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32nd Annual Food for Thought & All That Jazz

Presented by Marshall & Sterling Insurance with Honorary Chair, Ellen Sax, Vice President of Community Engagement at MVP

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
5:30-9:30 p.m.

Buy tickets to Food for Thought & All That Jazz

Get ready to indulge in a wide array of delectable dishes from students showcasing their culinary expertise, and immerse yourself in the smooth rhythms and soulful melodies of our talented jazz musicians, who will be providing the perfect soundtrack for the evening. Whether you're a jazz aficionado or simply enjoy good music and good food, this event promises to delight your senses.

Food For Thought & All That Jazz is not just about great food and music, but also about coming together as a community to help students succeed. Your presence at this event will help raise funds for SUNY Schenectady Foundation to make a positive impact in our community.

So mark your calendars and get ready for a night of incredible flavors, toe-tapping beats, and a whole lot of fun. We can't wait to see you there! All donations will support students at SUNY Schenectady where the need is greatest.

Presenting Sponsor

Marshall & Sterling Insurance logo

Louis Armstrong Sponsors

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Community Bank logo

Ella Fitzgerald Sponsors

About Our Honorary Chair Ellen Sax

Ellen Sax joined MVP Health Care in February 2014 and currently serves as the Vice President of Community Engagement.

In addition to developing and implementing MVP’s philanthropic focus, Ellen is responsible for expanding MVP's presence in the community through charitable giving, employee engagement and partnerships with nonprofit organizations and community groups throughout MVP Health Care’s footprint. Prior to joining MVP, Ellen was the Vice President for Community Relations at KeyBank.

Ellen holds an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University where she also received her undergraduate degree.

Ellen participates in a number of community endeavors including board chair of the B’nai B’rith Gideon Foundation and trustee for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCF) Upstate Northeastern NY Chapter. She also serves on the Board Emeriti of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, and the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In addition, Ellen serves on the Berkshire Bank Capital Region Advisory Council.

About Our Presenting Sponsor Marshall & Sterling Insurance

Marshall & Sterling is one of the nation’s largest independent agencies.

Since 1864, Marshall & Sterling Insurance has been the name synonymous with outstanding insurance coverage and customer service. We provide exceptional insurance coverage with unparalleled service and support for our valued clients.

As an employee-owned company, our experienced insurance professionals can assist with virtually any insurance need. Our pride in ownership drives us to be an insurance agency unlike any other.