HG Realtor Foundation Donates More Than $85,000 to Hudson Valley Charities in 2017

Real Estate In-Depth | December 2017

From left; Donald Arace, Cathleen Stack, Mary Prenon, Terri Crozier, Bonnie Koff, Stephanie Liggio, Beth Hargraves, Cathy Masseregli

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, has donated a record $85,850 to 24 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley in 2017.

As it enters its fifth year of fundraising, the Foundation is gearing up for another successful year of providing financial assistance to those organizations dedicated to helping the needy throughout our area.

“We are so happy and excited to be able to help all of these wonderful groups that continue to make a real difference in the lives of both individuals and families here in the Hudson Valley,” said Lin Crispinelli, president of the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation. “We are also very grateful to all of our sponsors and event attendees who have helped to make these donations possible.”

In the past year, the Foundation has held its “Runway for Hope” fashion show, a major event at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, plus many successful “Pub Nights” at various locations in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties.

The Foundation’s 2017 donation recipients include: April’s Child, White Plains; Caritas of Port Chester, Port Chester; Community Capital New York, Elmsford; Community Center of Northern Westchester, Katonah; Community Resource Center, Mamaroneck; Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, Inc., Carmel; Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Cornwall-on-Hudson; Friends of Green Chimneys, Brewster; Gilda’s Club, Westchester, White Plains; Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, Newburgh; Helping Hands for the Homeless & Hungry, Inc., Rye Brook; Hi Tor Animal Shelter, Pomona; Hudson Valley Honor Flight, Walden; Legal Services of Hudson Valley, White Plains; Lifting Up Westchester, White Plains; Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, Tarrytown; Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Valhalla; Meals on Wheels, Rockland, Nanuet; People to People, Nanuet; Scenic Hudson, Inc., Poughkeepsie; Support Connection, Yorktown Heights; The Bridge Fund of Westchester, White Plains; The Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry and The Food Bank for Westchester, Elmsford.

The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation was established in 2004 and re-launched 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.

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