Giving Back

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Linda Dulye, founder and president of Dulye & Co., with her rescued pooches (clockwise from top) Quincy, Wynton, Heidi and Bodie.

llll Dulye & Co. President Linda Dulye and her mom, Ann Dulye, visit with Rusty, an Appendix Quarter Horse at the Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center.
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John Perrault, shelter manager, holds Pebbles, a proud resident of Kennel 3, sponsored by Dulye & Co., at the Berkshire Humane Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At Dulye & Co., we are passionate about helping our clients achieve their business goals through a Spectator-Free Workplace. We are also driven to make a difference in our community. That's why we've always been active in giving a voice to the voiceless through our proud support of animal shelters and rescue organizations. Beyond our generous financial support, we provide counsel on ways to use communications to increase public awareness and support of their noble causes.

We believe in giving back. We're proud to do so.

We are proud to support these special organizations:

The Dulye Leadership Experience. Linda Dulye's Syracuse University student leadership program just completed it's 6th consecutive year in the Berkshires of MA. Since the program start in 2008, there have been a total of 80 graduates. There isn’t any course at Syracuse that you will find like this. It helps students stand out, be better prepared and realize the skills they have to help distinguish themselves from the pack after graduation to land the right job. Feel the Dulye Leadership Experience!
 

Backpack Snack Attack Program Dulye & Co. is a proud sponsor of the Backpack Snack Attack program in Warwick, NY. Our support enables 300 youngsters in the Warwick Valley, NY School District to have food every weekend. The program selects public school students in need, who then are provided backpacks and food for themselves and their siblings every weekend and over the summer. Started in 2009, the program provides 13-14 food items per child. Participants receive individually sized, ready-to-eat food items, which are packed in colorful backpack for students to take home on Fridays. The backpacks are returned on Mondays. 

If you would like to learn more and donate to this cause, please visit, www.backpacksnackattack.com 
 

The Pittsfield Family YMCA located in the Berkshires of MA: Linda currently serves as a board member and is heading two committees. She is the recipient of the Pittsfield Family YMCA's 2012 J.Edward Dery Award for outstanding leadership.
http://www.pittsfieldfamilyymca.org/4325/ymca-recognizes-inspiring-honorees/


The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) In 2013, The BSO reognizes Linda Dulye for her spirited volunteerism at Tanglewood. Now in its 132nd season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, South America, and China. Its summer season at Tanglewood is regarded as one of the world's most important music festivals. During the Tanglewood season, it sponsors the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the world's most important training grounds for young composers, conductors, instrumentalists, and vocalists. 

The Berkshire Humane Society
is a full-service, open-admission animal shelter serving western Massachusetts and nearby areas of New York, Vermont and Connecticut. Dulye & Co. sponsors two kennels in the new facility and sponsors its annual Bark in the Park walkathon, a major fundraising event.

 

Farm Sanctuary operates farm animal sanctuaries in New York and California and wages campaigns to stop the exploitation of animals raised for food. We are a major sponsor of Farm Sanctuary's signature fundraiser Gala for Farm Animals.

The Warwick Humane Society is committed to returning lost pets to their owners, advocating responsible pet ownership and finding good homes for lost, stray and abandoned pets and assist local law enforcement agencies in investigating animal cruelty cases. We support fundraising efforts and have adopted several animals from the organization as well.

Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center is a not-for-profit organization that offers therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults to improve their physical, cognitive, social and emotional well-being. Dulye & Co. sponsors three riding horses, Orion, a Belgium Chestnut gelding, Dot, a Chestnut and White Paint Mare, and Rusty, an Appendix Quarter Horse.

Animal Welfare League operates the only humane society on the south side of Chicago. Their shelter operates in an economically depressed area and provides valuable services to residents in the area such as shelter and care to homeless and needy animals, low cost clinic services to pet owners on a limited income and no-charge monthly pet food distribution. We support their fundraising efforts to rehabilitate dogs rescued from dog-fighting rings. We're happy to report they've all since been placed in loving homes!

Take a few moments to learn about the work these groups are doing to help animals and people. We think you'll see why we've dedicated our support to them and their respective cause. If you're interested in supporting any of these organizations, please contact them directly and be sure to say you heard about them from Dulye & Co.


 Dulye Leadership Experience 2011

DLE in the news: www.syr.edu/news/articles/2010/dulye-leadership-experience-11-10.html

From the article:

What do Fox News, JPMorgan Chase, General Electric, Raytheon and the Peace Corps have in common?

They’ve all hired graduates of the Dulye Leadership Experience, a unique leadership training and career development program developed exclusively for Syracuse University juniors and seniors.

Currently accepting applications for scholarships for 2011, the Dulye Leadership Experience offers no-nonsense, winning strategies to help students stand out from the crowd and get that dream job. Led by a faculty of business executives and entrepreneurs from an array of industries, this three-day seminar helps students confidently face the tough job market and carve a career through new knowledge, networks and hands-on learning experiences.


  Dulye Leadership Experience 2010

 

 Career Development Boot Camp for College Near-Grads:

Readying for the Reality of a Stressed Workplace — And Challenging Marketplace 

The Dulye Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind, transformational program that prepares Syracuse University undergraduates to hit the ground running with the skills and savvy to get a job and conquer the challenges of today’s tough marketplace. 

Since 2008, nearly 50 Syracuse University juniors and seniors have graduated from the program’s weekend boot camp that provides a clear roadmap, practical toolkit and no-nonsense instruction in career development and workplace survival for long-term success.  

Held annually, the program offers 13 select students from various majors a full scholarship to a weekend learning immersion, held in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, and one-on-one, follow-up mentoring with an esteemed faculty of business executives and entrepreneurs. The program is funded entirely through a gift from SU Almna Linda Dulye, president and founder of Dulye & Co., a global change management consultancy based in Warwick, NY. 

The program curriculum provides skills and tools to help shape students’ future career path after graduation. Instruction covers a broad spectrum of topics that take the fear factor out of the job hunt and builds in confidence and competency to successfully transition from college student to valued employee. As 2009 program graduate Liz Feree sums up, “This experience provided the confidence, comfort and reassurance to succeed professionally. It gave me the knowledge and insight to enter the workforce and proceed confidently. I feel so well prepared to take on any career.” 

At the heart of the program are small group instruction, one-on-one networking and lively discussions with actual corporate executives, entrepreneurs and business owners – who volunteer their time. Exercises and discussions provide practical techniques for landing a job, carving a career and making a difference in the workplace. A ‘how to’ learning approach guides student learning in these areas:  

  • Transitioning from College Student to Business Professional
  • Creating Head-Turning Cover Letters and Resumes
  • Acing Job Interviews—By Phone or In Person
  • Mastering the First 100 Days on the Job
  • Carving a Successful Career Path
  • Communicating for Success on the Job
  • Networking and Building Professional Relationships
  • Financial Literacy—Business and Personal
  • Finding a Mentor and Putting their Expertise to Work for You
  • Starting a Business
  • Business Ethics
  • Giving Back in Time and Talent

 “The Dulye Leadership Experience is a commitment to giving and giving back!, “ says program founder Linda Dulye. Dulye wanted to do more than write a check to the university’s capital fund.  

 “I wanted to give back by creating a powerful, learning experience on leadership in the real world. The idea—incubated with the help of some close friends and a university liaison. We’re now entering year four, and the Dulye Leadership Experience really is unmatched in its format and focus of bringing the reality of the outside world to motivated, young men and women inside the bubble of college life. It guides these students to a Spectator-Free life. “ 

The Dulye family and Syracuse University have a long legacy. The Carrier Dome Press Box is named in honor of her journalist father, Raymond J. Dulye, who graduated from Syracuse in 1931. Linda’s brother, Raymond Jr., was a 1971 graduate of SU.  Linda is on the faculty of SU’s Winston Fisher Seminar and serves as an adviser to the Syracuse University Athletics Department and Athletics Director Dr. Daryl Gross.  

Here's a slideshow from DLE 2010:


Dulye Leadership Experience 2009

DLE in the news: "Dulye Leadership Experience prepares SU students to triumph in tough job market"

From the article:

The impact of the program has been powerful for past participants. Says Liz Feree, a senior public relations major who took part in the 2009 program, “This experience provided the confidence, comfort and reassurance to succeed professionally. It gave me the knowledge and insight to enter the workforce and proceed confidently. I feel so well prepared to take on any career!”

Adds fellow senior Greg Klotz, a marketing and advertising dual major who also participated in last year’s Dulye Leadership Experience, “The program gives an opportunity to network with business leaders who provide useful tips on topics ranging from resume writing and interviewing, to standing out in an organization.” Klotz notes that the program helped prepare him for a summer internship and a post-graduation job offer from a leading global financial company.


Dulye Leadership and Business Book Collection

As part of Dulye & Co.'s commitment to leadership development, President Linda Dulye has established the Dulye Leadership and Business Book Collection at her hometown's public library, The Josephine Louise Public Library in Walden, NY.

The Dulye Leadership and Business Book Collection is a permanent collection of leading-edge, best sellers in leadership development and business management. The inital donation of books includes 50 titles. Dulye will expand on that foundation with periodic contributions of books.

“The gift of learning is the greatest of all—and one that I personally believe strongly in supporting,” notes Dulye. “It is an honor to partner with the Josephine Louise Public Library to create an educational resource that can open doors of discovery and new thinking.”

From the Ramapo Catskill Library System Newsletter:

"The Josephine-Louise Public Library in Walden, NY announces the creation of the Dulye Leadership and Business Book Collection, established in November 2009. The collection is the result of a generous donation by Walden native Linda Dulye and it features 50 titles focusing on business and professional excellence, including Ice to the Eskimos by Joe Spoelstra, What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage by Amy Sutherland, and The Influentials by Jon Berry and Ed Keller.

Ms. Dulye, a graduate of Valley Central High School in Montgomery, NY, is recognized as a leader in workplace communication by her company Dulye & Co., which is located in Warwick, NY. She is also the daughter of the late Raymond Dulye, editor and publisher of the Citizen Herald, and in 2002, she established the Raymond J. Dulye Collection, which features the Citizen Herald on CDRom.

The Dulye Leadership and Business Book Collection is located in the reference area at the Josephine-Louise Public Library, and will continue to grow as new titles are added on a regular basis."


Giving Back in Grenada

 

At Dulye & Co., we are passionate about helping our clients achieve their business goals through a Spectator-Free Workplace. We are also driven to make a difference in our community. That's why we've always been active in giving a voice to the voiceless through our proud support of animal shelters and rescue organizations. Beyond our generous financial support, we provide counsel on ways to use communications to increase public awareness and support of their noble causes.

We believe in giving back. We're proud to do so.

Recently, our Chief Operating Officer, Roger Gibboni, extended the reach of our firm's philanthropic efforts well beyond the boundaries of the U.S. into the Caribbean island nation of Grenada... Read more or listen to the podcast.

 


Wounded Warrior Weekend 2010

 

Dulye & Co. is honored to salute and support America’s soldiers with a unique program coordinated with the help of the national Wounded Warrior program. The Wounded Warrior organization provides outreach and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life. Dulye & Co. Chief Financial Officer Roger Gibboni, and longtime buddy, Tom Williams, approached the organization with an idea for taking a small group of servicemen on a camping and fishing expedition in upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains. In addition to having a mountain camp in the Adirondacks, Williams is a certified mountain guide. The idea won support, and in September 2009, the pair was joined by five servicemen on a wilderness adventure. The servicemen, who were wounded in action in Iraq or Afghanistan, spent four days camping, fishing and trap shooting in a dense wilderness area only accessible by floatplane. “Being in complete isolation with these brave young men helps you to realize that we take so many things for granted,” Gibboni says.  “The sacrifice that they and their fallen comrades have made allows us to live the way we do. It was a privilege to spend time with these special young men and to provide an experience that none of us will forget.” Plans are underway to repeat the program annually.

Dulye & Co. COO Roger Gibboni Provides Wilderness Camping Expedition for Wounded Vets

Dulye & Co. Chief Operating Officer Roger Gibboni recently returned from a camping and fishing expedition in the dense wilderness of New York’s Adirondack Mountains, where he spent the weekend cooking for 11 wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

Teaming up with long-time friend Tom Williams and the national Wounded Warrior program, Gibboni participates in what has become an annual event for severely injured soldiers, offering them a rejuvenating wilderness experience far from the battlefield and the pressures of daily life.

The injured service members, three woman and eight men, spent the weekend camping, fishing and trap shooting at a 53,000-acre expanse know as the Adirondack League Club—an area accessible only by sea-plane. Gibboni, Williams and other volunteer team members assisted in practical ways, from cooking, to leading a hunting expedition to baiting fishing poles, in addition to helping the participants get around from place to place. Gibboni, an avid outdoorsman and pilot, and Williams, a certified mountain guide and former Eagle Scout, found the experience very fulfilling.

“You could see the enjoyment on their faces,” says Gibboni. “They've never had an experience like this in their life—most Americans have not been exposed to this kind of wilderness experience—and it’s such a joy to watch the soldiers light up when they're at the campground. I love serving our soldiers in this capacity. I almost feel guilty— I enjoy doing it so much that it doesn't even feel like I'm giving back. I think I enjoy the experience as much or more than the soldiers!” he adds.

Williams adds: “Being with good friends who share a common dedication to a great cause is very rewarding, and seeing how this teamwork impacted the soldiers was very meaningful to me.”

“We all came away better from having had the experience—energized to work on future events together. I plan to keep on growing and building on the positive memories of this past weekend: Our wounded warriors deserve nothing less," says Williams.

Participants like retired Army Sgt. Diane Cochran were equally enthusiastic. The mother of three spent three years in the hospital after sustaining spinal injuries when her humvee rolled over in Afghanistan. Doctors never expected her to walk again.

"I lost myself in the Adirondacks or, more accurately, I found myself again amid the tall trees, gentle river and pristine lakes of the Adirondack League Club. I breathed the cleanest air I could have ever imagined. The fish were beautiful, the food delicious, the volunteers awesome. I am constantly humbled and amazed by people who give of themselves for others with little thought for themselves— simply so that others might have a better day,” says Cochran.

“Once again I was that skinny little kid from Texas setting out for adventure—no longer the old broken soldier. It was the perfect peace I needed," she adds.

Bernadette Beckwell was injured by a truck in Afghanistan during her time of service there as a lieutenant in the Navy Reserves:

“It was beautiful. Tears filled my eyes because it reminded me of a painting I purchased of a place I wanted to see. I thought it was a fairytale and needed to wake up, but I didn’t want the dream to end. The whole experience was beautiful and was everything I hoped for. The volunteers were so warm, sincere, and genuine; I felt like I’d known them my whole life. I haven’t felt so alive since before my injuries two and a half years ago. To feel like I stepped back in time to an untainted land my mother would have called 'God’s Country.' Pure land and water created a beauty for all of us to see. Listening to the birds, watching the chipmunks, smelling clean healthy air, and smelling the fresh greenery around our tables every time we ate was such a memorable experience,” says Beckwell.

”In the military, we would said they paid attention to detail. The food was fabulous and the volunteers treated us like family, welcoming us to the private club and also into their homes, where they told us stories,” she adds.

Gibboni says he is honored to serve our wounded service members in this way, and that it was an experience he’ll never forget. 

Gibboni and Williams plan to continue the program for many years to come.