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2019 Giving Thanks Event

November 1st, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Lake Ontario Conference Center, Oswego

Live Performance by the Lisa Lee Duo!

 

Click Here for a sneak-peek of some art that will be available in the art auction!

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2019 Giving Thanks Event Sponsors

 

Presenting Sponsor:

Exelon Generation

 

Gold Level Sponsors:

National Grid

G&C Foods

 

Silver Level Sponsors:

Amity Pest Control

Community Bank

NRG

Oswego County Federal Credit Union

Renzi Foods

Shineman Foundation

 

Patron Level Sponsors:

Dusting Divas

Kinney Drug Foundation

Pathfinder Bank

Sunoco, Inc.

Volney Multiplex

 

Supporter Level Sponsors:

Eastern Shore Associates

Financial Partners of Upstate

Fosters Funeral Home

Multi-Color Corp.


Art Auction

Donated art pieces will be sold to the highest bidder of the silent auction.

Photos below are of some pieces we have available. Check back daily for new photos!

      

                 "Castle" by Anna Lentzer                                                "Evening Falls" by Rod Best                      

        

                   "Fall Lights" by Sean Collins                                       "Grit" by Anna Lentzer

 

"Warm Autumn Hug" by Christine Hirsch


Press Releases:

 Renzi Foodservice is Silver Level Sponsor for OCO Fundraiser

Jamie King (r), marketing manager for Renzi Foodservice, presents OCO Development Coordinator Bridget Dolbear with a check in support of OCO’s upcoming “Giving Thanks” fundraiser. Renzi Foodservice has signed on as a Silver Level sponsor for the event which will be held Friday, November 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lake Ontario Convention, Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego.

“Renzi Foodservice is proud to partner with Oswego County Opportunities in support of their ‘Building Futures, Changing Lives’ campaign,” said King. “The programs and services that OCO provides can truly have a life-changing impact on so many people, and we strongly believe in supporting and giving back to our local communities.”

Renzi Foodservice joins the Shineman Foundation, National Grid, Amity Pest Control, Community Bank, N.A., Oswego County Federal Credit Union, and NRG as Silver Level sponsors. Proceeds from “Giving Thanks” will be used in support of OCO’s “Building Futures, Changing Lives” campaign, which focuses on empowering people to create a better life for themselves and their families and in turn improves the quality of life in our communities.

OCO’s “Giving Thanks”, presented by Exelon, will offer attendees a variety of harvest season themed food stations as well as beer and wine sampling. Tickets to OCO’s “Giving Thanks” celebration are $35 per person, $40 per person at the door and include food, refreshments, and beverage tastings. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.oco.org or contact Bridget Dolbear at 315-598-4717, ext. 1082.


Richard S. Shineman Foundation “Giving Thanks” for OCO

OCO Development Coordinator Bridget Dolbear welcomes the Richard S. Shineman Foundation as a Silver Level sponsor for OCO’s upcoming “Giving Thanks” fundraiser in support of its “Building Futures, Changing Lives” initiative.

“We are proud to support OCO at its annual Giving Thanks event,” said Richard S. Shineman Foundation Executive Director Karen Goetz. “Our foundation looks for organizations to partner with who are Catalysts for Change in our community. OCO is an exemplary organization whose services give people a hand up instead of a hand out when they need it, catalyzing positive change in their lives.”  Dolbear (left) and Goetz (right) are pictured here along with Richard S. Shineman Foundation Senior Administrative Assistant Penny Halstead.

The Richard S. Shineman Foundation joins Renzi Foodservice, Amity Pest Control, Community Bank, N.A., Oswego County Federal Credit Union, and NRG as Silver Level sponsors for “Giving Thanks.”

OCO’s “Giving Thanks” fundraiser will be held Friday, November 1, from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego.

“Giving Thanks” will have food stations with seasonal favorites from a number of area restaurants and eateries including: Alex’s on the Water, Blue Moon Grill, Canale’s Restaurant, Mimi’s Drive In, Tailwater Lodge, The Press Box, The Eis House, and GS Steamers. Additional stations will offer choices from Cake Commander, OCO Nutrition Services, Appledale Orchards, Mill House Market and CiTi. Wine and beer samples from Eagle Beverage will be expertly paired with the foods featured at each station.

Proceeds from “Giving Thanks”, presented by Exelon, will be used in support of OCO’s “Building Futures, Changing Lives” initiative, which focuses on empowering people to create a better life for themselves and their families and improves the quality of life in our communities as a result.

Tickets are $35 per person advance sale, and $40 per person at the door, Admission includes food, refreshments, and beverage tastings. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.oco.org or contact Bridget Dolbear at 315-598-4717, ext. 1082.


Lisa Lee Duo to perform at OCO’s “Giving Thanks”

 

The Lisa Lee Dou will provide the entertainment for the OCO’s annual “Giving Thanks” fundraiser.

The Lisa Lee Duo (pictured here) performs a wide range of hits from several decades of music, mixing a variety of musical genres including classic rock, modern and classic country, oldies, blues, pop, jazz and more. The Lisa Lee Duo, led by Lisa Lee’s sultry, soulful voice, featuring a dusky blues tonality and silky sweetness that sets her apart from other local vocalists, has made the band one of the most popular in Central New York.

OCO’s “Giving Thanks”, presented by Exelon Generation, will be held Friday, Nov. 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm at the Lake Ontario Convention, Event and Conference Center, 26 East First St., Oswego.

“Giving Thanks” will have food stations featuring an assortment of harvest season delicacies from some of Oswego County’s Favorite restaurants and eateries, including: Alex’s on the Water, The Eis House, GS Steamers and many more. Additional stations will offer choices from Cake Commander and OCO Nutrition Services, among others. Wine and beer samples from Eagle Beverage will be expertly paired with the foods featured at each station.

Proceeds from “Giving Thanks” will be used in support of OCO’s “Building Futures, Changing Lives” initiative, which focuses on empowering people to create a better life for themselves and their families and improves the quality of life in our communities as a result.

“We’re pleased to welcome the Lisa Lee Duo to ‘Giving Thanks,’” said OCO Development Coordinator Bridget Dolbear. “Their choice of music and their exciting performance will make the night even more enjoyable for our guests as well as the vendors.”  

Tickets are $35 per person advance sale, and $40 per person at the door, Admission includes food, refreshments, and beverage tastings. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.oco.org or contact Bridget Dolbear at 315-598-4717, ext. 1082.


Eis House Bringing Back the bisque at ‘Giving Thanks’ Celebration

 

Plans are under way for OCO’s annual “Giving Thanks” celebration. The event serves as an opportunity to highlight OCO’s many programs and services as well as a fundraiser to ensure that OCO will be able to maintain and continue to make these programs and services available. Set for Friday, Nov. 1, at the Lake Ontario Convention, Event and Conference Center on E. First Street in Oswego, OCO’s “Giving Thanks” event offers attendees a varied assortment of autumn inspired food and refreshments from some of Oswego County’s finest restaurants and eateries. Food stations throughout the venue will feature harvest season delicacies paired with wine and beer samples especially chosen to complement each food choice.

Above, OCO Development Coordinator Bridget Dolbear meets with Dustin Trimble at the Eis House in Mexico. The restaurant’s butternut squash bisque, a seasonal favorite, was the crowd’s choice for best dish at last year’s “Giving Thanks.” If you missed it in 2018, be sure to get a ticket for this year’s celebration because they’re bringing it back! For ticket information and sponsorship opportunities call 315-598-4717 Ext. 1082 or visit www.oco.org.


OCO Giving Thanks Set for November 1st

OCO, the community action agency for Oswego County, will hold its annual Giving Thanks fundraiser on Friday, November 1 at the Lake Ontario Convention, Event and Conference Center in Oswego.

Established more than 53 years ago, OCO offers more than 50 different human services programs that serve over 20,000 people annually. These programs strive to eliminate the impact of poverty and increase the quality of life in Oswego County. That, combined with a staff of more than 600 employees, makes OCO one of the most vital organizations in Oswego County.

OCO’s Giving Thanks event serves as a vehicle to highlight its many programs and services and as a fundraiser to ensure that OCO will be able to maintain and continue to make these programs and services available.

This year’s event will support OCO’s “Building Futures, Changing Lives” campaign,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “We value the ideal that people are strong and capable and have a right to, and deserve, a better life. We strive to empower the people we serve to make that value a reality and improve the quality of life in our communities.”

In keeping with its theme of giving thanks the event will feature an assortment of autumn inspired food and refreshments. Food stations throughout the venue will offer attendees the opportunity to enjoy harvest season delicacies from some of the area’s finest restaurants and eateries including: Alex’s on the Water, The Eis House, and GS Steamers and many more. Additional stations will offer choices from Cake Commanders and OCO Nutrition Services to name a few. Wine and beer samples from Eagle Beverage will be expertly paired with the foods featured at each station.

In addition to the tempting variety of food and beverages there will be a number of drawings, and new this year, an art auction featuring artwork created by OCO consumers and staff. Live entertainment for the evening will be provided by one of Central New York’s favorites, the Lisa Lee Duo.

 “To add to the wonderful support we receive from area restaurants and eateries several community-minded businesses have signed on as official sponsors for our Giving Thanks celebration,” said Development Coordinator Dolbear. “Exelon has returned as a Gold Level sponsor and are joined by Silver Level sponsors; Amity Pest Control, Community Bank N.A., Renzi Foods, and the Shineman Foundation. We’re grateful for their generosity and proud to count them among our community partners.”

OCO Giving Thanks fundraiser will be held Friday, November 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Lake Ontario Convention, Event and Conference Center, 26 East First Street in Oswego. Advance sale tickets are $35 per person, $40 per person at the door and include food, refreshments, and beverage tastings. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.oco.org or contact Bridget Dolbear at 315-598-4717, ext. 1082.

Pictured here are members of agency’s Development Committee. Seated from left are OCO Board Members John Zanewych and Crystal Perry, and OCO employees Linda Parry, Crisis and Development Services Program Assistant, and Patricia O’Connor, Executive Assistant. Standing from left are OCO employees Bridget Dolbear, Development Coordinator; Diane Cooper-Currier, Executive Director; Jo-Lyn Phillips, Human Resources Generalist; OCO Board Member Jill Lyon, and Christine Prevost, OCO Training and Performance Coordinator.