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Bridge to the Future Award

The Bridge to the Future Award was established in 2015 to recognize individuals and organizations that distinguish themselves in working with others to enhance education, economic vitality, community wellness or civic responsibility in the mid-Hudson Valley.

Bridge to the Future Award

In addition to being recognized at the DCC Foundation Gala in March, the recipient will have the privilege of presenting a Bridge to the Future Scholarship to a deserving student at the DCC Foundation Honors Convocation at DCC in May.

Past Winners


Michael Francis Dupree and Michael Fleischer


Think Ahead Program Partners: Dutchess County Government, Abilities First, Inc., The Arc of Dutchess, Maplebrook School, Taconic Resources for Independence


The Council of Industry


Family Services


Poughkeepsie Alliance


Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill


Emil Panichi