Abilities First 2017 Signature Event – Shadows on the Hudson

It was a great night at Shadows On The Hudson in support of Abilities First, Inc. The annual Signature Event was once again a great success. Abilities First is a premier Dutchess County non-profit organization whose programs and services meet the needs of people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities. For more information visit www.abilitiesfirstny.org.

Litigation Management Institute (LMI) at Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Partner Joshua Mackey attended the Litigation Management Institute (LMI). Hosted at Loyola Law School in Chicago, LMI is the first certification program specifically designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the business of litigation management. The rigorous program is geared toward attorneys and those in the litigation management field with 10 or more years of experience. The program is designed to bridge the gap between legal theory and litigation strategy, and the business aspects of litigation management.

Joshua Mackey and Jennifer Thorne for their contributions to Angels of Light

Honoring Joshua Mackey and Jennifer Thorne for their contributions to Angels of Light. Started over 10 years ago by Lori and George Decker, Angels of Light is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to provide Holiday Giving for children and families with life threatening illness here in the Hudson Valley, NY.

Angels of Light volunteers, Cheryl Giles and so many more pitched in to create
a beautiful rustic barn setting for the night.

Thanks to so many friends and family who support Angels of Light. 

Left : Jennifer Thorne makes moving remarks as Sheriff Butch Andrson prepares
for the silent auction.
Right : Nearly 300 people joined Lori Cassia-Decker and her team of angels for
a beautiful evening in the barn at Walbridge Farm Market.

Left : Joshua Mackey thanked the Angels of Light volunteers
for their committment to our community.
Right : Joshua and family are joined by County Executive Marcus Molinaro.

Gala of Angels 2017

It’s an honor to work with Angels of Light founder Lori Cassia-Decker and her team of dedicated volunteers. Angels of Light is a nonprofit group whose mission is to provide holiday gifts for children and families fighting life threatening illness here in the Hudson Valley. We look forward to seeing lots of friends and family tmorrow night at the Gala of Angels with silent auction by Sheriff Butch Anderson, local food, dancing and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Anges of Light!

2017 Pilobolus Ball at Troutbeck

Congratulations to our friends at Troutbeck!The birthplace of the NAACP, and a favorite of Theodore Roosevelt, this historic inn and conference center is newly reopened. With its lush setting and gorgeous accommodations, Troutbeck is again the destination it once was.


From left: Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro , Troutbeck owners Anthony and Charlotte Champalimaud and Joshua Mackey attend the 2017 Pilobolus Ball.

Men Go Red for Women

We are grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness–and funds–to fight women’s number one killer- heart disease. MBW Partner Joshua Mackey and Craig Irwin of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management served as co-chairs of the event which took place last night at the historic Cornell Boat House on the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie. #GoRedHV


2017 Mount Saint Mary Golf Tournament

Partner Joshua Mackey hit the links at the Mount Saint Mary tournament. Thanks to William A. Smith & Son Insurance.

From left: DeForest Howland, Joshua Mackey, Jack Smith and Len Shustak.

MBW proud sponsor of Millbrook Early Childhood Education Center

We have much to be thankful for in our community, including dedicated mentors and teachers for even the youngest learners. Millbrook Early Childhood Education Center held a fundraiser for their scholarship program on June 10, 2017. MBW was proud to be a sponsor.