At their Annual Community Meeting June 5th, Schuyler Hospital named Watkins Glen International their Community Partner of the Year.
The Community Partner Award is presented annually to an organization or individual in recognition for helping Schuyler Hospital achieve its mission.
Watkins Glen International (WGI) generously donates to raffle and auction packages for the Schuyler Health Foundation November Splendor fundraiser, as well as partner organization Cayuga Medical Center’s Foundation Gala.
WGI has written Letters of Support for grants and projects on the hospital’s behalf, and works closely with the hospital regarding emergency preparedness for large events.
The hospital has called upon WGI to host Employee Recognition Dinners and board meetings, as well as a past Foundation fundraiser.
Racetrack employees make up a perennial team in the hospital’s free community walking program, Schuyler Steps Out, and one employee recently was elected to the Schuyler Health Foundation Board.
Hospital employees volunteer with WGI for several events each summer, and in return WGI makes a donation to the Hospital.
Recently, the Cayuga Health System has started partnering with WGI for sponsorship opportunities, including a walking trail on their property and kid-friendly activities.
The 2015 award went to Arcangeli Farm, 2016 to the Schuyler Hospital Auxiliary, 2017 to Ken Wilson, and 2018 to Schuyler County Public Health.