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Warmth of Winter

The Warmth of Winter has raised over $435,000 for senior homeowners who struggle to pay their high heating bills during the cold winter months. This year, on Thursday, March 1, 2018, Umbrella of Colonie will once again host this wonderful party.

The doors will open for this premier wine and craft beer tasting event at 5:30 pm, with passed hor d'oeuvres, an exclusive preview of the live and silent auctions, and unique art activity.

As our weather gets colder, many Umbrella members struggle to pay their high heating bills. Many members have poor insulation or have an outdated heating system causing their bills to increase even more. With the funds raised by this event, we help our seniors with weatherization and heating system modifications to save energy and lower heating bills. Last year, proceeds from the event helped heat the homes of over 200 households. Many of those families live on an average of less than $1,500 per month. 

CAP COM Federal Credit Union will once again be the presenting sponsor with major support also coming from, Exit 9 Wine & Liquor Warehouse, Capital Region Living, B95.5fm, Rudy A. Ciccotti Recreation Center, M&T Bank, Bouchey & Clarke, CBRE Albany, Meier Law Firm, Bailey & Wakil, Pierro Connor & Associates, and SEFCU. The Warmth of Winter will also receive media support from our many great media sponsors at B95.5 and Capital Region Living.

The Warmth of Winter features several stations with different food and wine pairings. The event also offers a Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Mystery Wine pull with over 150 bottles of wine, including an exclusive bottle listed at $150! Tickets to the event are $65 with Honorary Committee tickets at $125.  

For information, visit us on Facebook at or You can also call us at 518.459.2857 ext. 302. Reserve your tickets at Warmth Of Winter.