Dyson Foundation president mourned

Diana Gurieva Photo submitted

MILLBROOK— Dyson Foundation President Diana Gurieva, who stewarded the Millbrook-based philanthropic foundation through 24 years of growth and influence that helped shape the fabric of the region, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6.

Gurieva was born in England and raised in California and Europe. Her introduction to Dutchess County was as a student attending Vassar College, from which she graduated in 1971. Gurieva’s Dutchess County experience continued when she returned, 20 years later, as the executive director of the Dyson Foundation in 1991.

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