Event Recap

07-18 20192:16 pm

CFES Brilliant Pathways Raises Over $450,000 at Summer Gala to Support Rural Schools in New York and Vermont

Since CFES Brilliant Pathways was founded in 1991, rural America has experienced declines in population and jobs as well as lower aspirations among youth. On Saturday July 13, CFES reinforced its commitment to rebuild rural America by raising over $450,000 to help students become college and career ready. Co-chaired by former New York Governor and First Lady George and Libby Pataki, the CFES Summer Gala was attended by 150 people from across the region with a passion for helping young people succeed through education and training. In particular, guests came to support CFES’ work helping students in the North Country successfully enter the 21st Century workforce. “Aspirations among students in rural America continues to decline as their urban and suburban counterparts attend college at higher rates,” said CFES President Rick Dalton. “By showing up tonight, you are making [...]

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About the Gala


Lawson & Clint Allen

Karen & Rick Dalton

Binkley & Paula Shorts

Edward Clark & Nicole Roccos




Avery Energy

Champlain National Bank


Gail & Bill Kissel

Jon & Lisa Reidel

Carolyn & Robert Slaski

Helen & Steven Kellogg

Gary & Susan Belske