Honorees for the annual Gift of Life Celebration have been announced. James Barba, CEO of Albany Medical Center will receive the Edwin Sperber Legacy Award with Albany Medical College receiving the Contributions to Healthcare Award.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to honor the legacy of our Founder, Ed Sperber, than by recognizing the legacy of Jim Barba, longtime friend of the Foundation and CEO of Albany Med, who has one of the best transplant centers in the country”, said event chair Paul Madelone. Concurrently, Albany Medical College will be recognized for the superb work they do in training doctors and other clinicians. 

An additional award will be presented this year to honor a young professional in the community. Titled the Twill Social Impact Award, the inaugural recipient of this award will be Bo Goliber of Fingerpaint Marketing. The event will be held on Thursday May 9 at the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady. Event sponsors include CDPHP, Albany Medical Center, Fingerpaint Marketing,The Center for Donation & Transplant and Martin Harding & Mazzotti. Additional sponsors are still being accepted along with advertisers. Reserve your sponsorship or purchase tickets here! 

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