CEO Message

Message from the Hyde’s CEO

On any given day at The Hyde Collection, you see the work of volunteers all around the campus: docents lead tours through the Museum; gardeners get dirty preparing the flower beds for planting; carefully arranged flowers adorn the lobby; and a small crew prepares a mass mailing, assembly-line style, in the administrative offices.

Without the generosity of volunteers, The Hyde Collection would not be the institution it is today. To recognize the incredible work of our volunteers, the Museum will hold its annual Summer Luncheon at 11:30 am Monday, June 24, at Lake George Club.

The Luncheon is a much-anticipated event that celebrates the dedication and passion of The Hyde’s corps of helpers. Each year, the Museum honors one of its many standout volunteers. This year, we fete the service of Alan and Dori Redeker. The longtime members have given their time as trustees, committee members, and advocates of the Museum and its programs.

Special guest speakers will be Bob and Shana ParkeHarrison, another dynamic husband-and-wife team. Their photographs examine the relationship between nature and humans, a subject on which they will speak at the Luncheon.

The menu includes a choice of chilled grilled beef tenderloin or New England lobster roll, and chocolate mousse. Tickets are $65 for an individual, or $150 for honorary committee. So far, the honorary committee includes Jim and Cindy Amell, Mark L. Behan, Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. Dascher Jr., Eva M. Detmer, Sue Hahm, Sandra Hutchinson, Mrs. Louis Hyde Whitney, Daquetta Jones, Lynne Mason, Mimi O’Connell Scully, and Beth Saunders. Honorary tickets are still available and include special recognition in the Luncheon program.

Sponsorships are also available and offer wonderful perks. Sponsors already include The Albany Auto Group, Lehigh Cement Co., RBC Wealth Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Skidmore College. To learn more, please click here.

We encourage everyone — members, volunteers, art lovers, people who love our region — to join us in this celebration of selflessness, service, community, and, of course, world-class art. To purchase a ticket, call Colette at 518-792-1761, ext. 346, or click here.



Norman E. Dascher
Chief Executive Officer