Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates $26,000 To 11 Hudson Valley Charities in First Half of 2023

Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates $26,000 To 11 Hudson Valley Charities in First Half of 2023
From left, Robin Ham, HG Realtor Foundation Trustee; Clare Murray, Executive Director of the Community Center of Northern Westchester; Gail Fattizzi, President, HG Realtor Foundation; and Carol Christiansen, Chair of the HG Realtor Foundation Fundraising Committee

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation (HGRF), the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, donated $26,000 to 11 Hudson Valley charities during the first half of 2023.

“It is extremely rewarding to present these checks to agencies that do so much to support our communities throughout the footprint of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors,” said Gail Fattizzi, 2023 HG Realtor Foundation President. “We are grateful to our many Realtor and Affiliate members who contribute their time, money and energy to the HG Realtor Foundation to make all this possible.”

Donations included charities from Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland counties:

Alliance for Safe Kids, Yorktown
Community Center of Northern Westchester, Katonah
Feeding Westchester, Elmsford
Green Chimneys, Brewster
Gullotta House, Briarcliff Manor
Hillside Food Outreach, Elmsford
Meals on Main, Port Chester
Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, Mount Kisco
My Sister’s Place, White Plains
SPCA of Westchester, Briarcliff Manor
VISIONS, Spring Valley

From left, Bob Shandley and Carol Christiansen, HG Realtor Foundation; Trina Ward Fontaine, Mount Kisco Food Pantry; Elisa Bruno-Midili, HG Realtor Foundation; Roberta Horowitz, Mount Kisco Food Pantry Director of Operations and Programs and Matt McAllister, HG Realtor Foundation

“We are so grateful for the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation’s generous support in the fight against hunger. Their partnership helps us bring good nutritious food to areas in Westchester County where it is needed most,” said Elisabeth Vieselmeyer, Senior Director, Corporate, Foundation & Community for Feeding Westchester.

In the fiscal year 2022, Feeding Westchester provided more than 19 million pounds of food equivalent to nearly 16 million meals through soup kitchens, food pantries, schools, shelters, residential programs, and mobile distributions. That fed 200,000 people—including children, seniors, veterans, and hardworking families—every month.

“Green Chimneys is so thankful to The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation for its support and commitment to helping us provide vital therapeutic education and services to the children and families across the Hudson Valley region,” said Green Chimneys Executive Director, Dr. Ed Placke.

Founded in 1947 and headquartered on a farm and wildlife center, Green Chimneys is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs. Its services include an accredited special education school, residential treatment center, nature-based therapeutic programs, community-based support for youth and families, and public education and recreation opportunities for people of all ages.

Since 2014, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities and non-profits throughout the Hudson Valley. 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.

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

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