Bonnie Daggett

 
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Bonnie Daggett
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HONORING WOMEN IN NEW YORK
Year: 
2011

Bonnie (Buckley) Daggett’s legacy of compassion is an inspiration to all, as she perpetually shows where there is a will, there is a way.

A life-long resident of Schenectady County, Ms. Daggett graduated from Linton High School, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from SUNY Albany, and earned her Master’s Degree in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

As a tribute to her daughter Audrey, Ms. Daggett has worked tirelessly for more than 30 years on behalf of people with disabilities, specifically devoting much of her e‑ orts to Wildwood Programs.

In addition to volunteering in her daughter Audrey’s classroom, she has served as a member of the Foundation Board for many years, and was a member of the Cabinet of the recent Campaign for Wildwood. Ms. Daggett was instrumental in creating the Wildwood Pet Therapy Program, and co-authored and published The Best They Can Be—The Wildwood Story. She and her husband are recipients of Wildwood’s Partners in Excellence Award, Outstanding Corporate Partner Award, and the Phebe and Hobart Conover Award for Philanthropy.

Ms. Daggett is a leader who exemplifies the spirit of joy and service. In addition to her work with Wildwood, Ms. Daggett has served the community as a volunteer with Proctors Guild, the Niskayuna Community Foundation, the League of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, the Albany-Tula Alliance, the Sunnyview Hospital Auxiliary, and the Friends of the Schenectady Museum.

Ms. Daggett and her husband co-founded the International Center for Leadership in 1993, an education consulting company, from which she retired in 2007.