Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family Gives $100,000 to Paul Smith’s College!

100 thousand dollar check presentation to Paul Smiths college. 5 people featured

Stewart’s Shops has always worked hard to be there for the communities in the Adirondacks. We have been supporting Paul Smith’s College, currently the only four-year higher education institute in the Adirondacks, in various ways since 1995.

With our $100,000 gift, Paul Smith’s College has been able to create a brand-new Esports Lab to accommodate its growing ESports program. Due to its rising popularity, the college’s program has expanded rapidly, and had outgrown its current space. With this funding, the new lab has the space to accommodate these growing needs, featuring everything from new equipment, to furniture, and spectator seating.

Recently, Paul Smith’s has announced that the new lab will have their very first Scholarship tournament on January 25th. Esports has become an amazing recruiting tool for Paul Smith’s, and with thousands in scholarships up for grabs, this tournament is sure to bring in some talented prospective students!

“As we move forward with our first-ever scholarship tournament, we hope to recruit some of our best high school age players in the region to continue making our esports initiative a success and provide them with a stellar college education,” says Matt Bailey, the school’s PC Technician, and Esports Coach.

Stewart’s Shops/ The Dake Family are proud to support this initiative and many others. This past week alone we were able to donate $45,163 to 65 organizations. Check out the listing below:
Acadia Middle School
Athens Food Pantry
Averill Park High School
Bailey Middle School, Kingston
Ballard Road Elementary
Boquet Valley Central School
Carman United Methodist Church, Schenectady
Christ Church Food Pantry, Ballston Spa
Corinth Youth Hockey
Craig Elementary School, Niskayuna
First Baptist Church, Bennington
Galway Food Pantry
Gateway Foundation
Ghent Food Pantry
Gilead Lutheran Church, Cropseyville
Glens Falls Civic Center Foundation
Glens Falls Symphony
Guilderland Girl’s Softball League
Harmony Ministries Food Pantry
Harvest Christian Ministries
Hospice of Jefferson County
Hudson Falls High School
Hyde Museum
Ichabod Crane School
Indian River Intermediate School
John Jay High School Cheerleading Booster Club
Keene Valley Volunteer Fire Dept
Kelly’s Angels, Inc.
Lady Bombers Softball
Lake Champlain Committee
Lake Champlain Waves
Lansingburgh High School
LaSalle Institute
Leptondale Elementary School
Maddie’s Mark Foundation
Massena Basketball Association
Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund
New Scotland Historical Association
Nisky NOW
Northstars Hockey
Norwood Community Summer Lunch Program
NYS Holstein Association
Oak Grove Elementary PTA
Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf
RC Little League
Remington Arts Festival
Rohde Community Center
Roxboro Road Elementary School
Rutland Community Cupboard
Sacred Heart Church, Stamford
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
Schoharie County Maple Festival
Schoharie United Presbyterian Church
Schuyler Heights Fire Company
Shen Wrestling Booster Club
Stephentown Food Pantry
Stissing Mt. Middle/High School
Street Soldiers
Tamarac High School
Troy High School
Voorheesville Dollars for Scholars
Woodbourne First Aid Squad
Woodford Hollow Elementary

Stewart’s gives $7.5 million annually to over 6,000 non-profit organizations. $5 million of it comes from the Dake Family Foundations, so it does not impact our Partners ESOP/Profit sharing.