Trish Prunty is charged with increasing donations to build the structure for a lasting foundation that will help fund the Library and Museum for years to come. Prior to joining Roosevelt, Prunty worked for a small nonprofit, the Walkway Over the Hudson, the longest walking bridge over a body of water in the world. Before that, she was a VP at Planned Parenthood and also held positions as the Foundation Executive Director at the Dutchess Community College Foundation and the Director of Development at the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill.
Prunty’s master’s degree is in nonprofit management from Regis University in Denver, and her BA in political science is from Western New England University in Springfield, MA. She is the recipient of the Athena Leadership Award from the Hudson Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Award from the Dutchess County Democratic Committee. She has been involved in the Democratic Party in Dutchess County for many years.