The Business Council of New York State, Inc., Council in Albany, NY

The Business Council of New York State, Inc., is the leading business organization in New York State, representing the interests of large and small firms throughout the state. Our membership is made up of roughly 2,400 member companies, local chambers of commerce and professional and trade associations. Continue reading

Kelly Foundation awards $100,000 grant to Sacramento Cottage Housing

SACRAMENTO, CA — March 13, 2016 —The Kelly Foundation awarded its 2017 Major Gift of $100,000 to Sacramento Cottage Housing, Inc., a not-for-profit agency that provides long-term housing and a supportive living environment for formerly homeless individuals and families. The award constituted the Kelly Foundation’s largest single donation of the year and has been used to reinstitute the popular Skylab program that provides children at the agency’s Serna Village community with homework assistance, mentorship and special activities. The community recently launched Girl Scout Troop #5836 with an inaugural group of 26 girls, three adults and one staff member. The remainder of the funds will be used to empower Sacramento Cottage Housing to become more independent and self-sustaining with regard to establishing inroads for point-of-sale fundraising opportunities.

“Sacramento Cottage Housing has a strong track record of transforming lives through its innovative practices, and we are excited to partner with the agency as it reinforces and strengthens its operational capacity for the future,” said Shawn Kelly Devlin, President of the Kelly Foundation and Chairman of the Board of River City Bank. “We are confident that this donation will position Sacramento Cottage Housing to enhance its efforts to help at-risk families and individuals in the Sacramento region get back on their feet.” Continue reading