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Beacon of Hope Community Fund

“ Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
  We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
  We are the change that we seek. ”

                                                             — President Barack Obama

The Beacon of Hope Community Fund is a charitable fund being developed by Beacon residents who have come together with the Community Foundation of Dutchess County. By working together, we can make sure that all of our neighbors are supported and our community continues to be a beautiful and thriving place to live and work.

By creating a conduit for charitable giving and volunteerism community wide we will help identify present and anticipate future needs in our community so that we may successfully and creatively move forward to continue to make our community a beacon for others to follow. The aim is to strengthen charitable organizations already in place as well as identify and support other areas where support is not currently present.

We invite every charitable organization in Beacon to partner with us.
We invite every Beaconite to become part of a positive force in the community that we love and cherish. 

Our areas of focus include:
Beacon Recreation Fund – to support recreation activities for Beacon’s youth and seniors
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund – to provide emergency assistance for Beacon residents in need of short-term financial assistance
Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts – to provide support for unique exhibition, performance or public art projects, arts education programs, and arts-related community in the Greater Beacon area
General Fund – to funds for special projects and to provide general operating support for the Fund

The Beacon of Hope Community Fund Steering Committee
Beacon City Council Members
     Steve Gold, Mayor
     Randy Casale
     Sara Pasti (Interim Committee Chair): (845) 831-0025
Community Foundation of Dutchess County
     Andrea Reynolds
     Nevill Smythe
Beacon Residents
     Frances Craft
     George McKie
     Lynne DeSilva-Johnson
     Dot Paulin
     Kathy Deutermann
     Donna Saxton
     Steven Fodor
     Pam Seegler
     Nancy Hull
     Kat Stoutenborough
     Howard Levin
     Rene Vivo
     Jennifer Kurtz
     Pam Weatherbee

Contact Information

Community Foundation of Dutchess County (answering service)
(845) 452-3077

Location & Hours

Monthly Meeting on
2nd Wednesday at 7pm

Documents & Forms

Partnership Agreement

Upcoming Event

No events scheduled

Previous Event

  • Beacon of Hope Monthly Meeting
    Wednesday, Sep 8, 2010
    Bank Square Café, 129 Main Street
    7:00 pm-8:00 pm

    The Beacon of Hope Community Fund now holds regular meetings on the second Wednesday evening of each month. Location and start time subject to change. Please confirm before finalizing plans to attend.

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