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Albany Law School, Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region partner on regional innovation lab

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October 26, 2015
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Ballston Spa School District Receives Proceeds from TASTE OF MALTA

Several thousand dollars were raised from the event for the Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. The funding will be used to support students enrolled in the ...

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July 13, 2013
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Saratoga PLAN to open the new Saratoga Siege Trail

Support for the Siege Trail came from many partners including: Saratoga PLAN, the Saratoga National Historic Park, the Town of Saratoga, RBC Foundation, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust ...

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October 11, 2015
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Hope Fund Car Show, Saturday til 2 p.m.

COLONIE — The fourth annual Times Union Car & Motorcycle Show to benefit the Hope ... The Times Union Hope Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, raises money and awards grants to after school and summer ...

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August 16, 2014
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Tri-Cities Finalists in Bloomberg Art Challenge -- Breathing Lights

A tri-city collaboration spearheaded by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region hopes to be one of three selected nationwide for a million dollar grant from a Bloomberg Philanthropies Art Challenge. “So the lights will actually go on and ...

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April 24, 2015
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Muskegon-area community foundations among top 100 in nation, report says

The Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation and the Fremont Area Community Foundation were all featured on several lists in the 2014 Columbus Survey released by CF Insights earlier this month. "We are thrilled ...

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July 22, 2015
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Education Enrichment Fund to give out $5,000 throughout Niskayuna School District

EEF is a fund of the Niskayuna Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. But through these partnerships, the one between the teachers and EEF is seemingly the most important to meet the needs of the ...

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December 7, 2015
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Leadership changes announced for Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region

Karen Bilowith, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, will leave the area in early 2016 for a similar position in Idaho. The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region matches individuals and corporate ...

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The Business Journal
November 23, 2015
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Ballston Spa’s Sponsor-A-Scholar receives Racino foundation grant

The Ballston Spa Partnership for Innovation in Education Fund was founded more than five years ago, when the district partnered with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to receive donations and sponsorships under a 501(c)(3) status.

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Saratogian
November 28, 2015
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Karen Bilowith is new Community Foundation CEO

Bilowith has spent more than 15 years as a nonprofit leader. She is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region in Albany, N.Y., which grants more than $4 million each year to community organizations. Idaho Community ...

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Idaho Business Review
November 23, 2015
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Local leader announces move

Karen Bilowith, president and CEO of the The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region (CFGCR), has announced that she will leave the Albany-based organization in January 2016 to become president and CEO for the Idaho Community Foundation.

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November 24, 2015
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Tri-Cities Finalists in Bloomberg Art Challenge -- Breathing Lights

A tri-city collaboration spearheaded by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region hopes to be one of three selected nationwide for a million dollar grant from a Bloomberg Philanthropies Art Challenge. “So the lights will actually go on and ...

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April 24, 2015
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Tucker steps down as Center for Economic Growth chief

“Mike Tucker’s impact on the economic growth of the Capital Region is hard to overstate,” said Karen Bilowith, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. The Community Foundation partnered with CEG for several ...

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March 14, 2015
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The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region Honors the Bender Family for Philanthropic Achievement

ALBANY, NY (05/18/2012)(readMedia)-- The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region today honored Matthew Bender IV, Phoebe Powell Bender and the Bender Family Foundation with the C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy award, in recognition of ...

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May 17, 2012
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Siobhan Kent, APR

In her new role, Ms. Kent will be responsible for coordinating communications activities for The Foundation, including marketing, media outreach, online communications, communications and marketing strategy and graphic design.

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The Business Journal
January 8, 2013
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FREE Women@Work networking event this Tuesday: Working to Make a Difference!

event for you: Working to Make a Difference- this Tuesday, June 24th at 5:30 PM at The Desmond on Albany-Shaker Road in Albany. Featuring Karen Bilowith, President and CEO at The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region.

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June 23, 2014
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Drawing on creative arts for local gains

The study, published by Mt. Auburn Associates of Somerville, Mass., on behalf of the Center for Economic Growth and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, found that the region is too fragmented in its efforts to capitalize on its ...

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Times Union
November 12, 2014
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Two Cops=New Park

Noted Karen Bilowith, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, which contributed $20,000 to the effort. “We are pleased to provide support through the Standish Family Fund and the John D. Picotte Family Foundation for ...

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January 15, 2015
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Education: Waldorf School to offer new scholarship to minority students

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- The Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs, in conjunction with The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, recently announced a new opportunity to make it easier for minority students to attend the school during the middle ...

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Saratogian
July 2, 2011
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Scholarship deadlines approaching

NISKAYUNA — Scholarship deadlines are approaching in February and March for more than 40 scholarships approved by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. The Community Foundation partners with local organizations like the Niskayuna ...

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February 6, 2015
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2012 Travers Celebration Set for Aug. 23

The Times Union Hope Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, raises money and awards grants to after-school and summer programs serving at-risk children in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties.

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Blood Horse
July 27, 2012
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Travers Celebration Raises $120,000

The Times Union Hope Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, raises money and awards grants to after school and summer programs serving at risk children in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties.

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Horse Racing Nation
October 23, 2013
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Whitney Young Health Unveils New Mobile Health Unit

The mobile unit is being supported by philanthropic support, including CDPHP, Price Chopper's Golub Foundation, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, the Picotte Foundation, and the Review Foundation. CDPHP and Whitney Young Health are ...

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Market Watch
August 13, 2014
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Researchers suggest playing in dirt makes you smarter, healthier

The grant from The Bender Scientific Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region will support work by professors Susan Jenks and Dorothy Matthews into Mycobacterium vaccae, a strain of bacteria that occurs naturally in soil, and that ...

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January 10, 2014
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Goodbye Irene: The challenge a year later

Donations can be made online at SaltRecovery.org and checks can be made payable to SALT and mailed to SALT, PO Box 777, Schoharie, NY 12157 or written to the "Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region" with "SALT disaster recovery unmet need" in ...

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Times Journal
August 28, 2012
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Travers Celebration Matches All-Time Record, Raises $120,000

The Times Union Hope Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, raises money and awards grants to after school and summer programs serving at risk children in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties.

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October 23, 2013
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67th annual Albany Tulip Festival lineup announced

Proceeds from the Tulip Festival Luncheon will benefit the Mayor’s Literacy Campaign via the Tulip Fund at the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Tickets are required; email tulipluncheon@gmail.com or call 518.331.3440 to purchase.

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NEWS10
March 31, 2015
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Albany lines up the fun for Tulip Fest

Proceeds from the Tulip Festival Luncheon will benefit the Mayor's Literacy Campaign via the Tulip Fund at the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Tickets are required; email tulipluncheon@gmail.com or call 518.331.3440 to purchase.

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March 31, 2015
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Unlocking creative potential key to local economy

Auburn Associates of Somerville, Mass. and unveiled Thursday at Proctors in Schenectady by the Center for Economic Growth and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, said that lower income communities must also be brought into the creative ...

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November 13, 2014
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Assemblyman Bob Reilly donates $68K salary to 16 local organizations

Continuing a tradition he began in 2005, Assemblyman Bob Reilly (D-Loudonville) donated his 2010 New York State Assembly salary to 16 local organizations ... local citizens and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. The program accepts ...

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The Record
February 17, 2011
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Albany lines up the fun for Tulip Fest

Proceeds from the Tulip Festival Luncheon will benefit the Mayor's Literacy Campaign via the Tulip Fund at the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Tickets are required; email tulipluncheon@gmail.com or call 518.331.3440 to purchase.

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March 31, 2015
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Capital City Fund raises $80,000 for arts in Albany

Groups and individuals who would like to donate can contact the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region at 446-9638 or visit www.cfgcr.org.

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Times Union
April 23, 2015
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Albany unveils special fund to support the arts

That’s really something that all of us can do.” Contact the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to help with the Albany Fund. The mayor said the grants will be $5,000 or less.

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April 23, 2015
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Business leaders explore region's creative economy today

Both are investors in the project. The lead organizations for the project are the Center for Economic Growth and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. A growing list of corporations are involved in the project from a wide range of ...

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The Business Journal
February 26, 2014
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Business offers scholarship for Early College students

a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, to provide sustained funding for the program. The program was also designated by Gov. Cuomo as a New York State P-TECH school, providing additional support as the program ...

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April 22, 2015
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Renowned Speaker Dan Pallotta Challenged Region to Rethink Charitable Giving

“I really appreciated Dan’s emphasis on the importance of investing in the capacity of an organization to meet its mission,” said President and CEO Karen Bilowith of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. “In our work, matching ...

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Saratoga Today
April 24, 2015
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Stop and smell the tulips: Traditional street scrubbing ceremony kicks off the 67th Annual Tulip Festival

Proceeds from the Tulip Festival Luncheon will benefit the Mayor’s Literacy Campaign via the Tulip Fund at the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Tickets are required; email or call 518.331.3440 to purchase. Capitaland Chorus -11:00 ...

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The Record
May 8, 2015
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New members added to arts commission

The endeavor goes along with larger Capital Region’s Creative Economy (CAPTIVATE) report developed by the Center for Economic Growth and The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, whose mission is to “embrace, promote and leverage ...

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Saratogian
May 16, 2015
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Annual Street Sweep kicks off Tulip Fest weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. –The tulips are busy blooming, and organizers of this year’s tulip fest are scrubbing the city streets ... NEWS10ABC’s Lydia Kulbida will host the Albany Tulip Festival Luncheon at 60 State Street. This long-standing Tulip Festival ...

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May 8, 2015
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The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision on View at Fenimore Art Museum

The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision opened ... It is also sponsored in part by Fenimore Asset Management Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. The exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical ...

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Art Fix Daily
June 30, 2013
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Stretch Your Scholarship Search With Regional Opportunities

Just about all regional organizations fund scholarships for students in their region. Check out the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region in New York, and the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region in Virginia to see how these ...

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February 20, 2014
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Jeanne F. Randles

Delmar. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, 315 South Manning Boulevard, Suite 114, Albany, 12208 or the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, 6 Tower Place, Albany, 12203.

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April 12, 2015
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Stretch Your Scholarship Search With Regional Opportunities

Don't overlook regional college scholarship opportunities offered by community groups and alumni associations. Students who have already decided on a college should research local alumni associations, which often award scholarships to regional candidates.

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February 19, 2014
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Company news: Timothy Murphy appointed to the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board

TIMOTHY MURPHY, partner in the litigation practice of Hancock Estabrook LLP, has been appointed to the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board by the Honorable A. Gail Prudenti, chief administrative judge of the Courts of New York State ...

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December 17, 2012
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State offers few specifics for Cuomo’s $1.5 B. competition

Other members include Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan, Todd Erlin, the executive director of the Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation, and Karen Bilowith, the president of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Barba and his ...

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Capital New York
May 28, 2015
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Karen Bilowith

Karen Bilowith, President and CEO, has been selected as KeyBank's 2013 Key4Women Achieve Award recipient. "In addition to being a philanthropic leader in the region, Karen is a great role model and resource for the nonprofit community as well as other ...

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The Business Journal
June 19, 2013
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Community Foundation gets boost with 2 large donations

The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region’s coffers were boosted by two large gifts from women. The estate of Phyllis “Philly” E. Dake, whose family founded Stewart’s Shops, donated $5 million — the largest single gift ever made to ...

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Daily Gazette
December 22, 2012
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ACCVB TO ANNOUNCE NEW ROUND OF EDUCATION FOUNDATION HOSPITALITY GRANT RECIPIENTS

The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Michele Vennard will be joined by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region’s President and CEO Karen Bilowith, Deputy Albany County Executive Bradley Fischer and leaders ...

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November 20, 2013
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Breathing Lights Selected as Recipient of up to $1 Million From Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge

“When we first heard about the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, we worked quickly to issue a public call for submissions,” said Karen Bilowith, president and CEO, the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. “Two of these ...

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June 23, 2015
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Capital Region cities awarded up to $1M Public Art Challenge grant

“When we first heard about the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, we worked quickly to issue a public call for submissions,” said Karen Bilowith, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region in a press release.

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Saratogian
June 23, 2015
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Grant to shine light on vacant homes

A consortium of supporters has raised $500,000 in matching funds to support the project, according to the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. “We competed in a national contest, going against larger municipalities and areas that are ...

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Daily Gazette
June 22, 2015
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Weston Finch “Tony” Cowles

RENSSELAER and LAKE GEORGE -- Weston Finch “Tony” Cowles passed away Monday ... NYS Association for Mental Health (treasurer), The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region (treasurer and vice president) and The Commons of East Greenbush ...

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February 4, 2014
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