Capital City Fund

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This year, we are excited to celebrate the Tulip Ball 2024 on Saturday, May 11, at the Albany Capital Center. 

The Royal Tulip Ball is the highlight of the widely anticipated Tulip Festival weekend. For 76 years, Albany has hosted this celebration of our rich history and tradition with a three-day event featuring the annual street scrubbing, music, arts, and crafts festival attended by thousands in the historic Washington Park and the Royal Tulip Ball.

Purchase your ticket to the Tulip Ball here.

Tulip Ball Group Photo

Photo by Mark A. Davis


Sponsorship and donation opportunities for the 2024 Tulip Ball are available here.

Perennial Sponsor

Tri City Rentals

Spring Sponsor

Albany Parking Authority

Blooms Floral Designs

Blue House Companies


Communication Services


Hodgson Russ Logo

Couch White



Weston & Sampson

Petal Sponsor


Jankow Companies

M&T Bank

Honorable Darius Shahinfar & Noelle Kinsch 

Sidney Albert, Albany Jewish Community Center

The Rosenblum Companies

University at Albany Foundation

Empowerment Committee

C.T. Male Associates

Joseph W. Gregory, Chief of Department - Albany Fire Department

Hershberg & Hershberg

Italian American Heritage Foundation

Patricia & Jay Harold Jakovic, Esq. 

Jeffery & Melissa Jamison

Honorable Andrew Joyce & Jennifer Joyce

Felton McLaughlin & Anna Taaffe

John Reilly Jr.

Washington Park Conservancy    

WPNT Construction LLC

Honorable Deborah & Dr. Joshua Zamer

Honorary Committee

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy

Alpha Certified Property Inspectors - Richard LaJoy

Honorable Owusu Anane

Carpenters Local Union 291

Sharon & Joseph Coffey

Honorable Jake Crawford & Kellen Crawford

Andrea Crisafulli

M. Cristo Inc.

Honorable Patricia Fahy

David Galin, Esq. & Calee Oas, Esq.

MyCloud Consulting

Honorable Susan A. Rizzo

Mr. I David Swawite

Alfred Testa

Honorable Paul D. Tonko

The Tulip Queen & Her Court

Tulip Queen and her court

Photo by Mark A. Davis

Click here for more information on these impressive young women, and join us in wishing them well as they embark on a year of community service and literacy advocacy initiatives.

For more information on the Albany Tulip Queen, click here or visit

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Congratulations to our Tulip Queen

Olivia Owens

And her Court 

Mariah Carter

Victoria Clary

Haleigh Gaston

Jadan Rivera

Don’t miss the formal photo station at the Tulip Ball
After the Ball, your photos will be available for purchase. You can also find images for purchase from the 2017-2023 Tulip Balls. BROWSE IMAGES

Become a sponsor
We would be delighted to include your organization as an official sponsor for the Royal Tulip Ball. Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available here. Sponsors are promoted on all the event materials and receive a ticket(s) to the event.

2024 Tulip Ball Sponsorship Levels

The benefactor of the Royal Tulip Ball is the Capital City Fund, managed by United Way of the Greater Capital Region. To ensure your name appears on the invitation, please return payment with the sponsorship form.

Pay online

Royal Tulip Ball sponsorship and donation opportunities are available here.

Pay by check:

Please make checks payable to "United Way of the Greater Capital Region - Capital City Fund" and mail with this sponsorship form to:

Capital City Fund 
C/O United Way of the Greater Capital Region 
P.O. Box 1988
Albany, NY 12207


Contact Sarah Kampf at 518.434.5103 or

Albany Tulip Luncheon

Tulip Luncheon

Friday, May 10, 2024
12:30 - 3:00 PM
at The Blake Annex, 1 Steuben Place, Albany

Registration is closed

Following the street scrubbing event on State Street, join us for the 2024 Albany Tulip Luncheon, which serves as a farewell and expression of appreciation to the 2023 Albany Tulip Queen, Olivia Owens, and her Court Members: Mariah Carter, Victoria Clary, Haleigh Gaston, and Jadan Rivera.

Additionally, the event will introduce the 2024 Tulip Court and embrace them in their new roles. Beyond celebration, the luncheon aims to support educational programs associated with the Tulip Court. These programs receive support through the Capital City Fund, which is a component fund under the United Way of the Greater Capital Region.

About the Capital City Fund

The Capital City Fund was created in 2014 by Mayor Kathy Sheehan, as a way to help nonprofit organizations better serve the people of Albany with effective, innovative programs and services.

Grants are awarded in the following areas:

Community/Cultural: programs and services that involve a direct benefit to residents, such as the enhancement of a park or the sponsoring of a parade or community event

Arts: programs that involve any creative expression, such as music, dance exhibits, or public art projects

Educational: learning opportunities for youth and/or adults

Caring for and appropriately recognizing our Veterans is also a matter that is very important to Mayor Kathy Sheehan. Since its inception, The Capital City Fund has been providing funding to Veterans organizations for the Veterans and Memorial Day Parades, the Gold Star Families luncheon, and the purchase of flags used to honor the resting places of Albany County veterans every Memorial Day. 

Proceeds from the annual Tulip Ball benefit the Capital City Fund and independent donations are also welcome at any time.  

We hope you will join us in contributing to this wonderful cause that allows the City of Albany to continue honoring our Veterans and providing grants to Albany-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs and services in the areas of community and culture, arts, and education.

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Capital City Fund, managed by United Way of the Greater Capital Region.

Pay online

Donate to the Capital City Fund. Donate Here.

Pay by check:

Please make checks payable to "United Way of the Greater Capital Region - Capital City Fund" and mail to:

Capital City Fund 
C/O United Way of the Greater Capital Region 
P.O. Box 1988
Albany, NY 12207


For questions, please get in touch with Sarah Kampf at 518.540.2479 or