The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund

A HUGE Thank You Goes out to “MINIs in Foliage”

October 5, 2016

September 27th – October 1st 2016 you might have seen more than normal amount of mini cooper’s in the area. That is because MINIs in Foliage was in the area! Bill Derr started the event 4 years ago where MINI owners gather together to drive around and enjoy the spectacular foliage in the Northeast. As part of their event they choose a local charity to raise money for. This year they chose US! On Saturday, October 1 they gathered at the Barnsider in Lake George for their farewell dinner where they raised money for our cause. THIS is why we are able to do what we do. THANK YOU again to Paul Bradt who reached out and introduced themselves and to all of the attendee’s of MINIs in Foliage.

If you would like to find out more about them, please go to:mini-cooper

Ben Osborn Memorial Fund and Hannaford Announce:

May 27, 2016



We are elated to announce that Ben Osborn Memorial Fund has been selected to be a part of the exciting and innovative Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, designed to support local nonprofits like us.


For every blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag with the good karma messaging purchased at the 190 Quaker Road, Queensbury NY Hannaford during the month of June, $1 is donated to our cause in order to help us fulfill our mission.


We continually appreciate all the support you give, which has allowed Ben Osborn Memorial Fund to maintain the work we do in our community. The Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program provides and opportunity for a simple and fun way to continue this support!

Please visit the 190 Quaker Road, Queensbury NY Hannaford store in June and buy the blue reusable bag with the good karma message.


Imagine if every one of our supporters purchases just ONE bag! What if everyone bought TWO! AND, purchasing these beautiful blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bags will support us while also helping to eliminate paper/plastic use!


Please pass this exciting news on to your friends and family. Let them know that the blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bags with the good karma message are located on the reusable bag rack and at various registers.


Thank you so much for your continued support of Ben Osborn Memorial Fund.


2016 Baskets for Ben

May 16, 2016

A thank you goes out to our volunteers that helps our fund be what it is today. Photo below is from our 2016 Baskets for Ben Fundraiser:

2016 Volunteers







Below shows what a success it actually was! THANK YOU!

2016 Baskets for Ben

THANK YOU! Sponsors from 2016 Baskets for Ben

A HUGE thank you to all that came to our 6th Annual Baskets for Ben Fundraiser that happened at Mean Max in Glens Falls on Friday, May 13th.

Below is a list of our Food sponsors and our Event Sponsors:

restaurant sponsors

2016 Event sponsors



Great auction items donated for May 13 Baskets for Ben

May 7, 2016

NAPA Tool Cart

Local Restaurants Donate for May 13 Baskets for Ben Event

restaurant sponsors for website

Donate a Basket for the 6th Annual Baskets for Ben

March 25, 2016

6th Annual Baskets for Ben

Donate a basket or an item/gift card to be included in a basket and help local children in need! baskets 2016 donations flyer

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6th Annual Baskets for Ben Scheduled

Join Us! May 13 from 5-7 for the 6th Annual Baskets for Ben at Mean Max, Glens Falls NY.   Click here to download a printable flyer –  baskets 2016 ticket flyer

baskets 2016 ticket flyer

ATV Raffle – Your chance to win!

February 29, 2016

ATV picThe Ben Osborn Memorial Fund is offering you a chance to win a 2015 Polaris Sportsman 90 Youth ATV – Helmet and safety flag are included! Only $10 a ticket. Winner will be announced at our Baskets for Ben Fundraiser in May! Email, call, or contact us on Facebook if you would like a chance to win! Or, if you would like to purchase your ticket now, go to our DONATE page and we will mail you your tickets!

For more information, click here!  ATV Raffle

The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund is one of three beneficiaries to local Lake George Mom Prom!

February 24, 2016

ThMOMPROM - Purplee 3rd annual Lake George Mom Prom will be held Saturday April 9th 2016 at Dunham’s Bay Resort in Lake George. Dig up your old gowns or trade new gowns with a friend and join us for a night of fun & laughter while raising money for our charities. Visit their websites for more information on these worthy benefactors:

Charity # 1: Wait House-Welcoming Adolescents in Transition, helping local youth.

Charity # 2: The Pumpkin Fund-helping animals in our communities.

Charity # 3: BEN OSBORN MEMORIAL FUND-giving kids a little lift, supporting youth with “need.”

Appetizers will be served and 2-3 cash bars will be available. Although more seating options are being added, please note this is a cocktail seating event and there will not be reserved seating. Tickets include admission to mom prom, DJ entertainment, photo booth and photography, and appetizers. Cash bar available. Overnight rooms available by calling the resort at 656-9242. This years DJ is Caroline Kurkowski of Upbeat Occasions and emcee is Mark Brenniesen of Total Entertainment. Photo Booth provided by Tim Wedeman of Capital Disc Jockeys.

Mom Prom was created in 2006 in Canton, MI by Betsy Crapps. The first Mom Prom was held at St. Thomas a’Becket Catholic Church. It is a ladies night out for charity in which women wear their old prom gowns, bridesmaids dresses, or wedding gowns. It is a real prom with a DJ, contests, raffles and a game to crown the new queen. This is a wonderful, hilarious night in which women can dance the night away, have fun with friends, and help a worthy cause.We hope to have ladies groups from across the country create their own proms, raising money for charities that are close to their hearts. So look for that old gown in the back of your closet and get ready to dance, dance, dance while helping those in need. Visit their website for more information on Mom Prom at:

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