Nathan Littauer’s Tree of Lights Ceremony Slated for December 1st

Nathan Littauer’s Tree of Lights Ceremony Slated for December 1st

All are welcome, and are cordially invited to attend the Nathan Littauer Auxiliary’s Tree of Lights Ceremony on December 1st, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.!
Those honored and/or memorialized will be listed on display in the Hospital Lobby. The tree will be lit all through December as a symbol of hope and love.
The Tree of Lights Ceremony is held on December 1st, at 5:00 p.m. in the main lobby, and there will be a Facebook Live event available for those to connect virtually.
To make a donation, please download our Tree of Lights Brochure. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at (518) 773-5505.

The Nathan Littauer Foundation Plans The EVENT 2023

(Las Vegas Style!)

GLOVERSVILLE, NY The Nathan Littauer Foundation is hosting an evening of Las Vegas style. The EVENT returns in 2023 as the Foundation serves up food and live entertainment to support the work of Nathan Littauer Hospital.

This year, the June 16 EVENT will be held at the Eccentric Club, located at 109 North Main Street, Gloversville, NY. Guests from the community, local business leaders, medical staff, Littauer employees, and longtime friends will come together for an evening of celebration and support for the vital work of the hospital.

Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will be used for the purchase of Hematology and Urinalysis analyzers for the Littauer laboratory – equipment that will perform thousands of tests each year. “The new analyzers will automate specimen processing that has been done manually,” said Nathan Littauer Laboratory Manager Ronald Fortes. “Utilizing technology will produce more accurate test results and allow laboratory technologists to complete a larger volume of tests daily.” “The equipment is expensive, but we expect to raise the majority of the $200,000 price tag with this year’s fundraiser,” added Foundation Executive Director Geoffrey Peck.

Guests attending the EVENT will experience an atmosphere of real Vegas flash and style. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the entertainers take the stage beginning at 8:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, a luxe Vegas buffet, carving stations, and signature sweets will be catered by Johnstown’s Union Hall Restaurant.

The Foundation Events Committee went over the top this year, booking three Vegas performers “Elvis” (Donny Elvis – Don Romines of Schenectady, NY), “Sinatra” (Frank Frizalone of Massapequa, NY), and Gloversville native, “Gracie Smilez.” (Anthony Leo).

Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on extraordinary silent auction offerings, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Nathan Littauer Foundation’s initiative.

“The EVENT is an opportunity to unite our community in supporting its hospital,” said Nathan Littauer President and CEO Sean Fadale, FACHE. “By attending our extraordinary gala, guests will not only enjoy a memorable evening but also contribute to the overall health and well-being of our community. Together, we can make a significant impact and ensure a brighter future for all.”

Purchase tickets to the
Nathan Littauer Foundation’s – The EVENT 2023

Tickets for The EVENT are available for purchase through the Nathan Littauer website or by contacting Littauer Foundation Development Coordinator Kelly Colby at (518) 773-5504 or Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses and individuals who wish to contribute.

Join us and partake in an evening to remember.


About Nathan Littauer

Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is a full-service, 74-bed acute care hospital with an 84-bed skilled nursing home. Since 1894, Nathan Littauer has provided safe, high-quality health and wellness services with a focus on securing appropriate new technologies for people residing in Upstate New York. Over the years, the hospital has expanded its services in order to offer health care that is comprehensive, accessible, and relevant to the needs of the communities they serve.  More information can be found by visiting

The NLH Gingerbread Project

December 2015

NLH in conjunction with the Mental Health Association of Fulton and Montgomery Counties made the holidays brighter for Fulton County children.

Since 1994, the NLH Gingerbread Project has collected hundreds of brightly wrapped and perfectly ribboned packages – bringing holiday cheer to local children in need. The project is coordinated by Kelly Colby, The Littauer Foundation Development Coordinator.

“This effort truly brings out the holiday spirit in our staff,” said Colby. “This project is highly anticipated each year. We get to be Santa to a child we don’t even know, thereby brightening their holiday as well as our own.”

Recently, students from the Criminal Justice program at Fulton-Montgomery Community College joined in collecting additional names and contributing gifts through the hospital’s drive.

This year the NLH Gingerbread Project served 66 local children. The gingerbread cut-outs were hung for Littauer employees to choose. All the names were selected resulting in hundreds of gifts for holiday distribution.

“The Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery Counties has been the recipient agency of the generosity of the Gingerbread Project of Nathan Littauer Hospital for the last three years. The children and families that have benefitted from the Gingerbread Project have always been so amazed at what has been given to help their children have a magical Christmas,” said Janine Dykeman, Executive Director, Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties.
Dykeman went on to explain that when one boy’s mother opened the door for our staff when dropping off the gifts for her son – she burst into tears.
“She was a single parent who had been laid off from her job and did not know what she was going to do for him. All of the wonderful people involved with the Gingerbread Project gave her and her son a Christmas to remember,” concluded Dykeman. “Thank you for all the care you give to our neighbors in so many ways.”


Students from the Criminal Justice program at F-MCC contribute to Littauer's Gingerbread Project

Students from the Criminal Justice program at F-MCC contribute to Littauer’s Gingerbread Project