Professionally, Ms. VanBuren is Vice President of Public Relations for Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism as well as a master’s degree in business administration. Ms. VanBuren’s volunteer work, especially in history, is extensive. She has been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1988, and currently is Organizing Secretary General, as well as the Executive Liaison, to seven separate national committees. She also serves as Editor-in-Chief of American Spirit and Daughters newsletters. Ms.VanBuren is also actively involved in several other non-profit organizations, serving on the boards of Dutchess Community College, the Samuel F.B. Morse Locust Grove Historic Site, the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College, and the Dutchess County Historical Society, to name a few. She is a five-term past president of the Beacon Historical Society and a co-author of two books Historic Beacon and Beacon Revisited, as well.
In addition, she has been recognized with numerous other awards, including the 2005 Dutchess County Historical Society’s Dutchess Award. In 2007, she was presented with the highest award of the Community Foundation of Dutchess County in recognition of her volunteerism and in 2010 was honored by the Mount Gulian Historic Site for her accomplishments in local, state and national historic preservation work. In 2014, Marist College presented Ms. VanBuren with the President’s Award for Community Service and this past December, she received the Joseph A. Bonura Award for Leadership from Mount St. Mary College.
The award presentation will take place on Sunday, March 13th, during the Women’s History Month program, The General’s Lady. The public is welcome to attend the program, starting at 3:00 PM. For further details or directions, call 845-562-1195