College Foundation chairman to be honored
for volunteer service
Everton H. Henriques, the chairman of the State University of New York at New Paltz Foundation Board, will receive the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mid Hudson Valley Chapter Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon at noon on Friday, Nov. 14, at Anthony's Pier 9 in New Windsor.
This event acknowledges philanthropists, volunteers, corporations and fundraisers who have made significant contributions to the community.
Sally Cross, director of Development at SUNY New Paltz, said that Henriques’ energy and dedication to philanthropy – helping others through both giving and getting – is inspiring and contagious.
“Everton is a dual-degree graduate of SUNY New Paltz, and as a non-traditional student working his way through college, a scholarship made it possible for him to complete his degree,” said Cross. “It also inspired in him a lifelong desire to give back – most generously – to his alma mater and community.”
Henriques is the co-founder of Plasmaco, now known as Panasonic Plasma Display Laboratory of America, Inc., where he now serves as the vice president. In addition to serving as chairman of the SUNY New Paltz Foundation board, he has served as a volunteer in leadership positions, including previous service as president of the Highland Rotary Club and co-founder and past president of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail Association, and president of the George Washingon Carver Foundation. He was also a member of the Ulster County Charter Commission, and a past director of the Southern Ulster Chamber of Commerce. Henriques also served on the Town of Lloyd Economic Development Committee, and serves on the Water and Sewer committee.
Henriques has been a tireless fundraiser and donor at the SUNY New Paltz Foundation, establishing a total of seven scholarship funds in honor of members of his family and his mentors. He actively solicits on behalf of these funds and other causes, inspiring many to follow his example and give generously, said Cross.
For reservations for the National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, call (845) 926-6659. Cost is $35 per person.
Founded in 1976, the SUNY New Paltz Foundation works to enrich the quality of academic life at New Paltz by raising private contributions. Gifts to the SUNY New Paltz Foundation enhance the teaching, learning and discovery that take place on campus, and allow New Paltz to enrich the cultural, economic and social fabric of the Mid-Hudson region.
Visit www.newpaltz.edu/foundation for more information.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents 27,000 fundraisers in more than 180 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.