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September 30, 2013 -Poughkeepsie, New York - The Junior League of Poughkeepsie will honor Mary D. Madden of Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, sustaining League member Marianna Martin, and Family Services Inc. at the Third Annual Denim & Diamonds gala event on October 25, 2013 at the Alumnae House of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. Tickets to the event are available to the public at $125 per person. The event is sponsored by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Central Hudson, and HealthQuest.
The “Women of the Year” are recognized for having made significant and lasting contributions in the community or workplace to further the interests of women and families, acted as a role model for achievement to other women, or otherwise enhanced the lives of the citizens of Dutchess County.  
Mrs. Madden is the President and CEO of Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union and under her leadership, HVFCU has become the largest locally-based financial institution in the Hudson Valley with assets of $3.7 billion and more than 270,000 members . She is honored this year for her enduring contributions to Dutchess County. She currently serves on the board of directors for HealthQuest, The American Heart Association, the Filene Research Council, Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress, and the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation. 
Mrs. Martin, a Junior League member since 1976, is a psychotherapist in private practice. She is also the former director of Transitions - a women’s resource center in Poughkeepsie.  Mrs. Martin currently serves on the board of the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie and is an active volunteer with Planned Parenthood of Dutchess-Ulster, the League of Women Voters, and AAUW (the American Association of University Women).
The “Organization of the Year” award allows the League to highlight a non-profit agency that makes a significant positive impact on women and families in Dutchess County. 2013 recipient, Family Services, Inc. has “helped people help themselves” for over 130 years. Their vision is to make sure that every family and individual in need can receive the services and support necessary to reach their maximum potential. 
The Junior League of Poughkeepsie is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Founded in 1919, The Junior League of Poughkeepsie is one of the oldest of the 298 Leagues worldwide and is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI).