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ATHENA Award Reception


Date: Thursday, November 30

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Location: Villa Borghese, 70 Widmer Road, Wappingers Falls



Join The Chamber Foundation, Inc., to celebrate the 2017 ATHENA award recipients!

Bestowed annually, the ATHENA Award is given to a member of the community who best embodies the ATHENA Leadership Model. The Model is unique in that it focuses on personal traits of strong, successful leaders. It captures the spirit and collaborative leadership style often exemplified in women leaders, while also recognizing the importance of traits such as courageous acts and fierce advocacy in the pursuit of excellence.

To make reservations, call (845) 454-1700 ext. 1000.

The honorees are:

  • Molly Ahearn, Full Deck Design
  • Diane Allenbaugh, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
  • Kathleen Durham, Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill
  • Ruthfen Faircloth, Daughters of Sarah
  • Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt, Mill Street Loft + Spark Media Project
  • Pari Forood, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Lori A. Jiava, Town of Wappinger
  • Annette Marzan, Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley
  • Irene Monck, Gilman Ciocia
  • Dr. Greer Rychcik, Hyde Park Central School District
  • Rachel Saunders, Esq., Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Thank you to our sponsors

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:
The Arc of Dutchess
Mackey Butts & Wise LLP
ServiceMaster Restore by NEST
Tompkins Mahopac Bank

Bronze Sponsors:
Dutchess Community College
McCabe & Mack LLP, Attorneys-At-Law
Mid-Hudson Subaru and Rhinebeck Ford

Profile Sponsor:
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Supporting Sponsor:
Adams Fairacre Farms
The Chazen Companies

VIP Reception Presented by:
MidHudson Regional Hospital

VIP Reception Sponsored by:
DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota
Wainwright Financial Solutions