“Care to Connect, Care to Give”
Caring, connecting, and giving are at the heart of Skidmore Cares.
Each year, the Skidmore community pauses during the holiday season to gather in a meaningful way to connect with one another by giving back through Skidmore Cares. In doing so, we strengthen our campus community while building our bonds of friendship with the local community. While this year's Skidmore Cares will continue to look different than in years past, our tradition continues and celebrates 16 years of your generosity. Supporting others truly helps us to appreciate the needs of the greater Saratoga community and our place in it.
This year, contributions to Skidmore Cares benefit Shelters of Saratoga, Franklin Community Center, Mary's Haven, LifeWorks Community Action (formerly Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council), Wellspring, Saratoga Springs City School District PATHS, the Latino Advocacy Program, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties, and Saratoga Center for the Family.
Please join President Marc Conner, his wife Barbara, and fellow faculty, staff, retirees, and students in participating in Skidmore Cares. Find your suggested donation on the Donation Items page, as well how you can directly contribute to each organization should you wish to do so.
Though we won’t be able to gather in one place to celebrate, we can still achieve our goals of working together to give back to our community. Community agencies are counting on us to help keep up with growing demand, especially during the upcoming holiday season.
The continued success of Skidmore Cares is a testament to the generosity of the entire Skidmore community and shows the meaningful impact we can make when we join together in shared purpose. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, giving back to our neighbors and local agencies is so very important.President Marc C. Conner
There is real need right here in our community. Angelo Calbone, director of community services for LifeWorks Community Action, shared that last month their organization saw a 30% increase in need and they anticipate that need will remain high or grow throughout the holiday season.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that being good neighbors is important. A sudden job loss, illness, or other issue can impact any of us. Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.
Our collective caring makes a difference. Even small gifts mean a meal for someone in need, and every donation adds up. Across campus, teams based on location collect items particularly critical to community organizations and schools.
We inspire each other to give back. Since 2006, Skidmore Cares has raised over $123,900 for community causes. We’ve also distributed nearly 60,000 food items, school supplies, and toiletries over the past 15 years.
Join us in celebrating 16 years of giving back! Walk over or drive up to the Williamson Sports Center parking lot and drop off your donations at the Skidmore Cares donation tables outside. We’ll make sure your contribution reaches local agencies in need.
Hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies will be served each afternoon. Stop by for a treat and to say hello to friends, volunteers, and colleagues.
Skidmore’s seventh President Philip A. Glotzbach and his wife Marie initiated the program in 2006. President Marc C. Conner and his wife Barbara continue the tradition, building upon our community’s generosity and the program’s success in supporting nonprofit agencies and schools throughout Saratoga County.