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Historic Hudson Valley Gala

Monica Lamontagne, Happy Rockefeller, honoree Raymond Lamontagne, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman.

On November 14, Historic Hudson Valley honored Raymond A. Lamontagne with its John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Founder's Award for his lifetime of philanthropic achievement. Sharon Percy Rockefeller presented the award at a gala dinner dance at the Rainbow Room in New York City. After cocktails, dinner, and several dance sets, Paul Newman and Calvin Trillin offered “inappropriate remarks” to kick off the evening's program.

The event, attended by 235 guests, raised nearly $500,000 for the nonprofit Historic Hudson Valley, an education and preservation organization which for more than 55 years has celebrated the region's history, architecture, landscape, and culture.

A private, nonprofit organization, Historic Hudson Valley welcomes more than 170,000 visitors annually at six National Historic Landmarks: Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY, Washington Irving's Sunnyside in Tarrytown, NY, Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, The Union Church of Pocantico Hills in Pocantico Hills, NY, Montgomery Place in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate, in Pocantico Hills, NY.  At each site, dynamic educational programs bring the past to life for visitors of all ages, including some 34,000 school children annually.

Steve Halliwell, Anne Halliwell, Warren Adelson, HHV trustee Jan Adelson, HHV president Waddell Stillman.

Raymond Lamontagne, Calvin Trillin.

HHV trustee Charles Rockefeller, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Justin Rockefeller.

Cynthia Lamontagne, Nicole Lamontagne, David Lamontagne, Susan Lamontagne.

Raymond Lamontagne, Melinda vanden Heuvel, William vanden Heuvel, Joanne Woodward.

Bettina Drummond-Hay, Monica Lamontagne, Gay Empson.

Alan Novak, Stanley Plesent.

Monica Lamontagne, Charles Rockefeller, HHV trustee Mark Rockefeller, Dean Metropoulos.

William vanden Heuvel, Happy Rockefeller, HHV trustee William Plunkett.

Nicole Seidel, Raymond Lamontagne, Jeanne Donovan Fisher.

Camillo Santomero, Denise Santomero, Kristen DeLaMater, HHV trustee Robert DeLaMater.

Michael Altman, Alexandria Altman.

HHV trustee Barbara Israel, Thomas Israel, Emily Israel.

Linda and Steve Horn.

Photos: Matt Gillis
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