Volunteer Award Recipient
Ann Sather has devoted a majority of her life to making a positive impact on the community through countless philanthropic endeavors.
Recently, Ann has actively worked with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, the nonprofit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden (MSG), including the New York Rangers, Knicks, Liberty, MSG Media, MSG Entertainment and Fuse “to make dreams come true for kids facing obstacles.” Ann has visited both Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center and the NYU Medical Center, as well as Ronald MacDonald House of New York. She also works with The Children’s Aid Society on both the annual Coat Delivery and Fashion Show. Ann’s weekly reading to the children at The Children’s Aid Society’s Taft Day Care Center in Harlem has become an important part of her life in New York.
While residing in Canada, Ann’s community outreach helped a number of different organizations. She created and co-chaired the “Carnival of Champions,” a combined effort of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club and the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. The event ran for 13 years, raising millions of dollars for programs including D.A.R.E, YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, Stollery Children’s Hospitals, the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic, school lunch programs and Head Start.
Ann served as a Board Member for both the Alberta Breast Cancer Foundation and the STARS Air Ambulance Service. She also actively worked with the Art Gallery of Edmonton, The University of Alberta Hospital, the Edmonton Christmas Bureau and the Ronald McDonald House of Edmonton.
In addition, the Sathers donated their heritage home to the world renowned Banff Center, formerly known as the School of Fine Arts, in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Their home was relocated to the Leighton Artist Colony and is being used as a secluded studio where senior artists collaborate. In 2009 they were awarded the Banff Heritage Corporation Award for Best Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage Building.
Ann has resided in New York City for the past 11 years with her husband Glen, the President and General Manager of the New York Rangers. They have two sons and two grandchildren.