Invitation-Community Lunch-2017Community Lunch brings friends, family and supporters around the table for an annual discussion. This year, we’re talking about community wealth-building, creating pathways to equity and opportunity, with housing for everyone thrown into the mix.

Keynote speaker Maurice Jones, President & CEO of LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), will share his perspective on how our communities can change and revitalize neighborhoods through a local approach to housing, health, safety, and job creation. With deep experience in both the public and private sectors, Maurice Jones took the helm as LISC’s fourth president & CEO in September 2016. Immediately prior to joining LISC, he served as the secretary of commerce for the Commonwealth of Virginia, where he managed 13 state agencies focused on statewide economic needs. He previously served as deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) overseeing operations for the agency and its 8,900 staff members. The depth and breadth of his experience in policy making, social services and legal arenas give him a unique perspective on how communities thrive when they work together closest to home. And he’s here to share that insight with you on November 8.

RUPCO is also honoring
Community Partner Award: Madeline Fletcher, Executive Director at Newburgh Community Land Bank
Community Inspiration Award: Harold Renzo, Stuyvesant resident and community member

Lunch tickets cost $35. Bring a friend or colleague. Pay for your tickets online now or mail your check to Community Lunch, 289 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401. 

Take your RSVP to the next level by sponsoring Community Lunch at one of five levels between $100 to $2500. All sponsorships include lunch RSVPs. Pay online or download these sponsorship forms and mail in a check. You too can join these local businesses who believe that Home Matters:

Premier Sponsor:


 M&T Bank green logo

Community Sponsor:

Sustainability Sponsor:
Benchmark Title Agency
Dutton Architecture, PLLC
SVN Deegan-Collins Commercial Realty
The Community Preservation Corporation
Ulster Savings Bank

Partner Sponsor:
Central Hudson
Mid-Hudson VIP
Motivity Partnerships
Sawyer Savings
U.W. Marx Construction

Supporting Sponsor:
Affordable Housing Concepts
Bailey Pottery Equipment
Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP
Catherine A. Maloney
Catskill Hudson Bank
Coldwell Banker Village Green
Courtney Strong Inc.
Daniel D. Gagnon CPA PC
Gateway Communities
Glasco Abstract
Richard Gerentine
Hamaspik Choice
Herzog’s Home & Paint Center
Kingston Plaza
Libolt & Sons
Murphy Realty Group
Naccarato Insurance Agency
Regions First Sterling
Rondout Savings Bank
Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers
Safe Harbors of the Hudson
Sanzi Associates
TrustCo Bank
Valley Courier
Valley National Bank Home Mortgage
Valuation Consultants
Williams Lumber & Home Centers

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