How Can I Give?




The Dominican Retreat & Conference Center is an entirely self-supporting organization.  We depend solely on our program revenue and the generosity of our supporters to carry out our ministry.

Currently, approximately 65% of our revenue is generated through program fees, the remainder realized through various fund-raising activities, appeals and events.  Your gift to the DRCC goes directly to our ministry and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

 Some ways you can help:

The Annual Fund:


The largest and most important of our efforts, the Annual Fund consists of our annual and special mail appeals and provides us with the revenue to run the DRCC on a day to day basis, to keep our programs affordable to those that need them, to provide scholarships to those in need, and the upkeep of our facility.  Your gift to the Annual Fund is an investment in our ministry.

The Mary J. Kakretz Endowment Fund:

The Mary J. Kakretz Endowment Fund, begun in honor of one of the DRCC’s most cherished friends and loyal supporters, is essentially the planning vehicle for the future of our Retreat House.  The success and growth of this fund will allow us to expand and enhance our programs and facility, weather financial storms that may occur, or survive a severe financial crisis.  Your gift to the Endowment Fund is an investment in our future.

Various special fund-raising events and activities:

Throughout the year we hold special events designed to be enjoyable to those that attend and beneficial to the DRCC.  “More Than Just Desserts”, our annual social held in the fall of the year is a delightful evening of fun, food and friends that has raised over $75,000 for the DRCC since 1999.  Your participation in these events is an investment in our present.

 How Can I Give?

 Click here to make an online donation  OR

You can mail your gift via check directly to the Retreat House at:

Dominican Retreat and Conference Center
1945 Union Street (Route 7)
Niskayuna, NY 12309
518-393-4169 / Fax (518) 393-4525
  dslcny@nybiz.rr.com

Your donation will help us to further our mission of assisting people who seek to grow in their relationship with God, themselves and others. 

We also accept Visa, Master Card and Discover.  You may call our Administrator, Sr. Susan Zemgulis, OP, with your gift and information at 518-393-4169.

Ever think of providing for the DRCC in your will?  Call our Administrator for details.

Dominican Retreat

and Conference Center