Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organization located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. Contributions support our mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals through the arts and humanities. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Darlene Fedun CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND GENERAL MANAGER Eric Frances CHIEF OF STAFF Kevin Cooke CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Barbara Davidson SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MUSEUM EDUCATION AND CREATIVE PROGRAMS Suzanne Morris MUSEUM DIRECTOR AND SENIOR CURATOR Wade Lawrence SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS AND EVENTS Shannon McSweeney-LeMay SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION James Reilly BETHEL WOODS REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY IS PUBLISHED BY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts One Cablevision Center Liberty, New York 12754 845.295.2500 Creative Direction Emily Garozzo
BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS BOARD OF TRUSTEES Alan Gerry, Founder & Chairman Darlene Fedun, CEO Kathy Frommer Jeffrey Gerson Ronald Greenberg Paul Guenther Nick LaHowchic Steve Marton D.W. Porto Stuart Salenger Ari Straus Keith Suehnholz Mike Watkins THE MUSEUM AT BETHEL WOODS BOARD OF TRUSTEES Darlene Fedun, CEO Michael Fisher Denise Frangipane Wade Lawrence Keith Suehnholz Phil Vallone 2018 WINE DINNER COMMITTEE Tim McCausland, Chair Rich Rowley, Chair Marc Devitt Robyn Gerry Jeffrey Gerson Sean Rieber Lauren Rowley Phil Vallone
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Dear Friends, At Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, our ultimate aim is to encourage individuals to live creative, engaged lives by creating programming that encourages dialogue, collaboration, reflection, and exploration. Our inspiration is the historic 1969 Woodstock festival site, the museum content, our live performances, and peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the social, political, and cultural heritage of the 1960s, we invite people of all ages to explore, experience, and become inspired by what happened in 1969 and what is still happening here today. Can you imagine a world where our children live in a kinder, more civil world? We can and we do. We would like people to discover and feed their individual passions and ultimately live purposeful lives, contributing to a more civil and kind world for us all. Inside you will see how we are preserving our historic site, celebrating the impact of the arts in our communities, embracing the Golden Anniversary of the Woodstock festival, and partnering with organizations and groups that so often help us in our mutual effort to bring the arts and humanities to our communities and beyond. We thank you for being a part of the good work that has been done, and for encouraging us to envision the critical work that is to come. Now, more than ever, we rely on building a sense of positive purpose to bring us together and we know that making progress toward that goal happens every day, with your help. Sincerely,
Darlene Fedun Chief Executive Officer
IF YOU CONTEMPORIZE PEACE AND LOVE THOSE CONCEPTS TODAY ARE CIVILITY AND KINDNESS, AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE ABOUT AT BETHEL WOODS.
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A R C H A EO LO G I STS D I G I N TO T H E WO O D STO C K F E ST I VA L’S H I STO RY In a multi-day activity that invited public participation, a team of archaeologists from the Public Archaeology Facility at Binghamton University commenced an archaeological exploration, excavation and discovery on the historic Woodstock festival site at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, during the week of June 11. The team set up operations on the 1969 concert field and began a series of micro-excavations to establish, with the greatest precision possible, the location of the stage, sound and light towers and other features on the field. Using preliminary locations from computer-assisted design maps, the archaeologists sought out soil disturbances, discoloration and other evidence to pinpoint the outline of the main stage, stage fencing, performers footbridge, and towers. The team flagged the locations and, working with cultural landscape historians, Bethel Woods will now be able to apply for funding for a more permanent and appropriate marking of where the features were sited. Once marked, the features will more readily be incorporated into tours of the historic grounds which are now given by volunteer docents associated with The Museum. “As stewards of this highly significant historic site, it is our responsibility to have the most accurate information possible,” said Wade Lawrence, director of The Museum and the overall project manager for preservation activities. “It is exciting to have these archaeologists from Binghamton University on site to help us determine with certainty where the stage was and where the towers were, so that we can make that part of the stories we tell visitors.”
ARCHAEOLOGISTS SCOUR WOODSTOCK ’69 CONCERT FIELD IN UPSTATE NEW YORK - New York Daily News
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The Woodstock festival site, including the 37-acre concert field, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. A cultural landscape report completed in 2015 recommended more than 20 preservation and interpretation activities at the site. The marking of the stage and other features was one of them. This project was funded by donors to Bethel Woods for the preservation of the historic Woodstock site and by an EPF grant administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, as well as funding from the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, the Hart Family Fund for Small Towns at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Sullivan County Plans & Progress Small Grants Program.
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F R O M A R O U N D T H E WO R L D ARCHAEOLOGISTS STARTED DIGGING THROUGH WOODSTOCK ‘69 CONCERT FIELD. HERE’S WHAT THEY FOUND
ARCHAEOLOGISTS JUST SIFTED THROUGH THE WOODSTOCK ‘69 FESTIVAL FIELD
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HERE’S WHAT ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNCOVERED AFTER DIGGING UP WOODSTOCK - New York Post
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ARCHAEOLOGISTS DIG SITE OF WOODSTOCK CONCERT - USA Today
Augmented Reality Tour
P U TS WO O D STO C K I N T H E PA L M O F YO U R H A N D
An augmented reality tour of the Woodstock festival site designed by one of the top digital tour developers in the world is set to be unveiled in 2020 at Bethel Woods. The tour, more than three years in the making, will guide visitors using an iPad-mini as they make the trek across the historic 1969 concert campus.
Aimed at bringing new audiences to the National Register historic site, the tour is marked as one of the most expansive outdoor augmented reality tours of its kind. In the Woodstock site tour, visitors will be able to experience the sights and sounds of the festival as well as background and contextual
Through the generous support of the American Express Foundation, and additional funds from Empire State Development, Bethel Woods was able to fund this vital project. American Express is one of the largest corporate supporters of historic preservation in the world. Digital tours at museums and historic sites are considered one of the greatest breakthroughs in attracting new audiences and giving fresh and interactive experiences to visitors. “We’re proud to sponsor the innovative approach to the re-creation of such a monumental event in history,” said Timothy J. McClimon, president of the American Express Foundation. “Because of this technology, visitors will get to experience Woodstock as if they were present 50 years ago.” 8
materials. For instance, visitors will be able to see a digital re-creation of the Woodstock stage exactly where it stood; become immersed in the crowd as part of a digital panorama; and watch historic videos and visit important sites on the field that were part of “the scene.” Cinematic three-dimensional
audio will transport visitors through time, allowing for a variety of engaging experiences. Hearing stage announcements, musical performance, and the sounds of helicopters ferrying in performers, who had no other way to get to the stage due to the massive traffic jams that spread for 15 miles leading up to Max Yasgur’s field are just a few of the realities offered. The guide is being constructed from hundreds of hours of personal eyewitness accounts from festival attendees, musicians, and volunteers, and will be hosted by the voices of Woodstock alumni Bobbi & Nick Ercoline, known to the world as the blanket-wrapped couple on the front of the Woodstock soundtrack album. The developers at Antenna International have been working on the guided Woodstock experience tour since 2018. Antenna is renowned for digital tour projects at cultural sites all over the world, including the Vatican, the Louvre, the US National Parks and the Smithsonian. The estimated public launch date for the tour is spring 2020.
F E ST I VA LS A season of engaging and successful festivals welcomed tourists to Bethel Woods to enjoy the bounty and beauty of Sullivan County. Sundays in the fall brought families to the Harvest Festival to enjoy a farmers market, live music, and experiential arts and crafts in the Creative Learning Tent. The newly expanded Craft: Beer, Spirits & Food Festival welcomed libations lovers of every variety to the Bethel Woods campus as offerings now included not only the best beer, but spirits, mead and cider. The Wine Festival now included a Paint and Sip session overlooking the Pavilion Stage. Additionally, each festival featured vendors throughout New York State who offered quality handmade goods and specialty food. With the conclusion of Holiday Market in early December, which gave guests a jovial setting to complete their holiday shopping, nearly 29,000 people made their way to Bethel Woods to shop, drink and eat local on the spectacular Bethel Woods grounds.
WHEN THE POWER OF LOVE OVERCOMES THE LOVE OF POWER THE WORLD WILL KNOW PEACE. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;JIMI HENDRIX
OV E R LO O K & P E AC E G A R D E N Imagine a pathway that will lead from the pavilion walkway to the top of the rise just south of the 1969 concert field. As you walk along the pathway you will notice pavers inscribed with the names of the 32 acts who performed on this field in 1969. The pathway will continue to a location that offers an expansive view of the historic site sitting alongside the black Cherry Witness Trees that were present during the events of 1969. The establishment of a Hilltop Overlook & Peace Garden is a key preservation project planned for 2020. Supporters raised their paddles and fully funded this project at our 2018 Wine Pairing and Fundraising Dinner Live Auction. The project entails: re-grading the top of the hill at the parking pad to 1969 contours as closely as possible; and creating a simple seating area with interpretive signage. This Overlook area will be a contemplative peaceful space that will greatly enhance the visitorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience of the historic site. 2 0 1 8 REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY
C O N C E R TS & E N T E R TA I N M E N T KICKING OFF THE SEASON Roger Daltrey and the HV Philharmonic Collaboration How often has one of the most high profile stars from Woodstock teamed up with the local philharmonic orchestra for a rock opera at the site of the 1969 festival? The short answer is never. That is, never until Roger Daltrey, lead man from the British rock juggernaut The Who, stepped onto the stage on June 8 to open the 2018 Bethel Woods concert pavilion season. In a move with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic that was repeated with regional orchestras around the nation, Daltrey’s show was focused on a presentation of The Who’s groundbreaking 1969 rock opera, “Tommy,” in its entirety with full symphonic sound. The local-to-global collaboration at the historic site of the event that catapulted The Who onto the world stage 50 years ago did not go without notice. “The legacy of the Woodstock festival site, the contemporary cutting edge of Bethel Woods, the endurance of ‘Tommy’, and Daltrey’s commanding stage authority all collided [in the June 8 show]” wrote one reviewer. The audience agreed: “Absolutely amazing,” summed it up for many. UPDATE: The 2018 live performance of the rock opera was taped in both Budapest and at Bethel Woods in preparation for a live album, The Who’s Tommy Orchestral, which was released on June 14.
Bethel Woods welcomed 130,913 music lovers to the historic site to enjoy world-class talent on the Pavilion Stage during its 2018 season, which premiered with Woodstock alum Roger Daltrey performing The Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tommy with members of The Who Band and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.
Also included were performances by Trombone Shorty, Sesame Street: Live, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Comedy fans rejoiced in performances by Steve Martin and Martin Short and Kevin Hart.
In addition to main stage success, the Event Gallery saw over 3,643 guests who enjoyed intimate, indoor shows throughout the year, including a highly anticipated performance from Woodstock alums Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Cassidy of Hot Tuna, as well as a sold-out show by Judy Collins in mid-December to conclude the year.
A select number of these Event Gallery performances were enhanced with the introduction of pre-show farm-to-table dinners, presented by Bethel Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; own Executive Chef. The family-style, multi-course meals featured delicious recipes using locally sourced ingredients to enjoy with neighbors and friends, both old and new.
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Doors to Originality
O P E N W I N D OW S TO C R E AT I V I T Y There were more doors than usual at Bethel Woods during the season of 2018. That is because, in addition to all the other ingresses and egresses, 12 artists from around the region were commissioned to paint and otherwise adorn vintage doors that were then displayed on frames installed around the grounds of Bethel Woods. These works of art were direct correlations to the Museum at Bethel Woods’ 2018 Special Exhibit, “Peter Max: Early Paintings.” As we discovered, it was said that the iconic sixties artist and printmaker “opened the doors to originality” with his trailblazing work. The doors drew a big audience, but none as involved as our 2018 PLAY Theater and Music students. The 70 teens and pre-teens in the summer intensive sessions studied the exhibition and the doors in order to come up with original songs, lyrics, and theater pieces for one of the most integrated seasons of art, exhibition, and learning ever to happen at Bethel Woods. The students, some as young as nine, were exposed to artwork they had never seen before they took the cue from Max’s colorful interpretations and ran with it.
HIGHLIGHTS Museum Education and Creative Learning Programs at Bethel Woods are designed to bring the lessons of the sixties to life as students discover themes of individual expression, social consciousness, cultural engagement, empowerment, and inspiration. In 2018, E3: Engage. Experience. Explore brought visiting performance artists local schools to inspire, educate, and empower students and educators.
Soul Inscribed teaching artists were placed into classrooms to teach self-expression through the lens of modern and historical hip hop performance art forms under the anchor standards outlined by Common Core. Through the program participants recognized, interpreted, and made connections in narratives, poetry, and drama, to other texts, ideas, cultural perspectives, eras, personal events, and situations.
To reach more schools, these performers conducted free performances for different schools in the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Any student who has been exposed to E3 artists in their school are welcomed to invite family and friends to attend a free weekend performance of new work created with local students or inspired by our national historic site.
Currently, E3 runs three times a year for respective grade levels, high school (9-12), middle school (5-8), and elementary (K-5). Each installation is tailored to the national learning standards and specifications of each grouping. Visiting artists paired with grade level ranges are experts in the developmental appropriate pedagogy of the students.
IT WAS WONDERFUL TO SEE SOUL INSCRIBED AGAIN TODAY AND TO CONNECT WITH DANA TAYLOR AND JANE SORENSEN AFTER SO MANY YEARS. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOUL INSCRIBED DO A WORKSHOP AT HOMESTEAD THEIR NEXT VISIT. — NISHA GUPTA, THE HOMESTEAD SCHOOL
students in grades 4th-8th attended an event at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, building new and existing audiences.
Programs expanded in 2018 to reach attendees from Monticello Central School District’s EMPIRE program through an after school assembly.
students from 6th grade engaged in the in-school partnerships and were able to create new, original work inspired by performing artists.
I JUST WANTED TO WRITE TO THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE WITH YOU! WE SO ENJOY HAVING THE TIME TO CREATE, REHEARSE, AND CONTINUE TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE SCHOOLS, STUDENTS, AND COMMUNITY IN THE AREA. — ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
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additional students, teachers, and families attended community performances providing secondary school-level exposure to new ideas, hip-hop, and street-art related-art as a catalyst for writing, thinking, and personal expression.
participants went into the Museum after the Soul Inscribed performance on November 17.
Teaching Artist N ATA L I E S AU E R
HIGH SCHOOL: Sullivan West Central School COLLEGE: SUNY at Oneonta, B.A. in Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography. MASTER’S DEGREE: Currently enrolled at Adelphi University, Certificate in Art Education K-12
Can you share about your family? My husband and I are “high school sweethearts.” We had our wedding in my parent’s backyard in White Sulphur four years ago. We are parents to an incredible little girl, and will soon be parents of two! Current title and duties at Bethel Woods: Lead Teaching Artist for the Project Identity Photography program. Why did you choose to work at Bethel Woods? I’ve always had a drive to inspire young minds to embrace the freedom art making has to offer. An Art Educator had a big impact on me at a young age and my hope is to guide our youth in the same way. Favorite part of being a Teaching Artist: Seeing the impact the program has on our youth community. Every year, teens come into PI Photography with the expectation to gain knowledge in an artistic form. But they leave the program having gained much more; friendships with others from diverse backgrounds, a portfolio they are proud of, and the support of their artistic community. How do you weave the 60s and Woodstock into your teachings? We have a photography assignment called Woodstock Now, where the participants focus on cultural engagement and social consciousness. This particular assignment focuses on the connections our youth have with those who were a part of the Woodstock generation, connecting their lives with the lives of those who attended Woodstock!
Aspirations for the future - for yourself, for the TA program, for PI Photo, for the world? The programs I’ve taught at Bethel Woods have made me realize teaching is my passion. It is why I decided to receive my Masters in Art Education. These programs are incredibly influential for the participants, the community, and those who support them! I am certain PI Photography will continue to inspire, empower, and educate the youth of this community! Favorite on-the-job moment or memory: The incredible friendships that form! Participants come from as far as Woodstock, NY to Honesdale, PA. Teens that would normally never meet are brought together by a program that embraces the creative process of photography! They walk away gaining friendships with each other, and the educators as well! Please describe one impact you feel programs have had on participants consistently over the years. Some opportunities that are provided to the participants of PI Photography are the internships and potential positions as teaching artists! They participate in the program, some are given the opportunity to come back and intern in various programs, and after embracing Bethel Woods’ core fundamentals could have the opportunity to come back as teaching artists! How do you balance your many roles (student, art educator, and mother)? I am really fortunate to have a great support system of family and friends who help our family in anyway they can. They say it takes a village to raise children, and we are so lucky to have our own!
How do you approach critique? We use the format of “I like, I wonder, and might I suggest” when discussing critique. This allows for positive reinforcement in strengths, while also using constructive dialogue for improvements.
2 0 1 9 T E AC H I N G A R T I STS In 2019, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts aims to grow its Teaching Artist program. With a goal to continue expanding and enriching its program offerings through collaborations with local professional artists, the cultural center calls upon artists to consider joining them in achieving their mission to inspire, educate, and empower through creative learning. The center invites professional artists, musicians, writers, actors, directors, dancers (or other) with experience teaching to take an active role in shaping and inspiring the creative capital of tomorrow.
In 2018 Bethel Woods led several on and off-site fundraising events for adults to gather, get creative, and give back. Experiences included a Bethel Woods Photography Hike around the site, led by local photographer Jill Smith, a Silent Disco where attendees danced on the historic grounds while listening to music from the original Woodstock Festival, and an artist-led Pumpkin Painting day at Angry Orchard in Walden, NY.
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BETHEL WOODS HAS EXPANDED ADULT PROGRAMMING FOR 2019. THERE ARE SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES TO GATHER AND GET CREATIVE.
A D U LT L E A R N I N G WO R KS H O P S 2018 brought many new programs and events to life-long learners at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. In addition, one-off creative workshop events were held throughout the year, including two days of cooking classes featuring Chef Giosue “Rino” Silvestro of Naples, Italy, a sold-out Silk Screen Workshop, and a panel featuring actor and activist Amber Tamblyn moderated by Time magazine journalist Nina Burleigh. Recognizing the need, Bethel Woods continues to expand such offerings and programs into 2019, including: PLAY after Dark: Adults 21 and over could come PLAY after Dark to enjoy late-night access to The Museum and special exhibition collections, cocktails, food, and much more on the first Wednesdays of June, July, and August. Live entertainment, special guest lecturers, and shared art-making experiences. Focusing a different theme each month, PLAY after Dark has promoted collective community exploration of art and history Vibrations: Vibrations, a series of eight events celebrating the iconic Woodstock festival’s Golden Anniversary from many angles. Vibrations has explored music, iconic photography, film, mindfulness, environmental stewardship, deep space, and more, connecting these conversations to the legacy of the Sixties and movements of today. Studio at the Woods: Art-making, music, and fun inspired by culture, collaboration, and community on the historic grounds. Studio At the Woods classes burst with active and thoughtful creation in music, printmaking, sculpture, design, and theater for budding artists from infants to teens.
L EG E N D S I N T H E S K Y - STA R G A Z I N G In one of the best-attended community impact gatherings in the Bethel Woods WoodsTalk Live panoply, more than 90 people of all ages turned out for an evening of learning and star gazing on a cool October night. Participants looked up to the stars, told stories around the fire, and heard tales of heroic legends past and present. National award-winning author and performer Allan Wolf visited for the evening to reveal the secrets heard of the constellations for a rapt audience. Inspired by the cool and cosmic art of Peter Max displayed in the 2018 Special Exhibit, the astronomical concept has scored a new life for 2019 as part of the May 18 -19 Lunar Weekend. While 1969 does indeed mark the semi-centennial of the Woodstock festival, the year also saw the landing of Man on the Moon with the space spectacular of Apollo 11 and its crew. Lunar Weekend was envisioned to include a stargazing sleepover, explorations in an inflatable planetarium, as well as the New York premiere of “Deep Field,” a score and film centered on the story of the Hubble Telescope by Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre.
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B E T H E L WO O D S, TO T H E M A X One Museum, Two Collections, combining their resources to create the story behind Peter Max. An artist synonymous with the ‘60s, Peter Max is known for his fanciful renditions of gurus, runners, flyers, Zen boats, snow-capped mountains, planets, stars, and sunbeams as well as for his stylized portraits of presidents, musicians, and celebrities -- all of them bright and imaginative. Viewers were able to see the evolution of Max’s style in the 2018 Special Exhibit Gallery – a first in terms of a fine art display in the 4,300 square-foot space. The exhibit featured work never-before-shown on public display and was opened to great effect and fanfare with an exclusive VIP preview on April 6. The canvases and 3-D items were on loan from gallery owner Robert Casterline and restaurateur-collector Shelly Fireman, both of whom spoke of their personal affection for Max and his work to a packed gallery of Bethel Woods supporters on the eve of the public opening the next day.
The Museum at Bethel Woods celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018. Throughout the year, almost 40,000 people visited the award-winning Museum, which featured the Special Exhibit, Peter Max: Early Paintings. The exhibit showcased some never-before-seen artwork that helped to define the psychedelic 1960s. Inspired by Max’s cosmic creations and colorful imagery, Bethel Woods premiered a temporary outdoor art installation titled “Doors to Originality”, featuring the work of 12 regional artists on vintage wooden doors, placed throughout the picturesque Bethel Woods campus. In addition to a rotating Special Exhibit, The Main Exhibit Gallery, at 6,728 square feet, holds the permanent exhibit which includes 20 films, five interactive productions, 164 artifacts on display, more than 300 photographic murals, and dozens of interpretive text panels dedicated to dissecting the greatest festival of all time and how it continues to influence us today.
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J A N E T CA R R U S & C H LO E LOW T H
are just two of the donors who help to perpetuate Bethel Woods’ creative mission. Here, they share why they chose to get involved.
Janet Carrus (Right) and Chloe Lowth (left)
A CONVERSATION WITH JANET
A CONVERSATION WITH CHLOE
What motivated you to invite Chloe, along with your other adult grandchildren, to seek out and select a worthwhile nonprofit program to receive support from your family’s foundation?
What attracted you to choose the Project Identity: Photography program at Bethel Woods to be the recipient of the funds you were asked to direct?
After the death of my husband, I had the responsibility of running the Gerald and Janet Carrus Foundation and felt that the Foundation should be a family affair. Although we had all contributed to causes and “fundraising” projects through school years, I felt that a personal philanthropic experience would be a great learning curve. For each to be able to choose a cause or program that they could relate to would be a great start to a lifetime of giving. With that decision made my children, and grandchildren have an annual amount that they grant to any organization of their choice. Do you think it is important that we foster philanthropy in society today? What effects can this bring? We are living in a very different world today, a global environment that impacts all humanity every single day. We as individuals are no longer isolated and need to actively foster philanthropy, mainly because we have a responsibility to consciously make the world a better place. When you attended the Project Identity: Photography students’ exhibition and presentation last May—made possible by Chloe’s gift—what stood out most to you about the impact of this gift? The pride and sense of achievement the students had for the work they produced and the life lessons learned from the project. Do you have any advice to give to others in growing the practice of giving within their own family? Make aware a responsibility to society as a whole, make the planet a better place in some shape or form. To contribute in any way you can, it doesn’t always have to be financially. There is the gift of time, experience, volunteering and mainly, teach by example. 20
I’ve always been interested in the arts, specifically photography. Once I read about what Project Identity: Photography was it immediately got my attention and thought what a fun way for teens to explore the world through the lens of a camera! Which aspects of the program’s impact resonated most with you? It resonated with me that this program was one that the teens enjoyed already from previous years and that the scope of the project focused on allowing them to explore their own creativity! In what ways has your own outlook or approach to giving philanthropically changed as a result of being able to give support to young people through this creative learning program at Bethel Woods? My approach of “gifting to an experience” has been reaffirmed by the experience I’ve had working with Bethel Woods and the Project Identity: Photography program! Gifting towards a 12-week program which enriches the lives of the teens is truly rewarding. It’s a program that allows them to learn while being creative, making memories, and making friends! We even took it a step further this year by teaming up with another amazing organization, Wildlife Conservation Society, and arranging for the teens to explore the Bronx Zoo with their cameras! Are there any lessons about philanthropy [or supporting the arts] which you have learned from your grandmother? Growing up my grandparents set an overall positive example for my sisters and me by being involved in various philanthropy efforts and starting a family foundation that could carry on for years. There are so many programs, causes, groups, etc. that could use gifting, but my grandparents always selected, and encouraged us to select, causes that resonated with them on a personal level. BethelWoodsCenter.org
Over the past decade Bethel Woods has continued to expand as a cultural center, growing in its service to the community, and the region. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization we are reliant on the generosity of donors, members, grant makers, and volunteers who contribute hundreds of hours of time. Annually we host a signature fundraising event each fall, the Wine Pairing Dinner & Fundraising Event. This event runs on volunteer power and would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the Wine Pairing Committee members. This year Rich Rowley, the 2018 chairman, Sean Rieber, Marc Devitt, Tim McCausland, Lauren Rowley, Robyn Gerry and Jeffrey Gerson planned a beautiful Italian themed evening from concept to creation. They helped to create auctions filled with autographed items, one of a kind artwork, unique experiences, designer bags, and much more. Organizations near and far donated a wonderful array of wine and food; Upstream Wine & Spirits in Livingston Manor and Torciano Winery in Tuscany, Italy handpicked fabulous wines for tasting while The Famous Deli-licious Pork Store in Middletown, New York created an overflowing antipasti table for the cocktail reception. It was a yearlong effort and donation of time, talent, and treasure that culminated in a record setting night raising over $282,000. From preservation of our historic site to free programs for local teens, funds raised help us to offer a balance of creative learning and social interaction and continue to foster confidence, creativity, and provide outlets for self-expression.
2018 SPONSORS TD Bank has graciously sponsored the Bethel Woods VIP area at Pavilion concerts since 2010. TD Bank’s new “Unexpectedly Human” campaign demonstrates the bank’s commitment to modern convenience and a customer-centered approach while focusing on local communities. As they say, “if something matters to humans, it matters to us.” TD’s commitment to Bethel Woods goes beyond sponsorship. The TD Charitable Foundation has contributed to the arts and education programs in a number of ways over the years. For several years, TD Charitable provided funding for transportation to ensure young people could attend programs such as P.L.A.Y. Music and Theater as well as Explore the ‘60s. For 2019 TD Charitable has given a grant to help fund the eight-part Vibrations series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival. The two-pronged approach that TD has taken through sponsorship and philanthropy has made for a relationship that is literally doubly beneficial and touches on so many aspects of what it means to support Bethel Woods.
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AT B E T H E L WO O D S, A P I CT U R E I S WO R T H 4 5 0,0 0 0 WO R D S The Museum at Bethel Woods, located on the historic Woodstock festival site, is home to a large and growing historical collection that includes snapshots and home movies of the festival. In 2018, The Museum launched an online archive of photographs and videos collected from nearly 30 contributors â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all bringing new life and context to the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair. Less polished than the images most are familiar with, the photographs capture candid moments from before, during, and after the festival. The archive preserves both the joyous experiences of festival attendees as well as the less-than-perfect aspects such as mud and the traffic jams on rural country roads. Photos and videos are available for purchase and may be downloaded with licenses for personal, nonprofit, and commercial uses. To view history, please visit BethelWoodsCenter.org/PhotoArchive
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W H AT T H E I R PAV E R S M E A N TO T H E M
Commemorative pavers are a perfect way to leave a personal mark on the historic site. Each is etched in a unique message, stamped with an exclusive anniversary insignia, and incorporated into the beautiful Bethel Woods campus. A gift that continues to give, all paver proceeds directly benefit preservation efforts. When asked why they chose to purchase a paver and help to perpetuate not only a personal legacy, but the Bethel Woods mission, our guests shared their testimonies:
I WAS GIFTED THE PAVER FOR CHRISTMAS. IT WAS THE ONLY THING I WANTED. IT WAS IN HONOR OF MY HUSBAND LJ WHITAKER WHO DIED IN 2013. HE WENT TO THE ORIGINAL WOODSTOCK, LEAVING HIS CAR ON THE NEW YORK THRUWAY AS ARLO WAS TELLING US IT WAS CLOSED. LJ WAS VERY SPECIAL.” — CONNIE WHITAKER
I PURCHASED A PAVER IN HONOR OF MY HUSBAND STEVEN WARD WHO LOST HIS BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER AT AGE 55. BESIDES ME, HE LEFT BEHIND OUR THREE AMAZING DAUGHTERS WHOM HE ADORED. HENCE THE ‘LOVED HIS GIRLS.’ HE AND I LOVED MUSIC AND GOING TO LIVE SHOWS. WE ONLY HAVE SEEN A FEW SHOWS AT BETHEL WOODS, BUT HE REALLY LOVED THE PLACE.” — KAREN ROTH
I PURCHASED A PAVER BECAUSE I WAS AT THE ORIGINAL WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL AND WANTED TO COMMEMORATE THIS SPIRIT LIVING ON. I AM ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES THAT ATTENDED THE FESTIVAL AND WENT ON TO END UP IN A CAREER IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT PROMOTES EVERYTHING THAT WE BELIEVED IN THEN AND NOW. SOME PEOPLE SAY WE WERE NAIVE BUT NO, THEY WERE AND STILL ARE REAL VALUES.” — JIM BERLIN
WE COMMEMORATED OUR SONS, 6TH GRADE GRADUATION WITH TICKETS TO THIS CONCERT. HE WAS SO SURPRISED TO SEE THIS. HE HAS DREAMS TO PLAY HERE, ON STAGE AS A LEAD GUITARIST IN A BAND. IT WAS AN AWESOME DAY!” — LISA KLEIN
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Volunteer I M PACT
Volunteering was crucial in the salvation of the 1969 Woodstock festival. When grounds were overcrowded and people were without food, locals sprang into action providing sustenance to the masses. It was this kindness and selflessness that became a cornerstone of Bethel Woods ideology. In 2018, 77 million Americans spent 6.9 billion hours volunteering. At Bethel Woods, our 260 volunteers donated 13,484 hours to the organization. Whether it be lending their artistic prowess during a Museum Education program, teaching the next generation about the importance of the 1960s on a Museum docent tour, or making sure our music-loving guests have the best possible time during a concert, Bethel Woods truly would be nothing without their continued support. The nonprofit industry standard volunteer retention rate is 66%, but Bethel Woods is proud to say its retention rate is a gleaming 91%. According to the Independent Sector, the most current data values volunteer time at an average of $24.69 per hour for the nation. In the state of New York, the value is $29.19 per hour. Given these facts, the contribution of our volunteer team in 2018 is approximated at $393,597, though the impact these people have on their community is truly priceless.
W E H E L P F U E L T H E EC O N O M Y Bethel Woods continues to create community benefits as an economic driver for Sullivan County and the region. According to the 2018 independent report by AKRF, Bethel Woods produced 477 direct full-time, part-time, and seasonal jobs equaling an estimated 106 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions (including significant contractors). Factoring in indirect jobs, we estimate that our operations generated 172 FTE jobs in New York State, with 153 in Sullivan County. A total of $10.08 million in direct and indirect operational salaries and wages were generated in New York State, with $5.10 million in direct wages and salaries generated in Sullivan County. The average salary of full-time Bethel Woods employees is approximately $59,100 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 43.1 percent greater than the 2017 average wage in the County. *Figures shown are from a study conducted in partnership with AKRF, Inc. which summarizes the economic activity generated by the significant investment of capital from construction activities between 2004 and 2018 and from annual operations between 2006 and 2018.
2018 OPERATING EXPENSES: $17.2 MILLION
FACILITY, OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION
MUSEUM, COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
EVENT & CONCERT COSTS
1% REAL ESTATE TAXES
2018 OPERATING REVENUE: $17.2 MILLION
43% INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATE & FOUNDATION SUPPORT
51% EVENT & CONCERT REVENUE
* Unaudited, includes contributed services and contributed rent expenses, and excludes depreciation expense.
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Thank you CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE ($50,000+) American Express Gerry Foundation Robyn Gerry Granite Associates Stuart Salenger Foundation
CEO’S CIRCLE ($25,000-$49,999) Anonymous The American Gift Fund Gerald and Janet Carrus Foundation Dentons US LLP / Ron and Lorna Greenberg Nellie and Robert Gipson New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation Nick and Diane LaHowchic Susan and Steven Marton DW Porto / Alta East, Inc. RBC Foundation USA Resorts World Catskills The Suehnholz Family CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($10,000-$24,999) Advance Testing Company, Inc. Annelise Gerry and Family Jeffrey Gerson The Guenther Family The William and Elaine Kaplan Private Foundation Liberty Properties, Inc. Moore Insurance Agency The Rhulen / Loughlin Family In Memory of Trevor John Loughlin Rowley Family Dominic Taglialatella TD Charitable Foundation Phil Vallone Jr. BENEFACTOR’S CIRCLE ($5,000-$9,999) Steve Alexander AT&T Aspire Program The Barrington Foundation Inc. Jessica Bosworth J. Frank and Susan Brown Nickolas Davatzes In Honor of Sandra and Alan Gerry Carleen Donovan The Fishman Family and Majestic Drug Co Alan and Sandra Gerry Grimm Construction Andrew R. Jacobson Dr. Jeffrey R. Jay M.D. Sean and Kimberly Klimczak Mediacom Communications Corp New York State Council on the Arts The National Trust for Historic Preservation The Rea Charitable Trust Rennert Family Saks Fifth Avenue Howard Siegel StarVista LIVE Jason Stone
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Sullivan County Plans & Progress Woodstone Development, LLC. Kevin Zraly SUSTAINER’S CIRCLE ($2,500-$4,999) The John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation Jeff Boyd The Fedun Family Eric Frances Goldman Sachs Greater Hudson Valley Health System The Grillo Family Dr. and Mrs. William H. Harris Donna Demray Johnson Richard and Lauren Maybaum Orange Bank and Trust Company Ralph and Jean Pascucci Bernard J. and Patricia Pskowski Michael and Jamee Schleifer The Schwadel Family Madeline Spagnoli Stewart’s Shops Ticketmaster ASSOCIATE’S CIRCLE ($1,000-$2,499) The Tammy and Keith Anderson Foundation, Inc. Robert and Carol Bliefernich Carl Bonitz Andrew Brenner and Beth Chamow Catskill IDEA The Cook Family Fund Richard and Phyllis Coombe In Honor of Audrey Garro Marc Devitt Scott and Sharon Drumm Gregory and Leslie Ferrero Glenn Friedman Adam and Ashley Gerry Richard and Karen Goodman The Grimm Family IBM Corporation Liz and Jeff Klotz Ron and Ricki Leal In Memory of Richard O. Ullman Suzy Marquard and Jim Breckenridge Tim and Cheryl McCausland Noreen A. McDonald Joe and Maureen Michulski Sean Rieber William Rieber Jr. Rock to the Rescue Jay and Jane Samuelson Paul Service George Sifre Jayne and Kenneth Steinglass Tenuta Torciano Winery Tom and Cynthia Terkhorn Leonard J. Weiss Daren Wells Charles Zanta Zubatkin Owner Representation, LLC ENCORE CIRCLE ($500-$999) Anonymous
Cathy Longo Arment Robert Begin Mr. and Mrs. Roland Bloomer Harry Brandler Chris Carfora Brian Churko Dola Deloff Robert Engel Valerie Fersch Paula and Franco Fidanza Naomi Fingerhut (V) James and Sue Fitton Gismondi Family Terry and MIchael Groll Kathleen Guiliano Drs. Robert and Zohara Hieronimus Ray and Laurie Horton Jimmy Geez Sports Bar and Grill Stephen and Karen Kaufhold Laura Kososki Linda Kruk Barry and Bonnie Lewis Liora Manne Anissa McKechnie Amy Monroe Bill O’Donnell Junelayne Owens Daren Phil Dr. Diane Pine James Roggendorf Mary Etta Schneider Paula Scuderi Bill and Milissa Seymour Ann-Marie and Bob Sweeney Upstream Wine-Meg McNeill Donna and Phil Vallone Caroline Yates Dennis Zielinski INVESTOR’S CIRCLE ($250-$499) Anonymous The ABB Crew Christine Abelow Terri Abplanalp Cindy Adkins Robert Agar Anderson Siblings Marsha Andrade Beverly Andrews-Potry Thomas Auriti Norman Bachrach Michael and Rita Ballantine Casayndra Basarab Beaverkill Rod Company Walter Beckerman Al Belluscio Henry and Marilyn Benis Dr. Ira Berger Jim Berlin Tom Bishop Judith Black The Black Family John Kennedy Blanchard Stephen Blot
The Blowes Family Jack Blumenthal and Family Michael Blustein Esq. Mr. Albee Bockman Richard Bogdan Steve Bolyai Sonny Bor Doreen Bosch Cat Bosco Patricia Bousquet Patricia Bowker Joan Brandenberg Teresa Braunworth Barbara Brawer Michael Brazil Johnny Bingo Brehn Dori Brenner Cindy Bresee The Balalaos Family Natalie Browne Gary A. Buki Dr. Krisczar Bungay Peter Burdash Mike and Bernie Bussacco Carolyn Butler John Butler Randy C. and Donna L. Kathleen Campbell Campione Family Lucie Campos Caresmel Lenny and Robyn Christopher Canonico April Capochino F. M. Caracappa Jamie Carpenter John Carroll John “Skip” Carroll Emily Casey C’est La Vie Spa and Salon Matthew Chyra The future Mr. and Mrs. Cimino Deborah Ciottariello Claire, Kara, Barbara and Sloane Tanya Cohen Stephen Collins Timothy Collins Kelly Colombo Rona Colton Jessica Colucci Pat and Maria Colucci Raquel Concepcion Robert and Johanna (V) Congiusti Poets & Writers Duncan Cooke Renee Corbett Betsy Corbey Victoria R. Cordova Luigi and Marta Costantini Eliza Cotter Danton Coulson Terry and John Coupell LIz and Daniel Cousins The Crume Family The Cubillas Family
William Cuffley and Eileen Fitzgerald John Daly Michele Dean Bobby Douglas Nicholas De Jesy Jose Dela Cruz John DelGiudice Ron DeLuca Jamie DeReamer James Dernback Edward (Skip) DiCanio Paula Diffley Brandon Dilks Dola Doloff and Kevin Madsen Shane Donovan William Downs Barbara Dreyfus Greg K. Dudichum Jan Dunbar Adrian Dunner Dustin James Fallen Police Officer Memorial Karen Duvall Bonnie Edwards Jodi Ekelchik Jeff and Catherine Eloranto Dennis Elsas The Englebert Family Nick (V) and Bobbi (V) Ercoline Samantha Evangelista experiencewoodstock.com Mary Falvey Barbara Farrell Matthew Fazakas Jill Fenner Christine Finnigan-Hunter Jennifer Flanagan Linda B. Flanagan John Flory Andrew Forte Sims Foster Robert Fraley Pat and Ed Fredrickson John Freudenreich Michele Frisby and James Blanchard Neil and Barbara Gallagher Paul Gaor Mary Gardella Garigliano Law Offices, LLP Emily Garozzo Lenny and Debbie Gasparro Michael Gastinger Bill Gerrety Amelia Gewritz and Harold Stephan Roz and Alex Gibbons Kristine Gilligan Mr. Sidney and Kandace Gittleman Goldstein Family Michael J. Goldstein Sue and Jack Goodreds Susan Graber Dorothy Griffin Tara Guffy Janet L. Guinther Frank Hadden Shalon Hallager Robin “Blue” Hallock
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Hamburg Music Festival Darla Hamling Marcy Handler, Chloe and Kate Anello David Hardin John Harshaw Pete and Alice Head Jay Heimowitz Eugene Heiter Tim Heizmann Michael Henderson Rudiger Heuer Joseph Hey Louis Hickman Samantha and Andrew Hickman Edward Higgins Marie C. Hobbie Heideli Hoffer Anne Hoffman Gay Holden-Petrini Jacqueline Horn Deborah and Timothy Hornicek Alan Houston Lynn Hove Byron Hulse Donna C. Hunt and Bob Stilson Jim Hunter and Howard Lowe Richard Hurley The Ilardi Family Christiaan Irlbacher Ken and Sandra Irving Janelle Jarvis Sylvia Johnson April and Mike Jones, Sr. JV Homes of Orange County Freddi Kadden Lee Kalish The family of Joan Kaplan Jared Kaufman Jean Kelleher Chad Kidney Jim (V) and Sammy KIllilea Kim and Stacey Kinnebrook Estates Alystair Klein The Kobrin Family Gary Kokalari Susan (V) and Bernard Kozykowski Joanne and Mark Kraus Doris P. Krischke Catherine Kuellmer Abigail Laissen Rick Lambert, MD Elliott Landy Norman Lane Sandy Lang Kimberly Lapolt Michael LaRocca Anne Larsen Ben and Aubrie Latimer Mike Lato Stephen Leech Leggio Family Tom Lemmo’s Children Steve Lemon Asa Lennon Marilee Long Michael Longo
Stephamie Lore Mary P. Lorelli Cheryl Lotz Chip Loucks Bradley Luty John Lyall Lynn and Patricia Mary Maddox Magnanini Winery Mr. and Mrs. Michael Malet Lisa Malinowski Charles Maloney (V) Manes Peace Prize Foundation Diane Buglion Mannion Gary and Misako Marcus Frank Marshall Lydia Matos James and Linda Mattila Maureen, Kim, Pam Daniel May Keith McAleer Charles McBride Michael McCabe Robin & Keith McCammon / Robin E. Cook Family Trust Olivia McDonnell Eleanor McMahon Vincent and Joanne Mc Phillips Matt McWright Byron Mellinger Richard Menneg Jonathan Mernit Denny and Karen Meyer Jay Meyerowitz Seemore Middle Gregg Miller Patrick Molloy Ava and Barry Mopper Annette Morales Dr. Natalie A. Morales Scott Munroe S. Ti Muntarbhorn Edward Murphy Pamela Murphy Walter Murphy Christine Murphy-Wright Murray’s Free Roaming Chicken Scott Mustachio Cheryl Nagel-Smiley Neuman Family Henry Neumann Lou Newman’s children and grandchildren Kenneth Nolan O’Brien Family Walter John O’Brien Mike A. O’Connor Travis O’Dell Patrick O’Neill Roger Orcutt Lloyd and Judy Oretsky and family Richard Ouellette Bonnie and Mike Pagliaro Catherine Paluzzi Andrew Palmer Jill Palmer Patrick Palmer
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Palmeri Lydia Palmieri Jennifer Parker Dawn Pawliczak F. Bryan Paz June and John Pepe John Perini Gary and Nancy Peters Joanne Petrie Jennifer Petrillo and Louis Ahlquist Mark Phillips Dave “PK” Pietkiewicz Dee Pirtz Kay Haskell Pitluck Carol Pletmick Barbara (V) and Steven Plotkin Tina Plummer Linda Poirier The Poker Boys Cheryl and Bill Polen Eduardo Polla John Poulton Colleen Predmore Sharon Probert Gary Proud Christine, Todd and Ginny Pschierer Alicia Pulver Lois Radler Ralph and Laura Raiano Dan Rasmussen John F. and Deborah Rath RDKT Susan Remsberg Max Resnick Will Reynolds Rich and Debbie Peter and Ginny Rietz Josephine Ringe BillieJo Roberts Valerie Robinson and Wayne Thode Richard Rohner Maryann Roper Ira Rosen Julie Crain-Rosario and Jeff DiGregorio Risa, Ellen and Steve Rosenberg Michael and Sandy Rosenblum Amy Rosenthal (V) Michael Ross Doreen Rossi Therese Rowcroft Elizabeth Rowley Genevieve Rudick Paul Rush Lynne Russell Susanne Russel Albert Russo Victoria Ruvolo Anne-Marie Ryan Carrol Ryan John Rywelski Jamie Salpepi Roger and Serene Bill Sbarbaro Marc Schain Wayne Schenk Josef and Vicki Schoell Elizabeth Shelley
Carol Sherer Candace Shultes Debby and Tom Siccardi Donna Mercurio and Bob Sideli Lance and Leonora Siegel John and Doris Siemerling Elana Silvia Chuck Simmons Dennis Simmons Michael Simon Wayne Skala Joseph Skoritowski Pete and Darlene Sladeski The Slutzky Sisters Glenn L. Smith, P. E. Michael Smith Tom and Joan Smith Richard A. Sokoloski Sopchak Family Amy Soukas and Tracy Zur Mark Spina Billy, Robin, Justin and Larry Spiro Andra Sramek Patricia Stanton John Stapleton Charles and Nikki Stein Steve and Theo Joan Stevenson Ira and Maxine Stone Adam Suits Kevin Sullivan Sullivan Renaissance Ro and Mark Sullivan Miguel Syjuco The Szabo Sisters Diane Szymaszek The Tadler families Garry S.Taroli Regina Tedesco Curtis and Laura Terry Johan Theuwissen Betty Titko-Fried Edith Tolchin Steven Tolli Colleagues of Trevor Tate Mona and Gary Tugender Pat and Deb Tuohy Chris Utyro Friends of Roger B. Vail In Memory of Eric Van de Laar Scott Van Gorder Mary Jo Veling Andrew and Cheryl Verkamp aka Kyana Woodstock Joe Viscusi Caroline Von Reitzenstein Michael Voss Stephen Voyce Dorothy Wagner William Wagner Paul Walsh Walsh Family Gerald Ward Larry and Cathy Wasserman Darren Webber Dr. John Weisberg Edward Weiss
John and Diane Wenckelium Pat Werner and Marlene Wasilchak Wendy Wikel Summer Wilkie Jill M. Wilson Pam Wilson Karl Winum Debra Wise Andre Woroschinski Albert F. Zowada Robert Zupon GARDEN CIRCLE ($100-$249) Anonymous Carey Ahron In Honor of Sue and Steve Marton Angry Orchard Ken and Sethea Barun Stuart Bricker Catskill Art Society CD Trips, LLC Barbara Davidson Toni Edwards In Memory of Patti Edwards Bruce Ellsweig In Honor of Alan Gerry Kevin Foley Esq. Robert D. Fraley William Gertz Glenmere Mansion Ann and Richard Gordon Bill Hanley Shirley Hornbeck Kristt Company Linda Laverso Todd Mack Leonard Manning In Memory of Bonnie Manning Laura and Eric Manzon One Grand Book Rosehaven Alpacas Merle Schneider Aaron R. Scott Mark Streifer Andrew and Julie Wilshinsky Wine & Design
Michael Lynch Main Street Farm Loretta J. Neuhaus William Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien Roger Oppel Pickled Owl Taylor Porter Mindy F. Reed Patrick M. Reilly Amy H. Rosenthal Alan Schneider Daniel Wright Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this listing, we may have unintentionally overlooked someone. If this is the case, please accept our apology and notify us at your convenience. (V) denotes a Volunteer.
PEACE CIRCLE ($1-$99) Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Barton Bethel Market Cafe Ashley Bombard DIA Art Foundation John Faso Susan Gadino Jessica Glynn In Memory of Lauren (Laurie) Lee Linda and Bruce Gold Jay Goldman and Rebecca Salon Gudelski, Ringwood, NJ Harry Harbin John Hester Andrew Hilfiger Kaatskeller Robert Kinner Tim Landon Amanda Langseder Steven Lewis Linda Liebersbach
Thank you PRODUCER (BOX HOLDER) Anonymous A & Z Trucking, Inc. All County Insulation & Coating, Inc. Beck, Gogolski, Poska & Company, Inc. Lance and Susan Briggs Joel Canter The Center for Discovery Chapin Estate Crystal Run Healthcare Physicians Dana Distributors The Decossard Family Dentons US LLP DIANNIC LLC Dumain’s Haven Farm The Fedun Family Kenneth and Margaret Fritze The Frommer Family Garigliano Law Offices, LLP Robyn Gerry and Family Jenienne and Mike Gismondi Grimm Construction, Inc. / Rob and Karla Grimm The Guenther Family Healey Brothers Auto Group Horizon Family Medical Group Bonna Horovitz and Joel Finkelstein Robert and Kim Howerter Johnstons Toyota / Subaru The Kaplan Family Michael G. Leonard The Walter and Edward Luedke Memorial Foundation Fishman Family Suzy Marquard and Jim Breckenridge Sue and Steven Marton Mediacom Communications Corporation Monticello Casino & Raceway Monticello Motor Club Murray’s Free Roaming Chicken NEWBURGH WINWATER James O’Connor Orange Bank & Trust Company DW and Christine Porto / Alta East, Inc. R. B. Fries Buick GMC Vandling / Forest City, PA Rolling V Rowley Family Stuart Salenger Foundation Shortlines Coatings Corp. Joan and Dan Silna and Family Mr. and Dr. Anthony R. Sinacore Guy Spradling Richard A. Stieglitz Jr. (shared) The Suehnholz Family Sullivan Fire Protection Corp / Ira and Ruby Gold Family Woodstone Development, LLC Grace and Steven White The Williams and Shubert Families Walden Savings Bank Yellow Cab / Sullivan County Crane Service
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TO O U R 2 0 1 8 M E M B E R S
DIRECTOR ($9,250) Anonymous Advance Testing Company Jack and Lucille Bonventre Camp Chipinaw Mr. and Mrs. Ric Coombe Liz and Jeff Klotz Eileen and Emil Motl Ken Schupp Cindy and Blaine Schwadel and Family Sterling National Bank PATRON ($5,750) Roland and Lynn Bloomer David Brittenham and Carolyn Summers Terence Edwards Formaggio Italian Cheese Specialties / Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Mongiello & Family Eric P. Frances Frank Siena Auto Sales Steve and Lynn Hastings The Helfant Family Steven and Susan Herfield Carl and Susan Holweg Andrew Jacobson N. McDonald Moore Insurance Agency Mr. and Mrs. Steve Reiser The Rennert Family Gary Schmidt and Tiffany Pitula Arthur Sinensky and Debra Oremland Sullivan County Democrat Craig and Sue Van Cott, Unilam Vandermark Consulting, Inc. Voyce Family Windsor Dental, PC DIAMOND ($3,250) Anonymous Jill and Sam Alecci Michael Appley Armistead Mechanical Inc. Billig, Loughlin and Silver Blustein, Shapiro, Rich & Barone, LLP Andrew Brenner and Beth Charnow J. Frank and Susan Brown Ida and Charles Cardona Catskill Valley Homes Clear-Rite Pools & Spas Inc. Mark P. and Cynthia J. Coleman The Collins Family Rona and Glenn Colton Coombe, Bender & Company, LLC Scott and Sharon Drumm EJC Investigative Services Chris and Ken Emery Fallsburg Lumber Co. Joan Farrow and Family Randi and Lowell Feldman Rolling Stone Ranch Karen and Michael Fisher Kenneth Flood Law Office of Jonathan Follender Caryn and Mark Follender
Jill and David Fuerst Bill and Eva Goodmam Richard and Karen Goodman Green Meadows Landscaping Michael and Marla Gross Andrew and Elinor Hart Charles and Cynthia Johnston Stephen and Karen Kaufhold Robert and Sigi King Elsie Kopcha & Howard Wasserman Laborers’ Local 17 LECET Mr. and Mrs. Alan Madnick Stephen and Cindy Margulies Chris Miele (V) Paul and ILene Nebrasky Anastasios and Cheri Anne Niforatos, Roscoe Diner P. N. Fire and Burglar Alarm Co., Inc. Linda Petrosky Scott and Randi Pomerantz Frank and Annette Prykowski The Rhulen and Loughlin Family Ed & Nancy Richter Robert Green Chevy Olds, Inc., Mr. Robert S. Green and Ms. Jacqueline Ricciani Lauren and Christopher Roman Ross Electric Steven and Robin Rothenberg Scancarello & Sons, Inc. Michael and Jamee Schleifer Michael and Bobbi Scribona Glenn L. Smith, P. E. Dr. Neil and Mrs. Ruth Smith R.J. and Liz Smith Sotland Group Sherri Steinhauer Tom and Janet Sullivan Superior Surfacing Systems Ltd. The Taylor Family Valuation Consultants, Inc. Dr. Jeffrey Weinstein The Weiss and Lowenthal Families Andrew R. and Julie Wilshinsky Mr. Kenneth and Dr. Sandra Winters PLATINUM ($1,600) Anonymous A. Alport & Sons, Inc. A Scozzi A/C & Heating, Inc Dr. Allan and Mrs. Carole Abramson Marsha Melanie Andrade Danielle and Peter Andruszkiewicz Argenio Brothers, Inc. Deborah and Philip Barbara Dr. Barbara and Peter Blakey David and Deborah Bleasby Susan and Anselmo Bondulich Peter and Melissa Burdash Calibrated Diesel The Captain’s Table of Monroe NY, Inc. Charles and Constance Carlsen Laurie and Tony Cicio Brian M. Cogan and Robin E. Keller
Johanna (V) and Bob Congiusti Richard and Phyllis Coombe County Petroleum, Gloria & Robert Blank, Barbara & Mitchell Blank Dan and Sandra Coutermash CRL ELECTRIC CORP. Kathy and Michael Davidoff Dola Deloff (V) and Kevin Madsen Jonathan and Paula Drapkin and Family Michael and Barbara Lester Duffy Michael and Diane Egan Holly and David Eikszta Karen and Bruce Ellsweig Hazel and Mike Farrell Fellenzer Engineering, LLP Jeffrey and Shari Ferretti Realtor Brokers James K. and Susan A. Fitton Lynne Freda Glenn and Madeline Friedman Carol and Tony Friscia Stefanie and Todd Gallo Gasko & Meyer, Inc. John and Carol Geron Charles P. Gilbride Sidney and Kandace Gittleman Gina Givone and Mike Herrero Alan and Jodi Goodman Robbie Green Terry and Michael Groll Tom and Gail Guarino Maryann Haberthur C. Bruce Hamburg and Stephanie B. Hamburg Kathy Henry Charles and Sara Herbstman Allen and Wanda Holtzer Sheila Horwitz and Carl Sigman Hudson Valley Home Connection Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ignelzi Christiaan Irlbacher and Mia Irlbacher Irwin Siegel Agency Lynn and Billy Jacobs Steve and Kathy Jones E. Danielle Jose-Decker (Ricciani & Jose, LLP) Howard and Gail Katz Dr. Randolf and Eileen Katz Barbara Klapper Jennifer M. Koch John and Naomi Lawrence Lechner’s Propane Inc. Laurie Letvak and Barry Shoot Rhena and Robert Lipps Lori Rae Jewelry, LLC Jerry and Carol Malek Sam and Carol Malovrh Wayne and Barbara Mancroni Mayfly Inn Gerard and Colleen McCrea Michael and Shari Mednick Misner Benefits, LLC Lois and Raymond Myruski Dr. and Mrs. Manuel Perry, Jr.
Physicals Unlimited Marie and Michael Pillmeier Dr. Allan J. Pollock Sean and Rachel Rieber Valerie Robinson and Wayne Thode Paul and Marianne Rouis Michael and Jennifer Rundle Dr. Paul and Mrs. Greta Salzberg Greg and Mary Beth Saso Dorothy Satenberg and Rev. William Scafidi The Scarda Family The Scaturro Family The Schwartz Family Steven Sharoff Henry Skier Regina H. Stem Tag Heuer Thalpin Mechanical Corp Dona Thornton Three J’s Electric Patrick and Deborah Tuohy United Rentals Angela and Dave Walker Mr and Mrs Glenn Walski Ray and Nancy Walter Woodbourne Lawn and Garden, Inc. GOLD ($750) Anonymous Douglas Abplanalp Carey and Barry Ahron Josh and Jaed Altman Sue and Stu Apgar Donalette and David Appel Chris and Vickie Arndt Laura and Mark Bachrach Norman Bachrach John W. Bader Kerren Bancroft Myra and Scott Bauerband Bavoso & Plotsky Pamela Bayer Gregg and Teri Beimler John and Lynne Bell Sherri Bellinger Dan and Linda Berkowicz Carol Ann Bliefernich (V) Bob and Carol Bliefernich Marlann, Paul, Steven and Michael Blutman Ida and Gary Borer William and Donna Borras Brady Stone and Landscaping Theresia and James Brech Paul Brooks Charles T. Brown, PE The Bruno Family Dr. Kris Bungay and Jim O’Sullivan Karen and Marc Bushell Bykofsky / Zeltser Family Peter J. Caltagirone Camp Kennybrook Mark and Eileen Carson Mary Ann and Dan Cecconie Kathleen A. Christie Christie’s Sweet Creations Patrick Clifford Edward and Colleen Cooke 30
Thomas Davies Mr. and Mrs. Glenn B. Davis Randi Dawson Dispoz A Blade Arthur DeDominicis and Donna Vandermark Mr. and Mrs. John DeFluri Dan and Melissa Denisoff Jamie and Amy DeReamer Gerry and Claudia Dietz Linda Doerrer Mr. and Mrs. Ryan P. Doherty, Esq. Cindy Dolan Matt and Linda Donachie Paul and Jody Donnelly Elizabeth and Bill Ebert Joann and Stephen Ehrlick Susan and Ron Elinoff Barbara Farber Joseph J. and Maria Feerick Josef Ferri Harriet and Steven Fleissig Filis Forman In Memory of her parents Fred and Charlotte Andrew and Linda Forte Denise Frangipane, Ian and Dr. William Pammer John and Julie Galdun Laura and Bob Gardner Garfinkel and Johnson Families Tom and Mary Edna Gayton Debra Gitner Susan and Joseph Giza Andrew and Judith Gold The Raymond and Dr. Brian Gold Family Scott and Lisa Goldstein Ramon Gonzalez Arthur and Lynn Goodman Tina Gorr Robin and Jim Green Caryn Carter and Thomas Greenwald David A. Gross Carl Hagelin and Joan Hessing Stuart and Stacy Halper The Halvorsen Family Christopher and Noreen Hanlon Susan Harte, Esq. Linda C. Hartley and Robert Bruce Cobb Michael Hassler Allan Heussinger Thomas Hickey Allen and Debby Hindin Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Hinkel, Jr. Howard and Pamela Hirsch Jim and Paula Wilson Sean and Bonnie Huebsch Laura Hughes Troy and Lynn Hughes Donna C. Hunt, Robert Stilson Joseph Igoe Doug and Sue Ann Jacobs Melanie Jay Ron and Eileen Johnston JV Homes of Orange County LLC Mark and Elora Kalish Kelli and Michael Kavanaugh Sharon Kazansky-Green and Family Joe and Linda Kenny Alisa and Ted Kesten
Kirtack Plumbing and Heating, Inc. Greg and Judith Knight Bernard and Susan (V) Kozykowski Merrill and Philip Krell Kristt Company Bob, Terri and Sean Kuhn The Kula and Walder Families Dr. Leslie and Mr. Irwin Kumer Bruce Lafky and Mary Ann Jacob Eddie and Carol Lanfrit Dr. Joseph and Liz Lauterstein Judith and Jonathan Levine Dr. Ira Lipton and Sharie Graham James Lomax (V) and Jeffrey Allison (V) Bruce and Judy Lott Lawrence and Barbara Mancini Sharon Mania and Jen Martin Denise Marcella Mr. and Mrs. Marsden James and Barbara Matos James M. and Linda M. Mattila H. Robert and Caran Mattis Patrick and Carolyn Mattson Michael and Sally Mayersohn Cheryl and Tim McCausland Tim and Stephanie McVey Maureen and Joe Michulski Betsy and Sam Militello Hon. Steven and Mrs. Evan Milligram Jing and Robert Moore Ava and Barry Mopper Zane and Janet Morganstein Doris Motl N.A.S. Security Systems, Inc. Lorraine and J. A. Negron Timothy and Marta Newkirk Jay and Ann Marie Nober Richard Noecker Dr. Jamie Noeth Amy Orange Doreen Orlowsky and John MacDonald Maribel Ortiz-Thompson Andrew and Sherri Pavloff Mark and Monica Peplow Donna Marie and John Piazza Barbara (V) and Steven Plotkin Kathleen Plumer Linda and Roy Poltersdorf The Pomes Family - Linda (V) Maureen Predmore Jay Prescutti Wendy Prince Eileen Pugliese Ora and Charles Ramat Marvin and Denise Rappaport John and Deb Rath Theresa and Rudy Reichelt Paul and Amy Relyea Bruce Reynolds and Sam Wohl Atilano Rivera Richard and Michele Roberts James and Cynthia Roche Tom and Kathy Roe The Rosen Family Amy and Seth Rubin Pat and Chris Ryan Timothy and Denise Rydell Kelly Sahner and Pamela Sidman
Tom Saltarelli Marc Salton Salvucci - Wolons Rob Salzberg and Family Alan Schantz Agency Inc. Karen and Alan Scharfstein Len and Laurie Schwartz Lisa and Fred Sciliano Scott and Valerie Charlie and Patricia Segar Dorothy Shapiro Debby and Tom Siccardi Lisa Sieber Lance and Leonora Siegel Dr. Richard and Mrs. Judith Silverman Len Silverstein and Judy Regan Patrick and Kim Simeone Bill and Ginny Sipos Elena Skolnick Lynn Skolnick Joseph D. Skoritowski, CPA Linda Smith and Guy Baker Joan and Tom Smith Glen and Mary Snedeker Brenda and Ed Sokoloski Madeline Sorrentino and Laurie Wagner Anne and Neil Spector Cheryl Stokkeland Joseph and Kathleen Strazzeri Mark and RoseAnn Sullivan Samantha Sweeton Susan Taylor and Ray Lustig Curtis and Laura Terry David F. Thomson Steven Tolli Karen Ufret The Vineyards Wine Shop Ken and April Voorhis Henry and Gail Vriesema Tom (V) and Marlene (V) Wachtell Steven and Ruth Walnick Kristen and Taylor Walsh Paul and Patricia Walsh Tim Walsh Steven and Rhonda Weiner Alan and Leslie Weiskoppf Art Wilcox and Joann Turi-Wilcox Alan Williams Heidi Wojdat Laura, Bill and Abbey Wuerth Daniel P.Yanosh Surveying Jane Zuroff SILVER ($300) Anonymous Patricia Abbott (V) Adam Abrams Rebecca Ackerly Kathryn and Joseph Adams Ethan Addes Dr. and Mrs. Carlo Annese Bud and Karen Atkins R. Axelrod Christa Bader Marvin (V) and Robin Barsky Miriam and David Baskin Dr. Wayne and Mrs. Janet Benson Debra Biccum Ivy Booksin and Jamie Kaufman BethelWoodsCenter.org
Mary Ann Bopp (V) Liz and Tom Caltabellotta Norm and Louise Campbell Suzanne Clare and David Slemmer Daphne and Michael Cohen Kathleen Colligan Katherina Contini Barbara and Jimmy Conway Carmen Crawford Judith & Donald Cucinotta Richard and Angela Dalton Thomas and Melody DeBlock Mike and Luanne Delauder Kate DelCorpo Richard and Phyllis Doran Norman Dorf Jeanne Dutcher and Dave Jersey Jr. Gregory and Murielle Elman Dennis and Nancy Elsas Roberta Erdman Tim and Nancy Fisher Joseph Fontana Rick Foster Malka Fraenkel Theodore Galloway Andrew Gaor Paul and Candy Gatta Linda and Steve Gleicher Sue and Jack Goodreds Ronald Gorton Michael and Susan Graber William Graber and Sherree Kanegraber Leslie and Glenn Green Wayne and Dorothy Griffin Mr. and Mrs. James R. and Lorine L. Harr David J. Harvey Suzanne and Michael Henry Kathy Herling Joseph W. Hey Samantha and Andrew Hickman Albert Hilber Jamie and Andrew Hoffman Dr. Theodore Isseks and Mrs. Nancy Isseks Joel (V) and Eileen Karpoff (V) Russell Kaufman John W. Kiefer and Sarah D. Smith Psy.D. Peter Kilcommons Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Kiston John P. Knight III The Kobrick Family Susan E. Kohler Robert and Lannette Krikorian Barry and Bonnie Lagoda Kimberly LaPolt Alan and Rachelle Laytner Peter and Donna Leake Barbara Lerner Moreen Lerner and Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman Risa and Seth Levine Barbara Linde Barbara A. Long Lolo and Bob The Lyublinsky Family James Masi Raymond and Aileen Matthews In Loving Memory of Michael Matuszewski Jr. / Mikes Auto Interiors 2 0 1 8 REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY
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