ginger Bailey
  • William and Andrea Baldwin
  • David Ball
  • Andrew and Irene Bania
  • John and Ann Barber
  • Richard and Carleen Baright
  • Richard and Ruth Barney
  • Ben Barrett
  • Peter and Peggy Barrett
  • Lionel and Deborah Barthold
  • Chuck and Kim Barton
  • James and Seddon Beaty
  • John T. Beaty and Anne Mehringer
  • Edward and Sally Becker
  • Leigh Beeman
  • Linda Behan
  • Eleanor Belive
  • Paul and Colleen Bell
  • Russell and Jane Bellico
  • Robin and Bryan Benak
  • Carl Bennette and Nancy Howland
  • Antranig Berberian
  • Fred and Rosemary Berger
  • Richard and Janet Berls
  • Lucinda and Av Bhavsar
  • Gregory and Laura Bibler
  • Gary and Charleen Bivona
  • Kenneth Black
  • Donald and Jayne Blum
  • Michael Boardman and Kathryn Tabner
  • John and Mara Borek
  • Carol Borin
  • Robert and Mary Bouchard
  • Stephen and Sylvia Boyce
  • Norman and Wendy Bradburn
  • Richard and Susan Brainard
  • Betsy Brainard and John Maier
  • Christopher Brassard
  • Bruno and Dorothy Brauner
  • Paul and Brenda Breslin
  • Heidi Brickner
  • Carol and Steve Broderick
  • Jennifer Brorsen and Richard DeMartini
  • Jamie Brown
  • Miriam Brown
  • Lawrence and Susan Brown
  • Paul and Kathleen Browning
  • Douglas and Kim Bryant
  • Richard and Valerie Buchakjian
  • Bob and Maureen Buhrmaster
  • Thomas Burleigh
  • Richard and Sharon Burstein
  • Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Busino
  • Antonio and Norma Bustamante
  • Ted and Jane Caldwell
  • Dale and Catherine Campbell
  • Dave and Mary Lou Canavan
  • Anna Carney
  • Cynthia T. Chamberlin and Keith Mountain
  • Douglas and Pam Chase
  • Richard and Alice Chase
  • Frank Childress
  • Michael and Lauretta Chrys
  • Robert and Alice Cisler
  • Christopher and Emily Clark
  • Thomas and Susanne Clune
  • Henry and Cheryl Clutsam
  • Alan Coffey Jr
  • Michael and Mary Louise Coleman
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  • Dennis E. Curtis and Judith Resnick
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  • Lawrence D’Arco
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  • Louise Davidson
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  • William J. Dean and Pam Hawley-Dean
  • Philip and Lenore Defliese
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  • Linda Donaldson
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  • Mary Lou Doulin
  • Alfred Dunlop and Lynn O. Wilson
  • Elizabeth Dybas
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  • Eleanor Eldredge
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  • Michelle Elliot
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  • Estate of Robert Ervien III
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  • Robert and Cheryl Evans
  • William and Sally Faber
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  • Phillip and Jane Falconer
  • Donald Fallati and Ruth Pachman
  • Patrick and Kathryn Fantauzzi
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  • Sally and Buddy Faulkner
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  • Robert and Jean Flacke
  • John Flagg
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  • Lawrence and Elizabeth Garbo
  • Ann Gardiner
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  • David Gilmour
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  • Jane and Neil Golub
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  • Wallace Graham
  • James Grande
  • Edman and Virginia Gray
  • Patricia Griffith
  • Charles and Debra Groneman
  • Joseph Guerra
  • Elizabeth Guest
  • Robert Gwirtzman
  • William and Ruth Haase
  • Andrew and Judith Hadjandreas
  • Thomas Halbach
  • Arthur Halbritter
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  • Jules and Gale Halm
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  • Randall Harmon and Barbara Booth
  • James and Lori Anne Harris
  • Patricia Hasbrouck
  • Peter and Karie Hayes
  • Beverly Heineman
  • Timothy and Lisa Higgins
  • Robert and Wendy Hill
  • David and Carolyn Hoeschele
  • William Hoffman, Jr.
  • Michael Hogan
  • David and Stephanie Hollander
  • Henry and Katrina Hotchkiss
  • Robert and Cora May Howe
  • John and Ellen Hubbard
  • Paul and Patricia Hummel
  • Scott and Carole Hunt
  • Caren Hurley
  • Kristee Iacobucci
  • Jane and Paul Ingrey
  • Robert and Mary Anne Jackson
  • Thomas James
  • H. Thomas Jarrett
  • Gina and Brian Jeckering
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  • Robert and Susan Johnson
  • Jeremy Jones
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  • Blair Keller
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  • Honey-Jo and John E. Kelly III
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  • Peter Marshall
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  • Richard Mead
  • Phyllis Meader
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  • Donald Scott
  • Mimi Scully
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  • Frank Sinatra
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  • George Singer
  • Bryan Smead
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  • Susan and Charles Snyder
  • Wendy Soliday and Gregory MacDonald
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  • Keith Spalding
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  • Larry Steinhart
  • Thomas and Cheryl Stevens
  • Bonnie Stevens
  • Rachel Strader
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  • Michael D. Strutz and Connie Smith
  • Frank Suozzo
  • David and Allison Tamburelli
  • Christopher and Judith Tate
  • Kathleen Taylor and Donald Pompliano
  • Brooks Teele and Michelle Boersma
  • Frank and Nancy Tetz
  • Maureen and William Theisz
  • Rob and Nancy Thiel
  • John and Patricia Tierney
  • Gerald Tirri
  • Deborah Tirri
  • Gerald and Myra Tolchin
  • John and Linda Toner
  • Kenneth Tornvall
  • Lora and Craig Treiber
  • Lauren and Steve Tyler
  • Kenneth and Elizabeth Uhl
  • Kenneth and Rosemary Ulbricht
  • Raymond and Suzanne Valade
  • David and Margaret Van Dyck
  • Stephanie Van Rhyn
  • Martha and Kirby Van Vleet
  • Robert and Margaret Vanderhye
  • Michael and Patricia Vaughn
  • Paul and Elizabeth Vercesi
  • Judith Viering
  • Joseph and Barbara Vitale
  • David and Ellen Wagner
  • James Wancho
  • Richard Watkins and Lisa Conrad
  • John and Laura Werner
  • John Westley
  • Robert and Janet Whitaker
  • Robert White
  • John and Roberta Whiteley
  • Charles and Paula Williamsen
  • Douglas Willis
  • Judith and Joseph Willner
  • John and Annis Wilson
  • John and Nancy Winstead
  • Norm and Marian Wolgin
  • Ike Wolgin
  • Robert and Betty Wotton
  • Theodore S. Wray
  • Aleda Wright
  • E. Richard Yulman
  • John Zakian
  • Rachel R. Zarghami and George Obergfoll
  • Charles and Rosemary Zimmerman
  • Robert and Margaret Zone


  • AmazonSmile Foundation
  • Anoatak Fund of the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund
  • Charles C. Freihofer III Advised Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
  • Geo. R. & Evelyn Brothers Charitable Trust
  • Helen V. Froehlich Foundation
  • Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Hoopes Family Foundation
  • The Knapp Fund
  • Margaret A. Darrin Charitable Trust
  • Nuveen Benevolent Trust
  • RBC Foundation
  • Spann Family Charitable Fund
  • The Wright Family Foundation

Businesses & Organizations

  • Adirondack Pub & Brewery, Inc.
  • Anua International
  • Arcady Bay Estates Homeowners Association
  • Barton And LoGuidice, PPC
  • Beach Doctors
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Busse NY
  • Cedarwood Engineering
  • The Chazen Companies
  • The Chronicle
  • Clarus Environmental
  • Devocean Watersports LLC
  • Dunhams Bay Association, Inc.
  • Eljen Corporation
  • Filtrexx New York
  • Goldman Sachs Gives
  • Lake George Association
  • Lake George Community Garden Club
  • Lake George Fishing Alliance
  • Orenco Systems Inc
  • Pilot Knob Association
  • Presby Environmental, Inc
  • Property Owners of Silver Bay
  • Rush Island Improvement Assoc
  • Saratoga Sports Massage
  • Secure Winter Products
  • Stepping Stones Resort
  • Sutton’s Market Place, Inc.
  • Takundewide Homeowners Association, Inc.
  • Town of Hague
  • Town of Lake George
  • Town of Ticonderoga
  • Village of Lake George
  • Wyckoff Shopping Center Inc.

Tribute Gifts

In Memory of Rita Arnstein
  • Sunny Buchman
In Memory of Ted Arnstein
  • Wilhemina Glessner
  • William and Judy Wetherbee
In Memory of Robert L. Ball
  • Robert P. Ball
In Memory of C. Bruce Beattie
  • Valerie Fowler
In Memory of Joseph Boochever
  • Lawrence and Louise Marwill
In Honor of John Conkling
  • Carl and Cindy Baxter
In Memory of Peggy Darrin
  • Hannah Darrin
In Honor of Sarama Dey and Michael Rizzo’s Wedding
  • James Dunham
In Memory of Vicki Glandon
  • Robert E. Glandon
In Memory of Dale Hanson
  • Sheryl Samuels
In Honor of Lois Klauder
  • Susan Klauder
In Honor of Richard MacDowell
  • Richard and Barbara MacDowell
In Honor of Jerry and Maddy Malovany
  • Ronald and Cappie Morgan
In Memory of Ann Marino
  • Joyce and Bob Bernard
In Memory of Albert Martenson
  • Donald and Audrey Lehn
In Memory of Gordon Rabeler
  • Bob and Carol Cook
In Memory of Jack Ryder
  • Lisa Ryder
In Honor of Linda Schadler and Tom Feist
  • Margaret Schadler
In Memory of Annamary Smith-Larkin
  • Peter Larkin

In Kind

  • Best Western of Ticonderoga
  • Jeff and Judy Killeen
  • Northern Hardwoods
  • The Sagamore
  • J. W. Sutherland, Ph.D.
  • Albany Times Union
  • Visual Planet, LLC
  • The West Firm, PLLC

Match of Employee Contributions

  • Annie E Casey Foundation
  • Bank of America
  • Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Colgate
  • Cornerstone Macro
  • Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
  • GE Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • IBM Corporation
  • The Kresge Foundation

2016/2017 Financial Summary

Assets 2017 2016
Cash in Bank Accounts $225,821 $70,331
Investment Portfolio *
Marketable Securities $4,199,377 $3,717,411
Limited Partnerships $2,931 $2,030
Property and Equipment
Land $88,081 $88,081
Buildings $401,760 $395,491
Equipment, Vehicles, Software $149,160 $134,879
Gaslight Village
Conservation Easement * $719,381 $719,381
Depreciation and Amortization -$244,501 -$222,409
Total Assets $5,542,010 $4,905,195
Liabilities 2017 2016
Credit card payable $3,143 $6,418
Tenant Security Deposits $750 $750
Total Liabilities $3,893 $7,168
Operating Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow * 2017 2016
Private Contributions $1,034,551 $1,033,613
Foundation Contributions $380,000 $275,000
Investment Transfers * $77,000 $60,980
Contracts $48,983 $23,465
Rental Income $9,000 $9,000
Loss On Disposal of Assets, Net -$209 $0
Total Operating Income $1,549,325 $1,402,058
Expenses 2017 2016
Administrative and general $141,338 $122,594
Program $1,195,585 $1,238,159
Fundraising $79,479 $111,592
Total Expenses $1,416,402 $1,472,345
The full 2017 independent audit prepared by Whittemore, Dowen and Ricciardelli, LLP of Queensbury, NY is available upon request. The figures above are presented in a format designed to facilitate an understanding of the sources of our revenue, the nature of our expenditures, and the financial status of our organization.

How We Invested Your Contributions in 2017

2017 Expenses Breakdown
Expense Area Percentage
Programs 84%
Administration 10%
Fundraising 6%

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