Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Friday, July 08, 2011

An Important Fundraiser

Since 1959, Father Peter Young has been dedicated to aiding the homeless, the unemployed, veterans and those battling addiction. His "glidepath" philosophy has the components of recovery, housing and employment. On Monday, July 18, he will be holding a fundraiser in Saratoga Springs to raise funds for his important work. The Times Union has an interesting story here with further details:
The 10th annual Father Peter Young's Saratoga Gala, traditionally held on the Monday before the opening of the track at the prestigious golf course, will feature the Nelson Riddle Orchestra with a salute to Frank Sinatra. Last year, the party with the Sammy Kaye Orchestra drew 343 supporters, said Margie Reilly, the events coordinator for Young's foundation.

"Father Young's foundation gets every single cent from the benefit," Reilly said. Peter Young Housing, Industries & Treatment provides services "from Buffalo to Brooklyn. We are statewide."

Young founded the organization in 1959, and through the years he and hundreds of his supporters have helped thousands of men and women, providing guidance and services to make their lives better. Currently, 3,000 people are employed by Young's programs.

Also, The Evangelist has stories here and here.
Here are some details.
Father Peter Young's Saratoga Gala
When: 6 to 10:30 p.m. Monday, July 18
Where: Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga Springs
Admission: $75 for individuals; $150 for patrons; $1,200 for gold table; $2,500 for platinum table
Information: Call Margie Reilly at 463-8109 or email