Children’s Cabinet Nets $30k Challenge Grant

POUGHKEEPSIE — Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent Dr. Eric Rosser and City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison, Tuesday, announced a $30,000 challenge grant by Rhinebeck Bank to support the Poughkeepsie Children’s Cabinet.

Launched by the mayor and school superintendent last year, the Cabinet is a coordinating body that brings together decision-makers, leaders, and community representatives to improve the lives of children, young people, and families in the City of Poughkeepsie.

The challenge grant was proposed by Rhinebeck Bank President and CEO Michael Quinn and approved unanimously by the bank’s board of directors.

The $30,000, dollar-for-dollar grant represents half of the $60,000 being sought to fund Cabinet staff and community engagement programming for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate in the fundraising campaign, with Rhinebeck Bank matching by February 1 every dollar donated by others up to the $30,000 maximum.

The grant is being made in memory of Thomas Wade, a former Rhinebeck Bank director, who died on November 4, 2020, at age 83.

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