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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Honored By Manhattan-Based VISIONS Services Agency
NEW YORK—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, was honored recently by VISIONS/Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired at the not-for-profit’s Annual Awards event held at the Pelham Bay/Split Rock Golf Course in the Bronx.
Gail Fattizzi, President of the HG Realtor Foundation, accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation. Several Foundation Trustees, Foundation Fundraising Committee and HGAR members and staff were present.
HGAR Affiliate Member Anthony Mormile of Orange Bank & Trust Company was also among the awardees, as well as Maritza Fernandez of the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and Evan Mittman of Castle Cap Advisors.
“It’s such an honor to be recognized by VISIONS, particularly to be among this distinguished group of honorees. We are proud to be able to support the incredible work they do, both by providing financial assistance with grants, as well as bringing volunteers to their Rockland facility (in Spring Valley) to help with various projects,” said Fattizzi.
“VISIONS was delighted to honor the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, a true partner in VISIONS’ mission to open doors and opportunities for people with impaired vision. The members of HGAR have taken VISIONS training on disability etiquette and the Foundation has generously supported VISIONS programs” stated Nancy D. Miller, VISIONS Executive Director/CEO.
VISIONS is a 97- year-old vision rehabilitation and social service organization dedicated to assisting people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their communities. It also strives to educate the public to understand the capabilities and needs of people who are blind or visually impaired. VISIONS offers individualized rehabilitation training at home or in the community, social services, employment training and job development, as well as group and community education and activities.
Since 2014, the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities and non-profits throughout Hudson Valley. As concerned members of the communities the membership works 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.