Robert J. Ludwig Community Service Awards Gala


Please support the Gala!

Join us  in person or virtually on December 9th, either from Key Hall at Proctors or the comfort of your own home.  For full details on the event click here.


Attend the Gala: See registrations options, click here
Sponsors: For information on our Sponsorship opportunities, click here

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Congratulations to our 2021 Honorees

Mr. Neil Golub

Community Service Award




Corporate Partnership Award



 Niskayuna Community Foundation

Philanthropic Leadership Award




Past Recipients


                            Individual Community Service Award: Ernest Kahn

                            Corporate Partnership Award: The Golub Family, Price Chopper

                            and the Golub Foundation

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: The Schenectady Foundation



                            Individual Community Service Award: Neal & Andrea Packer

                            Corporate Partnership Award:Polar Beverages

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: The United Jewish Federation

                            of Northeastern NY



                            Individual Community Service Award: Marty & Sue Farber

                            Corporate Partnership Award: Freihofer Baking Company

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: The Community Hospice



                            Individual Community Service Award: Eli Taub & Nancy Bell

                            Corporate Partnership Award: MVP Health Care

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: Niskayuna Central School District



                            Community Service Award: Eric & Ellen Kerness

                            Corporate Partnership Award: Cool Insuring Agency, Inc.

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: miSci



                            Community Service Award: Michelle Ostrelich & Howard Schlossberg

                            Corporate Partnership Award: The Daily Gazette

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: Living Resources



                            Community Service Award: Sharon Cutler

                            Corporate Partnership Award: M&T Bank

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the

                            Capital Region, Inc.



                            Community Service Award: Sonia Rubenstein

                            Corporate Partnership Award: Eastern Heating and Cooling

                            Philanthropic Leadership Award: Capital Region Chamber



                            Community Service Award: Dr. Stephen Berk

                            Corporate Partnership Award: Ellis Medicine

                            Social Justice Advocate Award: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate


To receive an invitation to the Gala please email the Gala Committee at




Hill & Markes
Salmon Law Firm
Eastern Heating
M&T Bank
Freihofer Baking Company
Golub Foundation
Nigro Companies
Cool Insurance
The Jewish Federation