Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Presents $1,000 Donation to Gilda’s Club Westchester

Real Estate In-Depth | September 25, 2017

From left, HG Realtor Foundation Committee Members Alicia Albano, Mary Prenon, Bonnie Koff, Cathleen Stack and Stephanie Liggio.

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently presented a check for $1,000 to Gilda’s Club Westchester. Created in fulfillment of actress Gilda Radner’s dream, Gilda’s Club offers a welcoming community of free support for everyone living with cancer—men, women, teens and children—along with their families and friends.

Since 2001, Gilda’s Club Westchester has been providing emotional support, healthy lifestyle workshops and activities along with social events in a non-residential, yet home-like setting. The Westchester Clubhouse serves Westchester and Rockland counties, as well as Connecticut’s lower Fairfield County.

“We are so grateful for the generous support of the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation,” said Melissa Lang, CEO of Gilda’s Club Westchester. “Gilda’s Club does not receive any formal reimbursement for the services it provides. Therefore, the support Gilda’s Club receives from the generosity of the community—through grants, corporate and foundation funding, private donations and fundraising events – is so critical.”

The first Gilda’s Club opened in 1995 in New York City, and other clubhouses followed around the country. There are currently 22 clubhouses nationwide. For more information about Gilda’s Club Westchester, please visit

Gilda’s Club Westchester is one of the many local Hudson Valley charities benefitting from the Realtor Foundation, which has raised more than $30,000 from its “Runway for Hope” Fashion Show at New Rochelle’s Glen Island Harbour Club, and four “Pub Nights” this year held throughout the Hudson Valley.

Established in 2004 and re-launched in 2013, the foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities and non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley. As concerned members of the communities in which they work the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities that 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

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is a not-for-profit trade association representing almost 11,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties, as well as the Bronx and Manhattan. It is the second largest Realtor Association in New York State, and one of the largest in the country. It owns and operates the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (HGMLS), offering more than 18,000 properties in the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. It is among the top 50 largest MLSs in the country.