Community’s Bridge to the Future Gala

The Dutchess Community College Foundation’s Annual Gala - Community’s Bridge to the Future was held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. 

Karen Schroeder Trovato, Ph.D. ’77 and Frank Castella Jr. ’99 were inducted into the DCC Alumni Hall of Fame for their outstanding professional contributions and their commitment to our community. Shirley Adams received the Bernard Handel Community Leadership Award, which is awarded to members of our community who provide leadership in Dutchess County through volunteer work. The Poughkeepsie Alliance  received the Bridge to the Future Award, which was established 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.

Join DCC in raising money to help students afford a quality education right here in Dutchess County. Help us honor our future Alumni Hall of Fame award recipients, the Bernard Handel Community Leadership Award recipient, and the Bridge to the Future Award recipient.

To see a listing of past honorees for the Alumni Hall of Fame or the Handel Community Leadership Award click here.

For more information contact Burnelle Roser at (845) 431-8402 or

2017 Gala


2017 Sponsors

Bowne Sponsors
Bonura Hospitality Group

Hudson Sponsors
Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Rhinebeck Bank
Royal Carting Service Company
Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Media Sponsor

Event Sponsor
Poughkeepsie Journal


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Key Bank

MidHudson Regional


Rhinebeck Savings Bank


Royal Carting




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