845-473-2500 253 Mansion St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Annual Meeting

Mental Health America of Dutchess County's 64th Annual Meeting takes place at the Poughkeepsie Grand on Thursday, May 17th at 11am.  

Join us as we welcome the inspirational Ken E. Nwadike Jr. and his "Free Hugs Project" to Poughkeepsie. You may have seen him at events across the country and on the news. Scroll down and purchase tickets today! You will enjoy one of the most exciting business meetings you'll ever attend!

Ken E. Nwadike Jr is a peace activist, video journalist and YouTube personality best known as the Free Hugs Guy online. Nwadike Jr is the founder of the Free Hugs Project, which produces motivational videos to spread love, inspire change, and raise awareness of social issues. As a former homeless student athlete, Nwadike overcame many challenges to now own Superhero Events – an event production company that raises funds and awareness for homeless teens.

In this fun, creative and interactive program Ken brings his “Free Hugs Project” to engage participants in conversations of understanding, and compassion amidst the rising tide of hatred and racism.  The event concludes with a keynote address that will explore how to overcome the differences that divide us. The goal of this program is to create unity and build community, and remind participants that we are all humans in need of love.

General admission is $40 and includes
• Lunch

Meet MHADC staff and board members
• Honor this year’s award recipients
Be inspired by our keynote speaker, Ken E. Nwadike Jr.
• Sponsorship opportunities are available this year!

Sponsorship opportunities
$75  "B4Stage4" Admission and Program Listing
$125 Quarter Page Ad & 1 Ticket
$250 Half Page Ad & 1 Ticket
$500 Full Page Ad & 2 Tickets

Tickets & Sponsorships