Independent Living, Inc.’s 30th Anniversary Gala

NEW WINDSOR, NY – On Saturday, October 21, 2017, Independent Living, Inc. held its 30th Anniversary Gala: “The Magic of Freedom…The Journey Continues,” at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY.  Through the support of our sponsors, donors, and friends, the event was very successful.  The gala attracted approximately 300 guests who enjoyed an evening of delectable food, wonderful company, good music and dancing.

This year’s Gala honored two outstanding individuals who are dedicated to creating and sustaining a better quality of life for all people living in our community including those with disabilities:

  • Jonah Mandelbaum, CEO of MJJ Builders Corp., Devon Management and Warwick Properties is one of Orange County’s leading land developers committed to providing safe, accessible and affordable housing for people with disabilities, seniors and low-income families.
  • Harvey Rosenthal, Executive Director, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. a devout leader and advocate dedicated to promoting wellness, recovery, rehabilitation and rights of New Yorkers with psychiatric disabilities.

All proceeds raised will be used to help support the programs and services that Independent Living provides on behalf of people with disabilities and their families.

Independent Living wishes to extend a special thank you to our Patron & Catalyst Sponsors for their support:  Patron: Rose & Kiernan, Inc., Sterling National Bank, and WMC Health; Catalyst: Central Hudson Gas & Electric, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Rhinebeck Bank, Safe Harbors of the Hudson, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, and Ulster Savings Bank.

Independent Living, Inc., with service centers located in Newburgh, Middletown and Monticello, is a consumer-directed, cross-disability advocacy and service organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities.  Our vision is a barrier-free society with opportunities for all persons to achieve their maximum potential.  For more information about our programs and services, call (845) 565-1162; visit us on Facebook or online at