Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Awards $55,000 to 17 Charities, Non-Profits in Region

Real Estate In-Depth | September 21, 2016

Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO, Roberta Bangs, Marcene Hedayati, HGAR President, Bonnie Koff, Trustee and Fundraising Chair and Drew Kessler, Trustee and Program Commitee Chair

NEW ROCHELLE—More than 200 HGAR members, colleagues and friends attended The Annual Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Gala “Monte Carlo Night” on Sept. 15 at the Glen Island Harbour Club here.

At the event, foundation officials announced the award of $55,000 in donations to 17, 501 (c) (3) charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley.

Foundation Gala 2016“As Realtors, we are so pleased to be able to give back to the local communities where we make our living,” said Linda Crispinelli, president of the Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation Board of Trustees. “Our goal is to continue to strengthen the foundations of these communities and offer support to those living there who may be in need.”

Crispinelli could not attend the Annual Gala event, however, other Foundation and HGAR officials were on hand, including former HGAR President Drew Kessler, who announced the individual Foundation awards.

The following groups will be receiving donations from the Foundation:

Association for the Visually Impaired, Spring Valley
Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry
Community Capital of New York, Hawthorne
Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, Carmel
Friends of Karen, North Salem
Furniture Sharehouse, White Plains
Green Chimneys, Brewster
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, Inc., Newburgh
Hi-Tor Animal Shelter, Pomona
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, White Plains
Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, Tarrytown
People-to-People, Nanuet
SPCA of Westchester, Briarcliff Manor
Support Connection, Inc., Yorktown Heights
The Food Bank for Westchester, Elmsford
Volunteer New York, Tarrytown
White Plains Business Improvement District, White Plains

Fountation Gala 2016 - GamblingThe Gala event theme, “Monte Carlo Night,” featured, in addition to live casino games, an open bar, cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, live music,” small plate stations, a coffee and dessert bar. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities and non-profit organizations throughout the lower Hudson Valley. The net profit for the Gala was $ 30,982.

HG Realtor Foundation PosterEstablished in 2004 and re-launched in 2013, the Foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities and non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley.  As concerned members of the communities we work in, the Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities that serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness, and humane needs of citizens everywhere.

To apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation, please visit our website at:

More photo’s from “Monte Carlo Night” can be found here