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Thank you to the 2022 Sinterklaas Donors

(as of November 17, 2022)

Beyond the Beyond

$5000 +
Del’s Dairy Farm
Rhinebeck Responds
The Thomas Thompson Trust

Infinity and Beyond

Dutchess Partners in the Arts
Elena Erber Graphic Design
Emerson Ward Creative
Frost Memorial Fund
Heermance Farm & Foster’s Coach House Tavern Sponsored By William Gottlieb Real Estate
Rhinebeck Rotary
Rhinebeck Shephard
Tatiana Serafin
Illiana VanMeeteren
Al Boutin and Lindy Wright

The Universe

$1000 – $2499
The Art of Building
The Beekman Arms
Sarah Bissonette-Adler, Production Coordination
Colleen Bloxham 
Fine Catering
Sandra and John Blair
ENTA Network for 
Teachers & Artists
Matthew Fass 
Website Design
Henry L. Kimmelman Family Foundation
Kopus PM
Dal LaMagna
Mirbeau Inn and Spa
M. Suzy Morris, 
Costume Design
The Omega Institute
Richard W. Prouse, 
Stage Scenery
Rachel Rouse Real Estate
Dorna Schroeter, Sustainability Educator
Grace Schultz, 
Stage Management
Albert Shahinian Fine Art
The Southlands Foundation
Martha Tobias Special Events
Williams Lumber
The Winnakee Land Trust

The Super Nova

$500 – $999
Buns Burgers
Cale Communications
Charny & Wheeler P. C.
Michael DaCola
Enjoy Rhinebeck
Michael and Cecily Frazier
Vicki L. Haak CFP
Hummingbird Jewelers
Oblong Books
Paper Trail
Tricia and Foster Reed
Renee Snyder
Rhinebeck Farmer’s Market
Ruge’s Automotive, Inc.
Willow Wood /Mari Bird
Winter Sun & 
Summer Moon
Wireless Edge

The Galaxy

$250 – $499
Acacia Design Corporation
Aroi Thai Restaurant
Cinnamon Indian Cuisine
D&L Craft Enterprises
Susan Ferris
Fraleigh & Rakow Insurance
Haggerty Law Offices
The Giffen Family
Hetta Glogg
JSA Sustainable Wealth Management
The Keesing-Ostfeld Family
Jonna and Dave Kliphon
Deborah Ashford and 
Kevin Klose
The Kroeg
Land of Oz Toys
Little Feet Community Fund Little Feet Community Fund
Market Street Restaurant
Maya Kaimal Fine 
Indian Foods
Montalto Law Firm
Dr. Roger and 
Cheryl Norton
Phyllis Palmer
Periwinkles at Rhinebeck
Susan Ragusa
Rhinebeck Animal Hospital
Rhinebeck Artist’s Shop
Rhinebeck Department Store
Rhinebeck Motel
The Rogovic Family
Samuel’s Sweet Shop
Sue Sie
StarryBird Kids
Kiki Steele
Sunflower Natural Foods
The Terranova Family
Julie and Lou Turpin
Sandra Vogt
Hannelore H. Wegner
Whistlewood Farm

The Milky Way

$125 – $249
Aba’s Falafel
Adel Chefridi Jewelry
Ana Sanjuan Consulting
Nicola Atherstone
Jessica Bard
Susan Phillips and 
Gregory Barker
The Bertozzi/Duzyj Family
Betsy Jacaruso 
Studio & Gallery
Board Room Skate Shop
Francis Cooney
The Courtyard at Rhinebeck
Angela Basile and 
Brian DelPizzo Family
Derman Family
Dr. Tom’s Tonics
Modern Apothacary
Sarah Hill and 
Guillermo Fesser
Hammertown Barn
Hoolihan Lawrence Rhinebeck
Hudson Valley Pottery
Iconic Hair Salon
Stephen Jenkins
Jennifer LaBelle
Le Petit Bistro
Andrea and Michael Loukin
Gretchen Lytle
Kathy Marryat
Sally and Michael Mazzarella
Migliorelli Farm
Sheila Moloney
Momiji Hibachi & Sushi
Montgomery Row
Georgia Dent and Jeff Perry
Pizzeria Posto
Kevin Ramsey
Debbie and Hector Rodriguez
Martin and Carol Rosenblum
Richard DuVall and 
Lisa E. Rubenstein
Abby and James Saxon
Smoky Rock BBQ
Staley Real Estate LLC
Kristin Lengel and 
Andrew Stewart
Tess & James
Emma Tortelot
The Ultan Family
Van Norstrand & 
Hoolihan CPA
Robert Wills
Woodstock School of Art

Star Clusters

$75 – $124
Jill Lundquist and 
Doug Baz
Linda Farber
Samantha Hunt
The LeHane Family
Dede Leiber
Mark Perez
Barbara Pokras
Lisa-Sue and 
Kurt Quackenbush
Ed and Cathy Sullivan
Emma Tourtelot
Justin Watrel
Debra Wollens

Be A Star

$20 – $74
Suellen Albahary
Charles Beuhler
Joshua Blumert
Jennifer Brown
Karen Burke
Ronnie Citron-Fink
Dod and Dorothy Crane
Chilling Weng and 
Peter Dolese
Linda Woznicki and 
Pat Drennan
Deborah Duke
Sasha Finlay
Steven and Susan Gausepohl
Felice Gelman
Jean Golden
Elaine Collandrea and 
Eric Kiviat
Jane and Howard Korn
Melissa and John LeHane
Dede Leiber
Mia Lobel
Vicki L. Mabrey
Cynthia Mahoney
Lisa Pelosi
Dean Vallas and Debra Pemstein
Joe and Pat Phelan
Robert Pisani
Liza Berdnik ad Jim Price
Roberta Puglisi
Lisa and Kurt Quackenbush
Dean Rogers
Ruby Palmer Studio
Heinz Sauer
M Christine Shaffer
Karen & Neville Smythe
Susan “Fritzie” Spivak
Ed and Cathy Sullivan
Justin Watrel
Debra Wollens
The Yanofsky Family


Each year hundreds of people help create this spectacular community-wide event. How can you be part of it?

  • Be a Puppeteer! Volunteer to animate a puppet in the Parade!
  • Be sure to return to our website to get involved with this year’s Sinterklaas and learn about other upcoming events!
  • Make a donation so we can keep all the events free!
  • Buy an Illuminated Star to help us raise the funds we need!
  • Share your photographs. Email us.
  • Join our email list, stay in the know!
  • Become a Facebook fan: Rhinebeck and Kingston pages


It takes a whole HOST of folks to come together in a beautiful way to make Sinterklaas happen. It includes everyone, those who donated time and money for sure and all those who sat in meetings, answered millions of questions, made extraordinary suggestions, cut a branch, served up tea, and everyone who comes to the event. Sinterklaas forms a close and sweet community as it gathers steam throughout the year. We thank all of you who form this creative community! Here are some who deserve special mention!