• About The Chamber Foundation


  • Established in 2002, The Chamber Foundation is the nonprofit, community development affiliate of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation was formed to promote education and training programs for area youth and professionals with the goal of enhancing the future economic growth in the Hudson Valley region. 

    The Foundation’s mission is to provide educational opportunities for youth and the workforce, to build and strengthen personal and business capacity, develop leadership skills and foster a commitment to community service.

    Offering signature youth and professional leadership programming along with a robust scholarship program, The Chamber Foundation is proud to be a regional leader in shaping the workforce of tomorrow. Foundation programming enables individuals to step outside of comfort zones, challenge and, most importantly, set a plan for the future.

    Community support is key to the Foundation’s success. It is estimated that over 300 volunteers annually donate more than 4,000 hours to The Chamber Foundation, contributing to the dynamic programming offered. From mentorship and class presentation opportunities, program planning, event committees and much more, there are many ways to get involved. 



  • Officers of the Board


    Barbara Ostrander – RBT CPAs, LLP

    1st Vice Chair

    Robyn Williams – Hudson Valley Credit Union


    Staci Cussick – Comparion Insurance Agency


    Matthew Mullaney – Hudson Cadillac-Buick-GMC

    Of Counsel

    Stephen Diamond- Stenger, Diamond & Glass LLP

    Board of Directors

    Dr. Dwight Bonk – Wappingers Central School District

    Joanna Escanio – IBM Corporation

    John P. Genn III- Tompkins Community Bank

    Kim Kenyon – Gold’s Gym

    Eileen Lomoriello – Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation

    Christina Myers – Rondout Savings Bank

    David Orce – Adams Fairacre Farms

    Michael Roe – Dutchess Community College