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  • From Left to Right: OCP President & CEO, Maureen Halahan; Garnet Heath President & CEO Scott Batulis; OCP Chairman of the Board, Michael Gilfeather
  • From Left to Right: OCP President & CEO, Maureen Halahan; Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital President & CEO Joan Cusack-McGuirk; OCP Chairman of the Board, Michael Gilfeather
  • From Left to Right: Choice Films - Tony Glazer & Summer Crockett Moore; Umbra Studios President Ted Doering; OCP President & CEO, Maureen Halahan; OCP Chairman of the Board, Michael Gilfeather

Orange County Partnership Stages 35th Annual Event

Approximately 550 people gathered at the Barn at Villa Venezia in the Town of Wallkill for the Orange County Partnership’s 35th Annual Event on Dec. 7.


The 2021 Annual Event was highlighted by the presentation of the Partnership’s 2021 Awards that included:


Spirit of Innovation Award

Ted Doering

Umbra of Newburgh


Quality of Life Award

Joan Cusack-McGuirk

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital



Scott Batulis

Garnet Health Medical Center


The program also featured the annual award from the Alliance for Balanced Growth.


Golden Shovel Award

Medline Industries, LP


Other highlights of the evening included a stirring rendition of the National Anthem by Kaitlynn and Michael Lancellotti; welcome remarks by Orange County Partnership President and CEO Maureen Halahan; the Chairman’s address by Partnership Chair Michael Gilfeather and an upbeat and light-hearted update on the current Orange County economy by Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus.


The Partnership also held a moment of silence to acknowledge the recent passing of former Orange County Partnership Chairman Woody Levitan and longtime Orange County Chamber of Commerce President John D’Ambrosio.


The event also paid tribute to retiring Pattern for Progress CEO Jonathan Drapkin and Elisabeth Mansfield, owner Mansfield Commercial Real Estate for their many contributions to Orange County and the Hudson Valley.


The program also set aside time for the “Build A Home For Sky” campaign that seeks donations for Sky Mendoza whose life changed forever on Nov. 17, 2018 when she suffered injuries in a serious car accident at the age of 17. The city of Middletown recently donated a 0.15-acre parcel of land to a trust set up for Sky in order to build a wheelchair-accessible home for the stage 4 paraplegic. Sky currently shares a small apartment in Middletown with her father and brother. To donate online please go to