30 Years and Growing: an Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, September 29, 2022
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Orchard Creek Golf Club
Altamont, New York

Join us for MHLC's most important fundraising event of the year, 30 Years & Growing, an Anniversary Celebration.

In recognition of her significant conservation efforts in the region, we will honor Dr. Margaret Craven. We look forward to gathering in person once again to celebrate with dinner among friends and a gorgeous view of the Helderberg Escarpment.

Event Honorees

Dr. Margaret Craven, the 2022 event honoree and an acclaimed Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has long been a supporter of MHLC. Dr. Craven protected her 87-acre property at the base of the Helderberg Escarpment in 2015 and has remained a key contributor in creating the Helderberg Conservation Corridor, providing donations for grant matches and working with neighbors to facilitate protection on their properties. Today, the Helderberg Conservation Corridor protects more than 3,500 acres – in large part to Dr. Craven’s passion for the land and relationships with neighbors in the area.  

Lorraine Plauth will receive the Dan Driscoll Volunteer Leadership Award. Joining MHLC as a volunteer in 2015, Lorraine has assisted on everything from workdays at our public nature preserves to events throughout the area - serving as a representative of MHLC and supporter of our mission.

Dr. Eric Foster will receive the Saving Special Places award for his efforts in local conservation. Dr. Foster protected his 104-acre parcel in 2018. When he and late wife Bonnie purchased the property, it was just the house and small acreage. However, when the opportunity to purchase the backlands to the Escarpment was made possible, they jumped at the chance. Since the protection of the property in 2018, both Dr. Foster and Dr. Craven were critical in protecting both Picard Farm and Heldeberg Workshop, making our conservation successes in the Helderbergs possible.  

2022 Sponsors


ENVIRONMENTALIST LEVEL
The Family of Ryan C. Long

PRESERVE LEVEL:
Ballston Spa National Bank
The Spinney Group
Young/Sommer LLC

FARM LEVEL:
Harris A. Sanders, Architects, P.C.
McSharry & Associates Realty
New Scotland Spirits
The Sunway Team at Morgan Stanley

Honorary Committee Members

CO-CHAIRS OF THE HONORARY COMMITTEE:
Harold & Lauren Iselin

CHAMPION LEVEL
Jeff & Kim Bryant
Marilyn & Norm Fancher
The Eric Foster Family  
Christine Galvin & Ray Rettig
Harold & Lauren Iselin
Charlie & Barbara Kruzansky
Agnes Leahy
William & Kathryn O’Rourke
Frank & Sarah Slingerland
John & Sally Ten Eyck

VISIONARY LEVEL:
Jeffrey & Martha Baker
Robert S. Drew & Ann Eppelman
Christopher & Fran Gorka
Ed Horn & Dr. Erica Sufrin
Bill Little
Irene Lurie & Thad Mirer
Erick McCandless & Antoinette Villani
Elliott & Penny Shaw
Peggy & John Sherman

CONSERVATOR LEVEL:
Bob Addis
Peter Bakal
Lise Bang-Jensen & Charles G. Houghton
Dan & Mary Berry
Susan L. Blabey
Ruth Bonn
John Brennan
Rachel Dressler & Charles Duncan
Geoffrey & Lynn Edmunds
Cinnia Edwards
Jean Quattrocchi Finnegan
David & Sandra Geisinger
Charles & Jean Gehring
Helene Goldberger & Paul Baitsholts
Bob & Monica Gordon
Marcia Hanson
Michael & Sheila Hart
Ellen Jabbur
Jeff Jones & Eleanor Stein
Drs. Rebecca Keim & Nathan Pruitt
Mark & Kristen King
Keith Lee & James Gaughan
Jeff & Judy Leon
Dan Lewis & Jan Fleischner
Jessica & Sean Mahar
Dave Munro & Eileen Hoffman
Janet B. Nardolillo
Henry Peyrebrune
Ellie Prakken & John Smolinsky
William Reinhardt, Gail Landsman & D.J. Reinhardt
Julie Sasso & Patrick McSharry
Josey Twombly
Claiborne & Elizabeth Walthall
John & Sarita Winchell
Katherine & William Wolfram

SPROUT LEVEL:
Stefanie Mahar