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Impact Sector Conversation Series

The Art of Community: Saratoga’s Impact Sector Speaks

A monthly conversation series with local non-profit leaders

The first tuesday of the month 4:00pm – 5:00pm

They care for hungry and homeless neighbors, maintain nature trails, put on concerts, keep seniors active, preserve our historic buildings, and so much more! They are the leaders of Saratoga’s social impact sector. What inspires and energizes them? How did they get into these unusual careers? What are their greatest hopes for our community?  What good advice can they share with us?
The Art of Community happens monthly on the first Tuesday from 4 – 5 PM. We start with a 30 minute conversation with a nonprofit leader followed by an informal half hour gathering where nonprofit workers and volunteers can meet up to swap news, ideas and encouragement. All are welcome to come recharge and connect!

March 1st

Pamela Polacsek, Assistant Director of Communications, Saratoga Bridges

Saratoga Bridges empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families to identify and pursue their life goals through knowledge, collaboration and experience.

April 5th

Andy Gilpin, Executive Director of CAPTAIN Community Human Services

CAPTAIN Community Human Services strengthens communities by supporting and empowering people of all ages to reach their goals of personal growth and self-sufficiency.

May 3rd

Lynn Trizna, Executive Director of Pitney Meadows Community Farm

Pitney Meadows celebrates and explores agricultural education, healthy food production and recreation on this preserved working farm located on the west side of Saratoga Springs. 

June 7th

Kim Weir, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

This organization saves Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter.