As many of you will know from following our “Rebuilding a Better Tomorrow” initiative, we as a company have prioritized our local philanthropy efforts in recent months, learning about worthy causes that impact our greater capital region and partnering with the wonderful organizations who strive to make a difference in our communities.
One such organization is the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Rotary, and Schrader and Company, Inc. Vice-President Silas Schrader is a proud board member, on the ladder to become the organization’s president.
On the global level, Rotary defines itself as “a network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.” In operation for more than 110 years, rotary brings together passionate, motivated citizens to take action against the world’s most persistent issues. There are over 35,000 individual Rotary clubs.
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Rotary Club is in involved in all kinds of good works, including fundraising for local schools, support for regional food pantries, and providing educational platforms for such issues as clean water and the eradication of disease.
On April 3, Silas hosted fellow Rotary members for their meeting at the Schrader offices, and was able to share the Schrader and Company mission and history with these other involved citizens. Silas’s wife Leigh Schrader is also a membership chair for the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake MOM’s Club.
For the first time, the MOMs club will be joining Rotary by hosting a kids craft table at a popular annual fundraising event, a pancake breakfast on April 29th. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local Burnt Hills Ballston Lake community. Details can be found here.
We are proud of Silas’s involvement in such a worthy organization and the strong community connection he shares with Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. We look forward to learning more from him and this excellent club in the future.