The East Greenbush Education Foundation announced four Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored at its annual gala on April 8 from 6-9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, N.Y. Three alumni – Dr. James Baldwin ’72, Andria (Obermayer) Hanley ’84 and Andrea Neiman ’01 – and community member Burke Adams will be honored at the popular springtime event.
The gala is open to the public and tickets cost $45 per person. There will be cocktails, dinner, student performances and a silent raffle.
All proceeds from the gala go towards providing summer enrichment grants for East Greenbush Central School District students. This presents opportunities for our students to attend camps and enrichment programs they may not be able to afford otherwise.
Since 1985, the Education Foundation has awarded over 3,200 enrichment grants to students from kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12). Your contribution to the Foundation supports these grants.
To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit the Education Foundation website or call Colleen Hytko at 518-207-2531.
Hall of Fame Inductees
Dr. James Baldwin ’72
- Chief of Staff/VP of Excelsior College
- Superintendent at Questar III BOCES from 2002-2015
- Volunteered with Tech Valley Education Foundation, East Greenbush Board of Education, Defreestville Area Neighborhood Association and the Re-imagining Catholic Education commission
Andria (Obermayer) Hanley ’84
- Vice President of Development at Miami’s Camillus House, the largest service provider for the homeless in Miami Dade County
- Involved in the community as a member of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Board, the Coral Gables Community Foundation Board, the City of Coral Gables School and Community Relations Committee Vice Chair, and the Educational Excellence School Advisory Committee for Coral Gables Senior High
- Breast Cancer survivor and former board member of the Komen Foundation
Andrea Neiman ’01
- Art teacher at Columbia High School and chair of the Art Department
- Works closely with CAP, the alternative education program at the high school
- Driving force in starting the Equine Therapy program for at-risk students to participate in equine training at a local rescue farm
- First recipient of the new Community Service Award
- Founder of the Jaime M. Adams Miracle Field in East Greenbush, the first multi-purpose sports field for special needs athletes
- Coached Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball, girls softball and track and field in East Greenbush
- Founding member of the Hudson-Mohawk Road Runners Club