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THE LEXINGTON FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE
Celebrating the 60th Year of the Agency’s Founding and the 10th Anniversary of Flame
Gloversville, NY--The Lexington Foundation, dedicated to providing support to Lexington’s programs and services for children and adults with disabilities and their families, has announced that it will hold an event, THE LEXINGTON GALA on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at The Center at Lexington, 465 N. Perry Street, Johnstown. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour, and dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. The theme of the event is “Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Lexington and the 10th Anniversary of Flame” and will benefit the development of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts. The event is open to the public.
The Lexington Gala will be held in the newly renovated spaces at The Center at Lexington at 465 N. Perry Street, Johnstown. “The spaces at The Center will be filled with artwork and music, and the event will be a celebration of the rich history of our agency and Flame, as well as a celebration of the successes of the people we support,” said Wally Hart, Lexington Foundation Executive Director. “We are excited about the opportunity for the community to come together with our Lexington family to see what we have accomplished.”
The Lexington Gala will feature a silent auction, a cocktail hour with hot and cold hors d’ouevres served butler style and by buffet, a served dinner featuring a choice of prime rib with Portobello mushroom au jus, sea bass with mango chutney, pork tenderloin with apple cranberry compote, pasta bundles, a dessert buffet, and fine wines and a full bar will be available. Also at the event, Flame, Lexington’s world-renowned rock band, will unveil its fifth CD, “Still Burning,” and provide the evening’s music for listening and dancing pleasure. Each attendee will get a copy of the new CD. Tickets for the event are $100 per person.
During the Gala, Lexington will present the 2013 Lexington Awards to a “Community Partner of the Year” a “Community Volunteer of the Year” a “Business Partner of the Year.” Direct support staff, administrative staff and leadership who received Employee of the Year Awards will be recognized. Sponsors of the event to date are:
DERBY OFFICE EQUIPMENT
HILL & MARKES
STEVEN SMITH, PE
PROFESSIONAL FIRE PROTECTION
NUNN'S MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Proceeds from the Gala will support the development of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts which will offer enrichment in music, painting, pottery, photography, culinary, theatre and other artistic endeavors for all members of the community. A music studio that would be open to the community will offer opportunities to learn and perform with Flame’s guidance will be a key component of the Paul Nigra Center. The Lexington Foundation is undertaking the fundraising necessary to develop the Paul Nigra Center and the full array of programming under consideration.
LEXINGTON NAMED A “TIMES UNION TOP WORKPLACE FOR 2013”
Gloversville, NY – Lexington, Fulton County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Times Union Top Workplaces for 2013. Lexington was one of five Capital District companies named to the list that has an employee base of 500 or more.
The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 37 major publishing partners and recognizes a list of 150 National Top Workplaces. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and one in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what is on the minds of their employees.
“We want to thank our employees for making Lexington one of the Times Union Top Workplaces for 2013,” said Shaloni Winston, Lexington Executive Director. “Part of Lexington’s mission statement is ‘to be the best possible employer.’ This means we go to great lengths to make Lexington a great place to work, where employees feel valued, nurtured and respected. Employees find fulfilling, meaningful careers here and enjoy being part of our family and it shows in this award.”
One aspect of Lexington’s culture that sets it apart from other companies is the Agency’s Nurturing Environment program. “Our Nurturing Environment Program has been in place for over a decade and is instilled in everything we do,” said Shaloni Winston. “The people we support and our employees are part of this program that continually looks at all aspects of our organization for improvements…24 hours a day, 7 days a week. From increasing employee morale to insuring quality care for those we support, Lexington’s Nurturing Environment program sets the standard for excellence.” One aspect of the program is a monthly meeting that provides an open forum for families and individuals to share experiences, ideas and concerns with Agency staff and administration with the goal of continuous improvement.
The Times Union published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Sunday, April 21. In addition to five “large” companies with 500+ employees, also included on the list are 15 “medium” companies (150-499 employees) and 25 “small” companies with 35-149 employees. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.