...the Red Cross has been active in the Capital Region, responding to disasters, collecting blood, providing support to military families, training people in lifesaving skills and preparing them for emergencies. It’s a legacy of local impact unlike any other.
Today, we are building our future – renovating our chapter office on Everett Road in Albany to create a collaborative and flexible work space equipped with modern technology and communications infrastructure that will empower our staff and volunteers as they continue to deliver critical services across our region every single day. We must continually adapt and improve to keep the Red Cross strong and vital in our community for centuries to come, and with your help, we will.
Hear more from Regional CEO Gary Striar and Northeastern New York Red Cross Board Chair Rob Daggett:
This is an exciting time, and you can be a part of it! Make an investment in the Red Cross today and help ensure that we are ready for whatever tomorrow may bring.
Our newly renovated headquarters is where staff, volunteers, donors and members of the community will come together to drive the lifesaving work of the Red Cross in our community. Versatile, collaborative workspaces surround the key operational areas in this modern center for blood, training and humanitarian services in the Capital Region. Donors who make an investment in one of the opportunities below will be recognized by name with a plaque or other signage based on the selected room/space.
Actual space to be built may differ in types of furnishings, equipment, colors, and space size from what is shown in photos above/below.
Building naming rights provides an opportunity to align your name with one of the most trusted organizations in the world. Your name will be incorporated into external signage on the outside of the Red Cross building on Everett Road, in a high visibility location. Our office receives high foot traffic on any given day, from blood donors, board members, volunteers, and other stakeholders in the community. The front of the building is frequently used for interviews with the media.
Donors will immediately be welcomed by friendly volunteers as they enter the Reception Lobby. From there, guests will find a comfortable waiting space for all visitors to the building. Your name will be displayed on the main wall alongside other contributors.
Blood Distribution Center
The state-of-the-art distribution center will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and will increase existing blood storage capacity by up to 100%.
As part of our ongoing renovation, the existing Red Cross blood distribution facility will be relocated and enhanced into a comprehensive Blood Distribution Center. Its new location and superior workflow design will dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of the distribution of blood products to local hospitals. In addition, the new space will improve blood storage capacity by as much as 100 percent and provide room for additional growth. Furthermore, the Blood Distribution Center will provide improved security for sensitive donor information and blood products and meet other emerging threats.
The Board Room will serve not only as a meeting area for the Northeastern New York Chapter Board of Directors, but as a versatile space to meet with donors and stakeholders. Additionally, we will offer this workspace to outside organizations connected to the Red Cross for any of their meeting needs.
The Red Cross Board is a diverse and high-profile team of local entrepreneurs, industry leaders and philanthropists who guide and engage with senior staff and volunteer leadership to build on the strong Red Cross presence in our community. A flexible space with updated technology will allow for remote meeting capabilities.
Investment: $50,000 (two rooms available)
Our newly renovated headquarters will have two multipurpose rooms that can be utilized for life-saving CPR, First Aid and preparedness training classes, workspaces to build comfort kits for veterans, and even youth club meetings. Like the Red Cross itself, these multi-purpose rooms are prepared to answer the call whenever they’re needed.
Serving the greater Capital Region community requires dedication to our mission. From Disaster Team meetings to debrief after responding to a home fire, to training new volunteers and meeting with key stakeholders of the Red Cross, the conference room will be utilized to help us share and fulfill our mission throughout the Capital Region.
Executive Office (E-Huddle Room)
The Executive Office/Huddle Room will be utilized for meetings and phone calls of a sensitive nature. Your gift at this level will include naming rights and a recognition plaque.
Investment: $15,000 each (four rooms available)
Huddle rooms will accommodate a small meeting of 4-6 people and are a great resource for Red Cross department team meetings to discuss different topics including the launch of new youth clubs as well as plans for supporting military families, coordinating blood drives and hosting community events.
Red Cross Café
The café will serve as a social hub where staff and volunteers can share a meal or a cup of coffee while collaborating on the next great humanitarian idea. It will be equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and high-top tables for lunch breaks and will have the capability to be used as a functional workspace.
The Collaboration Lounge is an open, comfortable space to generate new ideas pertaining to mission service delivery between departments, among donors and volunteers alike. “Unity” is one of the seven fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement and this area is where that principle can come to life.
Client Casework Room
This private room will be available for Red Cross clients to meet with client caseworkers, Service to the Armed Forces staff and volunteers, as well as any other community member who requires a confidential space to speak with our team.
Training Services Supply Room
Every year, millions of people turn to Red Cross Training Services to learn lifesaving skills. This supply room will ensure staff and volunteers have the resources necessary to train community members in first aid, CPR, AED and other skills that help save lives.
Wellness Room - SOLD
Generously supported by CDPHP
With disasters on the rise and a need to be on call 24 hours a day, Red Crossers need downtime. The Wellness Room is a crucial, quiet retreat for volunteers and employees who require privacy for maternity needs, meditation, relaxation and short breaks to un-plug and de-stress.
Donor Recruitment Room (Biomed)
The Donor Recruitment Room serves as our Biomedical Services Team strategy space and storage for marketing materials and other collateral needed to successfully promote blood drives in our community.
Disaster Services Technology Room (Radio Room)
Technology is an important component of disaster response. The Disaster Services Technology Room will host the technology needed to respond to disasters and will include computers, phones, a radio, and any other necessary technology.
Investment: $5,000 (one remaining)
Generously supported by CDPHP
Each Focus Room is designed for staff members or volunteers to hold private conversations. These rooms also provide access to a quiet space to work and make telephone calls when needed.
Investment: $1,000 – $2,500
The Mosaic Wall is a naming opportunity for individuals to be recognized for their support of the Northeastern New York Chapter as we build the future of Red Cross service to the community in our new home. Just as our donors come together to help fulfill the Red Cross mission, these tiles will come together to represent the generous efforts of the donors who make our lifesaving work possible.
Visitors will be welcomed by this beautiful mosaic wall as they enter the building. Contributors to this naming opportunity will be acknowledged with digital signage next to the mosaic for years to come.
Naming opportunities for the new Capital Region Red Cross headquarters include the naming of the building itself as well as meeting rooms, board room and training rooms. Naming rights last for a period of 10 years with the opportunity for renewal after the period has completed. Funds raised through the “Honoring Our Legacy. Building Our Future.” naming campaign support the general operations of the American Red Cross.