Sullivan Renaissance is a program of The Gerry Foundation. It works collaboratively with several organizations including the partners listed below.
“My thoughts turned almost immediately to Sullivan County- why couldn’t we do something like that here?”
Sandra Gerry Chair, Sullivan Renaissance
“I sincerely believe Sullivan Renaissance to be the single most important program ever undertaken in the history of Sullivan County.”
John Conway Sullivan County Historian
The Beaverkill Foundation works to improve the quality of life in Sullivan County, including economic, social and beautification issues.
The Museum at Bethel Woods is dedicated to the study and exhibition of the social, political and cultural events of the 1960s, including the Woodstock festival, and the legacies of those times, as well as the preservation of the 1969 Woodstock festival site. More than a nostalgic celebration of a colorful decade, the award-winning Museum provides a focus for deeper issues and lessons of the decade. It is a dynamic and vibrant community resource where individuals and groups of all ages participate in tours, lively lectures, cinematic conversations, changing exhibitions and special events.
Bethel Woods is exemplary in its efforts to engage, inspire and advocate for the accessibility of the arts for all ages and to connect with community partners to broaden programmatic reach and to strengthen support and resources for its activities
For more information please visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.
Partners to offer a limited number of undergraduate scholarships to the college of one’s choice for Sullivan Renaissance volunteers who make a significant contribution to a Renaissance project.
CFOS is a public charity that facilitates and manages more than 90 permanent endowment funds that combine maximum tax savings with maximum flexibility and the opportunity to make a difference at home.
Partners to provide the Master Gardener Volunteer Training and Tree Stewardship Training Programs. Master Gardener volunteers participate in design and grant review as well as educational programs and seminars
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a statewide educational organization that helps New York citizens put research-based knowledge to work. In Sullivan County CCE offers programs in agriculture, natural resources, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, financial education, nutrition, caregiving, parenting and 4-H youth development.
Sullivan Renaissance partners with the Economic Development Council (EDC) in areas related to economic development and tourism. The EDC is a think tank and advisory board working to engage agencies charged with economic development and job creation in the county. The focused areas include business attraction, promotion and marketing of the area's existing businesses, increasing tourism dollars and creating a workforce ready to fill jobs. The council membership consists of the chairs of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Development Agency, Partnership for Economic Development, Visitors Association, Workforce Development Board and the Sullivan County Planning Division. At-large members have been selected from the health care, tourism, agricultural and educational business sectors plus the chair of the Sullivan County IDA and the Community and Economic Development Committee of the legislature. The council reports to the chairman of the legislature and ultimately the full legislature.
Established by Alan Gerry in 1996, The Gerry Foundation is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life of Sullivan County and the surrounding area through economic and community development and the support of education, culture, music and the arts.
Partners by cosponsoring the annual Sullivan County Garden SullivanArc offers individuals with developmental disabilities and their families’ greater opportunities to live meaningful, contributing lives in their communities, at work and at play.
The Center for Workforce Development CWD partners with Sullivan Renaissance to administer our youth development and internship program. The mission of the Center for Workforce Development (CWD) is to build a high-quality local workforce as a critical part of a stable economy.
Partners on Merchant Discount program.
The Chamber of Commerce brings together the business and professional interests of the county, permitting them to accomplish collectively what none could do individually.
Partners on a number of projects including: identifying and securing municipal and business grant opportunities; development of the county open space plan; and support of agriculture.
The Division of Planning facilitates the design and implementation of effective projects and programs designed to improve the economy, environment and physical infrastructure of the county.
Partners with Sullivan Renaissance on projects that are located on county properties including enhancements at the Sullivan County International Airport.
Staff in the division’s 15 departments design, maintain and repair roads and bridges, plow snow, operate and maintain county buildings and parks, as well as fuel, maintain and repair the county’s vehicle fleet. The division also operates solid waste transfer stations, maintains and operates the Sullivan County International Airport and provides Weights and Measures services.
Partners to offer SUNY Sullivan scholarships to part and full-time students for Sullivan Renaissance volunteers who make a significant contribution to a Renaissance project.
SUNY Sullivan Foundation works to secure private funds to supplement the college’s traditional revenue sources, providing scholarship assistance, funding for equipment and enrichment programs and the ability to enhance and strengthen selected academic areas and programs.