Bernie Williams to be Featured Guest at Pattern for Progress’ Annual Fall Reception


Bernie Williams, the New York Yankees All Star center fielder who helped lead the team to four World Series titles, will be the featured guest at Pattern for Progress’ Annual Fall Reception, to be held on Wednesday, November 9 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor.

Williams, who wore number 51 during his 16 seasons with the Yankees, will be on hand to celebrate Pattern’s 51st Anniversary as the Hudson Valley’s leading regional policy and planning organization.
“We are thrilled that multi-talented Yankees legend Bernie Williams will be part of this event,” said Jonathan Drapkin, President and CEO of Pattern for Progress.

Williams’ skills on the baseball diamond are matched by his musical talent. An accomplished guitarist in genres ranging from rock, to Latin, to jazz, Williams has released two highly praised, award-winning albums. At the reception, he will share his music with guests and answer questions about his career.

Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano and Sheila Appel, US Regional Director of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs at IBM will receive awards. DeStefano is being honored for his role in spearheading Middletown’s downtown revival; the city was recently awarded the $10 million prize in NY State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Appel is being honored for a career supporting innovative education programs, highlighted by her work in the creation of P-TECHs to give high school students access to technical skills training.

Individual tickets to the reception are available for $165 for Pattern Members and $190 for non-Members. Table discounts and sponsorships are also available for this memorable event.

To buy tickets or to sponsor the event, visit or contact Robin DeGroat at, or call 845-565-4900.

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress is a not-for-profit policy and planning organization that promotes regional, balanced and sustainable solutions to enhance the growth and vitality of the Hudson Valley

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