Annual Gala

Visionaries in Action

The Foundation’s Annual Gala is a fundraiser and recognition event honoring outstanding individuals, organizations, businesses, and friends of SUNY Ulster. Through the generosity of our many contributors, and with the energy and vision of our leadership, the Foundation carries its mission forward for the benefit of our amazing SUNY Ulster students. 

The uncertain COVID-19 times we find ourselves in have prevented us from gathering together this October, but we are counting on you to help us mobilize financial support. We cannot do this without you!

This year’s Virtual Gala will take place at this website, on the Foundation YouTube Channel, and on Facebook on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 5:30 p.m.

Join us right here or on Facebook.

We will be celebrating Visionaries in Action.

The 2020 honorees are:

Kathleen Cloonan
Mary Stuart Masterson & Jeremy Davidson

(Learn about our Honorees) 

2020 Your Promise ~ Their Future Awardee

Jennifer & Peter Buffett and The NoVo Foundation

2020 Anne R. Donovan Awardee

Dr. Mindy Kole

(Learn about our Awardees)













#belikeanita Inaugural Award: (In Honor and Memory of Anita Williams Peck)

The recipient is selected by the President of SUNY Ulster annually to recognize a member of the community who works tirelessly on behalf of others, leads by example, dedicates personal time to make the world a better place, and lives in a manner worthy of notice.







2020 Sponsors


Diamond Sponsors:

Darlene L. Pfeiffer 

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Family of Howard C. St. John

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Sapphire Media Sponsor

Basch & Keegan
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Gold Sponsors:





Viking Industries

Viking Industries


Ulster Savings Bank

Ulster Savings



Silver Sponsors:

Rondout Savings Bank

Rondout Savings

Alesco Advisors
Marshall & Sterling Insurance
Marshall Sterling

 Virtual Cocktail Sponsors:

Berkshire Hathaway Nutshell Realty   
Berkshire Hathaway
Anna & Kenneth Brett
Anna & Kenneth Brett
Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Van Kleeck’s Tire

Van Kleeck’s Tire

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley 
Van Kleeck’s Tire

Park at Home Sponsors: 

Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home
M&T Bank
Rhinebeck Bank
Roemer Wallens Gold & Mineaux, LLP
Ryan, Roach & Ryan








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