Friends of Clermont Mid-Summer Benefit honoring Joan K. Davidson & Furthermore
Joan K. Davidson
Joan has been a steady and generous Friend of Clermont over the past several decades. Her vision, enthusiasm, and talents have had an incredibly positive effect on the Hudson Valley in areas including preservation, the environment and open space, farmland protection and the arts and humanities. As chair of the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission and key supporter of the S.S. Columbia project, Joan continues to embody the spirit of connecting our history with the present and the future. Clermont is indeed lucky and honored to have Joan as a friend, neighbor, and advocate!
Furthermore was started by Joan in 1995 as part of the J.M. Kaplan Fund, of which she is President Emeritus, which supports the publishing of non-fiction books at a time when independent publishers and printed books were increasingly under threat. Furthermore continues to be one of the few philanthropic programs that specifically supports printed and illustrated books, many on topics important to our area, including three recent publications by the Friends of Clermont.