The Model for Enduring Protection

Working for a clear, clean Lake George

The FUND for Lake George

Building the Model for Enduring Protection

“What The FUND is accomplishing through dedicated leadership and partnership on all major threats facing the future of Lake George is nothing less than a model for producing tangible and lasting results.”

Dennis Dickinson, Supervisor, Town of Lake George

The fate of water is the future of life.

Since launching the Legacy Strategy in 2013, The FUND has pursued an unprecedented leadership course to safeguard that future. Best-in-class scientific research on mounting threats to a clear, clean, and pure Lake George was applied to create The FUND’s Blueprint for Protection of our much beloved Lake, the lifeblood of our economy and the living heart of our communities. We have successfully conceived and implemented new partnerships, program innovations, and major investments to directly address the most serious threats to Lake health—all with one goal: stopping the present decline of water quality and achieving sustained protection of Lake George for the next generation.

The pace and scale of Legacy Strategy accomplishments inspire us to believe we are successfully building the model for enduring protection of Lake George. This report is a tribute to all who have made this possible—scores of partners, investors, and passionate Lake George’ers who know what is at stake and who have joined us in challenging conventional thinking to bring this model to life.

This is much more than a FUND achievement; it is a Lake George achievement. Together, our successes include:

  • The Jefferson Project, whose breakthrough science and technology are making Lake George the smartest—and best protected—lake in the world;
  • The S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership–a coalition of elected officials, The FUND, and other regional organizations—that has spearheaded a new era of Best Practice protections for halting invasive species, reducing toxic road salt, and more;
  • Nearly $5 million of investments by The FUND to curb invasive species, reduce the use of road salt, and abate the threats of wastewater and stormwater pollution.

With our diverse public and private partners, this model is already exerting its influence and impact beyond Lake George. The Lake George invasive species prevention program is now considered the model for the whole Adirondack Park, providing an added ring of protection that greatly diminishes the risk of invasive species reaching our shores. Similarly, we are delivering data-driven solutions that are reducing the use of road salt to protect Lake George, an approach now being viewed as broadly applicable to freshwater ecosystems everywhere.

As presented in this report, and building on our successes to date, The FUND’s model of a “clear vision for a clean Lake George” now focuses on the next generation of strategic leadership required for enduring protection. Sustaining success will be our living legacy and the fate of fresh waters will benefit from our example.

With deepest gratitude we thank our investors, partners, advisors, friends, trustees, and staff for their incredible commitment to and passion for the Lake we all love.

Our Staff

An ecosystem problem needs an ecosystem solution.


Lake George is one of the clearest, cleanest lakes in the world within a densely populated region. It is also the centerpiece of a $2 billion annual tourism economy. More than 30 years of scientific study have revealed mounting pressures on the Lake ecosystem, largely driven by intensifying human uses. From increasing wastewater and stormwater pollution to excessive road salt use and invasive species, the Lake George watershed faces stress that will weaken the Lake’s natural resilience to change and seriously degrade the entire ecosystem.


In response to the gravity and urgency of the threat, The FUND launched its Legacy Strategy in 2013 with one goal: sustained protection of Lake George. The strategy’s Blueprint for Protection has applied bold partnerships, breakthrough innovations, and direct investments to generate the transforming power required for unprecedented progress. Indeed, it serves as an ecosystem solution embracing the dynamic complexities of the Lake’s ecology to achieve lasting protection.

Clear Vision / Clean Lake 20/20

The Model for Enduring Protection

Being a model requires tangible results and continuous milestone measures toward reaching our goal. In just three years, by fusing partnership, innovation, and investment, our progress on preventing the introduction of aquatic invasive species, curbing wastewater and stormwater pollution, and reducing the use of destructive road salt is as clear as the Lake.

By 2020, The FUND’s investment-driven, science-guided model will culminate in a robust system of Best Practices powerful enough to ensure enduring protection of Lake George and to serve as a scalable ecosystem solution for fresh waters worldwide.

The Model At Work

By fusing partnership, innovation, and investment, our model has already accomplished groundbreaking progress on all major threats to Lake George. With growing momentum, influence, and investment, our 2020 goals for enduring protection will be achieved. Moreover, the model’s Best Practices for securing the fate of fresh waters will be widely recognized and applied.

Science of Solutions

On all protection fronts, world-leading science and technology guides our concerted commitment to enduring protection. Founded to make Lake George “the world’s smartest lake” with the goal of informing its sustained protection, the award-winning Jefferson Project – uniting The FUND, IBM, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) – drives this work.


  • Produced the landmark State of the Lake report with RPI that identified priority threats to Lake George and recommended a new generation of science to inform Lake and watershed protection
  • Co-founded the Jefferson Project with RPI and IBM, which synthesizes research, technology, and analytics to unlock lasting solutions to Lake protection
  • Conducted targeted research on major threats —particularly wastewater effluents — that has generated broader commitments to solutions

2020 Goals

  • Completion of the Jefferson Project Smart Sensor Web to monitor changes across all priority protection initiatives
  • Application of Jefferson Project analytics and modeling to integrate physical, chemical, and biological data and ensure ongoing effectiveness of protection measures
  • Systematic algae monitoring that assesses changes to water quality and clarity related to wastewater, stormwater, and salt reduction initiatives
  • Targeted research that guides establishment of new, more effective controls for existing invasive species in Lake George
  • Establishment of Lake George as a global destination for the study of freshwater protection

Water Quality And Clarity Protection

Curbing the two-fold threat of wastewater and stormwater to water quality and clarity is our most substantial investment given the varied sources of the problem and the suite of coordinated measures required to solve it.


  • Conducted study and delivered direct grants to accelerate long overdue improvements of municipal treatment plants in Lake George Village, Hague, and Bolton
  • Provided matching grants for the upgrade of problem septic systems in Dunhams Bay that have already resulted in reductions of excessive algae growth and improved water quality
  • Developed a powerful new program with the Town of Lake George that prioritizes septic system upgrades and can serve as the Best Practices model for the whole watershed
  • Held the first Septic Summit that included eleven sponsors and dozens of development professionals who learned the very latest techniques for solving the septic problem
  • Created the Low Impact Development (LID) Certification System ( to curb stormwater pollution
  • Tested the LID system and granted the first LID Certified developments at Lake George
  • Garnered broad endorsement of LID Certification regionally and nationally
  • Protected the “Pinnacle,” a high elevation natural landmark above Bolton that had been slated for development

2020 Goals

  • Completion of formal commitments to treatment plant improvements at Lake George Village and Bolton
  • Basin-wide application of Best Practices model for upgrading priority septic systems leading to water quality and clarity improvement lake-wide
  • Expanded funding opportunities to underwrite septic system upgrades that aggregate private and public resources to fuel broad participation
  • Jefferson Project Smart Sensor Web documentation of water quality changes reinforcing the value of municipal and septic upgrades
  • LID Certification System adoption by all Lake George municipalities to strengthen stormwater management practices Majority of Lake George municipalities designated as “LID Certified Communities” requiring all public projects to be certified
  • LID Certification serves as the Best Practices standard for the majority of Lake George development projects

Invasive Species Prevention and Treatment / Eradication

Leadership through partnership and leveraged investments have driven establishment of one of the nation’s most advanced aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention programs. As latest statistics show, no place in the state (or nation) is more vulnerable to invasive species than the pristine waters of the Adirondacks including Lake George.


  • Organized S.A.V.E. (Stop Aquatic inVasives from Entering) Lake George Partnership which advocates for and co-invests in the only mandatory boat inspection and decontamination program of its kind east of the Mississippi
  • Leveraged the broadly supported prevention program at Lake George to successfully promote the Adirondack-wide prevention program, adding a new ring of protection for Lake George
  • Invested in key provisions of the Adirondack prevention program that included wide-scale publicity on preventing the spread of AIS
  • Provided key matching grant for a new inspection/decontamination station on Lake Champlain, a popular origin for boats coming to Lake George and now the busiest invasives checkpoint in the entire Adirondack program

2020 Goals

  • No new invasive species entering Lake George
  • Continuation of the Lake George AIS Prevention Program as national leader in preventing introduction of invasives
  • Establishment of a terrestrial invasives prevention program to directly complement AIS Prevention Program
  • Creation of a stronger Adirondack AIS Prevention Program as required to preempt species from reaching Lake George that limits the trend of New York being the main point of entry for invasive species nationwide
  • Further reduction or eradication of existing invasives in Lake George through improved techniques guided by latest research

Salt Reduction

Basin-wide engagement is producing the first-ever prescription for reduced salt use. The same successful approach applied on invasive species prevention is set to make Lake George a national leader in halting the “acid rain of our time.”


  • Conducted the first assessment of road salt application rates for an entire watershed in North America, providing crucial data for achieving effective reduction measures
  • Organized the S.A.V.E. Lake George Partnership to spearhead this model-making work
  • Co-hosted two Salt Summits that have generated tangible and informed commitments to road salt reduction
  • Provided matching grants to municipalities for salt-reducing equipment and training to advance Best Practices techniques
  • Created and facilitated adoption of the Best Practices Agreement by municipalities now guiding basin-wide reductions
  • Identified priority locations for reduced use through the advanced salt model built by the Jefferson Project
  • Studied Lake George streams which showed excessive salt levels, informing necessary reduction measures
  • Showcased work at Lake George as a national leader by creating a working partnership with the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA)

2020 Goals

  • Basin-wide implementation of the Best Practices Agreement for reducing salt use in both public and private sectors
  • Creation, with SIMA, of a new Best Practices certification program for private winter maintenance providers resulting in wide participation
  • Application of ongoing road salt research guiding the most effective measures for reducing salt use
  • Jefferson Project Smart Sensor Web monitoring of salt level changes, reinforcing public/private adherence to Best Practices provisions

Targeted investments in each protection priority have generated a multiplier effect of more than 5x

The Forever Fund

The Forever FUND will ensure our success in realizing targeted protection goals for the year 2020 and beyond by building on The FUND’s total investments of nearly $5 million since launching the Legacy Strategy. The Forever FUND will generate the assets needed to accelerate progress and strengthen the multiplier effect integral to our investment-driven model for protecting Lake George.

The Forever FUND grows from the heartwood of The FUND’s LG30 leadership investors, the financial core of the Legacy Strategy’s success. Through blended giving opportunities tailored to meet donor priorities, The Forever FUND serves as linchpin to fulfilling the promise of Lake George as our living legacy, a bright beacon for threatened fresh waters worldwide.

Join Us:

You make the model work

Led by the LG30 and our supporting partners, The FUND is setting the pace of progress required for enduring protection of Lake George.

The Legacy Group

  • Ginger and Bob Bailey
  • The Buhrmaster Family
  • Charles R. Wood Foundation
  • Michael and Lauretta Chrys
  • David Darrin
  • Jennifer Brorsen and Richard DeMartini
  • Sally and Buddy Faulkner
  • Jane and Neil Golub
  • Christine and George R. Hearst III
  • Helen V. Froehlich Foundation
  • Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation
  • Jane and Paul Ingrey
  • Keeler Motor Car Company Charitable Foundation
  • Honey-Jo and John E. Kelly III
  • Judy and Jeff Killeen
  • Janet Kireker (1926-2014)
  • Marie and Charlie Kireker
  • Margaret A. Darrin Charitable Trust
  • Francine and Robert Nemer
  • Marie and Mike O’Reilly
  • Joyce and Don Rice
  • Susan and Charles Snyder
  • Lora and Craig Treiber
  • Judith and Joseph Willner
  • Anonymous

Our Supporting Partners

Individuals & Families

  • David and Tracy Abbott
  • George and Mary Jane Adams
  • Emily Adler Boren
  • Linda Aiken
  • Fred and Margaret Alexy
  • Thomas and Rosemary Alfonso
  • Roland and Kathe Allen
  • Andrew and Karen Amerling
  • Jim Andretta
  • Michael and Stephanie Angelucci
  • Anonymous
  • George Articolo
  • John and Diane Asiel
  • John Austin
  • James Ayers
  • David Ayers
  • Anthony and Barbara Badalato
  • Bob and Ginger Bailey
  • Elizabeth Ball
  • David Ball
  • Andrew and Irene Bania
  • Catherine and Steven Barber
  • John and Ann Barber
  • Richard and Carleen Baright
  • Richard and Ruth Barney
  • Roger and Fay Barrows
  • Lionel and Deborah Barthold
  • Marion Bartlett
  • Chuck and Kim Barton
  • John Basinet
  • Carl and Cindy Baxter
  • Edward and Sally Becker
  • Nancy Beekman
  • Paul and Colleen Bell
  • Robin and Bryan Benak
  • Carl Bennette and Nancy Howland
  • Richard and Janet Berls
  • Lucinda and Av Bhavsar
  • Gregory and Laura Bibler
  • Gerard Bielak
  • Dedra and John Birkenstock
  • Arthur and Alison Birney
  • Robert Blais
  • Donald and Jayne Blum
  • John and Mara Borek
  • Carol Borin
  • James and Monica Ann Botto
  • Brant Bottum
  • Stuart and Sallie Bowling
  • Betsy Brainard and John Maier
  • Richard and Susan Brainard
  • Allison Branson
  • Christopher Brassard
  • Bruno and Dorothy Brauner
  • James and Judith Breitenstein
  • Carol and Steve Broderick
  • Robert and Phyllis Bronzo
  • Miriam Brown
  • John Brown
  • Lawrence and Susan Brown
  • Sarah and Bruce Brown
  • Paul and Kathleen Browning
  • Glenn and Mary Brownstein
  • Douglas and Kim Bryant
  • Bob and Maureen Buhrmaster
  • Thomas Burleigh
  • Chester and Elizabeth Burrell
  • Richard and Sharon Burstein
  • Antonio and Norma Bustamante
  • Ted and Jane Caldwell
  • Dave and Mary Lou Canavan
  • Margaret and Peter Carney
  • Laurie Carr
  • David Cerveny
  • Cynthia Chamberlin and Keith Mountain
  • Albert and Marty Chanese
  • Glen and Malinda Chapman
  • Richard and Alice Chase
  • Frank Childress
  • James and Barbara Childress
  • George Cholakis
  • Robert and Alice Cisler
  • Christopher and Emily Clark
  • William and Lynn Clark
  • Lucinda Clark
  • Thomas and Susanne Clune
  • Michael and Mary Louise Coleman
  • Edward Collins
  • Peter and Tina Collins
  • David and Marjorie Comstock
  • Florence and Brian Connor
  • Kenneth and Mary Lou Cooper
  • Christopher and Deborah Corbett
  • Anthony Corsano
  • Diane N. Cowan
  • Michael Craft and Deirdre A. Diccicco Craft
  • Alison and Bruce Craig
  • Jane Craigie
  • William and Dale Creighton
  • Clyde and Katherine Creveling
  • John Cronin
  • Jane Cullen
  • Charles and Carla Cumming
  • Patrick Curtin
  • Thomas and Diane Damiani
  • Richard and Patricia Daniels
  • Lawrence D’Arco
  • David Darrin
  • Hannah Darrin
  • Robert and Kristin Davidson
  • Dekkers and Barbara Davidson
  • Robert and Holly De Buys
  • Philip and Lenore Defliese
  • Richard DeMartini and Jennifer Brorsen
  • Michael and Suzi DeSimone
  • Peter and Phyllis DeSmit
  • Richard D. and Larinice Dhein
  • Mark Dichiara
  • Robert and Diane Dickson
  • Christine DiGaetano
  • Charles and Ann Dolin
  • Bonnie Donnelly
  • Ellen Dorian
  • Donald Dorn
  • Mary Lou Doulin
  • William Eastham
  • Sheldon and Mary Eisenberg
  • Nabil and Kelly Eldib
  • Eleanor Eldredge
  • Richard and Nancy Elkin
  • Dean and Nadine Ellerthorpe
  • Robert and Elizabeth Ellis
  • Robert and Trisha End
  • Michel Evanusa
  • William and Sally Faber
  • Eleanor Faber
  • Patrick and Kathryn Fantauzzi
  • Cynthia Fanusie
  • Philip and Cynthia Farbaniec
  • David E. Farbman
  • Sarah and Thomas Faulkner
  • Joseph and Patricia Favero
  • Rebecca Feigen
  • Scott Fein and Patricia Martinelli
  • Linda Schadler Feist and Thomas Fiest
  • Steve and Mary Fiato
  • Leo and Martha Fishel
  • Allen and Debra Fishner
  • John Flagg
  • David and Jane Floyd
  • Laurence Fogelson
  • Debra and David Foote
  • Stuart Forman and Ellen Hitzrot
  • Paul and Emily Frederick
  • Harrison and Tricia Freer
  • George and Lesley Froehlich
  • John and Claire Fulco
  • Jane Gabriels
  • Lawrence and Elizabeth Garbo
  • Michael and Angela Gleasman
  • Bonnie and Glenn Goldberg
  • Neil and Jane Golub
  • Bonnie Gontier
  • Paul Gordon
  • Andrew and Marjorie Gorelik
  • Robert and Carmela Gorman
  • Chuck and Charlotte Gosselink
  • Wallace Graham
  • James Grande
  • Edman and Virginia Gray
  • Paul Guerra
  • Elizabeth Guest
  • Jane Gunther
  • Robert Gwirtzman
  • William and Ruth Haase
  • Andrew and Judith Hadjandreas
  • Thomas Halbach
  • Robert and Kathleen Hale
  • Jules and Gale Halm
  • Jennifer and Austin Handler
  • Jeff and Kara Haraden
  • Jim and Lori Anne Harris
  • Peter and Karie Hayes
  • Kevin Hedley
  • Charles and Janis Heiden
  • Beverly Heineman
  • Dorothy Henry
  • Peter and Susan Herman
  • Victor and Yvette Hershaft
  • Bob and Kim Heunemann
  • Janet M. Hickey
  • Robert and Anne Higgins
  • David and Carolyn Hoeschele
  • Michael Hogan
  • David and Stephanie Hollander
  • John and Ellen Hubbard
  • Paul and Patricia Hummel
  • Scott and Carole Hunt
  • Paul and Susan Hurley
  • Kristee Iacobucci
  • Paul and Jane Ingrey
  • Robert and Mary Anne Jackson
  • H. Thomas Jarrett
  • Jean Jelliffe
  • David Jensen
  • Russell and Carol Jockel
  • John and Ann Marie Johnsen
  • Robert and Susan Johnson
  • Guy Johnson and Pamela Altman
  • Mark and Mary Johnson
  • Jeremy Jones
  • Stewart and Dianne Jones
  • Steve Jones and Mary Nohara
  • Robert and Carol Kafin
  • Jean Kahn
  • David and Tamara Kaiser
  • Stephen Kalajian
  • Rosemary Kamholz
  • Paul Kasselman
  • Blair Keller
  • C. Stuart and Melissa Kelley
  • David and Sally Kelly
  • John and Helen-Jo Kelly
  • Dorothy Kennedy
  • Victor and Carol Kessler
  • Ralph and Jullia Ketcham
  • Patricia Killorin
  • James King
  • The Estate of Janet Kireker
  • Marie and Charles Kireker
  • Gerald and Rose Kirwin
  • Robert and Mary Klebe
  • Susan Klebl
  • Alan and Joan Kliger
  • George Knapp
  • Gordon Knight
  • Ronald and Patricia Knott
  • Gloria Koch
  • John Koerner
  • Alfred and Dorothy Kopf
  • Eric Krantz and Cheryl Tucker
  • Andrew and Phyllis Kreek
  • Stephen and Colleen Kriz
  • Peter and Nancy Kudan
  • Ginger Kuenzel
  • Mikiko Kurosaka
  • Cheryl Kuster
  • Kristine and John Lanchantin
  • Douglas and Arlene Langdon
  • Steven and Linda Lant
  • Christopher Lawrence
  • Charles and Patricia Lawrence
  • Stuart and Martha Lazarus
  • Donald and Audrey Lehn
  • Anne and Richard Lennox
  • Robert Golde and Pamela Lester Golde
  • Peter and Glenda Lewis
  • Peter Leyh
  • Scott and Betsy Linkowski
  • Thomas and Cheryl Linton
  • Mark and Megan Lucier
  • Eugene and Mary Ann Lutz
  • Richard and Barbara MacDowell
  • Scott MacFarland
  • Nancy Mackay and Henry Bisner
  • John and Lorraine MacKenzie
  • James and Diane Mahar
  • Paul and Helen Mallon
  • Gerald and Madeline Malovany
  • Andrew and Joyce Manchester
  • Roy Marshall
  • Richard Martin
  • Douglas and Evelyn Marzloff
  • Stephen and Ann Mason
  • Peter Masters and Susan Corbett
  • Edward and Judith Mastoloni
  • Arkley and Florence Mastro
  • Charles and Dolly Mayer
  • Nancy and Bruce McClellan
  • Walter and Isabel McConnell
  • Joyce McCormac
  • Robert and Lynn McCormick
  • Robert McDonough and Charlanne Ryan-McDonough
  • James and Lynne McGill
  • Thomas and Elizabeth McGrath
  • Suzanne and Paul McPhillips
  • William McVeigh
  • Richard Mead
  • David Meath
  • Peter Menzies and Gretchen Jordan
  • Michael Merola
  • Peter Meyers
  • Anne Middleton
  • Jean Miller
  • John and Karen Milvaney
  • Albert and Katherine Mitchell
  • Anthony and Joan Mitola
  • Richard and Barbara Moccia
  • Vincent and Maria Mongelli
  • Milo and Judith Moore
  • Ernest and Barbara Moritz
  • George and Anne Morris
  • Herman and Evelyn Muller
  • John and Theresa Murnane
  • Neil Murray
  • Richard Navitsky and Tanya Leinicke
  • Robert and Francine Nemer
  • Eileen and Joseph Nichols
  • Raymond and Donna Obssuth
  • Harry and Kathleen Odabashian
  • Matt and Rebecca O’Hara
  • Jarek and Violetta Olesiak
  • Richard and Christine Oliver
  • Robert O’Reilly
  • Michael and Marie O’Reilly
  • Thomas Ormandy
  • Thomas Ott
  • Kimberly and Mark Pacala
  • John Pariseau
  • Richard and Ann Parker
  • Blackwood and Joan Parlin
  • Anna Parlin
  • Turner and Molly Parlin
  • Tim Parlin
  • Kenneth and Lauren Parlin
  • James and Elisabeth Parlin
  • Nancy Pasanen
  • Vincent and Christina Patrizio
  • Ed and Nicole Pieper
  • Christopher Poppe
  • Richard and Debra Provenzano
  • Charles and Gail Puckette
  • Frank and Rosemary Pusateri
  • Christopher Pye
  • David and Judith Quist
  • Steve and Kathi Ramant
  • Denise and Robert Randall
  • Marilyn Randall
  • Myron and Barbara Rapaport
  • Nancy and Theodore Reale
  • Margaret Reid
  • Jerry and Cathy Reinhart
  • Bernard Renois
  • Don and Joyce Rice
  • John and Margaret Ringer
  • Kenneth and Jane Robbins
  • Richard Robertello
  • Hugh Roberts
  • Christopher and Karen Robinson
  • Mary Rodell
  • Nadine Rogg
  • David Rowley
  • John and Joan Ruef
  • Sandra Rust
  • Frank Salamone
  • Thomas and Susan Sargent
  • Marie Sauerwald
  • Margaret Schadler
  • Edmund and Jennifer Scheiber
  • Richard Scheurer
  • Douglas and Alyson Schultz
  • Donald Scott
  • Mimi Scully
  • Steve and Debby Seaboyer
  • Elsa and James Sears
  • Karl and Kim Seitz
  • Gary and Christina Seldomridge
  • Duane and Barbara Semcken
  • Joshua Shannon
  • Donald and Deborah Shannon
  • Stephen Sikora
  • John and Janet Silliman
  • Lenton and Barbara Simms
  • Henry and Diane Singer
  • George Singer
  • Todd Slingerland
  • Bryan Smead
  • Thomas Smith and Allen Gosser
  • Paul and Nancy Smith
  • Scott and Mary Smith
  • Rebecca Smith and Michael Coffey
  • Charles and Susan Snyder
  • Henry and Beth Sommer
  • Pete and Heidi Spencer
  • Laura Springer
  • Larry Steinhart
  • Thomas and Cheryl Stevens
  • Bonnie Stevens
  • Ann Storandt
  • Rachel Strader
  • Emil and Anita Stranzl
  • Richard and Jacqueline Strobel
  • William and Lisa Stromberg
  • Robert and Angela Strong
  • John Strough
  • Bob and Bobbie Stuart
  • Frank Suozzo
  • Robert and Nancy Szapucki
  • John and Lee Tabner
  • David and Allison Tamburelli
  • Kathleen Taylor and Donald Pompliano
  • Brooks Teele
  • Maureen Theisz
  • Sally Thurston
  • John and Patricia Tierney
  • Gerald and Myra Tolchin
  • Jean Tompkins
  • John and Linda Toner
  • Craig and Lora Treiber
  • Robert and Beth Tully
  • Mark Tyburski
  • Lauren Tyler
  • Kenneth and Elizabeth Uhl
  • David and Margaret Van Dyck
  • Michael and Patricia Vaughn
  • Judith Viering
  • David and Ellen Wagner
  • Richard Watkins and Lisa Conrad
  • John and Laura Werner
  • Nick and Laurie West
  • Constance Whitaker
  • Robert and Janet Whitaker
  • David and Mary White
  • John and Roberta Whiteley
  • Charles and Paula Williamsen
  • Joseph and Judith Willner
  • John and Annis Wilson
  • Duncan and Delphine Winter
  • Ike Wolgin
  • James and Jean Wolitarsky
  • Ted and Barbara Wray
  • E. Richard Yulman
  • Rachel R. Zarghami and George Obergfoll
  • Sherry Ziegenbalg
  • Charles Zimmerman


  • AmazonSmile Foundation
  • Anoatak Fund of the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund
  • Charles C. Freihofer III Advised Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
  • Helen V. Froehlich Foundation
  • Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Hoopes Family Foundation
  • Keeler Motor Car Company Charitable Foundation
  • Margaret A. Darrin Charitable Trust
  • Nuveen Benevolent Trust
  • RBC Foundation
  • Spann Family Charitable Fund

Businesses & Organizations

  • ACF Environmental
  • Arcady Bay Estates Homeowners Association
  • Arrowhead Equipment
  • Assembly Point Association
  • Barton And LoGuidice, PPC
  • Blue Water Manor
  • Bolton Landing Marina, LLC
  • CLA SITE Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Planning
  • The Chazen Companies
  • The Chronicle
  • Davies-Davies & Associates Real Estate, LLC
  • DeFranco Landscaping
  • Desmond Media
  • Dunhams Bay Association, Inc.
  • F.R. Smith and Sons Marina
  • Filtrexx New York
  • General Electric Company
  • Goldman Sachs Gives
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Jarrett Engineers PLLC
  • Lake Champlain Sea Grant
  • Lake Forest Acres Homeowners, Inc.
  • Lake George Association
  • Lake George Fishing Alliance
  • Lake George RV Park
  • Lake George Watershed Coalition
  • Meliora Design
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • North Country Landscape & Design
  • Ocean Properties, LTD
  • O’Connor’s Resort Cottages
  • Phinney Design Group
  • Pilot Knob Association
  • Property Owners of Silver Bay
  • Rush Island Improvement Assoc
  • Saratoga Sports Massage
  • Takundewide Homeowners Association, Inc.
  • Town of Lake George
  • Tri-State Administrators, Inc.
  • Village of Lake George
  • Wyckoff Shopping Center

Tribute Gifts

In Honor of Bob Bailey
  • Paul and Kim Huchro
In Memory of Robert L. Ball
  • Robert Ball
  • Mary Marshall
In Honor of Joseph Boochever
  • Lona Nonni
In Memory of Shirley Bryant
  • Susan and Richard Sandman
In Memory of Joseph Cacici
  • Michael and Maureen Cherubini
  • Jeffrey and Mary Keefer
In Honor of Dave Camper
  • Laura Lee
In Memory of Robert D. Cowan
  • Leigh Beeman
  • Joseph Bongiovanni
  • John Forner
  • Edward and Jane Hutchinson
  • Kevin and Colleen Jerwann
  • Lakeside Chapel
  • Mancini Family
  • W. David and Priscilla Sanderspree
  • Mr. Robert Stepansky
  • Eileen Behan Sweet
  • June Tranelli
In Honor of Duncan Dutch Darrin, Logan David Darrin, and Ava Juliette Darrin
  • Drake Darrin
In Memory of Vicki Glandon
  • Robert E. Glandon
In Honor of James and Jean Healey
  • Frank and Rosemary Pusateri
In Honor of Lake George Marathon Swim
  • Anonymous
  • Amy Azarow
  • Jane Babinski
  • Lisa Bain
  • Carol Bay
  • Robyn Blankenhagen
  • Bob Burrow
  • Paul Cassitto
  • Shulin Chinilson
  • Erin Chipalowsky
  • Rose Cirrincione
  • Robert Cogliser
  • Thomas Curley
  • Linda Curry
  • William Dailey
  • Rena Demeo
  • George Diepold
  • Ria Florez
  • Noreen Geraghty
  • Jessica Halbrecht
  • Linda Horiuchi
  • Shannon Keegan
  • Meaghan Kwarcinski
  • Kathleen Langdon
  • Derek Langgons
  • Joseph Leirey
  • Robert Lewis
  • Helen Lin
  • Maureen McAdam
  • Janet McArdle
  • Alison Meehan
  • Fumiko Miyamoto
  • Nancy Monbouguette
  • Marty Munson
  • Donald Nicholas
  • Fran O’Loughlin
  • Jennifer Olsen
  • Adam Pack
  • Gregory Pinchbeck
  • Brian Powell
  • Edmund Reagan
  • Red Tide of NYC
  • Paul Rekoff
  • Nancy Rieger
  • Edward Riley
  • Caroline Riley
  • Ann-Marie Riley
  • Mary Riley
  • Jennifer Riley
  • Renee Riley
  • Riley Family Foundation
  • Caitie Rost
  • William Rudge
  • Christopher Sammons
  • William Shipp
  • Edward Smith
  • Meg Steele
  • Jeffrey Steindorf
  • Anne Stoddard
  • Pamela Susman
  • Lisa Sweet Korpivaara
  • Janet Triani
  • Caitlin Ursini
  • Carol Vlahakis
  • Phillip White
In Honor of John Lang
  • Elsa and James Sears
In Memory of Charles T. Locke
  • Locke & Herbert LLP
  • TelecomPioneers
In Honor of Richard MacDowell
  • Richard and Barbara MacDowell
In Honor of Patrick MacWilliams
  • Leah Glasheen
In Memory of Bob Marshall
  • Peter Marshall
In Honor of The Nann Family
  • Lyndsey Tyler and Jeffrey Garibaldi
In Memory of Stephen Reynolds
  • Joseph and Jill Aulisi
  • Joy Cronin
  • Norman and Joanne Fivel
  • Keeler Motor Car Company Charitable Foundation
  • Shane Mahar
  • Russell Tharp Jr
In Memory of Jack Ryder
  • Lisa Ryder
In Honor of Steve Seaboyer
  • Abbey Kocan
In Memory of Annamary Smith/Larkin
  • Peter Larkin

In Kind

  • Jay Austin
  • Blue Water Manor
  • Fort William Henry Conference Center
  • Jeff and Judy Killeen
  • J.W. Sutherland, Ph.D.
  • The Sagamore Resort
  • Visual Planet, LLC

Match of Employee Contributions

  • Barton International
  • Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
  • GE Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation

2013–2016 Growth

  • total donors increased by 53%
  • total $ donated increased by 37%

2015/2016 Financial Summary

Assets 2016 2015
Cash in Bank Accounts $70,331 $314,618
Investment Portfolio *
Cash in Investment Accounts $0 $249,595
Marketable Securities $3,717,411 $3,670,726
Limited Partnerships $2,030 $3,277
Property and Equipment
Land $88,081 $88,081
Buildings $395,491 $395,491
Equipment, Vehicles, Software $134,879 $96,733
Gaslight Village
Conservation Easement * $719,381 $719,381
Depreciation and Amortization -$222,409 -$203,107
Total Assets $4,905,195 $5,334,795
Liabilities 2016 2015
Credit card payable $6,418 $1,886
Gaslight Village Conservation Easement * $0 $137,020
Office Property Loan $0 $435,933
Tenant Security Deposits $750 $750
Total Liabilities $7,168 $575,589
Operating Cash Flow
Operating Cash Flow * 2016 2015
Private Contributions $1,033,613 $909,685
Foundation Contributions $275,000 $525,440
Investment Transfers * $60,980 $367,760
Contracts $23,465 $60,331
Rental Income $9,000 $9,000
Total Operating Income $1,402,058 $1,872,216
Expenses 2016 2015
Administrative and general $122,594 $114,930
Program * $1,238,159 $1,571,772
Fundraising $111,592 $90,134
Total Expenses $1,472,345 $1,776,836
The full 2016 independent audit prepared by Whittemore, Dowen and Ricciardelli, LLP of Queensbury, NY, is available upon request. The figures above are presented in a format designed to facilitate an understanding of the sources of our revenue, the nature of our expenditures, and the financial status of our organization.

How We Invested Your Contributions in 2016

2015 Expenses Breakdown
Expense Area Percentage
Programs 84%
Administration 8%
Fundraising 8%

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