Service to the Community Award
Service to the Community Award
Radio Kingston is a non-commercial platform dedicated to a vibrant, just, and healthy Kingston centered around community storytelling, artistic and musical expression, conversation and connection.
In a time of growing polarization, media consolidation, privatization and exploitation of community resources that threaten the basic fabric of local communities, Radio Kingston demonstrates that a radically different path is possible. We’ve created a space for residents to build renewed trust, empathy and connection, while celebrating our shared strengths and creativity, and deepening a truly local conversation about creating a community that works better for everyone.
Through music, conversation, spoken-word performances, educational programming and more, Radio Kingston reflects and celebrates one of the city’s greatest strengths – its diversity – and is guided by a commitment to lifting up voices not often heard in other media. Together, its programs offer a chance for all residents to engage, listen to, and learn from each other.
Friend of the Center Award
Fran has been actively involved in the LGBTQ community for the last sixteen years, ever since her son came out to her. Her vehicle for activism has been PFLAG. She founded her own chapter here in the Mid-Hudson Valley eight years ago: the Kingston PFLAG. They have met at the Center since the very first month the doors opened.
Professionally, Fran was an art teacher in Palm Beach County, Florida. After moving back to New York ten years ago, she changed professions. Presently she is an insurance representative for Mutual of Omaha. She is also a cultural care consultant for au pairs.
The mission of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is to provide high quality counsel in civil matters for poor and low-income individuals and families and other vulnerable persons who do not have access to the legal representation needed to meet their basic needs. Pursuit of this mission includes a commitment to principles and practices of diversity and inclusion to ensure justice for all persons regardless of their economic or social conditions.
Headquartered in White Plains with offices throughout the Hudson Valley, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley has helped hundreds of thousands of people since its inception 50 years ago.
Corporate Partner Award
Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care. Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.