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Thank you!

The Dutchess Community College Foundation held its Our Community’s Bridge to the Future gala on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Grandview. The College truly is the bridge that many in our community need to reach their goals. Proceeds raised will support the more than $800,000 the DCC Foundation provides to students, faculty, staff and the College.

We were 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 were 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 was 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 were delighted that Martin Charwat received the Bernard Handel Community Leadership Award for his outstanding service, volunteer work and executive leadership for nonprofit organizations throughout Dutchess County. Bernard Handel was recognized for his Lifetime Achievement support of Dutchess Community College.

We hope you will join us in celebration next year on March 25, 2023 by becoming a sponsor, purchasing an ad in the printed program, or purchasing tickets to attend. You may make a donation online or mail it to the Foundation office with a check.

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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2022 Sponsors

Community Champions

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Michael Dupree

Keybank logo

Pepsi logo

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Community Leaders


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Community Advocates


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IBM logo

Millbrook logo

Rhinebeck Savings Bank



Community Collaborators


Abilities First
Anthony DiMaso '65 & Joanne DiMaso
Central Hudson Gas & Electric
Democratic Caucus of the Dutchess County Legislature
Dutchess United Educators (DUE)
Bernard, Shirley & Evan Handel
Marist College
Marshall & Sterling
Mackey Butts & Whalen
McCabe & Mack LLP
National Resources/iPark
Real Property Abstract & Title Services, LLC
Seven Bridges Wealth Advisors
Taconic Resources for Independence

Community Friends

Absolute Actions & Realty
Bank of Millbrook
Foam & Wash Car Wash
Peter & Diana Jordan & Family
Integrated Enterprise Solutions (IES) Inc.
MidHudson Regional Hospital/WMC Health
Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Rondout Savings Bank
Th!nk Dutchess
Tompkins Mahopac Bank
Ulster Savings Bank
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