Community Foundations confers inaugural Community Response grants to Putnam Nonprofits
After securing a challenge grant and matching funds from local donors, the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley opened the Community Response Grant program to Putnam nonprofits. This fall the Foundations awarded grants to six nonprofits. Grantees were selected by a volunteer committee who collectively reviewed 22 grant requests. The first cohort of applications was highly competitive and funded requests ranging from staff development and program support to technology purchases and upgrades.
Teachers across region receive education grants through Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
Thirty-five resourceful teachers from across the Hudson Valley now have more than $45,000 in new grant funds to purchase scientific equipment and implement innovative projects in their classrooms next year, thanks to the generosity of donors to the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. Teachers from public, private and parochial schools in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties were eligible.
Community Foundations to honor Butts and Trataros at annual Professional Advisors Breakfast
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley will honor attorneys Robert R. Butts, Esq. of Millbrook and Ephie Trataros, Esq. of Kingston at its annual Professional Advisors Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. The event is hosted by the Community Foundations Professional Advisors Council, chaired by trustee Ellen L. Baker, Esq. of McCabe & Mack LLP in Poughkeepsie.
Community Foundations Promote Cristin McPeake and Aliza Krevolin
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV) today announced that it has promoted Cristin McPeake to Director of Programs and Aliza Krevolin to Program and Finance Associate. These promotions come as the CFHV bid a fond farewell to the former Vice President of Programs, Jennifer Killian, who has recently joined the Millbrook-based Dyson Foundation as Program Officer.
Community Foundation of Putnam County Launches Dyson Challenge
Nathaniel Prentice, Nancy Rossi Brownell and a newly formed advisory board are on a mission to raise at least $100,000 this year for the Community Foundation of Putnam County, thanks to a matching challenge grant of $100,000 from the Dyson Foundation.
Community Foundations Presidential Search Update
As you are aware, Andrea Reynolds, President and CEO of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV), will be leaving the organization at the end of this month. She leaves us in a much better position than when she first began in 2005, when our funds were valued at $22 million. Today we oversee the investments and philanthropic disbursements of more than $51 million, and have a service area that now includes Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties. The Foundations have given out approximately $17 million in grants and scholarships, and have a cohesive and knowledgeable staff and Board. While we regret that Andrea is leaving us, we also share in the excitement about her future and wish her all the best.
Andrea Reynolds, President and CEO since 2005, leaving to head Dyson Foundation
Thank you for being part of the Community Foundations’ success. It has been my distinct fortune for almost 10 years to carry out the mission of the Foundations. Because you are an important member of our Community Foundations family, I wanted to be sure you heard from me – before you read it in the press - that I will be leaving my position at the Foundations effective May 31, 2015.
Community Foundation reaches $40 million milestone
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and its affiliates, the Community Foundation of Dutchess County, the Community Foundation of Ulster County, and the Community Foundation of Putnam County, have formally announced that they have reached $40 million in assets, doubling the total resources they held eight years ago.
Garden Party raises $110,000
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley honored two area couples who personify community service on Sunday, October 6, when the regional philanthropic organization held its 2013 Garden Party.
Community Foundation received $2.9 million bequest
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and its affiliate the Community Foundation of Dutchess County, have formally announced that they have received a bequest of $2.9 million from the estate of Leslie C. Roe.