The Causes We Support

Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar Program

Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar is the only college completion program working to support selected low-income, motivated students from Albany, Schenectady and Troy, NY's public high schools. Since 1997, they have helped more than 230 Scholars to earn their college degrees through a proven blend of academic support, long-term mentoring, college preparatory services and financial assistance. Thanks to the programs, people and opportunities, Sponsor-A-Scholar students graduate from college at nearly double the rate of their peers with similar academic and economic demographics (69% vs. 39.7%). Sponsor-A-Scholar alumni credit the dedication and support of their volunteer mentor and staff as a key factor in their success. For more information go to www.crsas.org.


Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba

Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS) is designed to help improve the lives of wounded, ill and injured service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. By training the warriors in a challenging and rewarding activity it can help facilitate the rehabilitation process and promote mobility. Offering this venue provides the service member with a sport they can enjoy during their rehabilitation and throughout their life. The Kelton Financial Group is honored to support this meaningful cause. To learn more, visit: Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba


The G9 Project

The Formula: To raise awareness of childhood cancer and inspire action so that every child everywhere can defeat childhood cancer.

To accomplish its global mission of raising awareness of childhood cancer and inspiring action for every child diagnosed, the G9 Project is committed to the long-term financial success of its partners and openly encourages donors to continue their current philanthropic support while inspiring a groundswell of new contributors to be a part of the childhood cancer solution. Donations made directly to the G9 Project will be distributed in two ways:

  • Every Child: To help every child diagnosed with cancer now and in the future, funds will be distributed to the Children’s Oncology Group's Project: EveryChild in order to test and tissue bank cancer cells from every child with cancer cared for in a Children's Oncology Group program (more than 220 international programs). Having an international biorepository is crucial for childhood cancer researchers everywhere so they can create and test new therapies.
  • Everywhere: To help children everywhere fighting pediatric cancer, funds from the G9 Project will also be distributed to the 27 G9 Centers of Excellence located across North America, which include the Children’s Oncology Group Phase 1 & Pilot Consortium (comprised of 21 premier pediatric oncology programs). The G9 Centers of Excellence will use the funds for pediatric cancer research and clinical trials.

To learn more, visit: Gold in September


Good News Garage

Good News Garage was one of the first nonprofit social enterprise car donation programs in the U.S. The mission of Good News Garage is to create economic opportunity by providing affordable and reliable transportation options for people in need. Since its founding in Burlington, Vermont, in 1996 Good News Garage has provided more than 4,400 New England families with donated vehicles empowering clients to move out of poverty and into financial independence and social stability. To learn more, visit: Good News Garage