Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is an extraordinary example of the power of partnership—many agencies, foundations, businesses, and people giving to achieve a common vision. Walkway stands today as a singular accomplishment that has caught the world’s attention, providing the Hudson Valley with a unique recreational amenity and tourist attraction. And yet much more needs to be done in order to realize the full impact and benefit of that original vision.

The Walkway organization has a number of projects we envision completing over the coming years including but not limited to: visitors centers with interactive displays, outdoor classroom, running water and bathrooms, beautiful landscaping, and so much more!

To accomplish these goals, we need donors at all levels willing to share in our vision for future of the Walkway and the surrounding community. Please consider a contribution to help sustain the ongoing effort to improve the Park and maintain the remarkable momentum. If you would like to become a member click the link below. If you would like to make another gift, or sponsor one of Walkway's premier fundraising events, please click on one of the tabs above.


 If you prefer to mail a check or place your order over the phone, please contact us at:

PO Box 889, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602 or 845-454-9649

Walkway Over the Hudson is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. If your company offers a matching program, please let us know.

Walkway Contributors and Supporters

Albert Mauri, Arthur Gellert, Brian Smith, Bruce Gordon, Charles and Maureen Andola, Chris and Bonny Algozzine, Christina Kopec, Cliff and Cathy Foley, Dana and Sunny Comfort, Daniel and Nancy Aronzon, Daniel and Susan Albinder, David Cole and Debbie St. Onge, David Kaminski and Jennifer Berlind, Douglas Elmendorf and Karen Dynan, Edgar M. Masters and B. Deborah Cohen, Eileen and Denny Quinn, Erma Francello, Ernest Gomez, George and Phebe Banta, Helena Lee and Richard Klapper, Herbert and Babette Gade, Herbert and Sandi Feinberg, Irving and Maureen Solero, Jayne McLaughlin and Barry Ramage, John and Harriet Sievers, John and Nancy O’Shea, John Atherton and Anne Mitchell Atherton, John Beurket, John Graham, John Storyk and Beth Walters-Storyk, Johnathan Nettelfield, Judith Papo, Judy Jaeckel, Karen and Nevill Smythe, Karen L. Widing, Karl Kruszynksi and Jeffrey Schneider, Kathleen Smith and Chris Rohrbach, Kevin Cleary and Holly Wahlberg, Kimberly Clare Ticknor, Kip Bleakley O’Neill, Lucy R. Waletzky, M.D., Mark and Sue Adams, Michael Fleischer and Michael Dupree, Michael Zito and Adrian Wager-Zito, Miriam Tannen and Bruce Phipps, Nancy Schneider Viglotti and Lou Viglotti, Nick Donafrio, Patricia Duane Lichtenberg and Stephen Lichtenberg, Patrick and Patricia Moore, Paul and Lisa Haering, Paul J. Pagnozzi, M.D., Pauline Sparling, Philip and Judy Bishop, Richard Coller, Rita Lominski, Robert and Sarah Levine, Ronald Von Allmen, Sally and Michael Mazzarella, Sean Eldridge and Chris Hughes, Stephen and Linda Saland, Steven and Denise Chickery, Steven and Jeanne Wilson, Susan and Joseph Lindsay, Thomas and Linda Bauer, Thomas P. Lepre, Tom Ruffing, Vernon Evenson and Paul Cassidy, Virginia Banks, Wendy Bush Lyons, Esq., William and Mary Lunt, McCabe and Mack LLP, Ravi and Lata Hotchandani Foundation, Luminary Media, Ralph Odell, Key Interiors, LLC, The Wilbur and Jane Whitman Trust, Vassar College, John and Ingrid Collins Giving Back Fund, Plastic Surgeons of the Hudson Valley, Ironworks Local 417 – Newburgh, Health Link NY, Corbally, Gartland and Rappleyea, LLP, Jon Lieto, Diversified Realty Advisors, Walters-Storyk Design Group, Palace Diner, Dutchess Garden Study Club, UBS Employee Giving Program, Alison Camp, M&T Bank, Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County, Hudson Valley Fresh Dairy LLC., Bottini Fuel, Riverside Bank, Brooks and Brooks Land Surveyors, P.C., Mike Arteaga’s Health and Fitness, Poughkeepsie Arlington Rotary, Kirchhoff Property Management Inc., Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Gellert, Klein and MacLeod LLP, McLaren Engineering Group, Rosetta W. Harris Charitable Lead Trust, Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies, Inc., Mediacom Communications Corporation, Iseman, Cunningham, Riester and Hyde LLP, Vox, Inc., Rose and Kiernan, Inc., Herb Redl Properties, Dutchess County United Teachers Council, Charles Ruffing Memorial Fund, Rocking Horse Ranch, Vaz-Co Reclaiming Services, Dental Design Studio, Cosimo’s Restaurant Group, Marshall and Sterling Insurance, Pepsi-Cola of the Hudson Valley, TeamHealth, Marist Collge, Hudson Whiskey/Tuthilltown Spirits, Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, The George A. Strba Charitable Trust, Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan Association, The Kaplan Family Private Foundations, Open Space Institute, Alliance for NYS Parks, Moriarty Physical Therapy, Vector Security, Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, Premier Medical Group of the Hudson Valley, PC, Planet Fitness, Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, Mahoney’s Irish Pub and Steakhouse, Dutchess Community College, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, TEG Federal Credit Union, IBM Corporation, Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, Health Quest;

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Stewards of the Walkway

Leave a Lasting Legacy with a Steward of the Walkway gift

Image of medallion sponsorship  image of a bench that was sponsored

Walkway Over the Hudson non-profit organization is looking to build upon the remarkable momentum since the successful transformation from railroad bridge to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Since opening in 2009, Walkway has exceeded all expectations, attracting more than three million visitors and stimulating the area economy.

Our nonprofit organization continues to seek funds to improve the park ensure that visitors, tourists and recreational users will return over and over again. This, we believe, is the key to the Walkway's future sustainability and its ability to serve the region as an engine for economic revitalization. We have identified several key projects that will vastly enhance the Walkway by improving visitor comfort, creating new and improved access points, and building a compelling new place where visitors can gather and learn.

We're looking for the next generation of visionaries to support this critical phase of Walkway's development. Become a Steward of the Walkway—support area revitalization and bridge improvements by helping to realize Walkway’s full potential. A Steward of the Walkway leadership gift will stand as a permanent symbol of support for the world's longest elevated pedestrian bridge and its lasting legacy to the people of the Hudson Valley.

Recognition Levels and Naming Opportunities:

  • $5000-$9,999—Donor recognized with a stainless steel plaque (one of three) on a distinctive Ipe wood bench placed at one of the Walkway's three Observation Areas
  • $10,000-$24,999-A bronze medallion engraved with the name of the donor will be installed along the railing at the Walkway's Center Observation Area
  • $50,000-Sole naming rights to an Ipe wood bench placed on the Walkway, with a stainless steel front nameplate and donor's name permanently embedded on each end of the bench.
  • $1,000,000-Naming of the gateway leading to the Walkway's Waterfront Elevator Entrance
  • $1,000,000-Naming of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park's Eastern Gateway

Please contact Ellen Henneberry via email or phone at (845) 454-9649 for more information about these and other exciting ways to give.

Stewards donations up to $10,000 may be made online by clicking here.

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Sponsor Opportunities

Each year, the Walkway Over the Hudson organization presents several events at the Park that are designed to entertain and enlighten the public in various ways. These events serve as important fundraisers for our nonprofit group and represent an opportunity for high visibility corporate promotional involvement. Sponsors typically receive solid exposure through media attention and high-visibility and recognition at these well attended events. All while being linked to a cause that is universally appreciated and embraced by the community.

Please contact the Walkway office at 845-454-9649 or if you are interested in learning more about these promotional opportunities.

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Corporate Partners

Business & Corporate Partnership Opportunities for 2016 and beyond

Join the dedicated leadership group in support of one of the Hudson Valley’s premier economic engines—Walkway Over the Hudson. Be an elite 2015 Corporate Partner and benefit from marketing opportunities and visibility that connects you with the community and promotes your organization.

Walkway has garnered both national and international attention for our many successful events. Partner with the Walkway and you will benefit from the same exposure including thousand of dollars worth of impressions on iHeartMedia and Pamal Broadcasting Radio stations. Reach the 500,000+ annual park guests through onsite presence! Enjoy local print advertising, web site & social media presence—over 46,000 Facebook Fans, over 14,000 email contacts, as well as over 600K annual unique hits on the website. Let us design a program for your specific needs. Partnering with Walkway can support the business goals of community, business, and corporate leaders.

Be a Diamond ($50K), Platinum ($25K) or Gold Partner ($15K)! Or let us a create a package that suits your business goals.

We will work with you personally to devise a custom package that can include benefits such as: your business name or logo featured on; your logo on our signature red ambassador vests; sole sponsorship opportunities of new or existing programs; business recognition in Walkway displays, newsletter, etc., as well as benefits associated with Walkway’s three major 2015 events as listed below.

2015 Corporate Partners

For more information about unique partnership opportunities for 2015 and beyond, please contact Ellen Henneberry at or 845.454.9649.

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Matching Gifts

Please note that Walkway Over the Hudson participates in matching gift programs of corporations. Please check with your employer for information and forms.

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