Pancakes & CLC’s Capital Campaign

Thank you to everyone that came out and made our 2018 Pancake Breakfast such a success!

It’s always such a treat to see our community of members come together to enjoy some great food and even better company.  This year, the breakfast was made extra special – we announced the CLC’s Capital Campaign – Columbia County Tomorrow, an effort to raise at least $7 million dollars to bring our work to the next level.  Over the last year, generous donors have already contributed over $6.5 million toward the campaign, so we are almost there!

The three main goals of the campaign are to make it possible for CLC to 1) act quickly to conserve critical parcels of land, 2) steward our 4,000-acre system of Public Conservation Areas to the highest standard, and 3) substantially expand our education and outreach programs.

If you’d like to learn more, please visit the campaign webpage.  You can make a contribution online, by mail, or by giving us a call at 518.392.5252, ext. 202.  Right now, your donation will be doubled, thanks to a pool of donors who have offered $175,000 toward a community match!

Once again, thank you to everyone that attended the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday! If you couldn’t make it, we hope to see you next year!  We would like to extend special thanks to the following:

  • Tri-form Camphill for hosting us and providing a wonderful performance by the bell choir
  • Mara and everyone at Simons Catering for cooking up delicious and creative pancakes (10 different flavors!)
  • The Mountain Laurel Band for delightful toe-tapping tunes!

Thompson-Giroux Gallery Show Benefits CLC

The artworks in Christie Scheele‘s solo exhibition Atlas/Hudson River Valley takes the viewer on a walk through the Hudson River Valley’s open spaces from Albany south to Manhattan.

In this exhibition Scheele brings together paintings, drawings, printmaking and mixed media and explores the personal and collective connection between our lives today and our increasingly fragile environment. Scheele continues her immersion into open spacious landscape painting. Using soft lines Scheele allows the viewer to sense and experience a particular place in our local environment; the way the light makes you feel as it changes during the day, how a place has it’s own color palette reflecting memory and process. Scheele’s use of color and atmosphere creates a suspended moment to experience the intangible power of nature.

With each destination on the “Site Map” we are invited to take an intimate look at how process, history and memory play a crucial role in our relationship to our natural environment.

In an effort to support our local land conservation initiatives, artist Christie Scheele and Thompson Giroux Gallery pledge 5% of any sales by the artist during Atlas/Hudson River Valley on view March 31-May 6, 2018 to benefit the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Woodstock Land Conservancy.

Please join us Saturday March 31st from 4-6pm for refreshments and live music by Josh Connors & Otto Gardnier.

For more information please visit or call 518-392-3336.
Thompson Giroux Gallery is located at 57 Main Street, Chatham NY 12037.

Development Director Search Re-opened

CLC is looking for a Director of Development to lead its multi-faceted fundraising program, with a focus on major/planned giving. The position reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for creating and executing strategies for major/planned gifts, annual giving, donor stewardship and recognition, fundraising events, and special campaign initiatives.

The ideal candidate is self-directed, goal oriented, has exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, enjoys working independently and is eager to be a part of a committed, collaborative team.

Click here to read the full position announcement and apply.