Abilities First and the Foundation for Abilities First NY Announces 2022 Community Partners Breakfast Honorees

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. – November 4, 2022 – The Abilities First Community Partners Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Community Partners Breakfast serves as a celebration of Abilities First’s 60-year anniversary, as well as the recognition of Abilities First’s 2022 Honorees and Award Recipients that have made significant contributions to furthering the mission of the organization.

This year at the Community Partners Breakfast, Abilities First (AF) and The Foundation for Abilities First NY (FAFNY) are recognizing the following distinguished honorees.

Viking Packaging will be receiving the Henry G. Page, Jr. Business Leadership Award in recognition of its outstanding dedication, interest, and cooperation in providing job opportunities to our neighbors with disabilities.

Theodore Prenting & The Prenting Family will be receiving the Friend of Abilities First Award in recognition of advancing the awareness, understanding, acceptance, and opportunity for those with disabilities.

Stephanie Hourani will be receiving the Ambassador of the Year Award in recognition of an AF participant for her enthusiasm & successes in reaching her greatest potential.

Joshua Mackey will be receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding contributions of time or talents to Abilities First, resulting in the enhancement of the lives of our neighbors with disabilities.

The Commitment to Community Award, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to enhancing the lives of our neighbors with disabilities, will be awarded to: NYS Senator Mike Martucci, NYS Senator Sue Serino, NYS Senator James Skoufis, NYS Assemblymember Didi Barrett, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, and Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus.

Tickets for the Community Partners Breakfast are available and can be purchased on Abilities First’s website. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, contact JoAnn Parker for more information at joannparker@abiltitiesfirstny.org.

About Abilities First: Founded in 1962, Abilities First is a nonprofit organization serving the needs of those with developmental disabilities from preschool through adulthood. With more than 600 dedicated employees committed to providing educational, vocational, residential, habilitation, and family support services, Abilities First gives individuals with disabilities and their families the support to attain independence, self-determination, integration, and acceptance by others. In serving over 1,400 children and adults throughout the Hudson Valley region of New York State, Abilities First holds a long-term commitment to creating a cohesive culture of compassion, empowerment, and respect for these individuals through education, exploration, and experience. For more information, visit www.AbilitiesFirstNY.org or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AbilitiesFirstInc.