Our Mission

The Wildwood Foundation advocates for people with developmental disabilities and works toward creating an awareness of how their goals and needs can be met through philanthropy. The Foundation fulfills the philanthropic needs of Wildwood Programs through progressive, cost effective, fund raising initiatives. The Foundation encourages the community’s involvement and investment in Wildwood and strives to build and nurture long-term relationships.


Our Team

Lauren Roecker

Lauren Roecker

Executive Director

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Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Development Information Manager

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Jenn Lawrence

Jenn Lawrence

Manager, Annual Fund and Events

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Amy Leisenfelder

Amy Leisenfelder

Director, Community Philanthropy

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2017 Walk for Wildwood!

23 Sep 2017;
09:00AM -

Join us for the 19th Annual Walk for Wildwood as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary on Saturday, September 23rd! This short two mile walk around beautiful Cook Park in the Village of Colonie raises important funds that directly support our programming. Participants will enjoy the park, entertainment, food, vendor fair, prizes and awards and the event is open to the community. Registration and Community Fair begins at 9:00am and the Walk begins at 10:30am. Hope to see you there!

Registration: The first 500 registrants will receive a 50th Anniversary Goodie Bag! 

Save time and skip the line! By registering online you will be able to quickly move through registration the day of the event! Click Here to get started!

Early Bird Registration is now open! Register before September 12th for a reduced registration fee of $15, which includes a 2017 Walk for Wildwood T-shirt. General and Day Of Registration is $25 and children under 5 are always free! 

Particpate as a Team! When you register for the 2017 Walk for Wildwood you can create a team fundraising page with a goal. Upload photos and include why you Walk for Wildwood! Challenge your friends and family to walk with or and help you reach your goal by sharing information about the event and your goal via email or social media. You will not only help bring in additional donations, but raise awareness about Wildwood Programs! Your supporters can make a gift towards your goal on your personal fundraising page or by sending a check to Wildwood!


Thanks for your support! If you wish to make an online contribution to the Walk for Wildwood you can Click Here! 

Donations made via checks/cash can be sent to the Wildwood Foundation office at Wildwood Foundation, 2995C Curry Road Ext., Schenectady, NY 12303 or brought the day of the event! 


Questions? Please contact: Jennifer Lawrence at (518)836-2318 or


Thank you to our 2017 Walk Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

Blue Shield of Northeastern New York

Neil and Jane Golub

Rosetti Properties

Thrivent Financial

Wilcenski & Pleat, PLLC


Silver Sponsors

Hugh Johnson Advisors LLC

Mass Mutual Albany

Nigro Companies and John J. Nigro Family

Powmat Ltd.

Sneeringer Monahan Provost Title Agency Inc.


Bronze Sponsors

C.T. Male Associates

Callanan Industries, Inc.

CLA SITE Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Planing, PC. 

FPI Mechanical, Inc.

Long Energy

Reid, McNally & Savage, LLC

Rose & Kiernan, Inc.


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Mailing Address

Wildwood Foundation
2995C Curry Road Extension
Schenectady, NY 12303
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