December 19, 2017

Whitney Young Health Benefits from Women’s Business Council Holiday Fundraiser

The Capital Region Chamber’s Women’s Business Council raised over $6,500 dollars to benefit Whitney Young Health at their annual Holiday Fundraiser on Tuesday, December 12 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. The fundraiser provided an opportunity for attendees to complete some holiday shopping while donating to a well deserving organization.

Whitney Young Health was the Women’s Business Council’s adopted nonprofit for 2017. As such, the Women’s Business Council hosted nine events culminating with this annual holiday fundraiser, raising a total of more than $10,000 dollars for Whitney Young Health. The events focused on putting health and well-being above anything else. Each program also featured a presentation to raise awareness about Whitney Young Health’s services and programs. The donations raised will be used towards patient care at each of Whitney Young’s Health Centers, located in Albany, Troy and Watervliet.

“We are grateful to have been the Women’s Business Council’s adopted non-profit for 2017. The generous donations will be used to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible,” said David Shippee, President and CEO of Whitney Young Health. “We enjoyed hosting members of the Council as they toured our facilities and learned how integral our services are to everyone in the Capital Region.”

The Council believes in adopting one non-profit organization each year to educate and increase awareness about the issues that matter to the selected non-profit organization. This gives members of the Council the opportunity to volunteer their time, as well as raise money.

“We enjoyed having Whitney Young Health as this year’s adopted non-profit,” said Ashley Jeffrey Bouck, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region and Chair of the Women’s Business Council. “We are proud to have made an impact in the lives of those who Whitney Young serves, and we look forward to seeing how the donations raised will help their patients.”