Looking for the perfect way to cap off the summer? Attend an elegant party in support of the arts at The Hyde Collection. Inspired by the philanthropic garden parties held by founder Charlotte Pruyn Hyde and her sisters, Mary Hoopes and Nell Cunningham, The Hyde Collection’s Annual Gala is an event not to be missed.
On Saturday, September 21 at 6 pm, guests will enjoy a delicious dinner catered by The Lily and the Rose, an auction and raise-the-paddle event with auctioneer Chris Ward, and dancing to live music by Seagle Music Colony, as well as Bronte Roman and the Wayne Hopkins Trio.
The annual Legacy Award will be presented to Hyde members Candace and Charles Wait for their contributions to the community and the arts. The award honors those who, in the tradition of Louis and Charlotte Hyde, have generously contributed to the community and the arts through philanthropy and leadership.
“We are proud to honor Candace and Charles Wait for their years of dedicated support of The Hyde,” The Hyde Collection’s CEO Norman E. Dascher, Jr. said in a statement. “They have long been champions of the arts, which are so important to the region’s economy, its ability to attract new residents and businesses, and to all of our quality of life. A thriving arts scene makes the entire region stronger.”
Candace Wait was the program director at Yaddo for 35 years, served as a board member of Capital District Hunter Jumper Council, and contributed to The Hyde for 11 years as a member of the board of trustees. During her time at The Hyde, Wait sat on many committees and served as chair and vice chair. As vice chair, she was involved in the $3.25 million Marquis Project, which renovated the gallery and lobby.
Charles Wait has been The Adirondack Trust Company’s president, CEO, and chairman of the board for over 40 years, and has acted as a board member of Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Yaddo, National Museum of Dance, Skidmore College, and SUNY Empire State College.
Planning to attend or need more information? RSVP by September 12 through The Hyde Collection’s website.