The Poughkeepsie Public Schools Foundation held its Second Annual Fundraising Gala on April 20, 2023 at The Academy in downtown Poughkeepsie. Your donations and ticket purchases will play a significant role in helping us to achieve our goal to close opportunity gaps and enhance the education of Poughkeepsie City School District students. Thank you!

We were honored to highlight two distinguished alumnae: Lisa Molomot, Poughkeepsie High School Class of 1989 and Alison Mountz, Poughkeepsie High School Class of 1991, two talented professionals who got their start in Poughkeepsie City Schools. Guests were treated to a screening of their award-winning documentary, “Safe Haven.” Attendees included other Poughkeepsie school alums, some parents, current teachers and administrators, retired teachers and administrators, Board of Education members, leaders from community organizations that serve City students, other community members and neighbors, elected officials, and PPSF donors. Guests enjoyed rekindling connections and making new ones.

PPSF is also grateful for the sponsorship of friends and businesses:

  • The Academy
  • Brasserie 292
  • Dutchess Community College and Dutchess Community College Foundation
  • Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum
  • Molina Health
  • Nuvance Health
  • The Poughkeepsie Grind
  • Salisbury Bank
  • Gail and Sam Simon
  • Ellen Staino
  • Topanga

We could not have done it all without the help and support of our fabulous Gala Committee:

  • Ellen Staino, President, Co-Chair
  • Yousra Khan, ’02, Secretary, Co-Chair
  • G. Angela Henry, Executive Director Co-Chair
  • Mary and Harvey Flad
  • Ellen Gartland
  • Candy and Lou Lewis
  • Nancy D. Miller
  • Joan and Leslie Molomot
  • Lisa Molomot
  • Marc Molomot
  • Alison Mountz
  • Henrietta and Robert Mountz
  • Sarah Mountz
  • Kari Rieser

We hope you will join us in celebrating next year by becoming a sponsor, purchasing an ad in the printed program, and/or purchasing tickets to attend. You can make a donation online or mail it to the foundation’s partner in managing our funds:

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, 25 Van Wagner Rd, Suite 2, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Please put “PPSF Fund” in the memo line.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact executive director, G. Angela Henry, at psfoundation78@gmail.com or (917) 509-5636.

Thank you so much for your continued support, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!