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CEO's 2018 Community Action Luncheon

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Cost: $75

Welcome! Each year, the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) welcomes friends and supporters to an annual celebration, showcasing the mission and work of CEO in Rensselaer County while honoring individuals and businesses that are transforming their communities through advocacy, empowerment, investment, and compassion for those living in poverty. All proceeds from the event support organizational programs and services that reach more than 12,000 children and families each year.

CEO Mission

CEO creates partnerships and develops opportunities for social and economic growth and empowerment in individuals, families and communities.


2018 Honorees

Spirit of Community Action – Individual            Spirit of Community Action – Corporation

Kathy Lanni                                                                       CAP COM Federal Credit Union


Champions of Community Action

Kate Manley, President, Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce

Patrick Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Boys and Girls Club of Troy

Natélege Turner-Hassell, School 2 Principal, Troy City School District


2018 Annual Event Information

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Hilton Garden Inn, Troy (11:15am – 1:30pm)

  • 11:15am – Networking/Program Displays/Silent Auction
  • 11:45am – Doors Open
  • 12:00pm – Welcome
  • 12:45pm – Awards Ceremony

Corporate Sponsorships:  See Attached Levels and Benefits

Honorary Committee:  $125 per person; $200 couple

General Admission:  $75 per person


Community Action Awards

Spirit of Community Action – Individual and Business

Awarded to an individual and a corporation/business that truly embodies the essence of Community Action, whose passionate support and dedication to CEO and the greater community as a whole is unparalleled.

Champions of Community Action

Awarded to individuals in various industries - business, nonprofit and education, who demonstrate unwavering dedication in advocating for the needs of children and families who face economic hardship.

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