United Way of the Greater Capital Region has partnered with the Albany Center Gallery and Local artist Rachel Baxter to create a tribute to honor the over 1,000 Capital Region residents who have passed due to complications related to COVID-19.

Tech Valley Shuttle is honored to serve as a transportation sponsor and partner in what has been a challenging year for many, we continue to stay connected to the Capital Region in alliance for healing and prosperity!


Still Life, With Gratitude, an original work of art in the form of a movable mural will serve as a visual tribute and travel across the Capital Region from March 23-April 3, available to view daily 1-6 p.m.
We hope you will join us in remembering the lives lost, reflecting on the past year and coming together to rebuild as a stronger and more resilient community.
The tribute is not complete without incorporating the experiences of our community.
Visitors are invited to write tributes to loved ones lost and those who have recovered, to our everyday heroes on the frontlines, or words of encouragement in navigating the days ahead.
The mural will be placed outside at each location when possible and will be
moved to a safe location inside as needed dependent upon the weather.


Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m.

A virtual vigil ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. on the one-year anniversary of the passing of Walter Robb, longtime GE executive and local philanthropist, and the first Capital Region resident lost to COVID-19.

D. Colin, Troy-based artist and poet, will recite an original poem entitled What we have now about remembering, healing and moving forward.

At the end of the vigil, we will be joined by the Robb family and will invite you to light a candle with us in remembrance of Mr. Robb and the over 1,000 Capital Region lives lost to COVID-19.

Join the Virtual Vigil at home on UWGCR’s Facebook Page or YouTube Channel.