Michelle Adey Fund News


Rotary Club Donates $1000 to Michelle Adey Fund April 21,2021

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Stewart's Shops Donates $750 to The Michelle Adey Fund March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021

Mary Carmel Wolf
The Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund, Inc.
Rome, NY 13440

Dear Mary Carmel Wolf,

We are pleased to inform you that Stewart’s Holiday Match is donating $750.00 to The Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund, Inc. Stewart’s has collected and matched donations in our shops from Thanksgiving until Christmas since 1986. We want you to know that half of the enclosed check comes from our customers; perhaps that includes you!

This season, we received 1,752 applications requesting almost $5 million in support while we had just over $1.88 million to donate. With so many worthy organizations, we were forced to make some especially hard decisions, focusing on needs versus wants. We realize the current pandemic has put strains on many organizations during this time and we greatly appreciate your creativity and strides toward sustainability.

The Stewart’s Holiday Match program has now allocated more than $32 million since the program’s inception. We credit the success of this program to our customers for their generous contributions, our dedicated shop Partners who worked diligently to collect the funds, and to our media partners who helped spread the word throughout our many regions. All Stewart’s Holiday Match funds are to be used for children under 18 years of age and in our market area.

In order to generate interest and support for your organization, as well as the Holiday Match Program, we encourage you to contact your local media regarding your Holiday Match grant and what you hope to accomplish with it. If you announce our donation via a press release, your website, or social media post, please consider adding our link www.stewartsshops.com/community-giving to help others learn about our contributions program. We ask that you recognize this donation as Stewart’s Holiday Match.

Often, we like to highlight our donation to you on our shop TVs, website, and social media. We ask that you email photos and description of how this donation was used to photo@stewartsshops.com (.jpg or .png preferred) with your organization’s name in the subject line.

We request that you cash your check as soon as possible as it will expire in 180 days. If you have any questions regarding the Stewart’s Holiday Match program, please do not hesitate to call us at 518-581-1201 ext. 2190.

We Are Closer To You,
Your Stewart’s Holiday Match Team
Stewart’s Shops PO. Box 435 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Pair’s 100-hole tradition to aid Rome Hospital Foundation, Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund
100 HOLES OF HELPING — Louis Viviani, left, and Steve Campanaro pose for a photo on the golf course at the Teugega Country Club. The pair are golfing today from sunrise to sunset, aiming to get in 100 holes, to raise funds and awareness for a pair of Rome-based charities – the Rome Hospital Foundation and the Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund. (Photo submitted)

Longtime friends Lou Viviani and Steve Campanaro are spending their day today like many friends — out on the golf links.

The pair, however, won’t just play a friendly round of 18 holes — instead, they’ll add another 82 holes — for a total of 100 holes of golf at the Teugega Country Club — going from sun-up to sun-down to raise funds and awareness for two Rome-based charities.

Viviani will golf for Rome Hospital Foundation while Campanaro for the Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund as they continue their annual fundraising tradition that is now entering its’ eighth year.

Viviani is a member of the Rome Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors, and donations he raises will help fund necessary medical equipment purchases for Rome Memorial Hospital.

Campanaro is raising funds to support the Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund to assist in that organization’s efforts to

provide financial assistance to families who children face serious illness.

Contributions can mailed to: Viviani Law Firm, 220 West Court St., Rome, NY 13440 with checks payable to the “Rome Hospital Foundation.”

Contributes can also be sent to the Teugega Country Club Pro Shop, Attn: Steve Campanaro, 6801 Golf Course Rd., Rome, NY 13440 with checks payable to the “Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund.”

Rome Hospital Foundation provides vital philanthropic support to Rome Memorial Hospital, according to officials.

Rome Hospital Foundation is a separate 501 (c) (3) and an integral partner in Rome Memorial Hospital’s mission to provide quality healthcare with compassion.

Rome Hospital Foundation accepts gifts on behalf of Rome Memorial Hospital and works to fund both present and future equipment and program needs, the organization said.

The mission of the Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund is to provide financial assistance to families of dependent children who suffer from serious illness of any kind.

Since the organizations’ inception in 1986, the Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund has provided more than $811,887 in assistance to families in need.

By Fran Perritano

 Louis Viviani, left,
and
Steve Campanaro 

For more information about Stewart’s Shop Community Giving and Support please click https://www.stewartsshops.com/community-giving/

Stewart's Program Donates $750 to the Michelle Adey Fund
The Michelle Adey Memorial Fund recently received a grant of $750 from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Program to help support its mission of helping children in our area.
The Stewart’s Holiday Match program collects donations from all of its shops between Thanksgiving and Christmas to be used for helping children under 18 years of age. Charities then apply to be considered for a grant. The Michelle fund is named for Michelle Adey, daughter of Romans Mary Carmel Wolf and Mike Adey, who died of cystic fibrosis in 1982 at age six. Since that time, the fund named for her has helped families whose children suffer from serious life-threatening illnesses with expenses such as travel, food and lodging. Families received $31,000 in grants last year from the Michelle fund. Since the Fund started in it has disbursed over $800,000 to assist families in need in the central New York area. This 501 c(3) organization is run by an all volunteer board, and administrative expenses are consistently below 2%.For more information about the Michelle Adey Fund, visit www.michelleadeyfund.org.

Michelle Adey Open Winners 2016
The 33rd annual Michelle Adey Open was held Monday at Teugega Country Club. Overall winners were Olivia Evans, left, in the women’s division and Mark Vacca, right, in the men’s division. The Michelle Adey Open is the largest fundraiser for the Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund, which was established in memory of Michelle Adey who died in 1982 at the age of 6 from Cystic Fibrosis. The Michelle Fund helps the families of children with life threatening illness in the Mohawk Valley area.

Pictured from left are: Evans, Tournament Chairman Mike Adey and Vacca. 

Michelle Adey Open Champions 2015
The 33rd annual Michelle Adey Open was held Monday at Teugega Country Club. Winner Mike Grande and women’s overall winner Val Wood. The Michelle Adey Open is the largest fund raiser for the Michelle Adey Memorial Fund established in memory of Michelle Adey who died in 1982 of Cystic Fibrosis.

 Mike Grande and Val Wood

Rome News Michelle Adey Open Tees off 2011
Michelle Adey Open tees off July 17, 2011

The 28th Annual Michelle Adey Open will tee off on Sunday, July 17 at the Rome Country Club.

The tournament has a shotgun start of 8:15 a.m. with check-in beginning at 7. The entry fee is $85 per golfer with all proceeds going to benefit the Michelle M. Adey Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Openings are available and participants must be pre-registered. For more information, contact tournament director Mike Adey at 336-0818.

Michelle Adey, the daughter of Michael Adey and Mary Carmel Wolf, died of Cystic Fibrosis in 1982 at the age of 6 years old. To keep her memory alive and to help families of children with life-threatening illnesses deal with financial burden of travel, hospital costs and other expenses, Michelle’s family and friends started the ‘Michelle Fund’.

Over $500,000 in donations have been used to help more than 300 families in the Mohawk Valley.


Five to be honored during National Business Women’s Week
The Rome Business Professional Women Chapter Yellow Rose of Challenge awards will be presented during National Business Women’s Week at the Legislative Forum, organized by Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at The Beeches on Turin Road.

The forum will feature Sen. Joseph A. Griffo, R-47, Rome, and Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi, D-119, Utica as speakers. Legislators have been invited by the chamber’s Government Affairs Committee to provide information on legislation that will impact business.

The following are to receive Yellow Rose of Challenge awards:

Carolyn Trela-Ferlo

Trela-Ferlo has been an educator for over 26 years as both a teacher and school administrator. While assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Whitesboro High School, she developed a Freshman Transition Program and co-wrote the curriculum for the class. The course centered on character education and study skills.

As the high school liaison with Mohawk Valley Community College, she helped bring several dual credit courses to Whitesboro High School students. She is a trained building coordinator for the Dignity for All Students Act. She has been a member and officer for the Whitesboro Administration Organization, as well as a member of the National Association of Secondary Principals, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the School Administrators Association of New York.

She has been a volunteer for the Rome Polish Home, the Drums Along the Mohawk drum and bugle corps competition, the Rome Art and Community Center, and Rome Lions Club. She is also active in her church, St. John the Baptist.

Mary Carmel Wolf

Michelle Adey, the 6-year-old daughter of Mike Adey and Mary Carmel Wolf, died of cystic fibrosis in 1982. Thanks to the help of friends and family, the Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund was established to keep her memory alive by assisting other families whose children face serious illnesses. Carmel is the secretary of the fund. Operating in the greater Utica-Rome region, it is the longest running fund of its kind in the area. The uniqueness of the fund is that it is run by an all-volunteer local board with no paid staff and no administration costs. Virtually every cent donated goes to help families in need.

Additional areas of her involvement include being a 20-year member of the Mohawk Valley Community College Board of Trustees, assistant secretary of Wednesday Morning Club and a member of the Rome Twigs.

Rosemel Atkinson

Atkinson has been the administrator since 1996 of the following subsidiaries of Rome Memorial Hospital: Rome Medical Group, Delta Medical Group, and the Camden Family Care Group.

She is responsible for recruitment of providers for the medical offices. Hospitals and physician practices depend on key individuals to provide services to members of the community, ensuring quality care for the patients.

Cheryl Haritatos

Haritatos is the director of BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc. Rome Operations at Griffiss Business and Technology Park, responsible for all technical, contractual, financial and security of more than 50 personnel and all business development functions while overseeing a $22 million annual budget.

Since 1998, she has managed programs in intelligence information handling systems, command and control efforts, knowledge management, software engineering, imagery exploitation, cyber and cross domain solutions, man-machine interface concepts, and many other programs in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate.

Susan M. Hanson

Hanson has chaired the Rome Crop Walk for more than 10 years; she was a member of the Ski Patrol at Woods Valley Ski Area for 22 years; she has been a member of the Rome city-wide Relay for Life Committee for three years and a member of the Rainbow of Hope/Faith Relay for Life Team for more than 10 years; she was a Girl Scout Leader for several years and a member of its board of directors.

She was a mentor for students with behavior problems.

Hanson is also a member of the Rome Twigs where she assists in their activities to support Rome Memorial Hospital. Hanson has also helped at the Rome Family Y, where she helped to teacha class in water safety and drowning prevention; and the Rome Art and Community Center.

Hanson retired from Rome Hospital after 20 years of service as a medical technologist.

The Yellow Rose of Challenge awards will be presented by the Rome Professional Business Women Chapter — Beth Ann Jones, president, and Lucille R. Argenzia, chair. The award was initiated in the late 1980s, and recipients of the award believe in the tenant of Women Helping Women.


Life on the Links Observer-Dispatch
The Greater Utica City Amateur Golf Championships are coming to Valley View Golf Club in Utica. The two-man best ball begins at noon Friday, July 16. The singles tournament takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18.

By Fran Perritano

Michelle Adey Open

The Michelle Adey Open, the main fund-raiser for the Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund, marks its 27th year this year when the event tees off Sunday, July 18, at the Rome County Club.

The tournament is a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. with check-in beginning at 7 a.m. Entry fee is $85 per golfer. Proceeds benefit the Michelle M. Adey Memorial Foundation Inc.

There are a limited number of openings still available. For information, contact tournament director Mike Adey at 336-0818.

Michelle Adey, the daughter of Michael Adey and Mary Carmel Wolf, died of cystic fibrosis in 1982 at age 6. To keep her memory alive and to help families of children with life-threatening illnesses deal with the financial burden of travel, hospital costs and other expenses, Michelle’s family and friends started the “Michelle Fund.”

“When Michelle was sick, so many people opened their hearts to us that we wanted to find a way to provide that type of help to parents who are living through what we went through,” said Michael Adey in a news release. “The golf tournament is the major fund-raiser we have to help pass along kindness to families in need. Because of the great support we have received over the years, we have been able to help close to 300 families through $500,000 in donations to families in the Mohawk Valley.


Rome loses another fine citizen
Rome recently lost another one of its fine citizens.

Sid Stockholm was the quintessential community minded guy who used his business acumen and people skills to do all that was necessary to assist his fellow neighbors and Rome residents.

We at the Michelle Adey Memorial Fund are forever grateful for his support in helping launch the first Michelle Adey Open Golf Tournament in 1984.

He and the late Bud DiMaggo were the catalysts who made this fund raiser the success that it continues to be today. As a result, the Michelle Adey Fund is still helping children who suffer from life-threatening illnesses in our area. To date, this fund has assisted a great many families providing over $750,000 in grants. These families throughout our area who have benefited from the Michelle Adey Fund should be aware of the role that Mr. Sid Stockholm played.

We all owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Stockholm. May he rest in peace.

— Mary Carmel Wolf, secretary of the Michelle Adey Memorial Fund

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