Associates Award Dinner at the Roundhouse May 29
Garrison’s Desmond-Fish Library will honor U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff, local philanthropists and community advocates Bill Hicks and Bill Sadler, and children’s author and illustrator Pat Schories at their annual Associates Awards Dinner on May 29. The dinner will be held at the Roundhouse in Beacon.
Past honorees have included Angela Lansbury, Calvin Trillin, Alice Waters, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, Arthur Miller, Tom Brokaw, Julie Taymor, Toshi and Pete Seeger, and Ismail Merchant and James Ivory.
On the bench for the Southern District of New York, Judge Rakoff will receive the library’s Hamilton Fish Award. Rakoff also holds the position of adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, where he teaches courses in white-collar crime, science and the law, class actions and the interplay of civil and criminal law. He has co-authored five books, written over 130 published articles, delivered over 500 speeches and authored over 1,500 judicial opinions.
The library will bestow Hicks and Sadler with the Patricia Adams Award for community service. “The Bills” have played an active role in community life for the past 20 years, making commitments to a host of nonprofits: Sadler has brought financial experience and sound judgment to the Desmond-Fish Library as a board trustee. Hicks, chair emeritus of the Putnam History Museum, encouraged the museum to take a fresh look at its Foundry Gallery and commit its resources to expansion.
Schories will receive the Alice Curtis Desmond Award. She is most well known for having illustrated the popular series of early readers about Biscuit the little yellow puppy, using her own beloved dog Spike as model; recently she illustrated Forest, What Would You Like? by Irene O’Garden. Schories is currently working on a second book about Big Chuck the Woodchuck, entitled Pie for Chuck, due out next fall.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call the library at 845-424-3020 or visit desmondfishlibrary.org/dinner.
Photos courtesy of Desmond-Fish Library