The Chamber Foundation Signature Events

ATHENA Leadership Awards Program

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. Each year, The Chamber Foundation hosts an event to recognize the selected Athena honorees.

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Cosimo DiBrizzi Celebrity Servers Dinner

Each year, local Hudson Valley business leaders trade in their suits and ties for an apron and wait on their employees to help raise funds for the Cosimo DiBrizzi Memorial Scholarship. Tips are tallied and prizes are awarded to top earners at the end of the night. A fun evening with great food and spectacular wine – this is one not to miss! 


Day Of Golf

Each year, The Chamber Foundation hosts a Day Of Golf to benefit the Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship. Hit the links in support of this great cause and enjoy not only golf, but also contests, raffles and delicious food and drink throughout the day. 


Pigskins and Pints

This afternoon of football, wings, beer and fun helps raise money for the Foundation's general scholarship fund. It's also a Leadership Dutchess reunion event celebrating both past and present classes – all are welcome. Casual atmosphere including prizes, games and music and more.