Board of Directors

Marylou Whitney
Honorary Chairwoman

Hon. Susan Phillips Read

Marcia J. White

E. Stewart Jones
Vice Chairman

Edward J. Lewi

Ronald Riggi

Elizabeth Alexander
Susan Law Dake

Nancy DiCresce
Carol Farmer
Meyer S. Frucher
Julie S. Fuller
John J. Gilbert III
Gerry Golub

George R. Hearst III
Philip Livingston
Heather Mabee
Norman Massry
Donald J. McCormack
Norma Meacham
Ed Mitzen
Eleanor K. Mullaney
John Nigro

Ronald Riggi
Arthur J. Roth
Linda G. Toohey
Nancy Touhey
Jeff Vukelic

2013 Annual Meeting

April 2013

To: All Voting Members of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Inc.

The Annual Meeting of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. in the Hall of Springs, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, New York. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 A.M.

The purpose of this meeting, in accordance with Article 1, Section 3 of the By-laws of the Corporation is to elect Directors, review the current position of the Center and transact all other business which may come before the meeting. The Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors has proposed the following slate of Directors:

Slate of Directors for re-election to the Board for a term of one year:

  • Meyer Frucher

Slate of Directors for re-election to the Board for a term of three years:

  • E. Stewart Jones, Jr.
  • Donald J. McCormack
  • Ed Mitzen
  • Linda G. Toohey
  • Nancy Touhey

Proposed for the Board as new Directors for a term of three years:

  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • Susan Dake
  • Gerry Golub

Information on the proposed new Directors is available on the reverse side of this letter. This information may also be obtained at SPAC's administrative offices in the Hall of Springs or at For planning purposes, we would appreciate your return of the Attendance and Proxy form by May 7, 2013. Thank you once again for your 2013 membership support as we approach what promises to be another exceptional season.

Marcia J. White
President and Executive Director

Get to Know Our New Board Members

Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth Alexander is the co-owner of Hattie's Restaurant. She is also the Founder of Hattie's Annual Mardi Gras Gala, which has raised more than $350,000 for several non-for-profits in Saratoga Springs. Most recently, the event raised $75,000 for the New York City Ballet's summer residency. Ms. Alexander also serves on the Saratoga Hospital Foundation Board, and the Northeast Ballet Board of Directors. She previously served on the Franklin Community Center Board. She has raised funds for: Yaddo Summer Gala Committee, Saratoga Bridges, Saratoga Hospital, Medical Missions for Children, Cantina Kids Run, Captain Youth Family Service, Gala of Hope, The National Museum of Dance, and Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She has been the recipient of the Small Business of the Year Award for Hattie's Restaurant; named one of the 40 under 40 most influential people in the Capital District by Albany Business Review; one of five women chosen as an influential business leader by Saratoga Today's Women of Influence and named one of Saratoga's most influential business leaders by The Saratogian's 20 under 40.

Susan Law Dake

Susan Law Dake is the President of the Stewart's Foundation. Dake oversees the allocation of funds to hundreds of non profit organizations in the communities in which Stewart's Shops are located. The company is committed to donating approximately 5% of their profits; the budget for 2013 is 2.25 million dollars. Stewart's tries to be as generous as possible to a large number of organizations, but is committed to making the maximum positive impact in the following areas: education, health, arts, recreation/kids, social services and civic groups. The company matched over $700,000 in customer donations to their 2012 Holiday Match program. Dake also serves on the following non profit boards: St. Peter's Health Partners, Siena College, The Saratoga Foundation, The Arnold Cogswell Foundation and the Phyllis Dake Foundation. She has raised funds for: the YMCA of Saratoga, Skidmore College, the Community Hospice, Saratoga Hospital, Emma Willard School, Wildwood Programs, the National Museum of Dance, Home Made Theater and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Gerry Golub

A member since 2004, Gerry currently serves as president of the Action Council, the largest volunteer fundraising arm of SPAC. She presently serves on the board of the Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar and is a member of Union College's President's Council. She has also served on the boards of the St. Clare's Hospital Foundation, Northeast Parent and Child Society, and Girl's Inc. She has served as a volunteer for the Schenectady Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and Junior Achievement. Gerry received her B.S. degree from Union College in Mathematics. Gerry held positions in Operations, Information Systems, Finance and Real Estate with Price Chopper Supermarkets. She and her husband, Jerry, reside in Niskayuna, NY, and are the proud parents of two children.