RUPCO 2014 Community Lunch from Brandon Childs on Vimeo.

Each year, Community Lunch brings together friends, supporters and community leaders to hear from thought leaders about important issues in the area of housing and community development. This year, supportive housing is the solution. Guest speaker Ted Houghton, newly appointed Executive Deputy Commissioner of NYS Homes & Community Renewal (NYS HCR), delivered the keynote address entitled supportive housing is the solution. While executive director of Supportive Housing Network of NY (SHNNY) for eight years, Houghton substantially increased production of supportive housing in New York. In 2012, he helped make supportive housing a pillar of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team initiative and continues to serve on that team. Considered a pioneer of the housing-as-healthcare concept, he brings fresh energy  to statewide housing agendas.  Read more about Ted and his contributions to New York’s supportive housing agenda. Long-time colleague, NYS Senator Ceciilia Tsakcyk of the 46th District, introduced Ted and reassured lunch-goers that supportive housing remained high on her State agenda as well.

This event is made possible through the generous support of  PREMIER SPONSOR: Premier Sponsor: M&T Bank

COMMUNITY SPONSORS:  Community Preservation Corp.

HOUSE SPONSORS:  Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union | TD Bank | Ulster Savings Bank

We also honored Kelly McMullen, Director of Ulster County Office for the Aging, with this year’s 2014 Community Partner Award. Kelly’s contributions to the Ulster County mental health and aging populations are noteworthy. And her invaluable input towards RUPCO’s recent NYS grant applications helped us secure over $500,000 in funding. Read more about Kelly in this press release. RUPCO also recognized Georgette Hughes with our first-ever Lifetime Service Award. Rupco also received additional support from these sponsors:

PARTNER SPONSORS:  Affordable Housing Concepts | Benchmark Title | Cannon Heyman & Weiss LLP | CHASE | Libolt & Sons | Marshall & Sterling Insurance-Poughkeepsie | National Equity Fund | NeighborWorks America | Rhinebeck Bank | The Sand Agency

SUPPORTING SPONSORS:   Bailey Pottery & Equipment | Coldwell Banker Village Green |  Coppola  Associates | Daniel D. Gagnon CPA PC | Glasco Abstract | Hamaspik Choice | Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress | Institute for Family Health | Marshall & Sterling-Leeds | Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union | R&F Handmade Paints | Riikka Olson  Photography | Rondout Savings Bank | Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers | Sawyer Savings Bank | Timely Signs | Toski & Co., P.C. | Ulster County Board of Realtors | Ulster County Dept. of Social Services/Michael Iapoce

IN-KIND CONTRIBUTION:   Adams Faira2014 Community Lunch: supportive housing is the solution.cre Farms | CRSR Designs | Michael & Suzanne Jordan | The Copy Hut

Interested in sponsoring Community lunch 2015? Corporate and business sponsorships from $100 to $2,500 are available. Call Tara Collins, Director of Communication & Resource Development, (845) 331-2140, ext. 210 or email

2014 Community Lunch ticket online
2014 Community Lunch Sponsorship Packet

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