Foundation Events

  • Home Run Helicopter Drop Wednesday, April 23
  • Golf Mentoring Day Thursday, May 8
  • Day Of Golf Tuesday, May 27
  • The Chamber Foundation Spotlight

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    Thank You Bowling Tournament Partners

    Event supported Youth Leadership Program and Scholarship Fund


    The Chamber Foundation thanks all who came  out to bowl at its annual Bowling Tournament on Sunday, January 19th!  With over 200 bowlers, this was our biggest tournament to date!  Special thank you to our event sponsors:  Love Effron, DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota, Navigator Newsletters, EmbroidMe and Superior Sounds.

    Also, thank you to our lane sponsors:
    ·        Adelphi University, Hudson Valley Center
    ·        Arlington Fire District
    ·        College Planning 101
    ·        Complete Benefit Solutions
    ·        Fortress Financial Advisory, LLC
    ·        Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate (King)
    ·        K. Fortuna Realty, Inc.
    ·        Pan Gregorian Enterprises of Upper New York
    ·        Penny B. Lowe, CPA PC
    ·        People's United Bank
    ·        Stormville Oil
    ·        Taconic Advisors, Inc.
    ·        Teahan & Constantino, LLP
    A final thank you to Taconic Advisors and Bull Dog F.I.T. for sponsoring two of our Youth Leadership teams.

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    2014 Scholarships Now Open

    Money For College Available In Multiple Disciplines


    Pictured: 2013 Scholarship Recipients at the May Contact Breakfast

    To help fulfill its central mission of creating educational opportunities for those attending local schools, The Chamber Foundation, Inc., the not-for-profit educational organization of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, is again offering a host of scholarships to Hudson Valley students.  Last year, the Foundation awarded over $53,000 to deserving scholars in the area, a record amount, and applications are now open for the full suite of 2014 scholarships.  All interested parties should visit to view the complete list of available scholarships.  Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley will be collecting all applications online with a simple registration required before anything can be submitted.  All applications must be received by March 14.

    The Chamber Foundation, Inc. strongly believes that scholarships are a powerful tool in contributing to the overall development of a person’s future.  There is a wide range of awards available, including ones in the areas of: culinary arts, nursing, music, athletics, engineering, manufacturing and trade, journalism and communications and more.  The Foundation scholarships are extended annually to individuals who are in need of financial aid and/or quality based on merit.  A complete list of the scholarships and a brief description of each can be found by clicking here.

    For questions or clarification of the scholarship procedure, please contact Nick Shannon, Executive Director of The Chamber Foundation, by phone at (845) 454-1700 ext. 1026, or via e-mail at

    The Chamber Foundation, Inc. was established in 2002 to promote education and training programs for area youth and professionals with the goal of enhancing the future of economic growth in the Hudson Valley region. The Foundation's mission is to provide educational opportunities for youth and the workforce, to build and strengthen personal and business capacity, develop leadership skills and foster a commitment to community service.  For more information, visit