Do you have a place you call your little slice of heaven?  Is there a place that centers you because you are at peace?

I do.

That place is Upper Saranac Lake.  When I arrive at the lake for the summer a calm comes over me.  Friends who have visited have said I am more relaxed at the Lake than anywhere else.  The lake and mountains are at the core of who I am.

My love affair with Upper Saranac Lake and the surrounding watershed began 43 years ago when I first visited my future in laws home, a home that is now ours.  There is majesty and beauty in every season.  Even when I am not there I can close my eyes and see the shimmering lake water, the green of the forest, the colors of fall and white snow of winter.

I cannot imagine how devastating it would be if all the things that make Upper Saranac Lake and the watershed so beautiful were to disappear.  It wouldn’t be because I couldn’t Paddleboard or canoe or guide boat or hike, fish or seek solitude in the wilderness.  It would be horrible because that which is such a centering part of my life would be gone.

That cannot happen and for that reason I am passionate about making sure Upper Saranac Lake and the surrounding watershed remains vibrant, alive and here for future generations.  My way of helping is to serve on the Upper Saranac Foundation board, help raise funds for the Foundation and to annually make a meaningful donation.

Please join me.  You are critical to our success in keeping what we have today for all who come after us. It will take all of us to make sure the beauty we witness and appreciate everyday remains.

Thank you for your support.

Pam Werner

Upper Saranac Foundation Board Member

Looking for another way to give back this holiday season? There are many ways your financial support can help the Upper Saranac Foundation carry out its mission:

  • Matching Gift – Many companies will match your charitable contributions. Check with your Human Resources department to see if your employer will match your generous gift to the Upper Saranac Foundation.
  • Appreciated Securities – avoid capital gains by donating appreciated gifts of stock. (Call Sue at 585 454-8210 for details)
  • IRA – If you are age 70+ or older, you may rollover your annual distribution to the Upper Saranac Foundation tax-free.
  • Legacy Society – Name the Upper Saranac Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or life insurance policy

If you have questions or concerns, get in touch, or speak with your financial advisor.

Donate here to help support the Upper Saranac Foundation