Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates $40,000 To 20 Hudson Valley Charities and Non-Profits in 2020

Real Estate In-Depth | January 22, 2021

The HG Realtor Foundation held a "socially-distanced" Pasta Class at Pax Romana in White Plains in October, 2020. Chef Christian Petitta conducted the class. PHOTO BY JOHN VECCHIOLLA

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, announced recently it had donated a total of $40,000 to 20 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

As it enters its eighth year of fundraising, the foundation is gearing up for another successful year of providing financial assistance to those organizations dedicated to helping the needy in the New York metro area and elsewhere.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide help to all of the wonderful non-profit organizations that continue to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families in our communities,” said Maryann Tercasio, president of the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation. “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our Realtor members, colleagues, and sponsors who have made all of these donations possible.”

Despite the COVID pandemic, the foundation managed to hold several virtual fundraising events including a cooking demonstration, various online fundraising events and a holiday concert.

In October, the foundation held a “socially distanced” pasta class at Pax Romana in White Plains. “While we were disappointed that we could not hold our popular Pub Nights and a major gala this year, we are delighted that we were still able to raise funding from our online events,” added Bonnie Koff, chair of the HG Realtor Fundraising Committee. “Thank you so much to all who participated in and donated to the Foundation this year.”

The Foundation’s 2020 donation recipients included:


The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation was established in 2004 and relaunched in 2013. 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 foundation is now seeking applications from charities and non-profits for 2021. For more information or to apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, please visit www.hgrealtorfoundation.com.

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is a not-for-profit trade association representing more than 13,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties, as well as the Bronx and Manhattan. It is the second largest Realtor association in New York, and one of the largest in the country.