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November 14, 2014 for National Philanthropy Day. 

You're invited to join the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals on Friday, November 14 for our 8th Annual National Philanthropy Day at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel in Poughkeepsie, NY. To sponsor an honoree or make your reservation click here.

David and Jeanette ReddenKaren VanHouten MinogueWalden Savings Bank

Dr. Michele VegaMount Saint Mary CollegeMaria Jaffari

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