Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates Nearly $33,000 to 22 Area Charities, Non-Profits in 2021

Real Estate In-Depth | November 23, 2021

From left, Maryann Tercasio, HG Realtor Foundation President; Tom Conklin, Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley CEO; Terri Crozier and Harding Mason, HG Realtor Foundation Committee.

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, reported it had donated a total of $32,800 to 22 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond in 2021.

As it enters its ninth 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.

From left, Gail Fattizzi, HG Realtor Foundation; Lisa Bonanno, Director of Development, SPCA of Westchester; and Kathy Kane, HG Realtor Foundation.

“While the pandemic did substantially limit our live fundraising activities during 2020, we are happy that we were still able to provide donations 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 made all of these donations possible, especially during COVID.” All monies raised during 2020 were earmarked for 2021 donations.

The Foundation’s 2021 events, which included a series of its popular live Pub Nights during the last six months of the year, will go toward its 2022 donations. “We are thrilled that we were finally able to begin having live events again last summer and we’re looking forward to a very successful 2022,” added Bonnie Koff, chair of the HGRF Fundraising Committee.

The foundation’s 2021 donation recipients included:

Name – Headquarters – County

Caritas of Port Chester – Port Chester – Westchester

Catholic Charities of Rockland – Haverstraw – Rockland

Center for Change – New City – Rockland

Community Center of N. Westchester – Katonah – Westchester

Drug Crisis in Our Backyard – Katonah – Westchester

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley – Cornwall-on-Hudson – Orange

Foundation for Abilities First – Wappingers Falls – Dutchess

Friends of Karen – North Salem – Westchester

Green Chimneys – Brewster – Putnam

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh – Newburgh – Orange

Lifting Up Westchester – White Plains – Westchester

My Sister’s Place – White Plains – Westchester

SHORE (Sheltering the Homeless is Our Responsibility) – White Plains – Westchester

Sloatsburg Food Pantry – Sloatsburg – Rockland

SPCA of Westchester – Briarcliff Manor – Westchester

Support Connection, Inc. – Yorktown Heights – Westchester

The Children’s Village – Dobbs Ferry – Westchester

United Hospice of Rockland – New City – Rockland

Visions – Manhattan – New York

Volunteer New York – Tarrytown – Westchester

YMCA Castle Hill – Bronx – Bronx

The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation was established in 2004 and relaunched in 2013. As concerned members of the communities they 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.

The foundation is now seeking applications from charities and non-profits for 2022. For more information or to apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, please visit www.hgrealtorfoundation.com.