The Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, donated a total of $44,000 to 22 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond in 2019.
As it enters its seventh 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.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide help to all of the wonderful non-profit organizations that continue to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families in our communities,” says Maryann Tercasio, president of the Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation. “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our REALTOR® members, colleagues, and sponsors who have made all of these donations possible.”
In the past year, the Foundation held its “Runway for Hope” Fashion Show, a major fundraising event at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, which raised over $30,000. In addition, the Foundation hosted many successful “Pub Nights” at various locations in Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties. It ended the year with its Holiday Party Fundraiser at the Renaissance Hotel in West Harrison, which raised about $14,000. Monies raised in 2019 will go towards 2020 donations.
The Foundation’s 2019 donation recipients included (by name, community and county):
Abbott House – Irvington, Westchester
Caritas of Port Chester – Port Chester, Westchester
Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan & Ulster – Goshen, Orange
Center for Safety & Change – New City, Rockland
Christ Church of Ramapo – Ramapo, Rockland
Food Bank of the Hudson Valley – Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange
Friends of Karen – North Salem, Westchester
Furniture Sharehouse – White Plains, Westchester
Gilda’s Club Westchester – White Plains, Westchester
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh – Newburgh, Orange
Hearts to Home Furnishings, Inc. – Yonkers, Westchester
Hi Tor Animal Shelter – Pomona, Rockland
Homes for Heroes, Inc. – Pearl River, Rockland
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley – White Plains, Westchester
Lifting Up Westchester – White Plains, Westchester
Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley – Tarrytown, Westchester
My Sister’s Place – White Plains, Westchester
Ossining Children’s Center – Ossining, Westchester
Support Connection, Inc. – Yorktown Heights, Westchester
The Friends of Green Chimneys – Brewster, Putnam
Volunteer New York – Tarrytown, Westchester
Westchester Medical Center Foundation – Valhalla, Westchester
The Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation was established in 2004 and relaunched in 2013. As concerned members of the communities it 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. The REALTOR® Foundation is now seeking applications from charities and non-profits for 2020. For more information or to apply for funding from the Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation, please visit www.hgrealtorfoundation.com.