Release date: 4/1/2014

Poughkeepsie, NY – Cristin McPeake has joined the staff of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley as its new Database Administrator. Cristin is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the Foundation’s database. Her position includes processing grants and scholarships, entering donations and financial transactions and maintaining the database records of vendors, grantees and donors.

Prior to joining the Community Foundation Cristin worked for Rock Solid Foundation in Austin, TX, as their Program Development and Improvement Coordinator. In addition to policy, procedure and quality improvement process development, she also maintained and developed data management systems for each organization she worked with. Before her move Texas in 2007, Cristin worked locally as a Quality Improvement Coordinator for The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie.

Cristin was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

“We are pleased to have Cristin join the Community Foundation,” said Andrea Reynolds, President and CEO. “She brings enthusiasm, experience and skills that complement the existing talent of the Foundation’s staff.”

Serving all of Dutchess, Ulster and Putnam counties, the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley administers $45 million in assets which are used to provide much needed support to the community through grants and scholarships. The Foundation’s purpose is to connect people who care with causes that matter. For information about charitable giving through the Community Foundation, grant programs, or to obtain a copy of the organization’s Annual Report, call the Foundation, in Dutchess and Putnam at 845-452-3077 or in Ulster at 845-338-2535; email or visit the website

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About The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
The mission of The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is to strengthen our communities by offering donors the means to establish charitable legacies, by making grants, and by providing leadership to address community needs in a manner that is responsible, responsive and lasting. To realize this mission, the foundation board and staff advise donors on charitable giving options; assist attorneys and financial advisors as they explore opportunities available to their clients; establish endowment funds for nonprofits and other charitable causes; and work with government, private foundations, and local leaders to address current and emerging needs.

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley has been recognized for having organizational and financial practices that are in accordance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations by the Council on Foundations.

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