2022 Summer Gala

Thank you for attending! Our 2022 summer gala was a huge success! 

Over $300,000 was raised in scholarship aid thanks to our generous attendees and donors.



Join us in honoring the

Step back in time to the golden era of the Paul Smith’s Hotel. 

The theme will capture the atmosphere that existed at the turn of the last Century around 1900. This is when Paul Smith was the proprietor of one of the most famous resort hotels in North America. By recapturing that time, the Gala will include an evening of enjoyment and education, providing a better understanding of who Paul Smith was and the legacy he brought to the Adirondacks.


Date: Thursday, August 11

Location: Paul Smith’s College Joan Weill Student Center

Time: 5pm

SOLD OUT! Registration is now closed, however, there is still an opportunity to donate! Click here to explore ways to give.

Dress code: Cocktail attire, either current attire or from the 1900s (period dress), a time when the Paul Smith’s Hotel was flourishing!

Dietary restrictions: If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know in advance so we can be sure to accommodate. Please contact Mary McLean at mmclean@paulsmiths.edu.

Sponsorships available

Please contact Mary McLean at mmclean@paulsmiths.edu for more information.

About The Adirondack Foundation

The Adirondack Foundation’s mission is to enhance the lives of people in the Adirondack region through philanthropy.

The generosity of the people living in the Adirondacks was the driving force behind the Adirondack Foundation’s creation in 1997, when it began building charitable assets to strengthen Adirondack communities. Since then, they’ve worked with thousands of generous individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to channel philanthropy into our communities and ensure everyone who loves this place can thrive in it.