ACTOR HILARIE BURTON HONORED AT MOVES POWER WOMEN GALA
FOR WORK ON ASTOR RENOVATION PROJECT
Noted actor and Rhinebeck resident Hilarie Burton was chosen as an honoree at the 2017 Moves Magazine
Power Women Gala, held on November 11 in New York City. Burton was recognized for her commitment to helping children through her work with Astor Services for Children & Families
, which provides behavioral and educational services for children and their families in the Hudson Valley and the Bronx.
In April of this year, Burton, along with her husband, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, provided critical hands-on assistance in renovating 10 of the 44 beds at Astor’s residential treatment center (RTC) in Rhinebeck. Burton, Morgan and dozens of volunteers helped develop finish selections and designs, secure pro-bono contractors and coordinate donated goods for the non-profit’s 57-year-old facility.
Burton also participated in Astor’s fall 2016 and 2017 Ghost Stories benefit galas and performances, which raised money to support the first and upcoming second phase of the renovation project, including about $70,000 during the 2017 event.
Burton was one of 25 women honored by Moves Magazine
at its Power Women Gala, an annual celebration of women from all spheres who embody the magazine’s commitment to women’s rights, social fairness and equal opportunity. Past honorees include actors/activists Kerry Washington, Susan Sarandon and Ashley Judd; fashion icons Betsey Johnson and Cynthia Rowley; media mogul Arianna Huffington; U.S. Women’s Soccer Champion Hope Solo; and four-star General Ann Dunwoody.
Since 1953, Astor Services for Children & Families (formerly The Astor Home for Children) has been providing behavioral and educational services in a caring environment where children and their families find strength, healing, hope and trust. Now serving more than 7,000 children and families annually in more than 33 locations, Astor’s range of services in the Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties) and the Bronx include: Residential Programs; Early Childhood Programs; and Community-Based Behavioral Health and Prevention Services. Visit the organization online at www.astorservices.org.