Colliding Forces: Our Annual Event and Impact Awards

Click for tickets to our 2nd Annual Event on June 27, 2019

Presented by:

Please join our Honorary Chair, Ellen Sax, MVP Healthcare for our 2nd Annual Workforce Event.

We believe in the power of colliding forces to  fuel innovation and that
when different sectors come together to work towards a common goal,
real and impactful change can occur.

Our annual event recognizes Impact Award recipients, individuals and businesses that believe in the strength and potential of young people and are transformers within their communities. All proceeds support innovative educational and career services for more than 250 young people each year.

2019 Impact Honorees

Kate McMahon, Rivers Casino & Resort
Spirit of Service Award


The Schenectady Foundation
Community Partner Award 


Katherine Maciol, Commission on Economic Opportunity
The Catalyst Award


Appolo Heating
Employer of the Year Award (Small/Mid Sized)


Precision Valve & Automation
Employer of the Year Award (Large)

2019 Sponsors

2019 Honorary Committee

  • Kelli Arnold*
  • Laurie M. Ballard
  • Erin Boggan
  • Robert Braathe
  • Melissa Clark
  • Robert Curley
  • Vicki DiLorenzo
  • Ellis Hospital Foundation
  • Gordon Furlani
  • Peter Gannon
  • Alan Goldberg
  • Denise Gonick
  • Robert Hennes*
  • Carrie Hillenbrandt
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Katherine Maciol
  • Ruth Mahoney
  • John Mastriani*
  • Kate McMahon
  • Dan Nolan
  • Steve Obermayer*
  • Ellen Sax
  • Stryker Communications LLC
  • Congressman Paul Tonko
    • * board members

Participation Info

  • Corporate Sponsorships: (See LINK Below for Levels and Benefits)
  • Corporate Honorary Committee: $150 per Company
  • Honorary Committee: $125 per person
  • General Admission: $75 per person

Event Details and Tickets

  • Glen Sanders Mansion,
    1 Glen Ave, Scotia, NY 12302
  • Tickets available: Link here
  • 10:00am – Noon
  • 10:00am: Registration, Networking, Brunch Stations
  • 10:45am: Welcome, Organizational Updates, Speaker, Video
  • 11:30am: Awards Celebration