Communicating Beyond Words

On May 17, 2008, Springbrook hosted its third annual gala event at the historic Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

The event and theme for the evening "Communicating Beyond Words " was a rousing success with a capacity crowd of family, friends, staff, community and corporate leaders.

Tom Maggs Springbrook Foundation Board Member welcomed gala attendees and talked movingly about the late Walter Rich and Karine M. Rich.

Senator James Seward presented the 2008 Springbrook Emblem Award to Karine M. Rich of Cooperstown, New York.

The Springbrook Emblem Award acknowledges and celebrates remarkable individuals whose lives show and indeed are emblematic of, an admirable balancing of hard work, love of family, social involvement, and dedication to Springbrook’s mission.

2008 Sponsors

Silver - $ 10,000

Relph Benefit Advisors

Contributing - $5,000

Country Club Chevrolet/GMAC

Tom & Patricia O'Brien

The Rich Family

New York Central Mutual

Energy East Corporation

The Fernleigh Foundation

Maggs & Associates

SWBR Architects

Table - $2,500

Bryans & Gramuglia, CPAs, LLC


NBT Bank

Wilber National Bank

Seward Sand and Gravel

Mirabito Fuel Group

LeChase Construction


Friendship - $1,500

Haggerty Ace Hardware

Sustaining - $1,000

Hinman, Howard & Kattell

NY Business Dev. Corp.

Security Mutual Life

McCarthy Building Company

NY Susquehanna & W. RR


Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making this evening special.

Silent Auction Donors

Thank you to everyone who supported the silent auction.

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