Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar is grateful to all who attended our third annual Derby Party and most thankful for our Committee Members, Generous Sponsors and Honorary Committee Members who helped us raise over $142,000 for our students.


Julie Bonacio Robin Dalton Julie Johnson
Colleen Carlson Rachel Dunn Cara Milde
Jim Carminucci Mary Gavin Kristie Roohan
Carly Connors Jennifer Hennessy Heather Straughter


Gail Anderson & Gary Paplow Toby & Cara Milde
Gerard & Angela Amedio Raymond & Tina Morris
Jay & Alysa Arnold Michael & Kate Naughton
Balzer & Tuck Architecture PLLC Kyran & Tina Nigro
Agatha Benton Michael & Marlene Okby
Michael Billok Jeff & Lisa Palmer
Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC Frank & Delores Parillo
Skip & Colleen Carlson Albert & Melissa Parry
Jim & Karen Carminucci Zachary Passaretti & Eileen Iannone
Jo Ann Cassidy & Glen Benton Dr. & Mrs. Michael Patton
Robert & Carol Chauvin Michael & Diane Piccirillo
Complexions Spa Barry & Cindy Potoker
Carly Connors & Dalibor Ritopecki Brandon & Mary Querbes
Peter & Debra Copeletti Annie Quinn
Chuck & Monica Cronin Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Matt & Robin Dalton Saratoga's Community
Carl & Terry DeBrule Federal Credit Union
Linda Dooley Andrew Sciocchetti & Jill Anne Norton
Christopher & Andy Dolinski Nancy Sciocchetti
Richard & Kate Edwards Joshua & Chelsea Silver
Stephen & Barbara Ferraro Dr. Jennifer & Dr. Michael Smith
Scott & Erica Fuller Smith Chiropractic
Kevin Hamill Ronnie & Genny Solevo
Gary & Jackie Hasbrouck Christopher Spratt
Matt & Jennifer Hennessy Rod & Amy Sutton
Michael & Nancy Ingersoll Dr. Stephen Verral
Anonymous Tom & Renee West
Kyle & Danielle Kinowski Ethan & Anne Winter
Chip & Wendy Lawrence Tim & Colleen Yates
Rebecca Lawrence Gary & Jo Young
Frank & Colleen Messa Dmitry & Domenique Yermolayev
David & Ally Meyers David Leman & Jill Kovachick
Harold Simpson


Jim LaVigne & Mary Gavin

Saratoga Eagle Sales & Service, Inc.

The Swyer Family Foundation

Lew & Pat Titterton


River Farm America Foundation


Gary & Nancy DiCresce

ESMI Companies / Robert & Mary Grace Manz

Prime Storage / Robert & Lisa Moser

Skidmore College

EXACTA SPONSORS ($2,000-$2,500)

Adirondack Trust Company Lemery Greisler, LLC Vince & Patty Riggi
Michael & Susana Hoffman Chirstopher Dailey Foundation Saratoga Honda & Northeast
D.A. Collins Companies Stewart's Foundation Acura
Tim & Lisa Higgins David & Kathy Perry Dan & Kristen Bobear
Scott & Julie Johnson Ron & Michele Riggi Anonymous


Pickett Family Foundation United Group of Companies Fingerpaint
Prime at Saratoga National Peter & Megan Vail Ben Ford & Jean Dugan
Thomas & Mary Quandt Thomas & Tamara Valentine Harvey & Cassie Fox
Regent Street Holdings, LLC Vincent & Lou-Ann Verdile Dieter & Michele Funiciello
Walter & Margaret Reidy Terry & Janice White Robert & Karen Golden
Roohan Realty/Tom & Kristie Roohan Bill Wilmot & Joan Taylor Golub Family Foundation
The Wishing Well Restaurant Greg & Suzanne Grande Saratoga Casino Hotel
Pennell's Restaurant Jeffery & Susan Halstead Saratoga Hospital
Kyle & Jennifer Perry Bonacio Construction, Inc. Saratoga National Bank & Trust Company
Jeff & Heath Ames Gary & Beth Harker John & Mylea Aldrich
Harlan-McGee of North America Stewart's Shops John Angelos & Margaret Valentine
julie&co REALTY, LLC. Stone Bridge Iron & Steel, Inc. Ascent Wealth Partners
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Brian & Heather Straughter Cool Insuring
Leonard Bus Sales Michael & Linda Toohey Gary Dake & Aimee Taylor
M&T Bank Turner Construction Keith Ferrara
Paul & Sylvia Heiner Derek & Mary Hallquist

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Our Mission

Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar is a ten-year-old nonprofit corporation formed by local residents, Skidmore College, the Saratoga Springs High School and the Saratoga Mentoring Program.  Its purpose is to assist fiscally disadvantaged students in Saratoga Springs who are academically capable of achieving their dream of attending college but who do not have the same opportunities as other students.

Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar is dedicated to the philosophy that every student showing academic motivation and potential should have the opportunity to finish high school and continue on to college. For many financially disadvantaged students, this goal would be beyond their reach without the support and guidance of caring adults. Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar provides qualified students with mentors and college preparatory help during high school and financial assistance during college.

Board of Directors

James C. LaVigne, Executive Director    Lewis H. Titterton, Board Chair
Hon. Scott Johnson Julie Bonacio
Jim Carminucci Robin Dalton
Gary Dicresce Michelle Hubbs
Mary Grace Manz Mike Piccirillo
Walter Reidy Kristie Roohan
John Snow Pat Titterton
Tom Valentine Janice White

For more detail click on How The Program Works in the navigation menu

PO Box 107, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518-587-9155 or 518-581-0979