8.3.2020 If you haven’t joined our Gala Auction group yet, now’s the time to do so.

Join through this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/564653850912773/ 

Bidding opened at 6 am this morning! You have a week to bid, bid, bid and raise money for Crossroads Center for Children!

Bidding will end at 2 pm on Sunday 8/9. Winners will need to provide their emails to us. We will send you an invoice for your item to pay privately through PayPal. Then you may pick up your item at the school where we can bring it right to you in your car.

Thank you for supporting our school!

7.30.2020 Our big day is a week away! If you are a sponsor, or if you bought a ticket, check your email for everything you need to know. Please check out this video from the Friesens to learn more about this special couple that we are honoring this year!


7.28.2020  Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets for this year’s Gala! We are shutting down the purchases at this time, as we have passed the date to get our numbers to the venue.

Everyone can join our private auction group on Facebook to bid on the auction items. The link will be live on August 3rd at 6am, and bidding will go until Sunday August 9th at 2pm.


7.16.2020  A friendly nudge to get your auction items to us by 4 pm on 7/22, and tickets by 4 pm on 7/24.


Thanks for your support!

6.12.2020 Going partly virtual.

Dear friends, We are looking forward to our event on Thursday August 6th, but have decided that despite our best efforts a fully in-person event is not manageable for us this year considering the current covid-related climate.

We will be sharing more details soon, but in the meantime please note that our event will include one or two in-person components such as meal pick up, with our program to be transitioned to virtual platforms that you will be able to access from the comfort and safety of your home.

We thank you for your patience and kind support as we continue to navigate and decide for the health and safety of our guests and staff members amidst a sea of challenges.

5.13.2020 New Gala date is Thursday, August 6th.

Dear friends, Our annual Dare To Be Different Gala is our most special event, and we look forward to a new date that we’ve selected with our venue, to gather safely. We look forward to holding our event at the River Stone Manor on Thursday, August 6th, from 5 to 10 p.m.

If you’ve already purchased tickets, you do not need to do anything. We will plan to see you on the 6th. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please find a link below to do so.

If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Ramotar, Resource Development Specialist at Vickir@crossroadcenter.org.

Many thanks for your patience and understanding. In case of any changes, we will again post updates here on our website,  our Facebook page and through our email system.

Get on our email list!


Please hold off on any new ticket purchases. Our Gala is postponed until the COVID-19 precautions and restrictions are lifted.

We will post all updates when we set a new date with our venue. The situation quickly went from groups of 500 to groups of 250 the other day when we made the decision to reschedule, and is now a far lower number. We are so thankful for all who have offered their help and support at this challenging time for all. We hope all of our team members, families, friends and neighbors are staying healthy.  


Dear friends, we were trying hard to continue forward with our plans for our Gala, but we truly have no choice at this point. We are going to postpone our event, and are in the process of securing a new date with our venue.

This decision did not come easily. Indeed, it is not only our biggest fundraiser each year, but also a very special time for us to come together with friends old and new, and celebrate our mission in a heart-felt way.

However, the health and safety of our entire community must come ahead of all else. We will certainly let everyone know of our updates as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you have already paid for your tickets, sponsorship, etc. your attendance will be honored at the event as planned. If you need to request a refund, please reach out as soon as possible.

Thank you all for your support and understanding.

Crossroads Center for Children’s 2020 DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Gala

Invitation card, front

 April 4, 2020 is our Gala and we hope you will join us.

Help us thank our generous supporters! (Click here, please!)

Crossroads Center for Children presents this year’s annual gala, to be held on 4/4/2020 from 5 – 10 pm at the River Stone Manor in Glenville, N.Y. This very special event is held to raise revenue to run the school and its programs that benefit children from all over the Greater Capital Region.

We’re thrilled to be honoring Jessica and Stewart Friesen at this year’s gala!

The success of the evening starts with our generous community! Please help us to raise funds by considering one or more of the opportunities below!

Attend! Purchase Tickets online or print out the invitation & rsvp this due date has passed.

Sponsor!SPONSOR Gala2020 Form this due date has passed.

Honorary Committee! HONORARY COMMITTEE Gala2020 Formthis due date has passed.

Advertise! ADVERTISING Gala2020 Form this due date has passed.

Donate an item/s for the auction!AUCTION DONATIONS Gala2020  Form new due date for all items is July 22.  this due date has passed.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Vickir@Crossroadcenter.org.

Learn more about this year’s honorees, Jessica and Stewart!

How Jessica and Stewart Friesen are racing for Autism Awareness and for real help for Crossroads Center for Children!


Science in Mind.2020 Dare To Be Different Sponsors | Honorary Committee | Donors