Please join us for our
Annual Fall Fundraiser

Thursday, September 19, 2024
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Helderview Pavilion at Orchard Creek Golf Club
6700 Dunnsville Rd
Altamont, NY 12009

Join us for a festive evening as we honor eight extraordinary women from the Capital Region who are working to positively impact their communities and the environment.

Proceeds from the annual Fall Fundraiser and silent auction support MHLC's mission to conserve and steward the lands and waters of the Mohawk and Hudson River Valleys for the benefit of people and the environment.

The event will feature an open bar and hearty buffet dinner by Settles Hill Catering, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, followed by the awards ceremony and an update on MHLC's latest projects.

Our online silent auction will begin on Friday, September 13th and is open to all. Many exciting items and experiences will be up for bid this year! If you would like to donate an auction item, please contact

Honoring Women in Conservation

Chris, Brittany, and Erin Nellis - Seventeen23 Farm
Susan and Sarah Ryhanen - Worlds End Farm
Pamela Schreiber - Eight Mile Creek Farm
2024 Event Honorees

Maura Mottolese | Saving Special Places Award

Debra Barnes Breitenbach | Dan Driscoll Volunteer Leadership Award

Event Sponsors

Honorary Committee

Christine Galvin and Rey Rettig, Chairs of the Honorary Committee

Eric D. Foster, MD
K. Drew Hartzell, Jr.
Ellen Jabbur
Charlie & Barbara Kruzansky
Jeff & Judy Leon
Cathie Love
Michael & Carolyn Sterthous
Erica Sufrin & Edward Horn
Peter & Rose-Marie Ten Eyck

Joel Bartfield
Sarah & Patrick Carroll
Barbara & Charlie Casey
Marilyn Murphy DuBois
Cinnia Edwards
Marilyn & Norman Fancher
Chris & Fran Gorka
Keith Lee & James Gaughan
Bill Little
Chuck & Barbara Manning
Thad Mirer & Irene Lurie
John Privitera & Louise Tarantino
Charles P. Scholes & Nancy C.Scholes
John & Peggy Sherman
Frank & Sarah Slingerland
Linda Stein
Peter & Vicary Thomas
Judy & Steve Thomson
Linda W. Weiss

Peter Bakal
Jeffrey & Martha Baker
Jeffrey Bender
Dan & Mary Berry
Susan & Gus Birkhead
Susan L. Blabey
Debra Barnes Breitenbach & Thomas Breitenbach
Alyson Brody
Margaret Craven Snowden
Don & Joan Csaposs
Harriett J. DeGraff
Robert S. Drew & Ann F. Eppelmann
Geoffrey & Lynn Edmunds
Kathleen Fetissoff
Jean Quattrocchi Finnegan
Harold Fried & Betty Daniel
Sandra & David Geisinger
Bob & Monica Gordon
Chris Hawver
Lucinda Huggins
Margaret Inderhees & Ned Foss
Carol Ipsen & James Alpert
Kate & Erik Kriss
Maureen Leary
Heather & Anthony Miller
Dave Munro
Janet B. Nardolillo
Bruce Nelson & Mara McErlean
Lorraine Plauth
Ellie Prakken & John Smolinsky
Arlene Mernit Sampson
Elliott & Penny Shaw
Laura Tenney & Gerry Boone
Harm Velvis & Marietta Schork Velvis
Connie Wilbur
Katherine & William Wolfram


Juniper Kriss
Linus Kieserman
Alejandro Sampson
Max Sampson
Nicholas Sampson