Annual Gala

Anderson Foundation for Autism will be hosting our Annual Gala on Saturday, October 1st at the Grandview located in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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It’s back! The 2022 Anderson Foundation for Autism Gala is back, and it’s going to be an event not to be missed! Help Anderson Center for Autism optimize the Quality of Life for individuals with autism by celebrating with us!

Saturday, October 1st 
The Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Cocktail Reception 
6:30PM to 8:00PM   

Dinner, Program, Dancing
8:00PM to 10:30PM 

This year Annual Gala Honorees include:

Northern Dutchess Hospital Caregivers 
V.V. Anderson Community Service Award

Ashley Otis, Senior Residence Manager
Above & Beyond Award 

Thank you to our 2022 Annual Gala Sponsors! 

10,000 Thank-Yous Lead Sponsors

Susan Brune and Chip Loewenson

10,000 Thank-Yous Lead Media Sponsors
Pamal Broadcasting LTD.

Champagne Sponsors
Buzzy Geduld

Bubbly Sponsors
M&T Bank 

Flute Sponsors 
Barry Feirstein
Jeff and Tondra Lynford 

Pop Sponsors
The Kollar Family 
The Mertens Family 

Cork Sponsors
Consigli Construction Co.
Custom Home Concepts, Inc. 
Nuvance Health 
The Ryan Family 

Thank you to our current Silent Auction Donors!

  • Antonella's 
  • Area 53 
  • Bardavon
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Cabot Cheese
  • Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
  • Coppola's
  • Crown Maple
  • Film Forum
  • Foxwoods Resort
  • Frank Guido's Restaurant
  • Hanu Wellness
  • Heritage Food & Drink
  • The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Jolene the Disability Chicken 
  • Le Petit Bistro
  • Liquorama
  • Marist
  • Matchbox Cafe
  • Mid Hudson Children's Museum
  • Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
  • Mizu
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • Museum of Illusions
  • New York Giants
  • New York Jets
  • Oblong Books
  • Oriental Trading
  • Polar Caves
  • Rossi Rosticceria Deli
  • Samuels Sweet Shop
  • Skyline Drive In
  • Taconic Distillery
  • Tara Cirigliano Photography 
  • The Egg
  • Top of the Rock
  • Upstate Films

Thank you to the following Anderson Departments for providing unique gift baskets to the silent auction! 

  • Admissions Department
  • Children's Services Program 
  • Corporate Compliance Department
  • Fiscal Department
  • Human Resources Department
  • IT Department
  • Nursing Department

Fun Champagne Facts!

  • There are about 49 million bubbles in a 7500ml bottle of Champagne
  • A standard-sized glass emits 30 bubbles every second
  • Champagne has 3 times more carbonation than beer
  • The pressure in a Champagne bottle is about 3 times the amount of pressure of a car tires
  • When popped, a Champagne cork can reach a velocity of 24.8 miles per hour
  • The longest recorded cork flight was 177 feet and 9 inches