CSSC celebrates 14th Annual Founders’ Awards Dinner

ALBANY - Six Capital Region community and corporate leaders were honored on October 19 as the recipients of Colonie Senior Service Centers’ 2015 Founders’ Awards. These awards are earned by members of the community who reflect the commitment, vision, and leadership exemplified by the Founders 34 years ago to help seniors remain active, healthy, and independent.

Among those honored were Albany Sheriff’s Department, Craig Apple; The Leon J. Goldberg Charitable Trust; The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region; Eddy Resident Advisor Program of St. Peter’s Health Partners, Stephanie Wolos and Joan Hitt; Janet Murphy, Dance Instructor; and Mary Ann Kelley, Senior Services Coordinator for Guilderland Senior Services.

This event gathered a great turnout from the community which included representatives from our sponsors: CDTA, The Salvatore and Anna Beltrone Family Founation, Berkshire Bank, CDPHP, Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center, Haylor, Freyer & Coon Inc., Interim HealthCare, M&T Bank, MVP Health Care, and many more distinguished corporate leaders in the community.

Colonie Senior Service Centers is an independent, community based not-for-profit that serves the largest population of senior citizens in the Capital District.

Honorees gather for a group shot at the end of the night. From left to right (back) Congressman Paul Tonko, Sheriff Craig D. Apple Sr., Stephanie Kossin-Wolos, Sewell Oertling, Jerome Oertling, Ed Neary (front) Joan Hitt, Janet Murphy, Karen Bilowith, and Mary Ann Kelley.


Scott Houghtaling, Berkshire Bank, Ellen Sax, MVP Healthcare, and Cindy Pettit, CSSC Board Member, gather during the social hour at the Founders’ Awards Dinner on Monday, October 19.


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