Previous Fundraising Event

Summer Gatsby –

Fundraising is a pivotal part of our annual operating budget. It aids us to continue the work we do by funding staff for our Homework Centers and cost for covering our academic enrichment activities –which by looking at the local news in Poughkeepsie, the youth need it. This year Project Thunder  presents  SUMMER GATSBY,  a formal wine event with dancing all evening.  The event will be held on the waterfront at the Boathouse at Hudson River Rowing Association 270-272 N Water Street, Poughkeepsie NY, 12601. This event will be held August 29th from 7pm- 10pm. 


Create funds toward a new Homework & Enrichment Center

The Wine

Starting at 7pm, we invite you to enjoy our Wine Bar stocked by Benmarl Winery.
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As a part of our appreciation for our guest supporting us, we will offer a gift of a bottle of wine for a pair of tickets purchased (select your choice at check out)

The Event

Our Summer Gatsby Event goal: “We are putting fun into fundraising.”

Our guests are encouraged to fashion yourselves and make the evening of elegant formal summer style.  Live entertainment starts with Lite Jazz, followed by Classic Blues and ending with R&B Soul that will keep the party going into the night, all under the stars.

The Food

chef walker-webChef Brandon Walker has prepared a delightful summer menu that starts with a refreshing summer soup and ends with a collection of mouthwatering savory Canapes and other delights that will keep each and everyone’s pallet satisfied lending to a night of mingling, dancing, and fun.


This is indeed the event of the summer, better yet, the year!  Purchase your ticket now. With your help we can make this event a reality for the children of the city of Poughkeepsie. They need us more than ever right now.



Call with any questions 1-877-419-0502.


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