Category: News

Local Hero Takes On Marathon for a Cause! 🏃‍♂️

We’re thrilled to share some amazing news with our community! Dirk Manhin, a dedicated supporter of FCC, laced up his running shoes and tackled a marathon—all in the name of charity! Dirk, working with Boston Marathon sponsor, Bank of America, generously chose to fundraise for FCC as he trained for the upcoming April 2024 marathon….
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Saratoga Springs organizations team up for donation drive

WAMC Northeast Public Radio | By Aaron Shellow-Lavine Published March 11, 2024 at 4:53 PM EDT Click here for complete story.  A monthlong food donation drive is continuing in Saratoga Springs. The Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library is partnering with the Franklin Community Center on the drive. Development Director Mary Beth McGarrahan says that the…
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Franklin Community Center Greets Addition of Three New Board Members

At their recent board meeting, Franklin Community Center (FCC) voted on the addition of three new members to its board of directors. Being an active force in Saratoga County for over 40 years, the organization has a long history of providing basic necessities and services to individuals and families. Through its various programs, FCC strives…
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FCC Selected as Grant Recipient by The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust

Award to support Project Lift and meet the increasing demand for youth services Saratoga Springs, NY – Franklin Community Center is excited to share the news of being selected as a grant recipient by The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust. This generous award, amounting to $10,000, will be instrumental in supporting Project Lift. Established in…
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Tedisco, Santa honor West Avenue Pizza in Saratoga Springs with NYS Empire Award

From complete article, visit https://www.saratogian.com/2023/12/22/snapshot-tedisco-santa-honor-west-avenue-pizza-in-saratoga-springs-with-nys-empire-award/ State Sen. Jim Tedisco (R,C-Saratoga Springs) teamed up with St. Nick as they bestowed the prestigious NYS Senate Empire Award, the highest honor for small businesses, upon West Avenue Pizza. The dynamic sibling duo, Mario and Jennifer Cardenas, received the accolade during the festive “Dinner with Santa” fundraiser at their…
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$380,000 Donation Fuels Local Food Pantries Across NYS

For full article –> https://capitalregionchamber.com/news/380000-donation-fuels-local-food-pantries-across-nys/ To close out 2023, with a continued focus on community, Broadview Federal Credit Union will donate more than $380,000 to help alleviate hunger and food insecurity throughout New York State. This end of year donation highlights Broadview’s ongoing commitment to fighting hunger in the communities it serves, including the Capital…
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Holiday spirits soar at 2023 Saratoga SantaCon

Downtown Saratoga Springs came alive with the festive sights of red hats and joyful faces, brimming with holiday spirit during the annual Saratoga SantaCon fundraiser for Franklin Community Center on Saturday, December 16, 2023. A big thank you goes out to the bars and restaurants that participated in hosting the event. Special recognition is owed…
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KeyBank awards Foundation grant to Project Lift

KeyBank awarded a generous charitable donation of $15,000 through their KeyBank Foundation, the bank’s charitable foundation to Franklin Community Center’s after school program, Project Lift. Although Project Lift Program Director, Colleen O’Connor Potter, was concluding the final week of the program and couldn’t attend, FCC’s Development Director, Mary Beth McGarrahan, was present at the breakfast…
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