Saratoga Casino Hotel Makes A Difference with $120,000 in Donations

Saratoga Casino Hotel Makes A Difference with $120,000 in Donations

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (November 30, 2022) – Saratoga Casino Hotel celebrated ‘Giving Tuesday’ by donating $120,000 to twelve Capital Region non-profit organizations during their Make A Difference holiday luncheon in Vapor yesterday.

“Our annual Make A Difference event is something we look forward to every year,” said Skip Carlson, Vice President of External Affairs at Saratoga Casino Hotel. “We have some amazing organizations in the Capital District that give back in so many ways to make our community stronger. It seems fitting that on Giving Tuesday, we can give back to them so they can continue to make a difference in the lives of so many every day.”

Bo Goliber, AIM Services’ Chief Development and Communications Officer attended the event and commented on the $10,000 donation her organization received, “AIM Services is honored to be among this incredible group of recipients for Make a Difference. This generous commitment from Saratoga Casino Hotel toward our 2023 endeavors is going to make a huge impact in the lives of the people we support with developmental and intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injury by offering them access to more adventures, experiences, and meaningful opportunities. We are so humbled to be part of this amazing event.”

The following twelve organizations each received a $10,000 donation.

  • AIM Services, Inc.
  • Albany Medical Center Foundation
  • Capital Roots
  • The Donna M. Crandall Memorial Foundation
  • Folds of Honor
  • Franklin Community Center
  • Jake’s Help from Heaven
  • Saratoga Community Health Center
  • Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar
  • SNACpack Program (Saratoga Nutrition Assistance for Children)
  • Wellspring
  • The Wesley Community

Also in attendance for the event, Cindy Hollowood, Executive Director of Sponsor-A-Scholar expressed her gratitude, “Saratoga Casino Hotel continues to be a major sponsor of our organization each year. Because of their generosity and our successful annual Derby Day event held at The Lodge, we were able to accept more students into our program in 2022. We are forever grateful for their ongoing support.”

Over the last 19 years, Saratoga Casino Hotel has donated over $3.2 million to different charitable groups in the Capital Region. Their Make a Difference initiative that started in 2004 has since been their main charitable event to honor and provide funding to local non-profit organizations.

Photo Caption: Bo Goliber, Chief Development and Communications Officer and Christopher Lyons, Chief Executive Officer for AIM Services (center) receive a $10,000 donation from Saratoga Casino Hotel Executives; Skip Carlson, Vice President of External Affairs (left) and Sam Gerrity, Chief Executive Office (right).

About Saratoga Casino Hotel
Saratoga Casino Hotel, located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY, features slot machines, electronic table games, a luxury hotel, Vapor, Morton’s® The Steakhouse, a casual dining restaurant, three full-service bars, deli and a variety of guest services. Simulcast wagering is available and live harness racing runs February through mid-December. For more information, please visit or call 800-727-2990. Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses.  Please play responsibly.

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