Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Accepting Applications From Charities, Non-Profits

Mary Prenon | May 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, is now accepting applications from lower Hudson Valley 501 (c) (3) charities and non-profit organizations interested in obtaining funds for their organization or for specific events.

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

Established in 2004 and re-launched in 2013, the Foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities such as Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, Habitat for Humanity, the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless and many others. While the Foundation has held smaller events and contributed to local non-profit organizations in the past, last September marked its inaugural Gala at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The Gala raised more than $15,000 and a similar event is being planned for this year.

“We believe it is so important now to really put the Foundation on the map and make everyone aware of the great work being accomplished by charities and non-profit groups throughout the communities that we serve,” said Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO. “We look forward to receiving applications from many of these wonderful organizations that really make a difference in the lives of our Hudson Valley residents.”

An earlier “Pub Night” event at Pax Romana in White Plains raised more than $7,000 for the Foundation, and other “Pub Nights” will be taking place in Putnam, Rockland and Orange and Bronx counties throughout the year.

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

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is a not-for-profit trade association covering over 10,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties. It is the second largest Realtor Association in New York, and one of the largest in the country. It owns and operates the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (HGMLS), offering more than 24,000 properties in the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. It is among the top 50 largest MLSs in the country.

Photo Caption: 2015 HGAR President Drew Kessler at the inaugural Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Gala held last September at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The Gala raised more than $15,000. FILE PHOTO

 

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications