New Horizons Foundation 22nd Annual Community Leadership Breakfast to be held Tuesday October 24th, 2017

Watch this space for updates and read about our 2016 winners below.

Front row: 2016 winners Maureen Kangas, Ellen Staino, Rocco Staino and Miriam Zimet-Aaron

Back row: NHR Executive Director, Sam Laganaro, 2013 winner Cora Mallory Davis, 2012 winner Karen Hansen Simon, 2013 winner William Davis, 2010 winner Lisa Morris, 2001 winner Timmian Massie and 2000 winner Kathy Tallman

The Community Leadership Award honors people in the community for their spirit, dedication, and leadership in fostering a better life for all residents of the Hudson Valley.

Honorees are:

• Maureen Kangas, General Manager, The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel.

• Ellen and Rocco Staino. Ellen is retired from the Marboro Central School district. Rocco began his career at the Marboro Central School district and later retired from the North Salem Central School district. They have both been long-time community volunteers.

• Miriam Zimet-Aaron, retired French teacher from Spackenkill High School and long-time community volunteer.

The award winners were chosen by a committee of winners from previous years.

If you would like more information about the Community Leadership awards contact David McGorry at or 845-473-3000 extension 1322. If you would like to nominate someone for the 2017 Community Leadership Award, click here to download the nomination form.

For more information, please contact David McGorry, 473-3000 x322 or

Click here to see pictures from the 2015 Leadership Breakfast.

Click here to see pictures from the 2013 Leadership Breakfast.

Click here to see pictures from the 2012 Leadership Breakfast.

Click here to see pictures from the 2011 Leadership Breakfast.

Click here to see pictures from the 2010 Leadership Breakfast.

Past Honorees

2015 - The Bottini Family, The Hahn Family
2013 - Vincent J. Miller, Cora Mallory Davis & William Davis
2012 ~ John & Gloria Golden, Karen Hansen Simon and Kelly L. Traver, Esq
2011 ~ Tony Campilii & Barbara & Stephen Lumb
2010 ~ Stacey Langenthal, Rita McPeck & Lisa Morris
2009 ~ Michael H. Graham, Lorraine M. Roberts, Gail V. Webster and Roderick J. MacLeod
2008 ~ Linda & Owen T. Clarke, Jr
2007 ~ Eleanor & Martin Charwat, Tim Dean, Marie Tarver
2005 ~ Carol & Joseph DeVirgilio
2004 ~ Mary & Kennon Moody
2003 ~ Jackie Chatfield & Larry Hughes
2002 ~ Bea & Edward McCormick
2001 ~ Timmian Massie
2000 ~ Kathy & James Tallman
1999 ~ George Decker, Silver Jubilee Recipient
1998 ~ JoAnn Feigenheimer & Tom Sipos
1997 ~ Joan & Vincent J. DiMaso
1996 ~ Eileen & Dan Hickey, Sr.
1995 ~ Polly Gage
1994 ~ Helen & Hamilton Meserve

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