‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ – Jesus (Acts 20:35)

It is our belief that serving and giving back is the best way to live. Serve Albany wants to help make it as easy as possible to sign-up and volunteer to serve with one of the great nonprofits in Albany.

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Brunch Series

October 20 - Funding

  • Location: The Blake Annex - 1 Steuben St, Albany NY

  • We could use more funding, but how? Does the same fundraising that worked in 2019 still work? Should we still be focusing on big events and galas? Are we all competing for the same grants and generosity from the same philanthropists? What are some ways to work together?

  • Moderated by Dylan Hall - The Community Foundation

  • Current Panelist:

    • Coach Carmen Duncan, MSW, Chief Coach and Founder, Mission Accomplished Transition Services

    • Peter Gannon., President and CEO, United Way of the Greater Capital Region

    • Eric Guzman, Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless- IPH

  • November 17 - Nutrition

    • Location: The Honest Weight CoOp - 100 Watervliet Rd, Albany NY

    • How can we address food insecurity, as well as other health issues like diabetes and obesity. How do we provide healthy food that is both accessible and culturally appropriate?

    • Moderated by Tracie Killar - Director, South End Children's Café

    • Current Panelist:

      • Alex Mytelka, The Honest Weight CoOp

      • Alex Alam El Din, Special Initiatives Manager, The Food Pantries of the Capital District

      • Jammella Anderson - Founder, Free Food Fridge Albany

      • Tiana Minervini , Assoc. Dir of Outreach Services, Joseph’s House and Shelter

  • December 15 - Pregnancy

    • Location: Albany Public Library - Washington Ave

    • How can we best support pregnant moms and new parents, especially in the case of teen unwanted or unresourced pregnancy.

    • Moderated by:

    • Current Panelist:

      • Will Babarczy, Executive Director, Alpha Pregnancy Care Center

      • Lara Madison, WILLOW (Women and Infants Linking Lifetime Opportunities for Wellness), Albany County Department of Health

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