Study analyzing economic impact of Adirondack nonprofits to be unveiled Nov. 21

TUPPER LAKE -- Each year, 36 Adirondack nonprofit organizations pay more than $84 million in salaries and employ nearly 1,600 workers, just two of the findings to be unveiled at a day-long summit exploring the economic impact of nonprofits on the region.

The Adirondack Nonprofit Network (ANN) and the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) will present "The Power and Promise of Our Nonprofits" Thursday, Nov. 21, at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. The event will feature the unveiling of a study that analyzes the economic impact of 36 regional organizations.

"The Adirondack region's nonprofit sector plays a vital role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in our communities," says Nick Rose, executive director of the Central Adirondack Partnership for the 21st Century (CAP-21), a member of ANN and a CGA participant. "These organizations provide healthcare for families in need, protect valuable environmental resources, and respond with aid when disaster strikes. They also entertain us, educate us and enrich our lives."

ANN paid for the economic impact study. The findings were compiled and analyzed by the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations, while the study itself was written and produced by Adirondack Foundation (formerly Adirondack Community Trust) and Davidson Design Inc.

The Wild Center Director of Philanthropy Hillarie Logan-Dechene and Blue Mountain Center Director Ben Strader will present the study starting at 10 a.m.

The agenda also features opportunities for collaboration and networking. The event costs $40 each, which includes lunch. For more information or to register contact Adirondack North Country Association at (518) 891-6200 or or visit

For more information about ANN and the economic impact study contact Adirondack Foundation at (518) 523-9904 or visit


The following organizations are included in the study. This list includes 26 members of ANN and 10 other nonprofits selected for inclusion by a subcommittee of ANN. A more comprehensive study including churches and tax-exempt civic organizations would have been too costly.

Adirondack Architectural Heritage

Adirondack Center for Writing

Adirondack Chapter of the Nature Conservancy / Adirondack Land Trust

Adirondack Community Housing Trust

Adirondack Council

Adirondack Foundation

Adirondack Health

Adirondack Health Foundation

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

Adirondack Mountain Club

Adirondack Museum

Adirondack North Country Association

Blue Mountain Center

Central Adirondack Partnership for the 21st Century

Clifton-Fine Hospital

Creative Healing Connections

Elizabethtown Community Hospital

Families First in Essex County

Fort Ticonderoga

High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care

Housing Assistance Program of Essex County

Hudson Headwaters Health Network

Indian Lake Theater

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

North Country Public Radio

Paul Smith's College

Pendragon Theatre

Planned Parenthood of the North Country

Sagamore Institute

St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Center

Seagle Music Colony

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York

Trudeau Institute


The Wild Center

Wildlife Conservation Society