2023 Year-End Appeal

#CCEresponds 2023 Year-End Giving

#CCEResponds 2023 Year-End Giving Campaign

You are the reason that our organization has been able to play a pivotal role in community and economic development in Dutchess County for over 100 years. Your continued participation and support of CCEDC has made direct impact this year. You have helped by:

  • supporting our agricultural community,
  • participating, or had your children participate, in 4-H youth leadership.
  • Perhaps you have received training and guidance from our family and consumer education programs, enhancing your food safety and budget-friendly nutritional choices through SNAP-Ed services, or learned valuable skills from or as a Master Gardener.
  • Maybe you have benefitted from any of our robust environment and energy programs –

Either way-YOU are the reason we exist!

Cooperative Extension is an ecosystem of programming – no one program stands alone – which is why we are uniquely connected to best collaborate with our community. The enduring nature of our programs are a testament to the strong cooperative foundation we have built with exceptional staff implementing the educational excellence received through our Cornell University research-based curricula and steadfast commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our Dutchess County community.

Your assistance is crucial in realizing these plans as we strive to diversify our income streams and secure unrestricted funding, fortifying our financial security. Your support will extend to covering administrative needs, ensuring the strength of our operations, supplies, databases, equipment, communications, and facilitating the exploration of new opportunities. Your contribution is vital for sustaining our operations in the long term and mitigating unforeseen or emergency expenses.

Our overarching objective is to raise seed money, acting as a catalyst to jumpstart our plans and empower us to make informed, enduring decisions that will establish secure footing for our organization. Our specific goal this season is to raise $10,000, and I'm confident that with your support, we can achieve these aims. Together, we can lay the foundation for a successful year ahead, ensuring the lasting impact of our programs and our ability to navigate challenges while seizing new opportunities.

Will you join us now in making this happen?

Over the past century, our journey together has been remarkable, and it's your active involvement that has shaped the legacy we proudly carry. The foundation of our future is grounded in the connections we've formed, the collaborations we've nurtured, and the strength of our community, all made possible by your invaluable support. Your role in our "extended" family has been instrumental in building the path forward, and I am genuinely honored to work side by side with you to bring our shared vision to life. Thank you for being an integral part of our story and for contributing to the vibrant tapestry of our past, present, and the promising future we are crafting together.

Your donation of $35, $50, $100, or more will help CCEDC make a significant and meaningful impact. 



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Last updated December 11, 2023