Skidmore Cares

Skidmore Cares 2010 Cheerleaders

November 2010

Skidmore Cares is a campus-wide endeavor that collects food items, money, and school supplies and delivers them to local service agencies during the holiday season, at a time when many families are feeling the economic pinch.

The four beneficiaries of the Skidmore Cares food drive are the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC), the Franklin Community Center, the Salvation Army, and Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County.

Cash donations will be given to Mary’s Haven, a local Hospice home, and to ASPIRe N.Y. (Autism Spectrum Peer Integration & Recreation of New York). A large portion of this funding this year comes from the proceeds of "Beatlemore Skidmania,” the College’s annual concert of Beatle music performed by students, faculty, and staff. This year's concerts — there were two due to the overwhelming demand for tickets — were organized by "The Music Between Us" Scribner Seminar, taught by Professor Gordon Thompson.

School supplies will be delivered to the Corinth School District and to the EOC’s Latino Community Advocacy Program.

Skidmore Cares was launched in 2006 by Skidmore President Philip A. Glotzbach and his wife, Marie, to enhance the meaning of the annual campus holiday gathering. This year the Open House will take place at the Surrey Williamson Inn on Sunday, December 12, and will be hosted by Skidmore Acting President Susan Kress and her husband, Jack Kress. Faculty, staff, and their families can drop off their donations in a sleigh in front of the Inn when they attend the Open House. For those unable to attend the event, the sleigh will be available for “drive-by” donations over the weekend.

(photo by Chris Weigl '11)

Skidmore Cares 2010
Food Assignments and Representatives

  Food Items Representative(s)
Student Affairs


Jen Burden

Canned Meats

Robin Adams, Ann Marie Przwara

Boxed Rice and Pasta

Darren Drabek, Penny Loretto
  Boxed Mashed Potatoes  Sherry Ankeny
Academic Affairs
  Soups (canned and dry) Roy Rotheim
  Peanut Butter Alex Chaucer, Barbara Norelli
  Jam or Jelly Dave DeConno
  Canned Fruit and Vegetables Marianne Needham
  Hot Cereal Susi Kerr
  Mac & Cheese Barbara McDonough
  Powdered Milk Aletheia Taylor
  Cold Cereal Larry Britt
  Juice (box or can) Bob Carlton
  Pasta Sauce John Batch
  Healthy snacks (non perishable) Michelle Mink
  School Supplies Judy Messore
  Money for School Supplies Joanne Dwornik, Colleen Manning
  Condiments (sugar, salt, pepper, mustard, mayo, ketchup, etc.) Patti Heritage
  Mac and Cheese Jeannie Eddy, Sarah Ireland
President's Office
  Mac and Cheese Karen Ernst
  School Supplies Karen Garnsey, Joe Porter
  School Supplies Megan Mercier