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The James A. Hall Legacy Society

A Lasting Impact

The James F. Hall Legacy Society was established to recognize benefactors who have pledged generous gifts to the Dutchess Community College Foundation through their estate plans.

Members understand the importance of a successful community college and seek to keep the spirit of educational excellence alive for future generations. The individuals listed to the left have notified the Foundation that they have made a planned gift to Dutchess Community College. Planned gifts may include a bequest, charitable trust, personal residence, life insurance policy, IRA or any appreciated items such as artwork.

Some members are former students who connected in a meaningful way with faculty and staf and, as alumni, appreciate how the support and dedication of their teachers positively impacted their lives. Others are faculty and staff who have dedicated their lives to teaching and learning, and community members, who recognize the impact that DCC has had on their neighbors. The College is fortunate to have so many friends and supporters who believe in its mission. The chance to help students enhance their lives through higher education inspires so many wonderful people from varying backgrounds to partner with DCC.

By becoming a member of the Hall Legacy Society, you are showing your commitment to the College and demonstrating a belief in future students.

Visit to explore ways you can leave a lasting legacy.


Hall Legacy Society Members

Ellen L. Baker   Vernon D. Jones
Rosemarie I. Becchetti-Rice '83   Gary J. Lindstrom* '60
Karen T. Blonder and Jerry L. Toepfer*   Kathleen M. Marinn* '63
Charles E.* and Mabel E.* Conklin   F. Kennon Moody*
Linda L. Connors '71   Michael J. O'Dell '69
Jim Curley '64 and Ceme Curley   June S. Pierson
Eric W. Deyo '71   Barbara Jean Planck
Vincent J. DiMaso '66 and Joan DiMaso '68   Diana Pollard '97
Jack and Donna Dworak   Vincent F. Post, Jr. '73
Kathleen Eagen '67   Michael J. Quackenbush '78
Toni M. Emery '66 and Joseph A. Lucas '87   Francis U.* and Mary F.* Ritz
Dorothy J. Fitchett '81   Shirley Roberts-Brereton '88
James V. Forster III*   Carol A. Roper*
Raymond J. Freda '88   Werner H. Schmidt*
Gail Ganter-Toback and Arnold Toback   Carol F. Shuman '69
Patricia Ansari Gee   Edna K. Silber*
Gladys L. Glick* '75   William R. Steinhaus '69
Dr. James F. Hall*   Mary Louise Van Winkle*
Bernard and Shirley Handel   Allyn J.* and Mildred I.* Washington
Mary V. Imperatori*   Carole J. Wolf

Easy Ways to Create A Lasting Legacy

Two easy estate planning strategies that can benefit you and support DCC students are:

Wills and Bequests

The most familiar type of bequests are gifts made through a provision in a will or trust. You can make a bequest of a dollar amount, a specific asset, or a percentage of your estate. You may like the fact that bequests are gifts that are made through your estate plan and can still be adjusted if needed.

Creating your plan is easy with the new Estate Planning Guide. You can organize your family and estate information in this detailed workbook. To get started, click here. We look forward to working with you as you plan your legacy!

Beneficiary Designations

In addition to “traditional” bequests made through your will or trust, you can use beneficiary designations to create your legacy. Easily make a gift by completing a beneficiary designation form provided by your account administrator. The most common beneficiary forms are available for bank accounts, investment accounts (401k, IRA) and life insurance policies.

• The benefits of creating your legacy through a beneficiary designation are numerous: avoid probate; tax savings; revocable and easy to do.

Contact Us

DCC Foundation

Bowne Hall, Room 103

Phone: (845) 431-8400

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601