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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates More Than $85,000 to Area Charities, Non-Profits in 2023
Our mission is to give back in the communities where our members live and work, so we can help our neighbors.
Nearly 200 HGAR Members Volunteered at 20 Organizations in 2023
WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation (HGRF), the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, donated a total of $85,100 to 34 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond in 2023. As it enters its 11th 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.
“The mission of our Realtor Foundation is to give back to those in need in the many communities where our members live and work,” said Gail Fattizzi, President of the HG Realtor Foundation. “Each year, we are committed to raising money that, in turn, is granted to many of the local non-profit organizations that support our local communities and help them thrive. We also encourage our members to volunteer their time, as well as provide financial support. The generosity of our Realtor and Affiliate members, as well as our event sponsors and volunteers, is vital to fulfilling the foundation’s mission of helping our neighbors.”
From left, Denisse DeLeon-Freytes, HG Realtor Foundation; Joann Parker, Abilities First in Cornwall; Maryann Tercasio, HG Realtor Foundation; Eria Mills, Abilities First and Carole McCann, HGAR Board of Directors member[/caption]
The foundation’s 2023 events included a series of popular Pub Nights in various locations throughout the Bronx and Hudson Valley, the “Dancing with the Foundation” dance competition, and the Holiday Party. “We are thrilled with the attendance at all of our events this year, and are looking forward to an even more successful 2024,” added Carol Christiansen, Chair of the HGRF Fundraising Committee.
The Foundation’s 2023 donation recipients included:
Name | Headquarters | County
914 Cares | White Plains | Westchester
Abilities First | New Windsor | Orange
Alliance for Safe Kids/Drug Crisis In Our Backyard | Yorktown | Westchester
Bereavement Center | Scarsdale | Westchester
Big Brothers, Big Sisters | Port Chester | Westchester
Bridge Fund of NY | Manhattan | New York City
Caritas of Port Chester | Port Chester | Westchester
Catholic Charities of Rockland | Haverstraw | Rockland
Center for Safety & Change | New City | Rockland
Choice of New Rochelle | New Rochelle | Westchester
Community Center of Northern Westchester | Katonah | Westchester
Community Housing Innovations | White Plains | Westchester
Connections Mentor | Manhattan | New York City
Croton Cortlandt Food Pantry | Croton-on-Hudson | Westchester
Feeding Westchester | Elmsford | Westchester
Friends of Karen | North Salem | Westchester
Green Chimneys | Brewster | Putnam
Gullotta House | Briarcliff Manor | Westchester
Hillside Food Outreach | Mount Kisco | Westchester
Lifting Up Westchester | White Plains | Westchester
Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley | Tarrytown | Westchester
Meals on Wheels of Rockland | Nanuet | Rockland
Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry | Mount Kisco | Westchester
My Sister’s Place | White Plains | Westchester
New Era Creative Space | Peekskill | Westchester
Rockland County YMCA | Nyack | Rockland
Rockland Youth Empowerment | Nanuet | Rockland
SHORE | White Plains | Westchester
SPCA of Westchester | Briarcliff Manor | Westchester
Support Connection, Inc. | Yorktown Heights | Westchester
Song Catchers | New Rochelle | Westchester
United Hospice of Rockland | New City | Rockland
Visions | Manhattan | New York
In addition, the foundation’s Project Committee set up 20 volunteer events this year at various non-profits and charities throughout the Hudson Valley. Nearly 200 HGAR Realtors and Affiliate members donated their time at charities like Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, the Hudson Valley Food Bank in Cornwall, Feeding Westchester in Elmsford, People to People in Nanuet, Green Chimneys in Brewster, Furniture Sharehouse and 914 Cares in White Plains, Hillside Food Pantry in Mount Kisco and many more.
As concerned members of the communities its members 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 2024. For more information or to apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, please visit www.hgrealtorfoundation.com