Reminder from the Community Works Committee

December 14, 2022

Dear Vassar Community Members,

The Community Works organizing committee would like to remind you about the importance of our 22nd annual Community Works fundraising campaign! So far 120 donors have pledged a little over $45,000, which is a little more than halfway to our goal of $87,500. We once again ask for your generosity to support a small group of dedicated non-profit organizations that provide crucial services in Poughkeepsie and greater Dutchess County.

We encourage you to support the ten local non-profit organizations selected based upon the nominations of fellow employees.  For more information on the grant recipients, please visit the Community Works website.

Each organization receives an equal share of the Community Works funds raised.  One hundred percent of the contributions go directly to the agencies as Vassar assumes all the administrative costs of the campaign. Please consider making a  tax-deductible contribution via payroll deduction, credit/debit card, Paypal, or check by going to the Contributions page. For a check contribution, you may complete the form on the website and submit the check to Community Works, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Box 9, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604.

For payroll deductions, pledges must be submitted by December 20th. All contributions are important, no matter the amount.


The Community Works Committee

John Bradley, Nicole Scalessa, Kelly Ceely, Mary Ann Cunningham, Jolee DuBois, Doreen Hammell-Backer, Rose Hartman, Sonja Krekun, Miriam Mahdaviani, Amanda Potter, Matthew Righter