Kingston Community Sponsorship & Charity in 2015

Kids from the Kingston, New York Boys & Girls Club.

There is a big reason why our law practice is centered in Kingston, NY. It’s the heart of the Hudson Valley. Our office is located just blocks from the Ulster County Courthouse, where we appear every day. We love it here. All of our attorneys are active members of the community, and they each participate in a variety of endeavors in Ulster County and throughout the Hudson Valley.

As a law firm, we contribute to many local charities and sponsor community events. Last year, Basch & Keegan donated almost $30,000 amongst seventy five different charitable and community-based organizations. Below is a sampling of our favorite charities and events from the year 2015:

  • Kiwanis Kingston ClassicFor folks to “experience all that the local community has to offer.” Offering races from 1 mile to marathon length, it brings people together and is attracting attention from national and international running organizations and members.
  • Kingston Farmers Market – Fresh fruit and veggies on Wall Street in the Historic District of uptown Kingston every Saturday during warm weather, and inside the Old Dutch Church every other Saturday throughout the colder seasons. This is a personal favorite for Eli B. Basch, Maureen A. Keegan, and John A. DeGasperis who shop the farmer’s market every weekend.
  • Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – Fundraising & promoting awareness for a very important cause. This is an important event for so many women in our community who are affected by this deadly disease.
  • Bike for Cancer Care/ In Memory of Dan Barnes –Dan Barnes was a star athlete – at both Kingston High School & the State University at Albany – who lost his battle with cancer. His memory is kept alive with an event held annually at Dietz Stadium that now attracts more than 450 riders. Dan Barnes used to mow Eli Basch’s lawn; he was close personal friends with Maureen Keegan’s son, Ryan Bolles; and he and John DeGasperis were friends from childhood having played Babe Ruth and Varsity Baseball together.
  • Shamrock RunDuring St. Patrick’s Day time in March, this race precedes the parade, and always draws big crowds. A portion of the event proceeds is donated to local charitable organizations. It raises money and gives it back to the community.
  • Boys & Girls Club of Kingston They are a part of a nationwide affiliation, and currently over 1,000 kids at risk are receiving benefits of being a part of the programs, activities and services provided.
  • YMCA & YWCA of Kingston – Driven to “Improve Ulster County’s Health & Wellbeing”, the YMCA & YWCA promote healthy living in the Hudson Valley.
  • KUBA Snowflake Festival– In our neighborhood within the Historic Stockade Business District of Uptown Kingston, this festival helps promote the area as a place to visit, work & live, as well as foster shopping and interaction of the community.
  • People’s Place of Kingston – People’s Place is a Kingston thrift store & food pantry non-profit organization that desires to create a caring environment for local residents.
  • Health Alliance Foundation – In an effort to enhance the health care of the community, they are focused on training, treatment, technology & equipment. Donations further their cause and a variety of events are ongoing.
  • Uptown Fireworks Celebration – Bang, Boom, Bam! Basch & Keegan sponsored the sparkling aerial fireworks display in uptown Kingston ending a fantastic year on December 31st, 2015.

Community Interaction – Let’s Make a Difference Together

There is certainly more to come in 2016. In addition to us being law-minded – looking out for you if you ever experience a personal injury or medical malpractice issue – all of us at Basch & Keegan are community-minded. We want to make a positive difference in every way we can.