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Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Join a Wildwood Programs or Foundation Committee! Gifts of time and talent make an enormous impact and joining a committee is a great way to use your expertise to benefit a deserving organization while learning more about the mission of Wildwood.
2019 Flower and Garden Show!
The Capital District Garden & Flower Show is a spring time tradition that started over 30 years ago by Wildwood Programs. In 1987 a group of dedicated staff and volunteers created a community based fundraising event that provided opportunities for the individuals we support to participate in while raising important funds. During the modest beginning, there were just five landscape exhibits, a handful of vendors and several generous sponsors. Though small at first with just 4,500 visitors, it was the start of something very important for Wildwood and this region. A portion of each ticket sold at the show benefits Wildwood. Hope to see you there!
Interested in volunteering at the Flower and Garden Show? Follow the link below or call Pennie Gonzalez at 518.631.2288
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Development- Provides input and guidance with respect to the development and implementation of fundraising initiatives, business plans, and public relations intended to promote the mission.
Events- Assists in the overall planning, implementation and promotion of Wildwood Foundation Events.
Facilities- Provides general oversight and direction as to the conditions and development of Wildwood’s facilities and grounds.
Finance- Assist the Board in overseeing all matters relating to the financial condition of Wildwood and making recommendations concerning the financial feasibility of projects, acts and undertakings referred to it by the Board.
Government Advocacy- Articulates and advocates for the needs of individuals with neurological impairments and related learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders and autism, and their families, with government leaders and the legislature.
Human Resources- Provides support and advice to Wildwood’s management and Board of Directors regarding the welfare and benefit of the Corporation’s employees.
Investment- Provides direction to the investment of the Foundation’s assets.
Planned Giving- Assist in developing, implementing and maintaining a planned giving program through the Corporation, in order to strengthen the financial security of Wildwood Programs
For more information on any of the above opportunities, please contact Lauren Roecker, Director of Wildwood Foundation at 518-836- 2319 or email@example.com
Group Volunteer Opportunities:
Does your business or organization have annual volunteer days? This is a fun and meaningful way to engage your employees and give back to the community. Group projects are based on availability and limited to 20 people maximum.
To Inquire About Group Volunteer Opportunities Please Contact:
Teach Adult Ed:
Do you love helping others grow in their education? Have a skill you would be interested in teaching others? Or looking for a potential internship in education? Then Wildwood’s Adult Ed Program maybe the perfect fit for you. This program offers numerous courses ranging from GED classes to cooking classes and everything in between. If you see a class you think you may be interested in teaching or if you have a skill you think would be great if shared with others, please contact us today!
For more information please contact:
- Written by Chris Abel
Your contribution to Wildwood goes straight to work benefitting the over 3,500 individuals and families we support. Wildwood offers a variety of programs that enable the people we support to learn, work, play, live, and dream in ever more meaningful and unique ways in the next 50 years.
Your generous contributions allow Wildwood to sustain and grow our comprehensive services for people living with development disabilities. These unrestricted funds give Wildwood the flexibility to undertake critical new initiatives while also ensuring our current programs get the extra financial support they may need.
These gifts can celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, honor an individual’s accomplishments or memorialize a loved one. We will also inform the honoree or in the case of a memorial gift, we will inform the family of your generous contribution on their loved one’s behalf.
Ways to Give
Give Online: The fastest and easiest way to support Wildwood is by making a gift online. Click button below or the donate button on the top of this page.
2995C Curry Rd Ext
Schenectady, NY 12303
Reach out to us!: We are happy to answer any questions or help you with making a gift.
Annual Fund and Events Manager
We welcome gifts of appreciated securities and mutual funds. This giving strategy has many obvious benefits, no doubt the most important is the satisfaction of knowing that your conrtibution will have a direct impact on the individuals Wildwood supports.
You or your broker can contact Matt Jones at 518-836-2317 or firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the instructions for your specific stock or mutual fund gift.
Planned Giving: Wildwood seeks to insure that individuals and families living with the challenges of developmental disabilities have quality resources and programming for future generations. You can leave a legacy that helps us continue our mission with one or more of the following giving options that offer tax savings and other financial benefits.
- Make a gift to Wildwood Foundation through your will or living trust
- Naming Wildwood Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, retirement plan, or bank account
- Giving securities that have increased in value to Wildwood Foundation
For more information on any of the above Planned Giving opportunities, please contact Lauren Roecker, Director of Wildwood Foundation at 518-836- 2319 or email@example.com
Are you and Wildwood a perfect match?
Your employer (or your spouse’s employer) may share your spirit for philanthropy. With just a simple phone call or email to your Human Resources office, your donation to Wildwood could be doubled through a matching gift.
Please forward your matching gift form to:
Development Information Manager
2995 C Curry Road Ext.
Schenectady, NY 12303