Welcome to ESSAE!

The Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE) is a nonprofit professional organization for persons engaged in the management of voluntary trade and professional organizations. ESSAE provides quality educational, leadership, and professional development opportunities to association executives and supplier members, to encourage high professional standards in the management of associations. ESSAE membership comprises over 475 members statewide and is an approved provider of continuing education for those holding the CAE designation.

Harvest Highlight Registration Open! On October 8, you will have the opportunity to have conversations about matters specific to conducting business and leave informed and better at what YOU do. Learn how to balance leading human beings, manage process, and get the work done. Join colleagues at the Saratoga Casino Hotel for a full day of discussion & walk away with ideas to take your business to the next level!

Annual Holiday Party & Silent AuctionThe annual ESSAE Holiday Party will be here before you know it. In preparation for this seasonal event we need your help! Each year the Holiday Party features a silent auction that raises funds for a location charity and the Rita Lashway ScholarshipThrough your generosity, ESSAE has been able to make a huge impact on the local community throughout the years. Last year's auction raised $3,600 for both Alzheimer's Association and the Scholarship program bringing ESSAE’s total donated dollars, since 1993 to over $173,000. This year’s charity will be Equinox, Inc. Equinox is a human services agency with deep roots in the Capital Region dating back to 1947. Equinox provides services to more than 5,000 youth and adults–and their families–impacted by domestic violence, substance use and addiction, mental health disorders, homelessness, and the challenges of living amid poverty and violence. Discover more about Equinox at www.equinoxinc.org. Ready to donate an item? To access the online donation form, click hereTo download the PDF version, click here.

ESSAE Events
Harvest Highlight
October 8, 2019
Saratoga Casino Hotel

Annual Holiday Party
March 20, 2020