Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Hosts Masquerade Ball to Benefit Make-A-Wish

Mary Prenon | July 2017

Association Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Supporting Charity

CENTRAL VALLEY—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, a division of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, is hosting an exciting “Black & White Masquerade Ball” on Thursday Sept. 28 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Falkirk Estate and Country Club in Central Valley.

The event will mark the 20th anniversary of the association’s support of Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, a non-profit group that grants the wishes of Hudson Valley children with life-threatening medical conditions.

This year’s special event will feature a real red carpet entryway, keepsake photos of attendees in front of a special “Make-A-Wish” backdrop, exciting raffle items, and more.

“This year’s event is very special in that that we’re celebrating 20 years of working with this wonderful organization,” said Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO. “We are delighted to have helped make a big difference in the lives of so many children and families who live in this region.”

Tickets are $100 per person and include an open bar, appetizers, passed hors d’oeuvres, buffet dining, coffee and dessert, plus a DJ and dancing.

For more information about the event, sponsorships or to purchase tickets, please visit

Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its inception in 1986, the chapter has granted wishes to more than 2,400 children in the communities it serves. The wish experience is a combined community effort involving volunteers, staff, donors and medical professionals to make each wish come true.

The Hudson Valley Chapter is a proud participant of the Better Business Bureau Charity Seal Program, which indicates that the organization has met the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. The chapter serves Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties. The organization is currently working on 150 wishes with the average cost of a wish ranging from $7,500 to $10,000. For more information about the Hudson Valley Chapter visit

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications