The Maurice D. Hinchey Legacy Fund

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The Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center is proud to be named in honor of the Honorable Representative Maurice Hinchey. As one of the leading progressive voices in Congress, Maurice was a tireless defender of the environment and unwavering champion of working people everywhere, fighting to ensure economic fairness and human rights worldwide.  His extraordinary work to protect our water, air, land, and food has saved millions of acres of open space for future generations. 

The Catskill Center, with the permission, encouragement and support of the family of Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey, has established within the Catskill Center, the Maurice D. Hinchey Legacy Fund to support the Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey Catskills Visitor Center, a program of the Catskill Center.

This fund is  devoted to the further development and support of the Catskills Visitor Center, located in Mount Tremper, Town of Shandaken, in the State of New York.

The Maurice D. Hinchey Legacy Fund is intended to be a perpetual fund within the Catskill Center to further capital development projects and to better support the operations and programs of the Catskills Visitor Center. The moneys from this fund will be used solely in support of the Catskill Visitor Center’s programs, operations and long-term capital improvement projects.

For too long the Catskill State Park was one of the only major state or national parks in the country without an Interpretive Center. I was determined to change that. It’s critically important to have a place where residents and visitors can learn about our unique natural, historical, and cultural resources. It will help preserve our rich heritage, keep our local economies strong, and our quality of life intact.

— Honorable Representative Maurice D. Hinchey, US Rep. 1993 – 2013

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The Catskills Visitor Center is a program of the Catskill Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN: 23-7058142). Your contribution and membership dues are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website ( or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or us at Catskill Center, PO Box 504, Arkville, NY 12406.  You also may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at  or (212) 416-8401.