HG Realtor Foundation Virtual Walk/Run Challenge Raises More Than $5,000

Mary Prenon | September 2020

The ERA Insite Realty Team walking at the Kensico Dam in Valhalla

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation’s August 28 to 30th virtual Walk/Run Challenge has raised a total of $5,094 to date through walker/runner registrations, sponsorships and donations. The foundation’s funds are used to support local charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond.

During the weekend challenge, individuals and teams could select their own route and day to walk or run to raise monies for the foundation. There were also 30 sponsors, 30 participants, seven teams, and over 20 additional donations.

Since the onset of COVID-19 in mid-March, the foundation had to cancel its plans for live events and rely on virtual fundraisers. Bonnie Koff, chair of the HG Realtor Foundation Fundraising Committee, is thrilled with the amount recently raised.

“I’m just so excited about the outcome of this event,” said Koff. “To our sponsors and participants, thank you for helping us to make it such a great success. Our remote fundraisers are the only way we can raise money now for those so desperately in need. Stay tuned for the next one coming!”

Daniele Cerini of Julia B. Fee and Stephanie Liggio of Judicial Title
John Doherty of Houlihan Lawrence in Ardsley

The HG Realtor Foundation is still accepting donations during this time, since they are still planning any large events, due to health and safety concerns. Anyone who wants to make a donation of any amount can visit www.hgrealtorfoudation.com to donate.

As concerned members of the communities we work 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 foundation's efforts is in Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties. Established in 2004 and relaunched in 2013, the foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley.

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications