Thank You, Summer Benefit Sponsors!

A record number of guests celebrated the arts and the reopening of the Yaddo Mansion at the annual Summer Benefit on Thursday, June 20th.

Yaddo President Elaina Richardson welcomed the community back to the Mansion with a rousing “We did it!” thanking everyone in the room whose support made possible the preservation of Yaddo’s historic jewel for generations to come. An evening highlight was an acoustic performance by singer-songwriter Mike Doughty, founder of ’90s band Soul Coughing, who performed a number of old favorites and new classics for the appreciative crowd, along with a few funny anecdotes about his own creative time at Yaddo.

The Summer Benefit brought together 380 art supporters from Saratoga Springs, Albany, and the entire capital district for an evening of entertainment, delicious food and wine, and splendid company. Proceeds from the Benefit play a crucial role in ensuring Yaddo’s residency program continues to flourish.

We’re so grateful to our donors, our committees, our guests, and the local businesses who gave food, flowers and silent-auction items (please see complete list below).

Together, we raised over $200,000 for our residency program! THANK YOU!

Learn more about how YOU made great art possible!


Michael and Stacie Arpey

Larry and Tara Restieri

Candace King Weir


Allegrone Companies

Marilynn and Willis Goldsmith

Stuyvesant Plaza, Inc.


Allerdice Building Supply, Inc.

Sue and Wally Allerdice

Susan K. DePaula

Nemer Motor Group

Michael and Marcia Phinney

Larissa and Peter Rosecrans

Jim and Sue Towne


India and Ben Adams

Associates of Glens Falls Inc.

Brendan Flanigan, Interiors, Inc.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Jaeger & Flynn Associates, Inc.

Keeler Motor Car Company

Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture & Preservation, LLP

Stewart’s Shops

Joe and Barb Tyler


Albany Valve & Fitting Co.

Susan Brynteson

Robert and Christine Fox

Peter C. Gould

Hoffman Car Wash

Elliott and Cathy Masie

Saratoga Arms

Sanjay and Shweta Taneja


3H Corporate Services, LLC

Aztech Environmental Technologies, Inc.

The Bonadio Group

Cardiac RMS


Colonie Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Dan and Mary Conboy

Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners

Stephen and Dr. Susan Dorsey

Hampton Inn & Suites

Susan Haswell

Mark & Catherine Hover

The LA Group, PC

Myers & Myers, LLP

Karen and Steve Miller

Northshire Bookstore

Old Saratoga Restoration

Kevin and Judy Soukup

Leisa Waterhouse

Witt Construction


Phyllis Aldrich

Bart and Jeff Altamari

Matthew and Eileen Battle

Barbara S. Bennett

Susan Bokan

Bruce and Ellen Cohen

Mary and Dan Conboy

David Darrin and LeeAnn Modestino

Designsmith Studio

Todd and Ellen Downing

Patricia A. Friesen

Julie and Marcus Fuller

Judy Harrigan, PhD

Patricia HasBrouck

Kelly Healy

Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Hollis

Canon Kay Carol Hotaling

The Richard R. Howe Foundation

Carol Kautzman & Ren Reynolds

James K. Kettlewell

Joann M. Long

Elizabeth Mastro

Gardner McFall

Carmen Milligi

Jay Rogoff and Penny Jolly

Dolores Sarno

Elizabeth Sobol

Andrew Solomon

Christopher Spratt and Ms. Madison Spratt

Mark Shalonis

Robyn and Chris Waterston

Julie A. Wash

Thank you all for helping to make our Summer Benefit a success!