Gala Nets Record $150,000 to Help Local CF Patients

(LOUDONVILLE, NY) – More than $150,000 was raised last weekend at the 13th annual Emerald Eve to benefit The Donna M. Crandall Memorial Foundation. Held at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, 385 guests helped make the charity’s only annual fundraising the most successful to date. Every penny will be used to provide financial support […]

13th Annual Emerald Eve Raises $150000

Thanks to everyone who joined us last night and contributed towards making the night such a success.

Christmas Cookies for CF Clinic

Joan Hart is organizing her annual Christmas cookie drive to deliver holiday cheer to the Albany Medical Cystic Fibrosis Center. Volunteers are asked to bake three dozen cookies. The cookies will need to be dropped off at Joan’s house between Friday, 12/6, and noon on Sunday, 12/8. Volunteers who wish to participate can contact her […]

Maria Dempsey Dinners Raising Money for the Foundation

Maria Dempsey was busy in the kitchen putting last minute touches on dinner for 10 won by the Tedesco’s at last years Emerald Eve. Maria served a four course meal to Kim and Frank Tedesco and there friends. Jack and Sarah Cheney were the wait staff and clean up crew for the evening. Maria is […]


(LOUDONVILLE, NY) – Expected to draw more than 350 guests and raise more than $130,000, the 13th annual Emerald Eve to benefit local cystic fibrosis patients via The Donna M. Crandall Memorial Foundation is set for Saturday, November 16 at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs from 7-11 p.m. “The Foundation makes us feel like everything is possible,” […]

Summer Project Winners Announced

On Friday, September 13th the lucky three winners were picked from the 2013 Summer Scratch Off Game organized by Michelle Jackson. The Lucky Three winners will each receive a ck for $1000. It is our hope that each winner will plan a fun short family trip Congrats to winners: Bianca, Joclyn and Rhionah

Ballston Spa High School Senior Organizes Bakesale to Benefit Foundation

A thank you to Dan Giroux a senior at Ballston Spa High School who organized a bake sale for our benefit at the Ballston Spa Film Festival in August. The Bake Sale raised $363.80 Thanks to Dan, Erin Borgolini, Jesse Dugan, Anthony Bennice and Caitlin Shanley who spent time this summer to help the foundation.

Where Are They Now

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: We followed up with people featured in past newsletters and Emerald Eve videos and thought you would like to know… Featured in the 2010 Emerald Eve video, the Egelstons of Fonda welcomed their sixth family member, Easton Noel on July 8th. Meanwhile, Rhionah, 11, is a successful, award-winning and passionate equestrienne, […]

Scratch Off Ticket Summer Project

In tribute to her sister Mary who loved scratch off tickets, Michelle Breton Jackson created special DMC scratch off tickets.  Each patient had the chance to win $20, $50 or $100. Mary’s favorite color was purple so Michelle hand painted purple scratch off paint on each ticket.

Foundation, National Designer Angela Moore Collaborate

The Donna M. Crandall Memorial Foundation has partnered with nationally acclaimed jewelry designer and artist Angela Moore to create a special theme bracelet to commemorate its 13th anniversary. Popular for her hand-painted jewelry, resort fashions and home accents, Angela designed the Foundation bracelet to reflect Donna’s Irish heritage, using symbols that were important to her. […]

Donna Crandall Foundation Inducted Into Society of Hope

Bill Trigg Chief Executive Officier of Make A Wish inducted the Donna Crandall Foundation into to the Society of Hope for our contribution to CF patient Kelly’s Wish at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy.