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Celebrating the Good Works!

April 24, 8-11 pm

Hosts: Ellen Rocco and Jackie Sauter


Celebrating the Good Works! 

How to Contact Participating Nonprofits

This is just a sampling of organizations in our region that do good work; other
groups will be featured in the future:

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH)

The historic preservation organization for the Adirondack region with a mission to further better public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the region's architecture, historic sites, and communities through a variety of programs.
Keeseville NY

Adirondack Center for Writing

A resource and educational organization providing support and training opportunities to writers, aspiring writers, and people throughout the Adirondacks who enjoy reading.
Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths, NY

Adirondack Community Housing Trust

Committed to creating an inventory of adequate housing stock for purchase at affordable prices, reducing the cost of home purchases for families of median income, with resale to other income-qualified families. Serving the entire Adirondack region.

Adirondack Community Trust

The community foundation serving the Adirondack region; we build and manage permanent charitable funds created by individuals, families and organizatons to mprove the quality of life in our towns and villages. Our mission is to ensure that philanthropy is increasingly effective and that our charitable partners (ACT donors) meet their missions with excellence and efficiency. ACT has distributed over $10 million since its inception to nonprofits, community groups and students.
Lake Placid

Adirondack Council

Working to ensure the ecological integrity and wild character of the Adirondack Park; showing the world how people and nature can thrive together, the Council works to strengthen governance and policies, protect critical conservation lands, improve water quality, revitalize local communities, and reduce air pollution.

Adirondack History Center Museum/Essex County Historical Society

The Museum is home to the Historical Society. The mission is to provide opportunities for museum visitors to encounter Essex County's unique cultural heritage. The Museum also is home to the Colonial Garden and the Brewster Library, and sponsors a variety of special events throughout the year.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

A multi-disciplinary arts center, serving over 2,000 square miles of the Adirondack Park, ALCA serves as a presenter, producer, and educator in visual arts, theater, music, dance and film.
Blue Mountain Lake

Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival

Organizes six races and a Sports Expo each autumn in the towns of Chester and Schroon Lake to raise money for scholarships for high school students and to support cancer research.
Schroon Lake

Adirondack Museum

Expands public understanding of Adirondack history and the relationship between people and the Adirondack wilderness, fostering informed choices for the future.
Blue Mountain Lake

Adirondack North Country Association

ANCA is a private, nonprofit corporation that strengthens the economy and quality of life in the 14 counties of northern New York through informed, open debate and advocacy on economic issues critical to the region and through regionwide action on projects in agriculture, business and community development, forestry, human services, the arts and tourism.
Saranac Lake

Adirondack Park Institute

API provides funds to support experiential environmental education, interpretation and cultural programs at the two NYS Visitor Interpretive Centers in Newcomb and Paul Smiths, and seeks to inspire all generations to care about the Park's natural and cultural environments.
Paul Smiths

Adirondack Planned Giving Society

To increase the quality and quantity of charitable planned gifts in the Adironack Region by serving as a professional resource for nonprofit fundraising and estate planning professionals.

Saranac Lake

Barnabas House Homeless Shelter and Preventative Services

Provides the only supportive homeless shelter open every day of the year in Franklin County, serving rural (hidden) homeless men and women, providing food, shelter, clother and resource sharing; advocacy and counseling.
North Bangor/Malone

BluSeed Studios

A member-supported community arts organization whose mission is to provide space where artists have the opportunity to experiment, diverge, exhibit, and perform; to move ideas and aesthetics forward; to share this diversity with the community. Artist residencies, exhibitions, workshops, classes, concerts, open mics, and studio rentals.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Provides high-quality health care to the people of St. Lawrence County, and beyond; works collaboratively with other human service organizations to ensure quality health outcomes for patients and to improve the region's health status.

Clarence Petty Internship Fund

A partnership between the Adirondack Council and the Adirondack Community Trust offering a challenging internship experience to qualified college interns in honor of Clarence Petty's lifetime of work to ensure good stewardship of the state's public lands and sound decision-making about private land use in the Adirondack Park.
Lake Placid

Clayton Opera House

Presenting performing and fine arts programs and providing a venue for cultural and educational activities in the community. A full schedule of performance events being offered from June through September.

Clinton County Historical Association and Museum

The mission is to collect and preserve historical material pertaining to the county’s history and to interpret and celebrate our rich history through exhibits and programs. Currently reproducing for public exhibit hundreds of plate photographs, Faces of Clinton County 1880-1920: The Brush Studio Portraits.

Community Fund for the Gore Mountain Region

To grow a permanent charitable fund to assist nonprofits and other community organizations in their efforts to respond to community needs and opportunities, thereby helping to improve the quality of life in the towns of Chester, Horicon, Johnsburg, Minerva and Schroon-the goal is to promote a sense of belonging and a common desire to build a better future for people in our area.
North River

Community Supported Business Start Ups

We solicit donations from the community and then offer micro-enterprise grants to individuals with sound business start up ideas.
Across St. Lawrence County

Essex Community Fund

An ongoing philanthropic endowment dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Township of Essex; providing annual grants back to the community to support the preservation, maintenance, and enhancement of the natural ecology, environment, heritage, culture and aesthetic qualities of the Town.

Families First

A parent-designed agency providing support to any family in Essex County, with a particular emphasis on those who have children with emotional and/or behavioral challenges who are at-risk for out-of-home placement; a variety of support services are provided to help families maintain their children at home.
Essex County


A nonprofit organization seeking to end hunger and strengthen food security in northern New York State. We work to build a North Country where all of us have enough to eat and enough to share-where our food choices are healthy for us, for our communities, and for the environment. Healthy Food-Healthy Farms-Everybody Eats

Greater Adirondack Resource Conservation and Development Council

Sustaining resources, invigorating communities-providing a forum for people to develop solutions to protect our natural resources and enhance the economic vitality of the region.

Historic Saranac Lake

An architectural preservation organization that captures and presents local history from our center at the Saranac Laboratory Museum.
Saranac Lake

Hudson Headwaters Health Network

At its 12 health centers, HHHN provides primary care to everyone in the communities we serve, regardless of insurance or the ability to pay. HHHN services include urgent care, dentistry, behavioral health, and diagnostic imaging, and its main site in Warrensburg is open seven days a week and six evenings.

Hudson River White Water Derby

Organizers of the annual spring derby. This year, May 1-2. The derby was originally organized by the Johnsburg Fish and Game Club.
North Creek

Indian Lake Theater

Fosters culture and arts in Central Hamilton County through the operation of the theater as a community stage and screen venue; operates year-round, showing contemporary and classic films; presents performances by regional and nationally acclaimed musicians, dancers and theatrical groups; and provides space to schools, libraries and other organizations for lectures, meetings and other events.
Indian Lake

John Brown Lives!

A freedom education and human rights project dedicated to exploring the region's history of slavery, abolition and resistance, its legacy, and its connection to our larger national story. Through a variety of programs, JBL provides opportunities for the public to join the effort to end slavery in the world today and work for social justice. (under construction)

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

A year-round performing and visual arts center dedicated to presenting and fostering quality arts to inspire, enrich, educate and entertain people of all ages.
Lake Placid

Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and Humanities

To enhance the cultural life of the Adirondack region by shaping an environment that encourages creativity, and by bringing the talents of world-class artists to the community.
Lake Placid

Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties

Providing free, confidential instruction by trained volunteers to help adults achieve literacy or academic goals. Our vision is Lifetime Literacy for One and All. We will be holding our 8th annual spelling bee on May 1, 2010.

Mental Health Association in Essex

Advocates for mental health services and education for citizens of Essex County, providing a variety of support services to people experiencing mental health challenges.

New Land Trust

The Trust consists of 287 acres in Saranac with over 20 trails open for community use and supported by the community-cross-country ski, snowshoe, walk, birdwatch, picnic.

North Creek Depot Museum

Provides programs and exhibits relating to the history of the Central Adirondack Region and Town of Johnsburg for the education and enjoyment of our youth, and the general public.
North Creek

North Country Outreach Center

Our goal is to make it possible for local residents to find needed resources locally-clothing, food, child assistance, social services connections-bringing people and programs together. Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

North Creek

Ogdensburg Command Performances

To present the finest performances for the stimulation, inspiration and enjoyment of residents of northern New York and eastern Ontario including Broadway musicals, plays, concerts and internationally acclaimed dance productions as well as educational programs, lectures and workshops.

Pendragon Theatre

The only year-round professional theatre in the Adirondacks, Pendragon serves the Tri-Lakes Region of Saranac Lake with a vigorous repertory, and tours many of its productions throughout the region for both educational and public performance purposes.
Saranac Lake

Protect the Adirondacks!

A grassroots membership organization dedicated to the protection and stewardship of the public and private lands of the Adirondack Park, and to building the health and diversity of its human communities and economies for the benefit of current and future generations.
Saranac Lake/Niskayuna

Seagle Music Colony

The oldest and one of the most distinguished summer vocal msuci training programs in the United States, celebrating 95 years in 2010. Each summer, Seagle Music Colony trains thirty-two of the best and brightest aspiring opera and musical theatre peformers. As part of their training, the young artists present six fully staged and costumed productions of opera and musical theatre in Schroon Lake and around the region.
Schroon Lake

St. Lawrence Health Initiative

A community health improvement agency working to reduce the burden of chronic disease in both individuals and community by empowering individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to live healthier lives and by creating community-wide policy, environment, and practice changes to increase options for healthy living.

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY)

Dedicated to showcasing the folk culture and living traditions of the region. Through its archives, exhibits and programs, TAUNY celebrates and presents the North Country way of life.

Upper Hudson Musical Arts

Provides the Adirondack region with professional music performances year round, primarily at the Tannery Pond Community Center; maintains the highest standards of musical excellence in these performances; and, increases public awareness of classical and chamber music, making this music available to a broad range of audiences across the Park.
North Creek

Upper Hudson Rail Trail

Encourage the development of a rail trail from North Creek to Tahawus, using the existing rail corridor.

The Wild Center

A museum filled with a variety of learning experiences and opportunities designed to ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and set an example for the world.
Tupper Lake


About the Program:

NCPR will recognize the work of dozens of nonprofit organizations across the Adirondack North Country with music and conversation, as well as shout-outs to groups hosting special events and parties on this first (annual, perhaps) celebration of the work being done by health, civic, economic, culture, arts, education, environment, and media nonprofits.

This broadcast event has emerged from the work of the Adirondack Community Trust, the Adirondack Nonprofit Network (A.N.N., an informal network of leaders from organizations throughout the Adirondacks), and North Country Public Radio, which is serving as the media link for nonprofits across the region.

We are celebrating the diversity and depth of contributions made by nonprofits to the quality of life in our communities.