Posts Tagged ‘anniversary’

Photos from HVCS’ 30th Anniversary Party

Friday, September 30th, 2016

On Friday, September 23, 2016, HVCS hosted a very special 30th Anniversary Party at Ceola Manor in Jefferson Valley, NY. 100 guests raised a glass to toast HVCS’ past, present and future, and US Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney delivered a personal and motivating keynote speech. Later on, advocate, peer and VOCAL-NY Board Member Dawn Carney shared her life’s story and received a standing ovation. Thanks to everyone who attended, donated silent auction items, and supported this momentous milestone with us.

Photos by Melisa Ann Photography – click on the images for full viewing.

Silent Auction Preview: 30th Anniversary Party

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

To whet your appetite for our 30th Anniversary Party’s silent auction, here’s a small sample of the wonderful items up for bid!



Relaxing Spa Packages – including Amore Day Spa and Marlboro Spa

Tickets to a Yankees 2017 Game



A Week in Provincetown, MA – Two Bedroom Centrally-Located Condo

Dinners at Fine Restaurants – including Crave and Henry’s at Buttermilk Falls



Wine Tastings & Tours



A Weekend at the Old Drover’s Inn in Dover Plains

Brewery Tours & Craft Beers – including Yonkers Brewing Company & Captain Lawrence


white sweet 16 dresses

An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Bronx Zoo

Artwork & Home Decor – including vintage Herb Ritts posters

…and plenty more! Get your tickets and join us on September 23rd to help support our food pantries, housing and HIV prevention programs.

2016 is HVCS’ 30th Anniversary!

Monday, January 4th, 2016

On March 3, 1986, the small volunteer organization that was the Mid-Hudson Valley AIDS Task Force filed for incorporation and recognition as a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization. That group eventually registered a “DBA” or “doing business as” and was known as AIDS-Related Community Services, or ARCS, until 2012. At the very end of that year, faced with proposed changes to Medicaid (which impacted our Medicaid-reimbursed COBRA case management program) and an expanding portfolio of services beyond HIV/AIDS, the agency changed its name to Hudson Valley Community Services or HVCS. Even though we have a relatively new name, our core mission and services remain the same. We believe it’s an amazing feat to have lasted this long, and we’ll be rolling out special initiatives and events throughout 2016. Watch for more details and more information as the year proceeds!