Capital Cup for Kids Supports the Ronald McDonald House

Tim Hamilton (Wealth Management Advisor), team captain for Elks Lodge #49, played in the “Capital Cup for Kids,” an annual hockey tournament that raises money for the Ronald MacDonald House Charities of the Capital Region. The tournament, held from April 26th to May 5th, was celebrating its tenth year, it was Elks Lodge #49’s second year of participation, and Atlas’ second year as a “Hart” level sponsor. Tim’s team raised nearly $7,000 for 2019 and the tournament made over $200,000.

Four-year-old, Azalea, was the “honorary captain” for Tim’s team this year. She was diagnosed with amplified high risk neuroblastoma in 2017. She is currently in her second round of treatment at Albany Medical Center.

The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home,” free of charge, for families of children facing life-threatening conditions. Thanks to generous donors, volunteers, and the community, the families of children undergoing medical treatment can stay in a safe, supportive environment without the need to worry about the basic necessities. If you’d like to learn more about The Ronald McDonald House and its upcoming events, go to http://rmhcofalbany.org/

Tim Hamilton (right), team member Dave Randall from North American Hockey Systems, Inc., Troy, New York (middle), and Azalea (left) warm up for the annual “Capital Cup for Kids.”

Crossroads Center for Children Annual Gala

On Saturday, April 13th, 2019, Gregory (President and CEO) and Alicia Britton (Marketing Coordinator) represented Atlas, a Gold Sponsor, at the Crossroads Center for Children Annual Gala. The event included a silent and live auction.

Crossroads Center for Children has been providing the Capital Region with high quality education for children with special needs and developmental disabilities for twenty years. They were celebrating this milestone with staff, former students, parents, family, friends, donors, and sponsors. Please view http://crossroadcenter.org/ for more information.

Gregory and Alicia Britton attending the Crossroads Gala, held at The Appel Inn in Altamont, New York.

CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge

On May 16th, Toby Potterton (Managing Director), Loni Lee (Client Service Specialist), and John Heslin (Investment & Planning Analyst) took part in the 2019 CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge, a 3.5-mile race benefitting the Albany Damien Center and Family Promise of the Capital Region. Thousands of runners and walkers representing hundreds of local organizations teamed up with their co-workers and raised over $45,000.

Toby Potterton (left), Loni Lee (middle), and John Heslin (right) representing Atlas at the CDPHP® Workforce Team Challenge race in Albany, New York’s Empire State Plaza.

Albany Institute of History & Art Museum Gala

Barnaby Bullard (Wealth Management Advisor) attended The Albany Institute of History & Art Museum Gala on June 7th, 2019. The museum gala is the Institute’s largest fundraiser, raising money to support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. Atlas was proud to be a corporate sponsor for the event.

The Albany Institute of History & Art is one of the oldest museums in the United States. It houses a unique collection of the Upper Hudson Valley region’s artwork and artifacts, and many other pieces of local and national significance. See https://www.albanyinstitute.org/ for events, exhibitions, and more information.

Going Green: Free Shredding and Shopping Totes

Protect your identity and recycle at the same time! The Albany, Atrium Drive office is now offering free shredding for our clients. The shredding bin is located in the lobby adjacent to the entrance. If you’re looking for other ways to protect yourself from identity theft, see https://www.usa.gov/identity-theft for helpful hints.

In response to the New York State plastic bag ban, effective next March, we are also offering our clients free Atlas shopping totes (while supplies last). It is estimated that New Yorkers use 23 billion plastic bags a year. As these bags do not degrade, they oftentimes end up as litter, clogging our roads and waterways, posing threats to our wildlife, and ending up in our landfills. Greenhouse gas emissions also rise as a result of their production and disposal. Join Atlas in the effort to promote a more environmentally-friendly New York. In March 2020, New York will join California and Hawaii as the only states that prohibit the use of single-use bags. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/earth-day-governor-cuomo-signs-legislation-banning-single-use-plastic-bags-new-york

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