Carbone Chevrolet is the premier sponsor of Westmoreland Little League's 2019 season. The Westmoreland Youth Baseball Association is a non-profit organization that services the children of the area by managing the community's Little League Baseball and Girls Softball leagues. The goal of the association is to teach children the fundamentals of baseball while promoting discipline, dedication, and teamwork in a fun environment. General Manager, Nick DeCarlo, was proud to throw the first pitch at a Little League game this Spring.
(September 2015)

"On behalf of everyone we serve, I want to thank you for your recent gift to support the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI). Your generosity helps make it possible for CABVI to assist nearly 1,600 people of all ages in central New York who are coping with the challenges of vision loss.

With your help, people who are blind have found meaningful employment, the dignity of earning good wages and benefits, while manufacturing thousands of products needed by the Federal and New York State Government.

Children born blind or visually impaired are helped by our specialized teachers and therapists to learn and develop fully, to master self-help skills and in most cases to attend regular schools with sighted peers. Innovative efforts like Camp Abilities-CABVI, our residential camps for children who are blind, create opportunities for excellence unlike anything these kids have ever experienced.

And our area's growing numbers of seniors are able to live safe, active and independent lives despite age-related vision loss, thanks to CABVI's rehabilitation programs, mobility instruction and low vision services.

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of so many people!


- Rudy D'Amico, President and CEO

(August 2015)

"We would like to thank Carbone Automotive Group for is donations to the Juice Classic Golf Tournament to benefit the Joe Cassella Foundation.

The financial burden created when a child needs medical care can be overwhelming for parents. Your support to our organization will help families with children who are ill reduce the stress associated with medical expenses and allow them to focus on helping their children during their time of need. Without your support, we would not be able to make a difference.


- Vivi Cassella, President

(August 2015)

"On behalf of the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff, we would lie to thank you for your support in this year's 15th Annual Chamber Choo Choo Open that took place on Friday, August 21st at Thendara Golf Course.

Through you generosity we were able to have another successful and enjoyable event. We sincerely appreciate your support of this event, our community, and our Chamber.

Thanks again!


-Elis J. DeLia, Esq., Chairman, Golf Committee

- Meghan Fraser, Executive Director

(August 2015)

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the honor of receiving the Joseph and Inez E. Carbone Scholarship Award. The vision, positivity and investment you parents had for future generations demonstrated how we could all make a difference in society when we pursue the hopes and dreams we are most passionate about.

I look forward to all that the future holds for me and this award will certainly help in achieving that.


- Vito N. Valenzi

(August 2015)

"On behalf of the staff, families, and Board of Directors at Kids Oneida, we would like to thank you for your sponsorship for our Family of the Year event and your continued support of our organization. This year we recognized the 2015 Family of the Year, The Coffin Family of Newport, NY, for their nurturing attitude and behaviors and to create awareness of the importance of nurturing in all family relationships. Nearly 1,000 people from our community enjoyed a fun filled day of games, food, bouncy houses, music, entertainment, and fireworks!

With the generous support of organizations like yours, we will be able to help many of our families work toward a brighter future. Thank you all for making this year's event a success!

For more information on how your donation is helping to make a difference, we invite you to visit our website at You can also find information there on our upcoming events for 2016.


- Steven J. Bulger, CEO/Executive Director


(August 2015)

"Thank you again for your sponsoring Hubbard Hall this season. Because of you and your support, we will be able to deliver a robust season of performances and programs throughout the year. Enclosed is a copy of the Playbill with you advertisement. This program will reach more than 8,000 individuals this year, helping us to bring the best in arts and education to the community while featuring your company as a key community and arts supporter.

Enclosed also is our list of sponsor benefits for this season. We will be in touch in the coming months to ensure you receive the benefits tied to your sponsorship and that you feel honored by us for your support.

Once again, thank you. We could not do what we do without you.


- David A. Snider, Executive & Artistic Director

(July 2015)

"On behalf of the Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare Foundation, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to you for your sponsorship of a hole-in-one contest for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch/Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare Foundation Golf Open on Monday, June 15, 2015.

We had a fun-filled day and evening, with creative contests and exciting tournament features. Your support of the event and Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare is greatly appreciated.


- Eileen Pronobis, CFRE

(July 2015)

"Thank you to you and the Carbone Auto Group for your continued support of The Stanley Theatre. Your Carbone Auto Group Signage continues to welcome our theater patrons as they enter the lobby on their way into Stanley Theater events. Your annual sponsorship is greatly appreciated and will help us with operational costs here at The Stanley.

We appreciate you support and look forward to more opportunities to work together in the future. If you have any ideas, suggestions or questions, please contact me.

Thank you and we will see you at The Stanley!"

- Jerry Kraus, Executive Director

(July 2015)

"Thank you for your kind and generous support in bringing the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit to Sylvan Beach, showcasing all that is good in our beautiful resort community. To quote The Stephen Silller Tunnel to Towers Foundation coordinator, "Our community exceeded all expectations both financially and in number of visitors"… Because of your efforts, "We will never forget"….


Leslie Stewart, Sylvan Beach Resort Association Event Coordinator

(July 2015)

"Thank you for your generous contribution to the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society in response to the Team Sarcoma event. We are deeply grateful for your generosity and support of our mission. Your commitment ensures that the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society can continue to support musculoskeletal research.

Once again, thank you for your support.


- MSTS Management Team

(July 2015)

"On behalf of The Arc of Rensselaer County, I would like to thank you for your Zinnia Flower Sponsorship and generous donation of $1,000.00 that is designated to The Arc of Rensselaer County Foundation's An Evening in the Garden that was held on June 24, 2015. Your gift is truly appreciated.

For 65 years strong, The Arc has existed to support individuals with intellectual disabilities so they may live productive lives in the neighborhood of their choice. Since our earliest beginnings we have relied on the generous support of our community to help us deliver innovative programs and services to people with intellectual disabilities. Today, over 725 people benefit from vocational training; supported work programs; community inclusion programs; day treatment programs; parent and family support programs; and residential programs. None of this would be possible without your continued generous support!

Thanks for your support of The Arc of Rensselaer County. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated!


- Hanns Meissner, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer


(July 2015)

"Thank you for your event sponsorship of $1,000 for "A Night in Tuscany" event held on June 4, 2015 at Aqua Vino Restaurant. Proceeds from the event will help Hospice to improve the quality of life of our family, friends and neighbors with an advanced, life-limiting illness. The Hospice team provides a holistic approach to care which sustains the patient and family at a very difficult time.

Your gift helps to assure that Hospice will continue to "be there" when we are needed. Thank you for your continued support.


- Laurie A. Barr, Community Support Services Supervisor


(July 2015)

"On behalf of our KEYS kids, I want to thank you for your very kind donation to the KEYS program for our Smile Experience program!

Where words fail, music speaks. ~Hans Christian Anderson.

At KEYS, we experience the power of music every day. Whether singing a silly echo song with a child undergoing chemotherapy treatments, dancing in the halls of the hospital with IV in one hand and the tambourine in the other or playing a lullaby while a child is being rocked to sleep in their parent's arms… KEYS is able to be there at no cost the families we serve thanks to your support.

We would like to invite you to join us at our upcoming Miles of Smiles Track Walk, taking place August 22nd from 1pm-3pm at the Oswego County Quarter Midget Track in Fulton! (Rain date is August 23rd) Bring along your family and friends and help us create a "mile of smiles" around the race track for our KEYS kids! There will be a race car show, great music and concessions with delicious food for everyone to enjoys. Be sure to come early to cheer on our KEYS kids who will be taking laps in our USAC quarter midgets during our Smile Experience before the walk too! (The smiles-per-hour you've helped to create just can't be measured!)

Thanks again, for all you do to help us deliver smiles to our KEYS kids!

All our best;"

- Colleen & David Bennett, KEYS Founders

(June 2015)

"On behalf of the Board of Director of The Women's Fund of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., please accept our deepest thanks for your generous gift. Your donation will help us to continue to provide the resources to provide the resources needed to help women in need.

The Women's Fund is dedicated to improving the lives of women of all ages in the Mohawk Valley by bringing together private and corporate resources to fund programs for their benefit. This donation will help support programs that offer women and girls in the two county region opportunities for personal growth and encourage them to become full participants in their communities.

Once again, I am pleased to accept this thoughtful donation on behalf of the women and girls in our community.

Warm regards,"

- Cynthia McLean, Member, Board of Directors


(June 2015)

"Thank you for your support of the Foundation. It means so much to us when alumni and friends choose to invest in SUNY Polytechnic Institute, our students' present and future achievements, and the faculty and staff members responsible for helping our students realize their dreams.

Your gift to the SUNY Poly Foundation of

-          Hole-in-one vehicle sponsorship for our Foundation Golf Invitational

Is truly appreciated.

Any questions about your gift, our operating funds, or scholarships in general can be directed to me at 315-792-7273.

On behalf of the SUNY Polytechnic Foundation, I thank you for your investment,


- Nick Grimmer, Executive Director , SUNY Polytechnic Institute Foundation, Assistant VP of Development, SUNY Polytechnic Institute


(June 2015)

"On behalf of the Vietnam Veterans of America Utica Chapter 944 we would like to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to you for your generous support of our Patriots Run/Walk on June 13, 2015, at Griffiss Technology Park.

As a result of your help our event was an overwhelming success that attracted numerous spectators and over 200 participants.

In addition, your sponsorship allowed us to raise sufficient funds to continue our mission, "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another". We shall continue to support and visit our wounded soldiers, our veterans in nursing homes, honoring our Gold Star Mothers, supporting our high school ROTC programs, and many other Military and civic events.

We hope we can count on you again for your support in next year's event.

Yours in patriotism:"

- Thomas Buono, President

- Chet Malcolm, Patriot Run/Walk Director

(June 2015)

"Just a quick note to thank you for sponsoring the Hole in One for the new car for our Eighth Annual "Jackie" Memorial Golf Tournament. It was a beautiful day and all the golfers had a great time.

This is our largest event of the year, and we really appreciate your support. Over the last eight years, we have raised over $110,000.00.

The tournament is a wonderful tribute to Jackie's memory, and its success is through the generosity of sponsors/donators and the efforts of our hardworking committee and volunteers.

As we look to next year, we ask you to mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 8]th, 2016 for the Ninth Annual "Jackie" Memorial Golf Tournament.

Thank you again.


Yvonne D. McClusky, Center Executive Director and 2015 "Jackie" golf tournament committee member


(June 2015)

"On behalf of the WWAST, I would like to thank you for your May 14, 2015 tax deductible contribution to the Team. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this donation. The WWAST is a softball team entirely comprised of veterans and active duty service men who lost limbs and served in the military, in Iraq and in Afghanistan. The Team's mission is to raise awareness, through exhibition and celebrity softball games played around the country, of the strength and resiliency of our armed forces, highlighting their ability and inspiring others to rise above any challenge. In all that we have accomplished and continue to achieve, we acknowledge and appreciate your generous contribution and support.

If you have not already done so, we hope you will have the opportunity to see the Team play in person. Please periodically check the team website, for a schedule of future games as well as news reports/videos about the Team. You can also follow the Team on its Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Facebook page.

You have the Team's best wishes.

Very truly yours,"

- James H. Rodio, Chief Financial Officer, Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team

(June 2015)

"Thank you for being part of the solution. Your generous contribution received on 5/26/15 in support of Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) demonstrates your commitment to advancing FARE's mission and making the world better for people with food allergies.

Your gift will help us continue our work to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide hope through the promise of new treatments. Thank you for your generosity and for being a part of the FARE family. Together, we've accomplished so much!

-          In 2014, we provided 60 community outreach grants to support local education and awareness efforts. Our in-person education events brought together nearly 1,000 food allergy experts and families, and thousands more were served by our free monthly educational webinars. We also distributed more than 150,000 free copies of our new patient packet, "Your Food Allergy Field Guide."

-          Our inaugural FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Awards attracted applications from talented new and mid-career investigators to the field, advancing our efforts to build a deep and scientific understanding of food allergies and a pipeline of new therapies.

-          We advocated at the state level to ensure that life-saving epinephrine is available in schools and by December 2014, 46 states allowed schools to stock undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors.

-          Our 2014 Halloween awareness campaign, The Teal Pumpkin Project, reached more than 5.5 million people on Facebook and generated news stories by leading national and local outlets.

-          More than 35,000 friends and volunteers in 60 communities turned out for our 2014 FARE Walk for Food Allergy!

These are just a few highlights and there's so much more to share! Visit to stay connected and learn more about how you've made a difference by supporting our work! On behalf of FARE and the 15 million Americans with food allergies we serve each day, many thanks for your ongoing, generous support.


- Donna McKelvey, Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer

(May 2015)

"On behalf of the board of directors and staff of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children New York Regional Office (NCMEC/NY Mohawk Valley), we thank you for your gift. Please note that no goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution.

During 2014 NCMEC/NY:

·         Distributed 481,202 posters of missing children nationwide

·         Assisted in the recovery of 1,411 children through poster distribution and case assistance

·         Conducted 673 education programs for 115,644 participants

·         Coordinated 63 electronic child identification programs for 3,525 children and adults

·         Participated in 15 regional conferences providing training for 3,226 professionals

We hope you will take pride in knowing that your continued support enables the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to carry on our efforts to locate and recover missing children and raise public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, endangerment, and sexual exploitation.

Once again, on behalf of the children and families we serve, thank you for your generosity to the 2015 Mohawk Valley Ride for Missing Children. Together we can make our children safer, one child at a time.


- Wendy, E. Fical, Program Director

(May, 2015)

"We so appreciate everything you've done for our team this season and over the years to help us grow FIRST and other great STEM programs our community! Please know how much it means to have the support of the Carbone Auto Group as we travel near and far to spread the word about student robotics! We never could have made it to the World Championship in St. Louis without you!

With our sincerest thanks,"

- 2014-2015 RoboSpartans FTC #4082


(May, 2015)

"The Community Foundation is sincerely grateful for your recent memorial gift. This letter shall serve to acknowledge your charitable donation which we received on May 18th, 2015, in memory of Abigail Jeanette Freitag. The gift will be added to the Abilgail J. Freitag Memorial Fund of The Foundation being created by her family. We have notified Abigail's parents, Peter and Christine Freitag, as well as her grandparents, L. Michael and Paula Fitzgerald, of your kindness. The tribute will soon appear on our website, under About Us, Community Foundation Reports.

From time to time, The Foundation is asked to create a memorial fund for a loved one whose life has been cut short far too soon. None is more heart-wrenching than the loss of a young child. We are deeply honored to create a fund for little Abilgail and only hope the thoughtfulness of donors like you can provide some measure of comfort to ease the sorrow of her loving family.

Thank you for your kindness and support of the Freitag family and Abigail's memorial fund. In the future, grants will be made in Abigail's name that will bring happiness and hope to other children as her enduring legacy.

With deep gratitude,

-Alicia Dicks, President & CEO


(May, 2015)

"Thank you for your support of Rome Hospital Foundation's 2015 Annual Fashion Show. With your generous contribution to the event, more than $28,000 was raised for the benefit of women's health services at Rome Memorial Hospital. These vital services include prenatal and maternity care, a comprehensive Women's Imaging Center, a Breast Care Center and Lymphedema Therapy.

Each year, over 100,000 residents of Rome and the surrounding communities are treated at Rome Memorial Hospital, regardless of one's ability to pay for care. Furthermore, your generosity enables Rome Hospital Foundation to enact its mission: to provide financial support and ambassadorship to Rome Memorial Hospital so it may achieve its mission, which is providing quality healthcare with compassion.

Again, we thank you for your dedication to Rome Memorial Hospital, a crucial community resource.


- Kim Birnie, Fashion Show Committee Co-Chair

- Erin Weiman, Fashion Show Committee Co-Chair

(May 2015)

"On behalf of the Utica Public Library Board of Trustees and the young people of our community, thank you for your sponsorship of our Children's Programs at the Silver level with a donation of $500.

We are very proud of the educational and cultural programs that we provide for our community's children. During our last fiscal year the Library sponsored over 810 programs with an audience of over 12,000. These presentations show the children that learning can be fun as well as educational and we are thrilled that you are a partner in this endeavor.

With your investment in our children we can plan for wonderful future programs.

Thank you again for your generous sponsorship.


- Darby O'Brien, Director

(April 2015)

"They come from a variety of backgrounds, occupations, and circumstances, but all of our 2015 Salute to Outstanding Women Honorees share on thing - - the commitment to make a difference in our community.

Thank you for your support of our 27th Annual Salute to Outstanding Women on April 9, 2015. Because of you, and the community members in attendance we netted more than $34,000.

During the luncheon, six women were honored during an inspiring and empowering program. More than 370 people shared in the celebration of these women who have demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and impact on our community.

It is our commitment to provide a comprehensive continuum of care for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Oneida County and sexual violence in Herkimer County. Your support of this event ensures that more people will have access to emergency shelters, transitional housing, crisis services, therapy, advocacy, and public awareness and prevention programs.

With your partnership we were able to recognize and celebrate female leaders for their contributions in various areas, making Herkimer and Oneida counties a better place to work and live. Thank you for your belief in our work, your generosity, and commitment.


- Natalie L. Brown, Executive Director

(March 2015)

"Please accept my sincere thanks for your contribution in support of the St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation's annual Prohibition Party.

Proceeds raised from the events will be used to purchase Mobile Care Phlebotomy equipment and a BloodTrack Emerge System for our laboratory. This equipment will have a lasting impact on the patients receiving care at SEMC.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, April 24, for a wondering evening at the F.X. Matt Brewery.


- St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation, Inc.

- Andrea LaGatta, Director of Development


(March 2015)

"The House of the Good Shepherd would like to thank you for your generous contribution to support the 16th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the children at The House of the Good Shepherd. The House relies on the tournament as a major source of funding for programs that are vital to changing children's lives. This would not be possible without your commitment to children!

You will be receiving more information and details regarding the golf tournament to be held on Monday, June 29th at the Yahnundasis Golf Club soon. Your support will put resources into the hands of severely abused and neglected children whose chances for productive future will be cripples without help. Among  priorities for this year are to provide support to meet the individual treatment needs of traumatized children with extracurricular activities and resources that build confidence and hope.

Thank you for your generous contribution and supporting The House of the Good Shepherd's mission for changing children's lives!


- Robert J. Roberts, Executive Director

- Greg McLean, Committee Chair

(March 2015)

"On behalf of the New Hartford Central School District Foundation, I would like to extend our sincerest appreciation for your gift.

As you know, the Foundation works closely with the Superintendent of Schools to identify district needs. It is our hope to continue to meet those needs while also building an endowment that will enable us to partner with the district to make substantial investments in our schools in the years to come.

Again, thank you for your partnership and we look forward to working with you in the future!


- Lenora (Sfeir) D'Apice, Class of '98

- New Hartford Central School District Foundation Board


(March 2015)

"Thank you for your gift of $8,612.00 to Hyundai Hope on Wheels. This amount was calculated based on your 2014 wholesale units.

Pediatric cancer is an important health issue that affects far too many children in the U.S. At a time when they just want to be kids, these amazing youngsters are forced to deal with the very grown up disease. Hyundai Hope on Wheels have been committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer since 1998 and with the assistance of donations like yours, we are able to award research grants to children's hospitals and other institutions across the country.

To see the many faces of the kids and to learn more about the specific research projects made possible in part by your generous gift, please go to .


- Hyundai Hope on Wheels

(February 2015)

"I would like to thank the Carbone Auto Group for its generous gift to Utica College. The Carbone Auto Group's donation affirms the College's mission and our commitment to transforming lives.

On behalf of UC's students, faculty, and staff, I would like to thank the Carbone Auto Group again for its support.


- Todd S. Hutton, President

(February 2015)

"Dear Carbone Auto Group:

Thank you from all of us at Kids Oneida for making this holiday season for our families a little brighter this year. The Staff and Board of Directors of Kids Oneida would like to extend its sincerest gratitude for your generosity and support of our 2014 Adopt-A-Family Program.

The Adopt-A-Family Program has been providing support to Kids Oneida families since 2003, when 35 families were "adopted" by help from our community. Due to your continued support and generosity, we are so pleased to repost that, in 2014, Kinds Oneida was able to support 200 families, with over 500 children, with various supports such as food, clothing, and gifts this holiday season! Many of these families may not have been able to have such an experience without the help from our Holiday Shoppers and Donors.

We have received many calls and letters from our families to say thank you and to express their appreciation. We wish you a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to your continued support of Kids Oneida in our journey towards "Keeping Families Together".


- Steven Bulger, CEO/Executive Director

- Brandi Candido, Adopt-A-Family Chairperson

(February, 2015)

"Could there be anything more rewarding than to know that you changed someone's life for the better--- especially a child's life? That's what you have done for the children at The House of the Good Shepherd.

My purpose in writing is to thank you for your generous support last year and to share the enclosed brochure that describes how you made a difference in so many children's lives.

The children know when their lives are touched by caring adults. As you read what they said, you can feel their sense of excitement and happiness. Be proud of them. I know I am. I am also very grateful to you because you were there at the right moment with the right resources to help the children shine!


- Robert J. Roberts, Executive Director

(February, 2015)

"Thank you for your recent sponsorship of the Stevens-Swan Humane Society's 10th Annual Telethon. Through the generosity of our community, we were able surpass our goal for a grand total of over $108,000!

Our organization is exceptionally lucky to have such loyal and committed supporters that care as deeply about our mission as we do. Your support allows for us to continue helping the homeless, neglected and forgotten animals throughout Oneida County and surrounding areas.

As we approach our 105 year anniversary of serving our community, we see more and more individuals, organizations and companies start to join us and become "superheroes" to those who cannot defend or speak for themselves. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for participating in our largest fundraiser of the year.

Once again, thank you. With your help we continue to make a difference.

Thank you"

- Chelsea Williamson, Event Coordinator

(January, 2015)

"Thank you for your support and sponsorship of this year's American Girl Fashion Show which was held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Turning Stone Resort. The fashion show was an amazing event that brought over 1,200 mothers, daughters, aunts, nieces, grandmothers and granddaughters from our community together for the purpose of increasing awareness as well as raising funds to support our children's programs and services.

Your generous donation helped us to raise nearly $98,000 for children who receive services from Upstate Cerebral Palsy. Thousands of children have received services over the last 65 years and, because of your support, many more will continue to do so. We are proud of the work we do and even more proud of the individuals we work with every day. Events like the Upstate Cerebral Palsy American Girl Fashion Show ensure that we are able to continue the programs and services that help so many children reach their fullest potential.

On behalf of the families, children and staff of Upstate Cerebral Palsy, thank you!

We truly appreciate you continued dedication and commitment to helping create everyday miracles.


Lenora Murad, Event Chairperson

Joleen Ferris, Honorary Chairperson

(January 2015)

"The Menands School PTA would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your generous contribution towards our Pancake Dinner held on January 8, 2015. Without your generosity, it would not have been possible for this event to be as successful as it was. When we come together as a community, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. Your donation made it possible for our students and their families to enjoy a great meal and fun prizes.

The Menands School PTA take great pride in being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for our families and community, and a strong advocate for the education and well being of every child. Your generosity has made a tremendous impact in our mission by allowing us to continue our work in supporting our children and their development.

Thank you again for your generosity and support towards the Menands School PTA. Your contribution was recognized during the event as a reminder to our students that the community cares about their success. We truly appreciate your donation.


Menands School PTA

(January, 2015)

"On behalf of the Vermont/New Hampshire program of Casting for Recovery, thank you for being the event sponsor for the 3rd Annual "Win, Set, Match" tennis event in Bennington this past Saturday.

Financially the event was a great success and raised enough money to cover the costs for nearly 5 women to attend the 2015 retreat.

In addition this is a fun event for all who participated. The club members relish the opportunity to play with an against Williams team members. One club member even returned early from a trip to Norway so as not to miss the event.

This year there was a nice article on Jan. 11th in the Bennington Banner. It will help to spread the word about Casting for Recovery the "Win, Set, Match" event, the tennis center and it mentioned that Carbone was the event sponsor.

On behalf of the program and the women we serve, thank you for your ongoing generosity.


Sheila Reid, Program Coordinator

(January, 2015)

"On behalf of the Oriskany Sports Boosters and the Girls Varsity and JV Basketball Programs, we would like to thank you for your generous donation. The 11th Annual Holiday Hoops Tournament was a success and we could not have done it without your support. Monetary donations were used to off-set the tournament costs including officials, concession stand products, and decorations for the gymnasium. Product donations were given to the athletes and used at the concession stand. Each athlete was given a Powerade before the game.

This year, the Frankfort-Schuyler Knights were the Junior Varsity Champions and the Oriskany Lady Redskins were the Varsity Champions. Jordan Sahl from Oriskany was named tournament MVP and senior teammate Hannah Hoehn joined her on the All-Tournament Team.

Your generosity t our school and athletic programs has now gone unnoticed. All sponsors were listed in the program, recognized over the loud speaker between games, and displayed on a banner in the gymnasium. We truly appreciate you support for the Holiday Hoops Girls Basketball Tournament and look forward to working with you again in the near future.


-     - The Holiday Hoops Committee

(January, 2015)

"On behalf of the Central New York Veterans Outreach Center (CNYVOC), I would like to thank you for your generous donation. Your commitment to helping Veterans in need within our community is sincerely appreciated.

Each year the CNYVOC continues to advance its mission of enriching all Veteran's quality of life by providing comprehensive support services to all Veterans and their families. Through our services, we have seen many lives changed for the better. Your donation will allow us to continue to serve Veterans and their families in need.

The goal of the CNYVOC is to continue to make a difference within the Veteran community; with the help of donations from supporters such as you, we will continue to see improvements in their lives.

Thank you again for your generous support of our efforts.


-     - Vincent Scalise, Founder/Executive Director

(January, 2015)

"I wanted to send a note to say thanks for all you have done in support of our health system. With partners like Carbone, SVHC has been able to continually improve the quality of care to our community.

Thank again and have a happy and healthy 2015.


-     - Judd Gregory


(January, 2015)

"The House of the Good Shepherd's would like to thank you for your kindness and support of all of the children and families this holiday season. It is people like you who can share the spirit of giving and make the holidays specials, it a true gift to many that would not be able to have any type of celebration. We would like to thank you for your generous in-kind contribution of gift(s) to the 2014 Holiday Hopes Gift Campaign.

Your commitment to the children and families at The House this year, made it possible to provide gifts for over 430 children in the Residential, Foster Care, Day Service and B2H (Bridges to Health) programs; along with helping 40 extremely needy families. You are truly making their lives better during the holiday season and all year long. There is no greater gift you can give them than letting them know you care.

Once again thank you for your gifts of love and support to all the children and families here at The House. You truly make their lives better. Wishing you and your families the very best all year long!


-     - Robert J. Roberts III, Executive Director

- Leila "Lee" Bjornland, Special Events Coordinator

(December, 2014)

"Thank you so much for your wonderful donation to the 2nd Annual AK5K. It was wonderful to see the local community and business support that comes for this great event.

All my best,"

-          - Jenefer Bowman, AK5K Race Director

(December, 2014)

"Thank you so much for all of your help and your very generous sponsorship of the recent Martina McBride concert that we hosted at The Stanley on November 14th.

Your help with this event sponsorship was instrumental ultimately to the profitability of the show, as a fundraiser for us at The Stanley Theater and Valley Health Services. On behalf of their CEO Lisa Betrus, I extend their thanks as well. We rely on these specials events, along with our membership, donations, theater rentals and partnerships with the Broadway Theater League, Mohawk Valley Ballet, Players of Utica, etc. to sustain our operations.

The crowd at the concert loved the show and by your company being associated with it, we're hoping all of that goodwill also extends to you as a sponsor! We appreciate your continued support and look forward to more opportunities together in the future.


- Jerry Kraus, Executive Director

(December, 2014)

"Thank you for your investment in On Point for College Utica and the young people we work with to transform their lives. The transport and sponsorship support has been both greatly appreciated and key to our success. I would love to meet to thank you personally and get your further advice at your earliest convenience.

Thank you!"


"For students who have never traveled outside Utica, campus towns open their eyes. Thank you for opening new world. Would love to see you soon."


(December, 2014)

"Dear Friend,

I want to thank you for your help, financial or physical, our Christmas party was a big success whether you helped blow up balloons or cleared the tables..couldn't have done it without your assistance..

The smiles in the children's faces was our reward. Many blessings to you and your family for a Happy New Year!


-          - Hank Brown, Party Co-ordinator

(December, 2014)

"Good Day:

Thank you for your gift in support of the Veterans Law Clinic at Syracuse University College of Law.

Your gift will allow us to create and develop the first comprehensive Veterans Legal Clinic in New York State assisting veterans with a myriad of legal needs. The Veterans Legal Clinic that you helped fund will provide invaluable representation to veterans in initial benefits claims, appeals of denials, and discharge upgrades. Veterans will also have access to legal assistance in many other areas of the law that are practiced within our clinical legal education courses.

Again, thank you.


-         -  Hannah R. Arterian, Dean and Professor of Law at Syracuse University

(December, 2014)

"Thank You for your generous support of Rome Hospital Foundation's 2014 Annual Gala. With support from our corporate partners and community members, this was our highest fundraising event to date, raising more than $95,000 in support of Rome Memorial Hospital.

Rome Memorial Hospital maintains the legacy of its founders, insuring that comprehensive, high-quality healthcare is available, regardless of one's ability to pay, to all of our community members in and around the greater Rome area. Event proceeds provide the resources required to invest in new technologies and programs for the more than 100,000 people that come to our hospital for care each year.

On behalf of Rome Hospital Foundation's Board of Directors, the 2014 Annual Gala Committee and, most importantly, those in our community benefiting from your generosity, thank you for partnering with us. Your support is sincerely appreciated.

With warm regards,"

-          - Greg Mattacola, President of the Rome Hospital Foundation

-         -  Becky D'Aiuto, Executive Director of the Rome Hospital Foundation

(December, 2014)

"Hi Susan- Just wanted to say thanks again for your help with Thanksgiving. We provided 112 families/487 people with full baskets including some turkeys, everyone got a gift card ranging from $20-100, loads of beautiful fresh veggies and fruits, breads, rolls, canned goods, delicious restaurant quality pies, and more, and 1 or more of the Hannaford donation boxes purchased by our neighbors that contained an assortment of staples.

Plus, I lost count on how many families benefited from partial packages they needed to complete their holiday meals.

Your help covered the pie purchase which was a terrific addition this year as in the past I always had to hand out "hand me down" desserts that I wasn't pleased with. People raved when they saw the quality pies this year! Big plus for them-

Couldn't have done it without you

The Record and The Times Union both did nice article with great pictures too in which you were cited for your generosity. We did leave a message at Hoosick Road Subaru inviting the staff to come over on distribution morning to get in the pictures and check out the operation, but unfortunately no one was able to make it I guess.

May the rest of your holiday season be great-

Many thanks"

-          - Phyllis P. Sandow, Executive Director of Hope 7 Community Center

(December, 2014)
"Thank you for your participation in our Purple Ribbon campaign held during the month of October. By displaying these purple ribbons you help raise awareness about domestic violence and share the message that there is no place for abuse in our homes, neighborhoods, schools or workplace.

Thank you to all of our partners, and to the support of the community, a total of 1,374 ribbons were sold! Without the funds raised by Carbone Auto Group, we could not have reached this amazing total. All proceeds from the Purple Ribbon campaign benefit the YWCA Mohawk Valley domestic violence program, which includes two emergency shelters, transitional housing, a 24 hour confidential hotline, individual and group counseling, and client advocacy. These services are vital to both the intervention and prevention of domestic violence in our community.

On behalf of the YWCA Mohawk Valley, we thank you for your belief in our work, your generosity and commitment.


-          - Natalie L. Brown, Executive Director

(December, 2014)
"Thank you for your recent sponsorship of Casino Night 2914 at the Northeast Classic Car Museum. Outstanding food, great fun, and your generosity made this year's event a rousing success.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank you for your support of the Northeast Classic Car Museum.

Yours truly,"

Robert M. Jeffrey, Executive Director

(November, 2014)

" On behalf of The ARC, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC, Thank You for adopting two families for the 2014 Holiday Giving Campaign. Your generosity will helps us provide a more festive holiday for the people we support.

Again, thank you for your continuing support of our Agency and the work that we do.

Wishing all a safe and happy Holiday Season!!!!!!


-  Nicole Diamond, Holiday Giving Co-Chair

-          - Renee Rich, Holiday Giving Co-Chair

(November, 2014)
"Thank you for supporting the 5th Annual Make-A-Wish Halloween Hoopla"

Southwest Airlines - Team Albany


(November, 2014)

"Congratulations on your Make A Difference award being presented by On Point for College.

You absolutely do make a difference in our community and I thank you for the difference you make in the lives of our patients.

Enjoy your special evening. Thanks again for all you do for the SEMC Foundation.

All the best,"

Andrea Lagatta, St. Elizabeth Foundation

(November, 2014)
Dear Friends of CfR,

You might never know the names of the participants at Casting for Recovery retreats you are helping, but please know that your support truly made a difference in their lives.

This year we held 42 retreats across the country reaching nearly 600 of the 2.9 million women currently in various stages of treatment and recovery. Each survivor is seeking tools to help address quality of life and survivorship issues and learn how to move forward to overcome the challenges of breast cancer. Casting for Recovery offers these tools through innovative retreats which address both psyosocial and physical aspects of recovery, provide an opportunity to focus on renewal, and introduce a new skill that puts participants in touch with the natural world.

As we provide all of our retreats free of charge to participants, we depend on your continued support and there is no way to fully express our gratitude for your loyalty. We are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors like you who answer the call to give.

With warmest regards,

- Whitney Lange Milhoan, Executive Director

(November, 2014)
"For the homeless, the holidays can be a depressing time. They are lonely, hungry, and hurting. How does the Rescue Mission of Utica help? We offer hope to those who come to us as we provide three meals a day, safe shelter, warm clothing, Biblical counsel, and vocational training. During the holidays, and all year, we are here with an open door mending shattered lives!

Friends like you and so many others make it possible for:

            Sharon and her three children to be provided with warm coats to get them through the winter months, from our free clothing center.
             Jonathan will have a warm, safe place to sleep in our Emergency Shelter.
             Hector and his family to receive a food basket to help them get through the month, which will allow him to put gas in his car, pay the rent and keep the heat and lights on.
             Tyler to participate in our Parker House After Care Program where he will receive help with his addiction and spiritual guidance for a better life.

However, we could not do all that we do if it weren't for the faithful support of caring and committed friends, like yourself. THANK you for standing with us, and thank you for your recent donation from your D/D Dance. You are an integral part of our ministry of "reaching out?changing lives" and I am so grateful for your compassion and caring heart.

God bless you,"

- Jim Haid, Executive Director

(November, 2014)
"Dear Supporter:

On behalf of the Chorbishop John Faris, the Festival of Baskets Committee, and the parishioners of St. Louis Gonzaga Church, we extend our sincerest thanks to you for your generous donation to our 14th annual fund raiser.

Your contribution has fostered the ongoing community participation that makes this event a great success."

(November, 2014)
"Thank you for supporting Team Adirondack Bank in helping to finish the fight against breast cancer. Your donation helped the team reach their fundraising goal of $1000.00 and then some!

All proceeds have been given to the American Cancer Society as part of the Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk held on October 19th, 2014 at the Masonic Home in Utica, NY.

We truly appreciate your donation and support for this cause.


- Melissa Hall, Team Leader

(November, 2014)
"The On Point for College family is very grateful for your Sponsorship gift received on 11/13/14 for our First Annual Utica Celebration Dinner which will take place on November 20. Your Sponsorship includes 12 event tickets.

Since 1999, On Point for College has enrolled over 5000 students in 216 colleges and universities. We now have nearly 1000 college graduates. Included in these numbers are over 400 college enrollees from Utica and the first two graduates from the Utica program.

Over 160 volunteers and mentors, along with supporters like you, make it all possible for the young people we serve to personally experience the rewards and challenges of college life, which for many of them seemed to be a dream or an impossible achievement. On behalf of the students we serve every day, know that you are making a difference.

With gratitude,"

-          - Virginia Donohue, Founder and Executive Director

-         - Kevin Marken, Program Director, Utica

(November, 2014)
"Thank you for your support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in 2014. Your September Sale-A-Thon event has made a significant impact on our service for local families, and has helped create awareness for this rare disease in your community.

The philanthropic nature of the Carbone Auto Group resonates within the non-profit community. You give generously and you give often. Because of you, progress will be made.

On behalf of the families served by the MDA, thank you for your support. We wish you and your families a happy holiday season. We are truly thankful for all of you!


- Kate Houck, Executive Director

(November, 2014)
"Thank you very much for your donation to the Jewish Community Center's annual program book fundraiser. Your generous donation will help us continue providing quality programming for children, seniors and adults in the Mohawk Valley for years to come. Here's wishing you a yours a happy, holiday season and a happy, healthy New Year. Thank you once again for your support.


- Victor Pearlman, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center of Utica

(October 2014)
" On behalf of the Friends of the Arc Foundation and the Pour Your Heart Out Committee, I want to take this opportunity to truly thank you for your generous support of our Friends of the Arc Pour Your Heart Out Wine & Food Tasting held Saturday October 25th at the Teugega Country Club in Rome.

The proceeds from our Wine & Food tasting event will aid the Friends Foundation in its support of The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter's mission by helping to provide essential services for people with developmental disabilities right here in our own community. Your supports will reach many areas of the agency such as CollegeWorks, Guardianship, StageWorks, Summer Camp along with other essential programs and service for people we support and their families.

Again, thank you for helping to make our Annual Wine & Food Tasting Event a success!


- Mark Dudek, Director

(October 2014)
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff, and Advisory Board of the Cardiac Research Institute at Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL) and the Event Committee Co-Chairs Mary Lyons Bradley, Connie Leist and Susan Matt, we would like to thank you for your Silver Sponsorship. We would not have been successful without your generous support.

The Every Heartbeat Counts Celebration, hosted by the Advisory Board of the Cardiac Research Institute at Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL) for the benefit of the institute was attended by over 260 community leaders and friends of the MMRL. The gala served well to recognize the contributions of the MMRL to the world of science and medicine as well as to highlight the honor and prestige it has brought to the Mohawk Valley. The event, held at the Jorgensen Center of Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC), was a resounding success due to the efforts of many.

The Event Center at MVCC was magically transformed into a fine dining experience by the committee and several community partners including the MVCC staff, Sodexo, Chester's Flower Shop, 484 Design, Connie Leist Interior, Sikora Interiors and George's Farm Products. Our guests were entertained by music from Rick Zuccaro and Friends and informed speakers Dr. Randy VanWagoner, MVCC President, Dr. Charles Antzelevitch, MMRL Executive Director and Director of Research and William J. Thomas, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York.

The event was an important achievement, heightening awareness of the research conducted at the MMRL and raising almost $90,000 to support lifesaving research at the MMRL. All of the funds raised stay in the local community and 84 cents of every dollar goes directly to support the on-going research at the MMRL

We would like to extend a special invitation to you to visit our Institute to see firsthand the ground-breaking research conducted in the Mohawk Valley.


- Charles Antzelevitch, Ph.D., Executive Director and Director of Research
- Myron Thurston III, Assistant Director of Development and Communications

(October 2014)
"Thank you for your leadership, thank you for your dedication and commitment and thank you for your financial support. Without you and past members of the Great Utica Region of the American Heart Association BOD we would not have had the successes that have been attributed to the 26+ years of my tenure. No one person makes those things happen. Team work from many leaders, volunteers, corporate partners and the generous community are what made for the successes we've had. I know you will continue to support Jen and the new staff as well as Tabitha and Kristine.

Again, thank you and I look forward to seeing you out in the community and at future AHA events and activities."

- Dick Mattia, Executive Director

(October 2014)
"Over the last decade, The Community Foundation has embarked on a journey of transformational change and awakened in our community philanthropy through funding collaborations and partnerships far beyond the scope ever envisioned by our Founders. We have reinvented ourselves: our vision, our mission, our values, our strategies and our brand. This evolution toward collective impact demanded advocacy, passion and courageous leadership - all of which we found in our President & CEO, Peggy O'Shea. For ten years, Peggy had been piloting the journey. She has spearheaded our rebirth and ensured our future will be defined by meaningful change and unbridled optimism for our two counties. With her retirement, a change in leadership will be added to our innovations, but her legacy is indelible. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, all staff and volunteers, we are most grateful for your tribute to her.

This letter shall serve to acknowledge the charitable gift from the Carbone Automotive Group, in honor of Peggy O'Shea.

The Foundation thanks you for this thoughtful tribute to Peggy. We know you will be hearing from her personally and have no doubt she will remain a visible force and passionate advocacy for our community for years to come - a forever friend.

With gratitude,"

- Kristi Brennan, Director of Development

(October 2014)
"On behalf of the New Hartford Central School Foundation, I would like to extend our sincerest appreciation for supporting this year's Prince Charming Ball. We had our most successful ball on record this past spring. The boys not only danced with their mothers, aunts, and grandmothers, but also enjoyed a robotics demonstration provided by two Perry Junior High School students. We feel certain we will be able to build upon this signature event next year.

By agreeing to sponsor of the 2014 Prince Charming Ball, you enabled the Foundation to raise $18,821. As you know, the Foundation works closely with the Superintendent of Schools to identify district needs. It is our hope to continue to meet those needs while also building an endowment that will enable us to partner with the district to make substantial investment in our schools in the years to come.

We hope that we will be able to count on your generous support in the coming year."


- Francesca Dunlevy, President of the New Hartford Central School District Foundation

(October 2014)
"On behalf of the Board and Staff of the Women's Employment & Resource Center, I would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude for your generous support of our WERC Awards Luncheon. With your help, the luncheon raised over $12,000 for our Professional Pathways Program and other employment services.

This event could not have have been a success without your generous assistance. We deeply appreciate the trust you have placed in our agency and our efforts to help women gain the skills necessary to secure employment, and ultimately, to realize career success.

Thank you again for your kindness and generosity. Please know how very grateful we are for your support which enables us to continue helping women find the path to employment.

With gratitude,

- Stephanie Eghighian, Executive Director

(October 2014)
"We would like the thank you for your donation to The Edward L. Witko Memorial Fund. Despite the weather we raised over $4000, for families of fallen police officers. We would not have been able to do this without your generous contribution. Please be assured that we always encourage our guests to support our donors and sponsors and you will be seeing us again in the near future.

Again thank you so very much for supporting the Witko Tournament.


- The Family of Ed Witko

(October 2014)
"With you generous help, The Savoy Loop Road Race was an incredible success on September 6th, 2014 at the Emma L. Miller Elementary School! Your thoughtful donations made this race possible and with it a wonderful day for our community. The race grew at an impressive rate in its second year with 78 racers and 138 sponsors.

Our sponsors/donors helped us raise over $7,500 for our amazing school. Thanks to you, our students will have several opportunities to have project supplied, participate in fun programs and attend education field trips- including a trip to the Boston Museum of Science!

Your donation and support is greatly appreciated by so many students, educators and community members in Savoy. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


- The Savoy Loop Road Race Committee

(October 2014)
"On the behalf of the residents and staff of the Masonic Care Community, please accept our "heartfelt appreciation" for your support and participation in the 2nd Annual Mighty Run.

This year's event raised $38,000.00 for our Rehabilitation Services, and $12,000.00 for our Child Care Center. Although the weather was a bit "soggy", it certainly could not "dampen" the spirit and enthusiasm shown by all who participated in one form or another. The "Mighty Mites Kid's Race" was an overwhelming success, as what child doesn't love to have permission to play in the mud and get dirty? The mighty Run too proved very successful, giving Adults an opportunity to discover their "adventurous side". Our volunteers were "mighty" indeed encouraging and smiling, while fighting the elements themselves.

It goes without saying that we would not have been able to do any of this without the generous donations of our sponsors.

It's wonderful to hold these events that shine a positive light on the community and life in the Mohawk Valley. The Masonic Care Community has been a part of Central New York since 1893, and we are proud to have business partners who share the love of this region with us.


- Victoria Cataldo, Director of Development
- Robert Raffle, Executive Director

(October 2014)
"Thank you for your donation. The 21 Club of CNY is a family-centered organization founded on the principle that people with Down syndrome should be fully included and supported in education, employment, and in our community. Your contribution helps us promote awareness, provide support, and connect families with the resources they need to put this principle into action. Thank you very much!

Sincerely yours,"

- Mary Snyder Radel, President
  21 Club of CNY

(October 2014)
"The Board of Director and I would like to thank you for your very kind and continued support of our organization.

We sincerely appreciate your generous donation for our golf tournament.

Thank you again!

Sincerely yours,"

- Lynn Rosen, President
  Humane Society of Rome, Inc.

(September 2014)
"On behalf of the Presbyterian Homes Foundation, we thank you for your very generous donation in support of Team Beebe and our 12th Annual Parkinson Awareness Walk which was help this part Saturday, September 27th. Your generosity and personal loyalty is truly valued.

The money raised from the PAW will be used towards many of our Parkinson related projects such as Telemedicine, adaptive equipment, community education and many other supportive programs.

We have a very successful walk this year and raised over $24,000 as we honored the Attili/Viti Family. The weather was perfect and everyone really enjoyed the day.

Thank you once again for your commitment to our organization.


- Lenora D'Apice, Executive Director of Advancement

(September 2014)
"I would like to thank you on behalf of the Parkway Center for your generous donation to our first annual Lifetime Achievement Award event. This was an incredibly fun and successful evening thanks in large part to our community partners like you.

Thank you.


- Kelly Walters, Executive Director

(September 2014)
"On behalf of the East Utica Classic Committee and the Demkowitch Family we would like to thank you for your contribution; this year's tournament wouldn't have been the huge success that it was without your support.

With the Money raised during the tournament, we were able to grant a check of $5,000 to Tony Demkowitch and his wife Shauna for medical expenses for their newborn baby Kian. The unborn baby was diagnosed with Spina Bifide (Myelomeningocele), which cause a un-fused portion of the spinal cord to protrude through an opening in the lower back. The parents later learned that their baby would be eligible for a prenatal Spina Bifida surgery, which can great improve mobility and increase the chances of walking independently. The surgery was successful, but many obstacles, including ongoing expensive medical treatment remain.

The Annual East Utica Charity Event aims to assist a different family in our community every year to help with their difficult journey they are facing. The speed in which this event has grown and the way the area has embraced our goal of giving back to the community that has given us so much is inspiring.

The tournament itself has quickly becoming a "can't miss" annual event for one reason only. Not because of the great food and drinks. Not because of the golf or the great atmosphere. It isn't any of those things, although they are all present and accounted for every year. It's because the event embodies all the best of East Utica. East Utica's generosity is there. Our respect and loyalty to our community permeated through the room. The spirit of Utica comes alive the minute you walk into the event.

Thank you again for your kind and generous support and we hope to see you next years!


- The East Utica Classic Committee

(September 2014)
"To all the Carbone's:

Please accent my sincere thank you for your very generous gift to the Mary's Theresa's Annual Charity Bazaar. A gift like yours in so helpful in assisting us to do outreach to the children and their families in the central city of Utica. The end result will be some smiles and a lot of satisfaction that can be so elusive to these people.

So God bless you.


- Rev. John A. Buehler

(September 2014)
"Thank you for the Group's support of the Mohawk Valley Frontiers' Andy Wertz Memorial Golf Tournament at Valley View Golf Course. Your generous donation as a tee sign sponsor is truly appreciated.

Because of your support we are able to continue our mission of providing positive choices to the children in the community.

Thanks again."

- Craig B. Minor, Chairman

(September 2014)
"Dear Carbone Automotive Group,

Thank you for your generous contribution to the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) received on August 28, 2014. This donation will be used to support research focused on improving the lives of people with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). Currently, there are few effective treatment options for the symptoms of PWS, and few research dollars available to develop them. With your help, we're working hard to change that.

The mission of FPWR is to eliminate the challenges of Prader-Willi syndrome through the advancement of research. Thanks to your donation, we move closer to fulfilling these goals every day. Since 2003, we have been able to award over $4 million in research grants potential for advancing the understanding of PWS.

Your generous donation will make a major difference in the lives of our people struggling with Prader-Willi Syndrome. On behalf of all people with PWS, and those who love them, we thank you most sincerely for your kindness and generosity,


- Susan Hedstrom, Executive Director, FPWR

(September 2014)
"Dear Friends:

Thank you for designating you gift to the Revolutionary Trails council, Boy Scouts of America through your United Way Donation.

The Boy Scouts of America has service youth since 2910. Scouting aims to provide unique personal growth opportunities to an ever-increasing number of youth, helping them mature into strong adults whose values are embodied in the Scout Oath and Law.

The core of the singular movement has been and will continue to be focused on character development, personal fitness, citizenship, and service to others. Your support insures that the youth of our community continue to receive the Scouting program.

The Revolutionary Trails Counsel is an integral part of the social fabric of our community. Witness all of the Eagle Projects that improve parks and neighborhoods in every town. Consider the Scouting for Food program, which helps hundreds of people through the winter. How many business and government managers acquired their leadership skills from the Boy Scout program?

Your gift is helping keep Scouting strong and I thank you on behalf of the nearly 3,000 youth members and over 1,000 volunteer adults.


- Steven K. McEwan, Scout Executive

(September 2014)
"On behalf of the Rome art and Community Center I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for you generosity. Your sponsorship will allow us to once again bring our Holiday house tradition to our community.

Thank you!"

-Kelly Fleming, Executive Director

(August 2014)
"On behalf of the Mohawk Valley Association of Realtors and its Public Relations Committee, I would like to express my sincere thanks for your contribution to our annual golf tournament which was held on August 21st. Without your support, we would not be able to fund our Youth Scholarship program and other MVAR community-sponsored events.

This event has made it possible for us to provide a $1,000 scholarship to two graduating seniors every year. It has also allowed us to support several other local charitable events.

Thanks again for your continued support of our Board and its community programs.


- Michael Stoquert, Chair - Public Relations Committee

(August 2014)
"On behalf of the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff, we would like to express our sincerest appreciation for your participation in this year's 14th Annual Chamber Choo Choo Open at Thendara Golf Course. Together, with your involvement we were able to have a successful and enjoyable event.

If you would please take a moment to offer any suggestions for improvements, or tell us what should stay the same, we can assure that the event gets better every year. Please email

We appreciate your participation, and we hope to see you next year.


-Scott Williams
  Chairman, Golf Committee
- Pamela G. Matt, Esq.
  Executive Director

(August 2014)
"Thank you for your commitment to the Southwestern Vermont Health Care Foundation. Your event sponsorship helps us generate critical support for the most current needs of our health system. You are partnering with us to bring high-quality health care and an improved medical experience to the communities we serve.

Your gift recognition listing on our event publications and our 2014 Annual Report will read "Carbone Automotive Group." To make changes to your listing or if you have any questions, please call the SVHC Foundation at (802) 447-5017 or email us at

Again, thank you for your support.

Yours truly,"

- Leslie Keefe
  Vice President Corporate Development
- Judd Gregory
  Senior Gifts Officer and Tournament Coordinator

(August 2014)
Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Lupus Foundation of Mid and Northern New York, Inc. I would like to thank you for your Sponsor donation to The Fourteenth Annual Lupus Charity Golf Classic. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Our organization provides local service programs in education, public awareness, advocacy, and research funding. Because our organization is an all-volunteer charitable organization we rely heavily on community support to fund these services. We are grateful for your support in helping us provide programs that can improve the quality of life for those affected by lupus.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can ever be of assistance. It is only through the collaborative efforts of all of is that a cure for lupus will be discovered. Your support have brought us closer in reaching our goal of a "Life Without Lupus."


- Kathleen A Arntsen

 (August 2014)
"I wanted to take a moment to thank you and the entire Carbone family for the very generous support you have shown to the Hoops & Dreams Project the past few years. Your support this past summer helped us keep more than 100 kids off the streets of Utica. Thank you for helping us 'Stop the Violence' and build character.


-Hoops & Dreams

(August 2014)
"On behalf of Feed Our Vets, we thank you for your support of using the Utica HD for our meeting place for our annual motorcycle ride in August 2013, for helping us selling raffle tickets for a 1967 Ford Mustang that we raffled off this year to raise funds and also for us to be a recipient of the 50/50 raffle at the Purple Hearts motorcycle ride on 16 August 2014. You make a difference to the mend and women who have sacrificed themselves for our freedom right here in Central New York. Thanks for your continued support of the Feed Our Vets organization. Special thanks to Steve, Lori and Chris Winters of Utica HD.

In 2012, FOV gave out 48,638 pounds of food from our pantry at 205 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501. In 2013 we gave our an astonishing 70,541 pounds of food. So far this year, we gave out a total of 37,000 pounds of food.

Our needy and hungry vets, their spouses and children also thank you. We look forward for your support in the future. If we can be of any assistance to you or your business, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks again.

Very respectfully,"

- Joseph P. Ancona

(July 2014)
"Thank you for your generous support of the 15th Annual Golf Tournament by providing Hole in One sponsorship. This year the golf tournament raised a gross total of more than $80,000, which brings the grand total over the last 14 years to $800,000 only because of you commitment to the children! Your donation will truly impact the children's lives by providing much-needed financial support for the various programs at The House.

Your support is having a direct impact on the lives of the children at The House of the Good Shepherd every day. Because of you, we have been able to provide our children with treatment to help make them whole again, and realize they have potential. You help children discover that opportunities are truly available for them to seek a brighter future!

Along with our top sponsors you have been the driving force of this event with your contributions over the past 15 years. Thanks to the leadership of Gregory McLean, Committee Chair, The House of the Good Shepherd has been able to meet the needs of the wonderful children in our care.

On behalf of all the children who will have a better life because you joined us in believing they could do it - thank you!


- Robert J. Roberts, Executive Director
- Greg McLean, Committee Chair

(July 2014)
"Thank you to the Carbone Auto Group for your generous donation to our Bennington County Babe Ruth All Star Team."

- The Team