Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates $36,500 To 23 Hudson Valley Charities and Non-Profits in 2022

Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates $36,500 To 23 Hudson Valley Charities and Non-Profits in 2022
From left, Janine Mosher, HGAR Bronx; Joe Cosentino, Regional Director-elect for HGAR’s Bronx chapter; Sharlene Brown, YMCA Executive Director; Courtney Curd, a representative for NYC Councilwoman Amanda Farias; Pedro Barry, incoming YMCA Chairman of the Board of Managers; and Eli Rodriguez, HGAR Regional Government Affairs Director

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, donated a total of $36,500 to 23 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond in 2022.

As it enters its 10th 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. In addition, the foundation held 12 volunteer events throughout the Hudson Valley this year.

From left, Denisse De Leono-Freytes, HG Realtor Foundation and JoAnn Parker, Director of Philanthropy, Abilities First

HGAR Realtor and Affiliate members donated their time to volunteer with various organizations such as: the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Furniture Sharehouse, the Community Center of Northern Westchester, Green Chimneys, the Castle Hill YMCA and more.

“As Realtors and engaged members of the communities where we live and work, our HG Realtor Foundation is committed to giving back to those in need around us and helping where we can,” said Gail Fattizzi, President of the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation. “Providing grants and volunteer support to local non-profit organizations is one way we do that. We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our Realtor members, friends and sponsors who give of their time, money and energy to support the foundation’s mission of helping our neighbors.”

The foundation’s 2022 events, which included a series of popular Pub Nights, the Runway for Hope Fashion Show, and the Holiday Party, are earmarked for its 2023 donations. “We are thrilled that our live events were able to return this year and we’re looking forward to an even more successful 2023,” added Bonnie Koff, Chair of the HGRF Fundraising Committee.

The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation’s 2022 donation recipients included:

Name, Headquarters, County
914 Cares: White Plains, Westchester
Abilities First: New Windsor, Orange
Afya Foundation: Yonkers, Westchester
Birthright: Peekskill, Westchester
Bridge Fund of NY: Manhattan, New York
Camp Good Day: Mendon, Monroe
Catholic Charities of Rockland, Haverstraw, Rockland
Center for Safety & Change: New City, Rockland
Christ Church: Ramapo, Rockland
Community Center of Northern Westchester: Katonah, Westchester
Drug Crisis in Our Backyard: Katonah, Westchester
Food Bank of the Hudson Valley: Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange
Friends of Karen: North Salem, Westchester
Green Chimneys: Brewster, Putnam
Gullotta House: Briarcliff Manor, Westchester
Lifting Up Westchester: White Plains, Westchester
SHORE: White Plains, 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

HGAR’s Bronx chapter presented two donations to the Castle Hill YMCA. The first, for $1,536.25, came through the HG Realtor Foundation, as a result of donations collected at this summer’s Golf Outing in Long Island. Eliezer “Eli” Rodriguez, Esq., HGAR Regional Government Affairs Director, donated an additional $563.75, bringing the total to $2,101.

The extra check was given on behalf of Project Club Clemente. Rodriguez is the Founder of Project Club Clemente, a Bronx’ organization whose mission is to promote the legacy of the First Hispanic inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame—Roberto Clemente.

From left, Harding Mason and Kimra Pierre, HG Realtor Foundation; Jessica Reinmann, CEO, 914 Cares; Gail Fattizzi, HG Realtor Foundation President, and Lou Triscari, HG Realtor Foundation

As concerned members of the communities the foundation works in, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation participates in qualified community-based charities that serve the housing, hunger, health, happiness, and humane needs of citizens everywhere.

HGAR members can support the foundation by making it their preferred charity on so that a percentage of the money spent goes to the foundation. They can also make an optional $10 contribution when they pay their HGAR dues, attend the foundation’s many Pub Nights and other events held throughout the year, and volunteer for hands-on projects.

The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation is now seeking applications from charities and non-profits for 2023. For more information or to apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, please visit

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