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Save the date!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the prevailing public health concerns about COVID-19, and with an abundance of caution and concern for your health and well-being, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our annual Community’s Bridge to the Future Gala scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020. Our new date for the celebration at the Grandview is Saturday, March 26, 2022. We are very hopeful you will be able to join us. Sponsorships and tickets for March 28, 2020 will be honored for the new date of March 26, 2022. If you have any questions or concerns about the changes, please reach out to us at (845) 431-8403. We would be happy to discuss options with you.


The Dutchess Community College Foundation is pleased to invite you to become a supporter of the Our Community’s Bridge to the Future gala to be held Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Grandview. The College truly is the bridge that many in our community need to reach their goals. Please celebrate and partner with us by selecting a sponsorship or placing an ad in our commemorative dinner journal. Proceeds raised support the more than $800,000 the DCC Foundation provides to students, faculty, staff and the College.

We are honored to induct Shirley Roberts Brereton ’88, Anthony DiMaso ’65, Joan DiMaso ’68 and Ellen M. Gambino, Ed.D., ’74 into the DCC Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame for their outstanding professional contributions and commitment to our community.

Think Ahead Program Partners: Dutchess County Government, Abilities First, The Arc of Dutchess, Maplebrook School and Taconic Resources for Independence will be presented with the Bridge to the Future Award. The Think Ahead Program was created to provide a College experience for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities; it is our pleasure to recognize our partners for the creation of this remarkably innovative program that is enhancing the quality of life for many young people in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

We are delighted Martin Charwat will receive the Bernard Handel Community Leadership Award for his outstanding service, volunteer work and executive leadership for nonprofit organizations throughout Dutchess County.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Burnelle Roser at or (845) 431-8402. Thank you so much for your consideration and we look forward to hearing from you soon.


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2020 Sponsors

Community Champions

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Michael Dupree

Keybank logo

Pepsi logo

Community Leaders

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Royal Carting logo


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Community Advocates


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Rhinebeck Savings Bank


Community Collaborators

Democratic Caucus of the Dutchess County Legislature
Anthony DiMaso '65
Bernard, Shirley & Evan Handel
Hudson Valley Credit Union
Hudson Valley Hospice
Marist College
Marshall & Sterling
McCabe & Mack
National Resources/iPark
Real Property Abstract & Title Services, LLC
Seven Bridges Wealth Advisors
Taconic Resources for Independence
TD Bank

Community Friends

Absolute Actions & Realty
Baright, Gary & Kim
Bank of Millbrook
Central Hudson
Integrated Enterprise Solutions (IES) Inc.
Mackey Butts & Wise
MidHudson Regional Hospital
Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Rose and Kiernan
Th!nk Dutchess
Tompkins Mahopac Bank
Ulster Savings Bank
Mary Louise VanWinkle
Williams Lumber & Home Center




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For more information

DCC Foundation

Burnelle Roser
Assistant Director
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 431-8402