HG Realtor Foundation Completes 2020 Donations to Charities Offering Food, Shelter and Cancer Support

Mary Prenon | December 8, 2020

From left, Robert Shandley, Cathleen Stack and Terri Crozier, HG Realtor Foundation: Katherine Foley, Director of Finance and Business Operations, Support Connection, Inc.; Richard Haggerty, CEO, HGAR; Gail Fattizzi, President, HGAR; Mary Prenon and Carol Christiansen, HG Realtor Foundation. PHOTO BY JOHN VECCHIOLLA

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation recently finished its 2020 year of check presentations to Westchester and Rockland county organizations that help people obtain food, shelter and support for breast and ovarian cancer.

Feeding Westchester is the heart of a network that sources and distributes food and resources to feed people who are hungry in every town in Westchester. The Elmsford-based organization sources food from some 80 farmers, wholesalers and retailers, which is inspected, sorted and packed at its 30,000-square-foot distribution center. Trucks then deliver food through to more than 300 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and day care centers. The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation granted a $2,000 donation to Feeding Westchester.

From left, Robert Shandley, Mary Prenon and Harding Mason, HG Realtor Foundation; Marissa Madonia, Director of Corporate Engagement, Feeding Westchester; Bonnie Koff, HG Realtor Foundation Fundraising Committee Chair; Kathy Kane and Sander Koudijs, HG Realtor Foundation.
PHOTO BY JOHN VECCHIOLLA

“We are grateful to the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation for their support,” said Karen C. Erren, president and CEO, Feeding Westchester. “As a record number of individuals experience food insecurity for the first time this holiday season, the foundation’s gift will help ensure that there is food on the tables of our neighbors in need.”

Another $2,000 donation went to Meals on Wheels of Rockland County. Based in Nanuet, Meals on Wheels of Rockland provides meal delivery services to Rockland residents who are homebound due to illness, physical handicaps or advanced age who cannot shop or cook for themselves. The not-for-profit agency has a staff of more than 80 employees and more than 500 volunteers, delivering some 200,000 meals annually and more than nine million meals since its inception in 1982.

“Since taking this position in February, the area that I am most impressed with is the participation and contributions of people and businesses in our community,” said Kevin Hardy, CEO and president of Meals on Wheels of Rockland. “The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation is a shining example of people who care about the quality of life for our senior community. I would like to personally thank them for their generosity and continued support to Meals on Wheels.”

Based in Yorktown Heights, Support Connection received a $1,000 donation to help provide emotional, social and educational support to women, their families and friends affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Support Connection serves Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, as well as people all over the country via toll-free services.

From left, Robert Shandley and Terri Crozier, HG Realtor Foundation Committee; and Kevin Hardy, CEO & President, Meals on Wheels of Rockland

“Support Connection is so grateful for the continued support of the HG Realtor Foundation. This generous donation illustrates your commitment to people impacted by breast and ovarian cancer,” said Katherine Quinn, Executive Director, Support Connection, Inc. “You are enabling Support Connection’s counselors, all cancer survivors, to offer empathetic, educated guidance to the many people who turn to us.”

Recent check presentations were also made to The Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, Lifting Up Westchester in White Plains and Friends of Karen in North Salem.

The HG Realtor Foundation will start reviewing new grant applications when it meets again in early 2021. To be considered for a grant, please visit www.HGRealtorFoundation.com and complete the application.

As concerned members of the communities it works in, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities who serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness and humane needs of citizens everywhere. The focus of the Realtor Foundation’s efforts will be in Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties.

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications