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Annual Gala

Save the Date: April 6, 2024

The Dutchess Community College Foundation will hold its annual Our Community’s Bridge to the Future gala on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at The Grandview. The College truly is the bridge that many in our community need to reach their goals. Proceeds raised will support the more than $800,000 the DCC Foundation provides to students, faculty, staff and the College.

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Proceeds from the Gala will support the more than $800,000 the DCC Foundation provides to students, faculty, staff and the College.

We will induct John Genovese '74 and Edward Pittman '80 into the DCC Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame for their outstanding professional contributions and commitment to our community.

Geraldine Laybourne will be presented with the Bridge to the Future Award for enhancing the quality of life for so many in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Brian Doyle will receive the Bernard Handel Community Leadership Award for his outstanding service, volunteer work and executive leadership for nonprofit organizations throughout Dutchess County.

The event will start at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and dancing at 7 p.m. Please join us in celebrating these honorees while providing critical support for the students of Dutchess Community College by becoming a sponsor, purchasing an ad in the printed program, or purchasing tickets to attend. You may reserve your sponsorship, ad or tickets online or mail a check to DCC Foundation, 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. If you have any questions, please contact Burnelle Roser at burnelle.roser@sunydutchess.edu or (845) 431-8402. Thank you so much for your consideration and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Michelle Barone-Lepore ’04 and Susan Scivolette-McCormack ’87, Co-Chairs

2023 Sponsors

Community Champions

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Community Leaders

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Community Advocates

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Community Collaborators

  • Bernard and Shirley Handel
  • IBM
  • KeyBank
  • Liscum McCormack VanVoorhis
  • Marist College
  • Marshall & Sterling
  • Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
  • Real Property Abstract & Title Services, LLC
  • TD Bank

Community Friends

  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric
  • Kearney Realty & Development Group
  • Kip Bleakley O’Neill
  • McCabe & Mack
  • Michael J. Hall, Tim Lawton and Rob Conlon
  • MidHudson Regional Hospital/WMC Health
  • Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
  • New Horizons Resources
  • Rondout Savings Bank
  • Sarah and Robert Levine
  • Think Dutchess
  • Ulster Savings Bank
  • Walden Savings Bank
  • Wallace & Wallace LLP
  • Williams Lumber & Home Centers

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Contact Us

DCC Foundation


Phone: (845) 431-8403
Email: dccf@sunydutchess.edu

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601