The 2019 Spring Gala, held on March 31 at the Albany Capital Center, was an evening to remember filled with delicious food, the sounds of one of the region’s favorite bands, Body & Soul, and nearly 500 guests enjoying it all.

    As well as being a fabulous evening of dining, dancing, and connecting with old and new friends, it was also a very important evening of fundraising to support the services Wildwood provides to over 3,500 people every year. The Wildwood Foundation team, the Gala Committee, Honorary Co-Chairs Nick and Lisa Preddice, community sponsors, Honorary Committee members and all the volunteers and attendees for the evening were responsible for raising over $250,000!

    The Undisputed Champions boxing program was featured in the OPWDD newsletter this month. Go here to see the article:

By Melinda Burns


    For many people, taxes can cause dread and stress. This year was especially challenging and  brought many changes to tax preparation. Three factors to remember for next year that help with the tax process remain constant: organizing financial documents, obtaining accurate tax preparation and evaluating the amount of withholding for next year.

    Last issue we reported on the ongoing strategic planning process. We are happy to report that the 2019-20 Strategic Plan has been completed and approved by the Wildwood Programs Board.

    For more than a year, Wildwood staff, the people we support, families, volunteers and other stakeholders, began work on the organization’s next strategic plan. A strategic plan is a written guide of the direction that the organization intends to take in the next few years. It involves examining the current environment for threats and opportunities before developing a plan to address the future.


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