The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region's 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy honoring Linda G. Toohey and the McCarthy Charities


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Please join John J. Nigro & Murray C. Massry, 2017 Celebration Co-Chairs, and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region’s Board of Directors
in celebrating the extraordinary generosity and philanthropic leadership exemplified throughout our community.


Linda G. Toohey and The McCarthy Charities

Recipients of the C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
11:30 a.m.:
Registration    Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Luncheon & Program
Wolferts Roost Country Club, 120 Van Rensselaer Boulevard, Albany
$75 per person

Click here to register online now.

To purchase tickets by phone, call the Foundation at (518) 446-9638 during normal business hours.

For more information, please contact Mindy Derosia at (518) 446-9638 or


The C. Jordan Vail Spirit of Philanthropy Award is presented in recognition of those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and extraordinary commitment to preserving and enhancing the quality of life in our region. It is the Community Foundation’s privilege to recognize our 2017 honorees:
Linda G. Toohey is rooted in a family ethos of giving back to one’s community. Linda has committed much of her professional and personal life to serving the Saratoga region. Through her work, Linda has used her curiosity about her community to glean a clear understanding of the needs of our region’s nonprofit organizations. A natural leader, Linda serves as a tireless advocate for her community.  Coupled with her expertise in empowering and supporting community leaders, Linda has focused her philanthropy on investing in projects that help to build nonprofit organizational capacity and in programs to enrich our region.     The McCarthy Charities is a private family foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life in Rensselaer County, especially in education, social services and housing. It is operated today by a Board of Directors composed of Peter McCarthy’s direct descendants and recently celebrated 100 years of giving. The family’s commitment to giving back to the community that gave them so much is as devout today as it was in the early 1900’s. The McCarthy Charities has been a stalwart support for our neighbors in need and continues to invest in organizations which will enrich and educate our community for generations to come. 



Celebration of Philanthropy



The Massry Family



Hal and Shelly Connolly

Chet and Karen Opalka

Corporate Community Investors