Adopted Nonprofit Program Adopted Non-Profit History:The program began in 2002 as a means to educate and increase awareness of local non-profit agencies, and to provide volunteer opportunities for WBC members. The Regional Food Bank was selected as the first adopted organization. It proved to be a rewarding experience for both the WBC members and the Food Bank, and it was decided to continue the program.
2015 Adopted Nonprofit Application
2015 Adopted Nonprofit Responsibilities
For more information, contact:
Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber
Brandi Miller at (518) 431-1443
The Women's Business Council is pleased to announce its Adopted Nonprofit for 2014 is the Bus Stop Club.
The organization was chosen from a large pool of worthy candidates. While the decision was extremely difficult, as all the applicants are deserving, we feel confident that raising awareness and supporting the mission and services that the Bus Stop Club provides in the Capital Region will be a mutually beneficial partnership.
As it is our tradition, we are seeking members to donate raffle items for each program. All proceeds will go the Bus Stop Club.
The Bus Stop Club
“Being the recipient of the Women’s Business Council 2014 adopt a not for profit program has exceeded my expectations. Not only did we surpass our funding goal, but more importantly the Bus Stop Club has gained an abundance of exposure and support from the Women’s Business Council. While attending, networking and speaking at the programs we gained two new board members, a staff member and Bus Stop Club members. The Bus Stop Club was also awarded a donation of $1,500.00 due to the recognition that we received as the Women’s Business Council adopt a not for profit. Our overall goal at the Bus Stop Club is to continue to expand and share our mission, the Women’s Business Council has provided us with such a platform that we’ve done just that. It’s been an amazing year with an amazing group of professionals.”
-Angela Tobin, Executive Director, The Bus Stop Club, 2014 WBC Adopted Nonprofit
WBC Adopted Nonprofits
The WBC's Adopted Nonprofit program began in 2002 as a means to educate and increase awareness of local nonprofit agencies, and to provide volunteer opportunities for WBC members. The Regional Food Bank was selected as the first adopted organization. It proved to be a rewarding experience for both the WBC members and the Food Bank, and it was decided to continue the program:
2013: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of NENY
2012: Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB)
2011: Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless
2010: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
2009: Dress for Success
2008: Colonie Senior Service Centers Inc.
2007: Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region
2006: Unity House of Troy, Inc.
2005: The Women's Employment & Resource Center (WERC)
2004: Clearview Center
2003: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
2002: Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York