Crossroads DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Gala 2022

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    Crossroads Center for Children’s 2022 DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Gala

     You are cordially invited to attend. Use the link above to register ONLINE now, or use the cards below to mail in your RSVP. 

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact 

      Crossroads Center for Children’s 2022 DARE TO BE DIFFERENT Gala

       Save the Date!  

      Crossroads Center for Children presents this year’s annual gala, to be held on the evening of October 29, 2022 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.

      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! You can use the printable flyer, or the registration link for all opportunities. 

      • ATTEND  
      • SPONSOR — Several Opportunities   
      • ADVERTISE  
      • DONATE —- Themed baskets, gift cards, wines and items for baskets are needed for our Silent Auction and Live Auction.  All items are needed at the school, no later than Friday, October 14th.  
      • DONATE — Monetary contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated. 

      All funds raised go directly to running the school and clinic, and helping children and families from the region.

      All contributors will be acknowledged in our printed program and on a dedicated page —

      If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact 

      Use the button to register, OR download and print out our flyer. All the same options as our online registration, in old-school form. 
       Gala Sponsor_Honorary_Donor_STD_ flyer
    • This year’s Connecting The Community Award honorees are

      Cindy and John Barkowski

      Cindy and John have been involved with Crossroads since the beginning, being one of a handful of original families that brought the concept of an entirely ABA program for children into fruition for our area. Their son, John Jr. attended Crossroads and Cindy and John worked closely with the school, contributing on many levels. Through the years, Cindy has served the organization as a board member and has officiated in several capacities, including as board president. She has been instrumental to fundraising efforts, policy development, trustee recruitment, and general positive energy. 

      As the family prepares to move south for warmer winters, we cherish the opportunity to send them off with all the love and good wishes possible. A policy to not recognize current board, staff or family members for this award is not being broken, since they will be departing. 

      Barkowskis, we are thrilled to honor you for being lead connectors in our community, and for your compassion for our children and families. 



      Crossroads is also recognizing employees this year for milestone years of service to Crossroads.  

      We thank our Purple Sponsors for allowing us to offer our milestone employees to enjoy their special Gala compliments of a sponsorship. 

      This year’s Staff Milestone Awardees are

      20-Year Milestones:

        Kathy Heiner 

                  Shavonne Sanders 

      15-Year Milestones:

                  Melissa Cleinman  

                  Carolyn Sniezyk  

      10-Year Milestones:


      5-Year Milestones:

                Amy Ezekiel    


      We thank our Purple Sponsors for allowing us to offer our milestone employees to enjoy their special Gala compliments of a sponsorship. If we have more than 6 Purple Sponsors, we will offer complimentary attendance to other current long-term staff or current parents. 

    • Keep up with updates at this gala-dedicated blogspot:


      Join the fun by registering now for our auction: (coming soon)

    • Our amazing supporters:

      We are blessed to have the love and support of so many awesome folks. Please help us thank our sponsors, donors, and honorary committee for jump-starting this year’s event. Click to see – and thank – our supporters from last year’s event! We’ll changeover to this year’s event very soon. 

      Our Amazing Supporters
    • Hotel information for our out-of-town guests.

         A block of rooms is reserved for our out-of-town guests, at a discounted rate, at Marriott Mohawk Harbor.

      Event Summary: 

      Crossroads Gala Room Block 

      Start Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022 

      End Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022 

      Last Day to Book: Thursday, September 29, 2022 

      Hotel(s) offering your special group rate: 

      Courtyard Schenectady at Mohawk Harbor for 159 USD per night 

      Book your group rate for Crossroads Gala Room Block 


    • Register here for the AUCTION! It’s all mobile this year!

      Coming soon!


      This year we are running our auction on Bidding Owl. This is an online platform for nonprofit fundraising! 

      • Yes, that means mobile bidding!
      • Every bidder will register for the auction to bid on silent and live auction items.
      • This will make it possible for you to start viewing items as soon as we open it.
      • Bidding will open on 10/15 at noon.
      • You’ll get updates when you are outbid, and have fun bidding up until the last minute.
      • Only in-person bidders will be able to bid on live auction items.
      • So, use the link to create your account, download the app and start viewing items.
      Link coming soon!