Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates $10,000 to Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley

Mary Prenon | February 2020

From left, Mary Prenon, Jeanne Shields, Sander Koudijs, Kerri Stretch, and Harding Mason, HG Realtor Foundation Committee; Maryanne Tercasio, HG Realtor Foundation President; Tom Conklin, Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley CEO; Bonnie Koff, HG Realtor Foundation Fundraising Committee Chair; Teresa Belmore, Stephanie Liggio and Kathy Kane, HG Realtor Foundation Committee.

TARRYTOWN—Hudson Gateway REALTOR Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, recently presented a check for $10,000 to Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, located in Tarrytown, NY. Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley has granted the wishes of more than 2,800 children in the Hudson Valley region with critical illnesses. Serving the eight counties of Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester, the chapter’s mission is to ensure that every eligible child residing in the Hudson Valley who qualifies for a wish is granted his or her fondest wish. While wishes are referred and completed on an ongoing basis, an average of 150 wishes are in progress at any given time.

“We are deeply grateful for HGAR’s continued generous support. They are truly making a difference in the lives of our wish kids and their families, “said Tom Conklin, Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley CEO.

Make-A-Wish also accepts donated airline miles to help Wish kids and their families travel to destinations around the world. Once donated, your miles will never expire and are used to support wishes across the country. For more information on how to donate airline miles, visit: https://wish.org/ways-to-help/giving/airline-miles.

Since 2014, the Hudson Gateway Realtor 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 who serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness, and humane needs of citizens everywhere.

For more information or to apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, please visit www.hgrealtorfoundation.com.

Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child’s wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have received a wish are able to build the physical and emotional strength needed to fight critical illnesses. Since its inception in 1986, the Hudson Valley Chapter has granted wishes to over 2,800 children in the community it serves.

The chapter’s territory spans eight counties of the Hudson Valley, including Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. The chapter is a Better Business Bureau Wise Alliance Accredited Charity, meeting the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Additionally, a recent independent audit of the chapter reported that 73% of all funds raised go to program services. For more information about the Hudson Valley Chapter visit www.hudson.wish.org.

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications