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Annual Holiday Celebration

Thursday, December 15, 2022            
5:30 - 8:00pm
Renaissance Hotel
144 State Street, Albany, NY

Deck the halls! Join us for our winter soiree. Let the warmth of friendship take the chill from the air and the spirit of the season make winter easier to bear.  We hope you will join us for this annual event, where you can celebrate with peers, colleagues, clients, and friends!

Partnership Opportunities:This highly anticipated event offers a great marketing opportunity for business partners to earn recognition for their support of ESSAE and the association community. Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t see something that fits within your budget? Contact us to customize your partnership!

Silent Auction: Over $183k donated since 1993!

Each year the Holiday Celebration features a silent auction that raises funds in support of a local charity and ESSAE's mission to advance the profession of association management. Through your generosity, we have been able to make a significant impact on the community! 

This year we have chosen Dress for Success Albany, a proud program of Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP).  Their mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools that help them thrive in work and in life.  In addition to raising funds, we will be collecting items at the December 15th Holiday Celebration. Dress for Success is in need of very gently worn or new women’s professional handbags and women’s professional shoes (accessories only, no clothing please).  

Please Consider Donating to the Silent Auction:
We need your support to make the Holiday Celebration Silent Auction a success! Your submission is the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand, services, venue, and/or destination.  We hope you will consider taking part in this special holiday experience that helps us support our association professionals and community.   To access the silent auction online donation form, click here.   

Silent Auction Bidding:

Bidding Starts on December 15 at noon and closes at 645pm.  For more information, please visit here.  

Your Community Impact: Leading up to this year's holiday celebration, ESSAE will be highlighting the good works of our members during the holiday season using the #ESSAEHolidays hashtag! Please share with us what community impact you plan to have this holiday season!

Attend the Holiday Party and enjoy the following:

 Catching up with friends and colleagues

  • Bid on amazing Silent Auction items!
  • Hosted wine & beer bar and holiday themed menu
  • Get festive and funky in the photo booth
  • Grab a bottle at the wine pull

Spouses, friends, and guests are welcome to join in the festivities!

Event Registration Fees:

Members: $75 | Non-Members: $95

Overnight Accommodations

Social Media: Join the conversation and follow us online by using the event hashtag: #ESSAEHolidays