The Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation at New Paltz’s Educational Scholarship Fund makes a real difference in the lives of local residents and their families who, in turn, make an even bigger difference in the quality of life we share in the Hudson Valley.
Each year the Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation at New Paltz awards its Educational Scholarship recognizing unique individuals who have made a difference in our community, school, or workplace. In 2012, the Foundation was proud to also launch the Joyce Minard Scholarship, recognizing a student who plans to pursue a degree in a business-related field at an accredited college, in tribute to our retired president’s tireless work to provide our region’s business people, key employees, job seekers and students with opportunities to learn new skills and integrate into the local employment and entrepreneurial climate.
In 2017 we were proud to expand our scholarship portfolio to include two brand new scholarships offered by local businesses. The Jerry Thompson Memorial Scholarship and Seakill Custom Home Builders Scholarship support our mission of making a difference in the lives of local residents and the quality of life right here in the Hudson Valley.
Our scholarship winners are graduating high school seniors, students pursuing a post-secondary degree or accreditation, as well as adult learners. They are Eagle Scouts, firefighters, decorated athletes, Rotarians, farmers, EMTs, and hospital volunteers, developing careers in health care, law, mathematics, chemical engineering, business administration and education. The financial support provided by Foundation scholarships has helped these individuals apply their passion and drive to a course of study that not only helps them accomplish their professional goals, but also promotes a dynamic local quality of life in our region.
The need for educational scholarship funds continues to grow. Please consider making a tax deductible donation in support of the Chamber Foundation’s educational scholarship fund. To donate, simply click the NYCharities.org button below.
Ernie VanDeMark, Chair
Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation at New Paltz, Inc.
The Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation at New Paltz is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization; all donations are tax deductible.
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Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation at New Paltz Board of Directors
Chair Ernie VanDeMark, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
Vice Chair Teresa Thompson, Main Street Bistro
Treasurer Beth Barry, New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
Past Chair Sue VanVoorhis, M&T Bank
Secretary Cathy Sifre
Kathy Prizzia, Rocking Horse Ranch
Leslie Rubin, Farm Family Insurance