Who, what, where and why and other GALA FAQ's you are wondering.

April 05, 2019

This event is SOLD OUT! We are now at capacity for the venue. Thank you to everyone who has rsvp’d!

READ it here: Crossroads GALA FAQ’s to print out.

What is Crossroads Center for Children?

Crossroads is a non-profit school which specializes in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to help children. Crossroads is located in Rotterdam. Students come from up to 10 surrounding counties and 30 school districts from the Capital Region. We were founded in 1998 to help the growing numbers of children diagnosed with autism, and to this day, the majority of our students come with this diagnosis; however, we also serve students with other special needs, as well as many with general education needs who come to be part of our phenomenal integrated preschool and nursery school classrooms.

Why is fundraising so important?

Crossroads is a registered 501c3 organization, making fundraising through events, grants and donations critical to fulfilling our mission. Your attendance will help us to meet our fund development goals and impact directly on our services to the children.

Where does Crossroads have its Gala?

This year’s Gala (4/13/19) will be presented at the beautiful Appel Inn https://www.appelinn.com/ located at 590 State Route 146, Altamont, NY 12009· (518) 861-6557. In previous years we have held our gala at other lovely venues in the area, such as the Mohawk River Country Club and Chateau in Rexford, the Waters Edge Lighthouse in Glenville, Key Hall in Schenectady, The Stockade Inn in Schenectady, Eagle Crest Golf Course in Clifton Park, the Mohawk Club in Niskayuna and Mallozzi’s in Rotterdam. Changing venues allows us to give business to the many beautiful establishments in the area, as well as to provide a change of scenery for our loyal guests.

Where do I stay?

Overnight guests have a variety of nearby hotels to choose from. Let us recommend the University Area Hampton Inn by Hilton. Located at 1442 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203, (518) 438-0001. Guests should use this BOOKING LINK:  http://group.hamptoninn.com/CrossroadsGala to reserve a room within a Crossroads Gala block that is being reserved at a discounted price ($121/night) especially for our overnight attendees.

What happens at the Gala?

Once you check in at the door, you’ll be able to enjoy a cocktail hour and mingle with friends old and new with common hearts about our cause. During this time there will be an abundance of food offerings as well as an exquisite array of silent auction items to bid on and wines to pull from a grand selection. Presentations will be made by Emcees, Heather Morrison and Steve Oill and Executive Director, Kelly Young, recognizing staff members, board members, special guests, and honor award recipients. Stunning foods will be prevalent throughout. The joys of music and dancing will be ongoing, brought to us by the phenomenal DJ Zac Barr who is donating his services for the evening for the 10th year in a row. The evening culminates in a live auction, to be led by the dazzling LeGrande Serras who is donating his services for our event.

Can I make a song request?

Yes! DJ Zac welcomes requests made in advance. Something new and exciting has just started! Please log in to the DJ Zac Barr interactive website http://djzacbarr.evpl.co/client to request a song! Your login is our event date of Saturday, April 13, 2019 and our password is “gala” (without the quotes). Please complete your request no later than 4 days prior to your event. Our login will be disabled at this time. You will need to know the title and artist of the song you are requesting.

What happens post-party?

After such an exciting evening, many head home, but for the adventure-seeking, there are many thrills awaiting in nearby downtown Schenectady or Albany.

Can I see the school sometime?

Sure! We love to give tours. Please reach out to schedule a time to come and let us show you around. In the meantime, you can see lots about us right online. Our website is brimming with stories about the work going on here as well as volunteers, donors, and other ways the community supports this very special school. One thing is for sure, once you see Crossroads Center for Children you’ll want to help forever.

Gala SAVE-the-DATE and SPONSORSHIP forms.Crosroads Center for Children’s 2019 Gala is SOLD OUT!