ALBANY & TROY, NY –The Sage Colleges, which is celebrating 100 years, will continue its Centennial celebration with a black-tie gala on Friday, October 21, 2016 at The Armory at Sage located at 130 New Scotland Avenue on the Sage College of Albany campus.

Founded in 1916, Russell Sage College was one of the very first institutions to offer women the means of economic and social independence through preparation for professional careers. While preserving Russell Sage as a women’s college leader and model, The Sage Colleges has also grown and evolved and continues to provide access to education for a diverse group of students through, not only Russell Sage College, but also Sage College of Albany, our graduate schools, our School of Professional and Continuing Education and Russell Sage Online.

The Sage Colleges would like to thank all of our Centennial Gala sponsors, donors and community partners and acknowledge our major sponsors which include:

Diamond Sponsor:
Sano-Rubin Construction Services

Gold Sponsors:
Crisafulli Brothers
MagicWig Productions, Inc.

Silver Sponsors:
BBL Companies
Franklin Plaza Hospitality Group
Tri City Rentals

The October 21 Centennial Gala begins at 8:00 pm and will feature delectable stations, desserts, and cocktails by Franklin Plaza, and live entertainment by the Grand Central Station Band.  All proceeds from the gala will benefit the Centennial Scholarship Fund.

For sponsorship and ticket information visit centennial.sage.edu/gala/.
For a complete listing of Centennial events visit centennial.sage.edu/events/.

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Russell Sage College was founded in Troy, New York, in 1916 by Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage and named in honor of her late husband, who had left her his considerable fortune. With Eliza Kellas, head of the Emma Willard School, Mrs. Sage was active in the women’s suffrage movement. In founding the new college, they proposed to offer women the means of independence through the combination of broad education in the liberal arts with preparation for specific professional careers.

Today The Sage Colleges consists of Russell Sage College in historic downtown Troy, NY a comprehensive four-year college for women offering bachelor’s degrees in the liberal arts and sciences as well as professional fields; and the coeducational comprehensive four-year Sage College of Albany, in our capital city, offering bachelor’s degrees and practical experience designed to prepare students for the careers of today and tomorrow. Through the School of Professional and Continuing Education, Sage offers bachelor’s degree completion programs designed for busy, working adults. Sage’s graduate schools – of Health Sciences, Management and the Esteves School of Education – are coeducational environments offering advanced study for professional practice and leadership through master’s degrees, post-master’s certification in a wide variety of applied disciplines, and doctoral degrees in professional disciplines. They serve both recent college graduates, including Sage students in accelerated bachelor’s/master’s programs, and individuals already at work in their professions. Students can also pursue select bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs online through Russell Sage Online.

ABOUT OUR SPONSORS:

Sano-Rubin Construction Services
For over a century, the region’s most sophisticated owners, architects, and engineers have invited Sano-Rubin Construction Services to build for them. Nearly all have come back for their next project. Sano-Rubin’s employees are Engineers, LEED Accredited Professionals and Project Managers respected throughout the region. In short, they are a group of highly trained, widely experienced professionals who have worked repeatedly as a team to deliver excellence.

Crisafulli Brothers
For 75 years Crisafulli Bros. has provided plumbing, heating and air conditioning design, installation, service and scheduled maintenance to its residential and commercial clientele.  Founded in 1939, Crisafulli Bros. now spans three generations combining the pride and craftsmanship you expect from a locally owned and operated family business with the resources and knowledge available from a large national company.  With over 100 employees, Crisafulli Bros. is one of the largest mechanical contracting companies in the Capital District and has set the standard for Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning craftsmanship in the area.

MagicWig Productions, Inc.

At MagicWig, their biggest strength is their talent, and their differentiator is their quality. Their people are among the best in the industry, and their award-winning work has been recognized internationally. They have the experience to know how to do things right the first time, and they know where to dedicate creative energy and budget dollars to get the best looking final product with the most impact for your audience. At the core of their business is one fundamental value. They love to wow!

BBL Companies

Ranked among the top contractors in the U.S., BBL is an industry leading construction firm, offering a complete scope of services both locally and nationally, for clients across a wide variety of markets. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, BBL has grown to be subject matter experts in every aspect of construction. From its integrated full-service design-build process to its general contracting and construction management services, BBL offers versatility, expertise and commitment to quality that ensures successful results on all projects regardless of size, type, or complexity.

Franklin Plaza Hospitality Group
In the case of Franklin Plaza, the grandeur of historic architecture is surpassed only by the long-standing reputation of its owner, Michael’s Catering Services. It is two qualities, combined with a strong desire to meet the changing needs of its clients and the increasingly competitive world of catering which keeps Franklin Plaza Hospitality Group in the forefront. Of course, parties of this grand nature cannot occur without the support of a dedicated and professional staff. Michael Cocca has a reputation for providing the little extras, for delivering on promises, and for serving the community. This reputation is built on over 35 years of dedication to the food industry.  Franklin Plaza Hospitality Group’s goal is to create a spectacular event for those hosting the event and their guests.

Tri City Rentals
For more than forty years Tri City Rentals has owned and managed premier apartment communities throughout New York State. Its communities are centered in the three largest regions in upstate New York. With 24 communities in the Capital Region, which includes Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga and Warren counties, Tri City Rentals is proud to be both the largest and most experienced in the apartment community industry. Tri City Rentals also has a very significant presence in Monroe County (Greater Rochester) with ten communities and in Erie County (Greater Buffalo) with nine communities.

Media Contact: Deanna Cohen, director of external relations, The Sage Colleges, (518) 244-4593 (O), (518) 598-4927 (C),
email: cohend2@sage.edu