Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal

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

This year we were 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

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 27 (1) Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
(2) Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.