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Celebrating Compassion 2024

  • TGC

    Celebrating Compassion

    The Giving Circle, along with Honorary Co-Chairs José and Abigail Gonzalez, will be celebrating the good work of our nonprofit organization. We will be honoring Ann Fantauzzi, Leo Geoffrion, Joseph Ponessa and Melissa Paquet for their dedication and support.

    Open bar from 6:00-7:00 pm, live music, plated dinner, silent auction, and uplifting stories. Your participation will help raise critical funds to continue our work locally in the Saratoga area, and across the world in Uganda.

  • Thursday, April 11, 2024

    The Saratoga Winery
    462 Route 29, Saratoga Springs, NY

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Art Show and Meet & Greet

Saturday, November 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. FREE

Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway (corner of Broadway and Spring, in front of Congress Park)

Join The Giving Circle for an afternoon of conversation and fun, centered around the painting of Fred Tusubira who, after being orphaned and rescued by The Giving Circle, has emerged as an accomplished painter in Uganda. Also being exhibited are 16 photos by Giving Circle leader Carl Korn. Admission is free, and light snacks will be served.

Take advantage of this opportunity to stop in and be inspired about The Giving Circle’s work in Saratoga and rural Uganda, and meet the many volunteers who make it happen.

About Fred TUsubira

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Together We Can Make A Change

Together we can make a change! And change we are making!

The Giving Circle is about to head back to Uganda with clothing, medical supplies and compassion. We are resettling three Ukrainian families. We are serving food to the unhoused on Thursday nights. And we’re having fun doing it.

Join us on June 9 as we socialize and celebrate all we’re accomplishing. No cover charge. No tickets to buy. Come and have fun with us on Friday, June 9 from 5p to 8p at The Winery, 462 Route 29 West, Saratoga Springs. Just 4 miles from Broadway!


Celebrating Compassion

Our biggest event of the year is right around the corner!

Online registration is closed. A lmited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Along with Honorary Co-Chairs Ed and Lisa Mitzen from Business For Good, we are thrilled to be honoring founders Mark and Kelly Bertrand. The Giving Circle (TGC) was created in 2005 through the humanitarian spirit and vision of the Bertrands. A few years later, The Giving Circle Africa (TGCA) was established in Uganda. As Mark and Kelly have recently retired from their tireless leadership of TGC/TGCA, we believe it is fitting to honor them with the Ultimate Compassion Award. Inspired by their selfless acts of compassion, The Giving Circle has continued to alleviate human suffering and provide friendship and hope to individuals, families, and communities in need. We hope you will join in our ever-expanding circle of giving on Thursday, March 30th, 2023 at the Canfield Casino 6:30 -9:30 pm. Your participation will help raise critical funds to continue the work of The Giving Circle locally, nationally, and around the world.


Senior Fall CleanUp

Saturday October 29

Leaves are falling and Halloween is just around the corner and that means it’s time for Senior Fall Clean-ups.

The Giving Circle is once again partnering with the Saratoga Senior Center on October 29th to do yard clean up for homebound seniors. We need lots of volunteers.

Can you get a volunteer group together to tackle one senior’s yard clean up 10/29? This could be a great activity for: Your family… your friends… your children’s friends… co-workers…your religious organization… The more the merrier to lighten the load but 2 people per group should do.

Would you like to help but don’t have a group? We need you too! Let me know and I will find you one on a day that works for you.

Send an email at and she will send you a senior’s address and other details.

Thank you so much for your support. This is incredibly helpful to our senior friends and they are always very appreciative. It really is a rewarding experience for all involved!