Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates To 22 HV Charities and Non-Profits in 2019

Mary Prenon | January 2020

Volunteer members of the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation at the "Runway for Hope" Fashion Show at Glen Island Harbour Club in April, 2019.

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, donated a total of $44,000 to 22 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond in 2019.

As it enters its seventh 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.”

In the past year, the foundation held its “Runway for Hope” Fashion Show, a major fundraising event at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, which raised more than $30,000.

In addition, the foundation hosted many successful “Pub Nights” at various locations in the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties. It ended the year with its Holiday Party Fundraiser at the Renaissance Hotel in West Harrison, which raised about $14,000. Monies raised in 2019 will go towards 2020 donations.

The Foundation’s 2019 donation recipients included:

Abbott House, Irvington, Westchester County
Caritas of Port Chester, Port Chester, Westchester County
Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan & Ulster.  Goshen,  Orange County
Center for Safety & Change,  New City,  Rockland County
Christ Church of Ramapo, Ramapo, Rockland Clounty
Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Cornwall-on-Hudson,  Orange County
Friends of Karen, North Salem, Westchester County
Furniture Sharehouse, White Plains, Westchester County
Gilda’s Club Westchester, White Plains, Westchester County
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, Newburgh, Orange County
Hearts to Home Furnishings, Inc., Yonkers, Westchester County
Hi Tor Animal Shelter, Pomona, Rockland County
Homes for Heroes, Inc., Pearl River, Rockland County
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, White Plains, Westchester County
Lifting Up Westchester, White Plains, Westchester County
Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, Westchester County
My Sister’s Place, White Plains, Westchester County
Ossining Children’s Center, Ossining, Westchester County
Support Connection, Inc., Yorktown Heights, Westchester County
The Friends of Green Chimneys, Brewster, Putnam County
Volunteer New York, Tarrytown, Westchester County
Westchester Medical Center Foundation, Valhalla, Westchester County

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 Realtor Foundation is now seeking applications from charities and non-profits for 2020. For more information or to apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, please visit www.hgrealtorfoundation.com.

Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications