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2017 ABILITIES FIRST SIGNATURE EVENT

Your evening begins with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as we toast the 2017 Abilities First Honorees. The newly renovated Shadows on the Hudson with a dash of sophisticated Tuscan elegance sets the stage for an evening filled with memorable interactive experiences including illusionist Chris Dare followed by the juxtaposition of a rousing nightclub atmosphere with SOULSYSTEM ORCHESTRAS.

Soulsystem Orchestras, an 11-piece band will again provide their signature high-energy entertainment lead by Rob Affuso. Chris, a Hudson Valley native, has performed for thousands of people around the world combining magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection, and showmanship. Savor the progressive dining experience, indulge in tastings from regional spirits, take in the waterfront view from our cigar lounge and take way a personalized memento.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Shadows on the Hudson
176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Tickets: $200 per person.
All proceeds from the 2017 Signature Event will benefit the services and programs of Abilities First.


Registration is now closed for the 2017 Signature Event. 
If you would like to attend, you may pay at the door by cash or check.



2017 ABILITIES FIRST HONOREES:
2017 COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD
Ari Straus
CEO & Managing Partner 
Monticello Motor ClubAri Straus
CEO & Managing Partner 
Monticello Motor Club Dr. Marc Straus
Ari Straus
CEO & Managing Partner
Monticello Motor Club
Dr. Marc Straus
Dr. Marc Straus and Ari Straus The Straus Family donated the former Devitt’s Medical Arts Building in New Windsor, NY. The $3.2M gift, the largest in Abilities First’s history, will become the first Orange County location for the Abilities First School. Ari Straus is the CEO and Managing Partner of Monticello Motor Club, an automotive country club and private race track in Monticello, NY, which has supported Abilities First through “fund racing” driving events. He also serves on the board of trustees for Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Formerly, Ari founded mdINR, a healthcare management service for patients on blood-thinning drugs that operated in the Devitt’s building. mdINR was purchased in 2011 by Lincare, the nation’s largest providers of home oxygen and other respiratory therapy services. Dr. Marc Straus is a published poet, and renowned art collector, and owner of “MARC STRAUS GALLERY”, a contemporary art gallery in Lower Manhattan. He and his wife, Dr. Livia Straus, founded the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (“HVCCA”), a non-profit arts and education organization in Peekskill, NY.

2017 VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR
Kevin Page
Henry Page Development Karen Page
Henry Page Development
Kevin Page
Henry Page Development
Karen Page
Henry Page Development
Karen Page, and her brother, Kevin Page are Managing Partners of Page Management Group, a Poughkeepsie-based company specializing in land development and commercial real estate leasing. Karen is head of accounting and administration and Kevin heads up operations and maintenance. Having been involved with the Abilities First Golf Classic Committee for many years, they have contributed many volunteer hours to the organization. Page Management Group, formerly H.G. Page Jr. Development, has provided generous sponsorship support for many of Abilities First’s fundraising events including the Golf Classic and Signature Event. Both are actively involved with local community groups including The Child Abuse Prevention Center, LaGrange Historical Society, Rotary Club of LaGrange, and Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge #275.


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Entertainment Sponsor: Hospitality Hour Sponsor:
H.G. Page Jr. Development H.G. Page Jr. Development

SIGNATURE DRINK SPONSOR: Rose & Kiernan, Inc.
DESSERT SPONSOR: Judelson, Giordano & Siegel, CPA, P.C.
OUT ON THE TOWN SPONSOR: Kearney Realty Group
CIGAR LOUNGE SPONSOR: Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP
PORTRAITS SPONSOR: WMC MidHudson Regional Hospital
SPECIALTY TASTING SPONSOR: Petro Home Services
VALET PARKING SPONSOR: Real Property Abstract & Title Services, LLC
EVENING TAKEAWAY SPONSOR: Monticello Motor Club
MAGICIAN SPONSOR: Williams Lumber & Home Centers
VIP EXPERIENCE SPONSOR: William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc & Rhinebeck Bank
SUPPORTER SPONSOR: Ulster Savings Bank

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For more info and sponsorship opportunities, contact Melissa McCoy at 845-485-9803 ext. 223 or email her here.

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