Champagne Brunch and Silent Auction honoring Howard Protter as a "Champion for the Environment in the Hudson Valley"

 Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 12 noon
At The Powelton Club: 29 Balmville Road, Newburgh, NY

                                                                                      Event co-chairs:                                                                                                                 Susan & Hank Christensen, Gerald & Marlene Jacobowitz, Lynn Peebles & Douglas Land,  and Dick Polich & Cathy Kuttner-Polich




Dick Polich &


*Click below to join the Benefit Committee

*Please note, the $125 level is an event ticket ONLY. The Benefit Committee begins at the $250 level* 

Event Journal Ad

  If you wish to purchase an ad in the event journal please select a size from the options below: Half Page $250 (Ad size: 4.25 x 7) Full Page $400 (Ad size: 8.5 x 7)

Please email your ad as a hi-resolution .jpg or .pdf to in the size specified above by 10/18/2017

With a commitment to conservation and a deep sense of community, Howard Protter has been a guiding force at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum since he joined the Board of Trustees in 1994. He was Vice President before serving as President from 2001- 2008. He is currently the Nature Museum’s General
Counsel. He has also served as trustee of other essential local not-for-profits including Orange County Land Trust, Orange County Citizens Foundation, Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.

A partner in Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP, Howard has also been actively involved in land preservation in the Hudson Valley throughout his legal career, working to preserve farmland and significant habitat across Orange County. Notably, he played a key role in establishing the conservation easements that protect more than 1054 acres of land in the Town of Tuxedo.

We are proud to recognize Howard Protter for his devotion to protecting the
natural beauty and improving the quality of life in our region. We hope you will join us in honoring this champion of the environment and dedicated citizen of the Hudson Valley by joining the benefit committee and/or placing an ad in the event journal. Please complete and return the enclosed form by September 16th 2017.

Your gift will both recognize Howard and provide vital support to help HHNM connect thousands of children and adults to the natural world.

For any questions or to pay by credit card over the phone, please contact Jessica Oliveri in the Museum's Development Office at 845-534-5506 x215 or

Proceeds from this important fundraiser will be used to support nature education experiences  for children and families throughout the Hudson Valley.