Annual Gala

Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Franklin Plaza, Troy, New York

Don Fane
Don Fane

Honoring Don Fane, President of Callanan Industries, Inc.

Aerial Rendering of ATEC
Aerial Rendering of ATEC

Benefiting the HVCC Applied Technologies Education Center (ATEC)

A black tie optional event. All proceeds from this event will be directed to the ATEC campaign.

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If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at or (518) 629-8012. We look forward to seeing you.

NOTE: Sponsorship commitment should be submitted by Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.

Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC)

Our region, state and nation are experiencing an urgent need for skilled, trained technicians in applied technologies and skilled trades. Thousands of these jobs are opening-but there are not enough trained workers to replace them. To help bridge the gap, Hudson Valley Community College is building a brand new, state-of-the-art Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC).

Currently, the college houses several programs that prepare graduates for in-demand careers in the applied technologies and skilled trades fields. However, many of these programs are currently filled to capacity, with more students waiting to get in than the college can accommodate with existing facilities.

ATEC, a new facility filled with modern equipment, the newest machine tools and the latest technology, will allow Hudson Valley to increase enrollment, launch new programs and train the next generation of workers, including electricians, HVAC technicians, mechatronics technicians, plumbers and pipefitters, welders and welding fabricators, electric and autonomous vehicle technicians, hacking· and cybersecurity specialists, artificial intelligence and data analytics experts, and more.

ATEC will allow Hudson Valley to expand current programs and create new ones that ad­dress each of these areas of need, as well as expand fast-track workforce training courses for those already employed in key industries by offering advanced, industry-validated certifications and skill and competency-based non-credit workforce training programs and bootcamps.

Please join us for a celebratory evening to benefit the ATEC campaign.

Honoree Don Fane

Donald E. Fane, president of Callanan Industries, is a longtime supporter, former student and former trustee of Hudson Valley Community College. Throughout his career, Mr. Fane has made a point of giving back to the college and the community through various philanthropic efforts and initiatives aimed at helping students succeed.

After graduating from Lansingburgh High School in 1978, Mr. Fane attended Hudson Valley Community College before starting his career in the family construction business. He served as vice president of Warren Fane, Inc., and president of Fane Concrete, and joined the Oldcastle family through the acquisition of Fane Concrete/Asphalt. He became president of King Road Materials, a position he served in from 1995 until 1998, when he was promoted to senior vice president of Callanan Industries. He became executive vice president in 2012, and entered his current role as president of the company in 2014.

Under Mr. Fane's leadership, Callanan Industries has been a steadfast supporter of the college, contributing to various scholarship funds and events and donating materials to the construction program. In 2014, Callanan donated $45,000 in equipment and funds to establish the Callanan Industries, Inc. Construction Materials Lab at Hudson Valley for students in the Construction and Civil Engineering Technology programs. In 2019, Callanan's donation of $25,000 created the Callanan Industries Student Support Fund, designed to help students enrolled in the college's Civil Engineering, Construction, and Mechanical Engineering Technologies programs who experience unanticipated hardships that cause financial burden or who simply need additional support to complete the program.

Mr. Fane served on Hudson Valley Community College's Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2016. Throughout his tenure, he was an outspoken advocate for all students, a valued advisor in matters pertaining to the campus infrastructure, and a tireless ambassador of the college throughout the region. He also served as the Corporate Circle chairman for the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation, and has served as a board member or trustee for several other businesses and organizations throughout the Capital Region. He has received numerous awards for his community service and involvement.

Mr. Fane, along with his wife Lisa Ann Casale; their six children, Matthew, Brittany, Brent, Derek, Tyler, and Alyssa; and their 10 grandchildren all reside in Troy, NY.

Event Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors of this event!
Last updated Sept. 19, 2022

Presenting Sponsor

  • JMZ Architects & Planners and The ATEC Design Team Huston Engineering

Premier - Event Sponsor

  • The LA Group
  • SRA Engineers
  • Trophy Point

Platinum - Dinner Sponsor

Gold - Cocktail Reception Sponsor

  • Luizzi Companies
  • M&T Bank
  • United Group

Silver - Entertainment Sponsor

  • C.D. Perry LLC
  • Pioneer Bank
  • Warren W. Fane, Inc.

Bronze - Award Sponsor

  • BBL Construction
  • Graypoint
  • KeyBank
  • The Massry Family
  • William M. Larned & Sons, Inc.

Friends of ATEC

  • Bouchey Financial Group, Ltd.
  • C.T. Male Associates
  • James ’67 and Regina ’73 LaGatta