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November 14th, 2012

Mount to honor Kirchhoffs and HVFCU at gala

Joseph and Andrea Kirchhoff (pictured) and the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union will be honored at Mount Saint Mary College’s Third Annual Gala Reception.

NEWBURGH - Join Mount Saint Mary College for the Third Annual Gala Reception on Friday, November 30, honoring the Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union and presenting Joseph and Andrea Kirchhoff with the Joseph A. Bonura Award for Leadership Excellence.

The gala will take place at 6 p.m. in the Kaplan Family Mathematics, Science and Technology Center on campus, 330 Powell Avenue in Newburgh, NY. Tickets must be reserved by November 19. To purchase tickets, call 845-569-3215 or 845-569-3217.

Funds raised at this gala event will enable the college to provide an affordable, values-based education to thousands of deserving students, many of whom are among the first in their families to attend college.

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, based in Poughkeepsie with branches throughout the region, is a full service, not-for-profit financial cooperative, composed of 263,000 members and more than 850 employees, including Mount alumni. With $3.6 billion in assets, HVFCU is one of America’s largest credit unions.

The union extends membership to customers who live, work, worship, volunteer, or attend school in the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, and Putnam.

In addition to sponsoring community and nonprofit events, many of the credit union’s managers participate in a variety of roles; HVFCU president and CEO Mary Madden is a member of the President’s Advisory Council at the Mount.

The Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union offers an exclusive Mount Saint Mary Visa Card. With each card issued, HVFCU makes a donation to the college’s annual fund, which is used for scholarships, innovative educational programs, cultural offerings and more.

Gala honorees Joseph and Andrea Kirchhoff have been married for 27 years. They live on their farm in Salt Point, NY.

Joseph founded Kirchhoff Companies in 1985 and Kirchhoff Construction Management in 1991. About three years ago, Kirchhoff Construction merged with Consigli Construction, forming Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management. The company has five offices throughout New York and New England.

Kirchhoff-Consigli Construction Management will manage the Mount’s Dominican Center project, which will transform the 100,000-square-foot building into a 21st century library/learning commons with state-of-the-art technologies and resources, modernized residential spaces for students, and a dining facility. Plans also call for additional parking.

The Kirchhoff Companies, which Joseph still owns and operates, are a collective group of more than 40 institutions with property management, solar energy and development entities established to acquire, develop and retain ownership of real estate.

Joseph has developed healthcare, mixed-use commercial, and multi-family housing projects throughout the Hudson Valley. His latest effort is Kirchhoff Campus Properties, which develops and owns student housing projects throughout the nation.

Andrea Kirchhoff grew up in Dutchess County and worked as a nursery school teacher at Rainbow’s End Child Development Center and Northern Dutchess Day Care Center.

While raising the couple’s four children, she served as a deacon and an elder a First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Valley.

Andrea has volunteered for Meals on Wheels, was president of the board at Saint Joseph’s School in Millbrook, and is on the board of the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, where she is active in that organization’s fundraising efforts.

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