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Julie Massry Knox, President Carolyn J. Stefanco, Paula Stopera, Anne Saile, Carolyn McLaughlin


Thank you for joining us for the 15th annual

A Community of Excellence

Thursday, June 6, 2019

celebrating our 2019 honorees

Since its inception in 2005, A Community of Excellence has maintained its phenomenal growth and status as one of the Capital Region’s standout events. The luncheon gathers approximately 400 guests and dozens of corporate sponsors together. A Community of Excellence has become a signature Saint Rose event in the Capital Region.

Presenting Sponsor

Presidential Scholar Sponsor

Summa Cum Laude Sponsors

Magna Cum Laude Sponsors

Cum Laude Sponsors

Scholarship Sponsors
  • Alan Goldberg
  • BBL
  • Capital District YMCA
  • Clore-Kelly Group
  • Meyers & Meyers LLP
  • M.M. Hayes Co., Inc.
  • M&T Bank
  • Chet & Karen Opalka
  • Pioneer Bank
  • Stewartt’s Shops
  • UHY Advisors NY, Inc.
  • Windsor Development Group, Inc.
  • Woodland Hill Montessori
Excellence Sponsors
  • The Albany Auto Group
  • Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC
  • Capital Region Chamber
  • CEG of the Capital Region, Inc.
  • Corey Jamison Consulting
  • C.T. Male Associates
  • Ellis Medicine
  • Envision Architects
  • EYP Architecture & Engineering
  • Hudson River Industries
  • Mazzone Hospitality
  • Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP
  • Larry Myers
  • Omni Development Company, Inc.
  • Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, PLLC
  • Repeat Business Systems
  • Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • Siena College
  • Ryan Silva ’03 & Sandra Silva ’03
  • Lynette & Michael Tucker
  • Turner Construction Company
Advertisement Sponsors
  • The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
  • Schuyler Companies
Honorary Committee

Albany Med
Stephen Baboulis – WNYT-TV
Mark Behan
Matthew Bender IV
Beth Beshaw
Walter & Michelle Borisenok
Capital District YMCA
Michael J. Castellana
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
Carla Chiaro
Cioffi, Slezak, Wildgrube P.C.
Robert Clancy
Sue Commanda
Rita B. Crotty
Daughters of Sarah Senior Community
Colin Demers
The Doane Stuart School
William A. Dunne
Fennimore Asset Management & FAM FUnds
Marvin Freedman
Eileen French
Peter Gannon
Denise Gonick, CEO, MVP Healthcare
GPI/Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Hogarty, Jr.
Jean A. Hopkins
David Howson
Hugh Johnson Advisors
Ellie Kittle Ingalsbe
Jaeger & Flynn
Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York
Julie Massry Knox & Jim Knox
Mary Lou Lamb
Kathy Lanni
Ruth Mahoney
Esther Massry
I. Norman Massry & Micki Massry
Murray & Mallory Massry
Dr. Timothy McAuley
Tracy Metzger
Meyers & Meyers, LLP
John J. Nigro
Nigro Companies
Steve Obermayer
Chet & Karen Opalka
Fran O’Rourke
Karen Carpenter Palumbo
Lauren Payne
Pinnacle Human Resources
Havidán Rodríguez, President of The University at Albany
Fardin Sanai, Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of The University at Albany Foundation
Sano-Rubin Construction Services, LLC. – Jim Reeks
Sisters of St. Joseph
Kelly Smith, Sr. Leader, Commercial Sales MVP Healthcare
President Carolyn J. Stefanco, Ph.D. & McGuire Gordon
Stewart’s Shops
The Stockade Group
Joseph Tardi
Marcia A. White
Woodland Hill Montessori