Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal

Honoring six extraordinary individuals whose far-reaching influence
has made our world a better place.

Join us for an event to remember. Be prepared to be moved as you experience each remarkable story of hope, compassion and courage in the pursuit of elevating humanity.

This year we are pleased to be honoring 2018 Medalists: 

Tarana J. Burke: Social Justice Activist · “Me Too” Movement Founder

Jaha Dukureh: Gender Violence Resister & Change Agent · Good Will Ambassador

Dr. Pamela R. Edington: Champion, Educational Accessibility, Diversity & Civic Engagement

Roberta “Robbie” Kaplan: Gender Equity & Civil Rights Advocate

Honorable Albert M. Rosenblatt: Protector, Judicial Integrity & Ethics

Loung Ung: Genocide Chronicler & Human Rights Defender

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2018 Medals Supporters

Through your generosity, you are shaping the next generation of leaders in the workplace, in our communities and in our families. Our YOUTH thank you, WE thank you!

First Lady of the World

Marc & Dana Lim vanderHeyden


Michael Dupree & Michael Fleischer
Billie Edington & Kaes Van’t Hof
Marist College
Mary Louise Van Winkle
Vassar College
Mary Jane & Ronald W. Von Allmen


Nicholas J. & Nina Roosevelt Gibson
Louis Greenspan Trust
Kip Bleakley O’Neill
Ann M. West


DCC Foundation Board of Directors
Anna & David Fierst
Gloag Foundation
Bernard & Shirley Handel Foundation
Lou & Candace Lewis
April Gozza & John McElrath
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
McCabe & Mack, LLP
New Windsor Family Medicine
Lynn Ruggeiro & John Scileppi


Arthur L. Gellert
Health Quest Systems Inc
Ruth and Peter Metz Family Foundation
F.Kennon & Mary L. Moody
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
June S. Pierson, Dutchess United Educators, Dutchess Community College
TD Bank
Karen Trovato
Kate Whitney & Franklin Thomas

Eleanor Roosevelt: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 30 Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.