The Hudson Gateway REALTOR Foundation leverages HGAR's people,

technology and resources to help improve our community.

Board of Trustees:
Maryann Tercasio
President

Drew Kessler
Vice President

Bonnie Koff
Secretary/Treasurer

Roberta Bangs
Theresa Crozier
Gail Fattizzi
Harding Mason
Jeanne Shields
Anil Soman

Richard Haggerty
Chief Executive Officer, HGAR

WHO WE ARE

As concerned members of the communities we 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 focus of the Foundation's efforts will be Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange Counties.

Established in 2004 and relaunched in 2013, the Foundation has donated thousands of dollars to charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley.  Scroll down to see some of the most recent donations we have made.


The Foundation recently presented a check for $28,000 to
Make-a-Wish® Hudson Valley

 

APPLY FOR FUNDING FOR YOUR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

You may apply for funding for your 501 (c) (3) organization by completing the application form below and sending it to: Foundation@hgar.com.

Click HERE for Foundation Application

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Get involved!  Volunteer for our Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation committee or consider a leadership position on the HG REALTOR® Foundation board of trustees. Committee members work hard to promote the Foundation’s mission, plan events and raise money that is used for grants that ensure the Foundation’s success.   Please contact: Foundation@hgar.com

 

2018 FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS

Center for Safety & Change


From left: Tracie McLee, Center for Safety & Change Director of Development; Jeanne Shields, Roberta Bangs, Kristine DiFrancesco, HG Realtor Foundation Committee members; and Elizabeth Santiago, Center Executive Director.

Feeding Westchester

From left: Robert Shandley, Paul Russo, Leon Cameron, Stephanie Liggio, Harding Mason, Gail Fattizzi, and bonnie Koff, HG Realtor Foundation Committee members; Barry Kramer, HGAR President; Teri Crozier, Deb Budetti, Aimee DeCesare and Krissy DiFrancesco, HG Realtor Foundation Committee members.

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
Matthew Arbolino, Executive Director, Meghan Whalen, Donor Operations, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, Ann Garti, Krissy DiFrancesco, HGAR and Ron Garafalo, John J. Lease Realtors

Furniture Sharehouse

From left: Meg Callaci, Furniture Sharehouse Board member; Anil Soman; Kathy Kane; Gail Fattizzi; Kate Bialo, Furniture Sharehouse Founder and Executive Director; Bonnie Koff; Cathleen Stack; Alison Paul, Furniture Sharehouse; Sander Koudijs and Harding Mason.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

From left: Meghan Whalen, Donor Operations Assistant Habitat for Humanity; Matthew Arbolino, Executive Director Habitat for Humanity; Ann Garti, COO HGAR; Kristine DiFrancesco HG Realtor Foundation Committee member; and Ron Garafalo, President Elect HGAR.

My Sister's Place

From left: Kristine DiFrancesco, Donald Arace and Harding Mason, HG Realtor Foundation Committee members; Carly Levine and Eleanor Cotter, My Sister’s Place; and Mary Prenon, HG Realtor Foundation Committee member.

Ronald McDonald House

Center front: Brittany Parsio Moretti, Ronald McDonald House. Back, from left: JoAnne Murray, Margaret Black, Neil Bush, Allan M. Block Agency; and Cathleen Stack, HGAR.

Support Connection

From left: Lin Chrispinelli, HG Realtor Foundation; Barbara Cervoni, Melissa Higgins and Katherine Quinn, Support Connection, Inc.; Bonnie Koff, Alicia Albano, Stephanie Liggio and Harding Mason, HG Realtor Foundation.

2017 Foundation Grant Recipients

April's Child

From left:  Sander Koudijs and Mary Prenon, HG Realtor Foundation; Leigh Smith, April’s Child volunteer; Laura Schwartz, April’s Child Executive Director; Lin Crispinelli, HG Realtor Foundation President; and Donald Arace, HG Realtor Foundation

The Bridge Fund of Westchester

From left: Aimee Decesare, HG Realtor Foundation;  Barbara Hayes, CEO The Bridge Fund of New York Inc., Margaret Scally,  Director, The Bridge Fund of Westchester; and Gail Fattizzi, HG Realtor Foundation

Caritas, Port Chester, NY

Back row, from left: Mary Prenon, HG Realtor Foundation; Bill Cusano and Terence Linehan, President Caritas of Port Chester
Front row, from left: Stephanie Liggio, Gail Fattizzi, and Bonnie Koff, HG Realtor Foundation; Patricia Hart, Treasurer, Caritas of Port Chester; Katie Lawrence, Julia B. Fee in Rye, Caritas volunteer; and Cathleen Stack, HG Realtor Foundation

Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Members of the HG REALTOR® Foundation with young residents of The Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry

Community Center of Northern Westchester

From left: Mary Prenon, HG Realtor Foundation; Christin Meyer, President, Board of Directors, Community Center of Northern Westchester; Clare Murray, Executive Director, Community Center of Northern Westchester; Lin Crispinelli, President, HG Realtor Foundation; and Harding Mason, HG Realtor Foundation

Food Bank for Westchester

Back row, from left: Sander Koudijs, Rose Aprea, and Beth Hargraves, HG Realtor Foundation Committee
Front row, from left: Mary Prenon, Stephanie Liggio and Alicia Albany, HG Realtor Foundation Committee; Leslie Gordon, President & CEO, The Food Bank for Westchester; and Bonnie Koff, HG Realtor Foundation Committee.

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

From left: Clayton Livingston and Kathy Milich, HG Realtor Foundation; Paul Stermer, Director, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley; and Ann Garti, COO, HGAR

Gilda’s Club, White Plains, NY

From left: HG Realtor Foundation Committee Members Alicia Albano, Mary Prenon, Bonnie Koff, Cathleen Stack and Stephanie Liggio

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

From left: Dorothy Botsoe, HGAR President; Cathy Collins, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh Executive Director; Ann Garti, HGAR COO, Maryann Tercasio, HG Realtor Foundation Vice President and Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO

Helping Hands for the Homeless and Hungry, Rye, NY

From left: Donald Arace, HG Realtor Foundation; Susan Salice, Helping Hands Co-President; Janet Meyers, Helen McConnell (in back); Bonnie Koff, Alicia Albano and Stephanie Liggio, HG Realtor Foundation; Marianne Egan, Brigitte Sarnoff, Helping Hands Co-President, Bess June Lane and Donna Koval

Hi Tor Annimal Center

From left: Roberta Bangs, HG Realtor Foundation and Mike Sanducci, Shelter Manager

Lifting Up Westchester

From left:  Gail Fattizzi, Mary Prenon, Beth Hargraves, Bonnie Koff, and Sander Koudijs, HG Realtor Foundation Committee; Anahaita Kotval, Executive Director, Lifting Up Westchester; Stephanie Liggio and Alicia Albano, HG Realtor Foundation Committee

Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley

From left, Nikolas Stanovic of Ax Real Estate, Make A Wish event sponsor; HGAR MAW Committee members Layla Rose Boyles, Erica Sallahian; Elsa Seguinot; and Shirley Van Dam; Tom Conklin, president & CEO Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley; HGAR MAW Committee members Kerri Stretch; Mary Prenon and Michelle Gilliard; and John Dolgetta of Dolgetta Law PLLC, MAW event sponsor.

Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Valhalla
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From left: Kevin Carraccio, senior vice president, development, Westchester Medical Center; Kerry Fedigan, Bonnie Koff and Harding Mason, HG Realtor Foundation Committee; Lianne Hales-Shaw, executive director, Westchester Medical Center Foundation; and Mary Prenon, HG Realtor Foundation Committee

Meals on Wheels

From left: Lauren Casquarelli, Administrator, Meals on Wheels; Stephen Papas, Director of Development, Meals on Wheels; Roberta Bangs and Kristine DiFrancesco, HG Realtor Foundation

People to People Inc

From left: Jeanne Shields; Matt Rand; Roberta Bangs; Diane Serratore, People to People Inc Executive Director; Kristine DiFrancesco.

2016 Foundation Grant Recipients

Association for the Visually Impaired, Spring Valley
Association for the Visually Impaired, Spring Valley
From left: Kristine DiFrancesco, HGAR Director of MLS Training and Beth Bate-Du Boff, Executive Director, Association for the Visually Impaired.

Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry
Children’s Village, Dobbs Ferry
From left:  Bonnie Koff, HG Realtor Foundation; Elisabeth Vieselmeyer, Director of Foundation and Government Relations, The Children’s Village; Amy DelliPaoli, Director of Volunteers, The Children’s Village; Stephanie Liggio, HG Realtor Foundation.

Community Capital of New York, Hawthorne
Community Capital of New York, Hawthorne
From left: Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO; Ann Garti, HGAR COO, Kimberlie Jacobs, Executive Director Community Capital of New York; John J Lease, HGAR Regional VP; Ron Garafalo, HGAR BOD; Cindy Schweizer, HGAR BOD.

Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, Carmel
Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, Carmel

From left: Carol Christiansen, Co-Founder, Drug Crisis in our Backyard, holding a photo of her son Erik; Lin Crispinelli, President, Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation; and Susan Salomone, Co-Founder, Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, holding a photo of her son Justin.

Food Bank for Westchester, Elmsford
The Food Bank for Westchester, Elmsford
From left: Kristine DiFrancesco, HGAR Director of MLS Training; Bonnie Koff, HG Realtor Foundation Board Fundraising Chair; Ellen Lynch, President & CEO, The Food Bank for Westchester; and Drew Kessler, HG Realtor Foundation Board Trustee.

Friends of Karen, North Salem
Friends of Karen, North Salem
From left: Kerry Fedigan; Susan Stillman; Mike O'Connor; Judith Factor, Executive Director, Friends of Karen; Barbara Wilkov, Friends of Karen and Susan Code.

Furniture Sharehouse
Furniture Sharehouse, White Plains
From left: Bonnie Koff, HG Realtor Foundation; Kate Bialo, Executive Director, Furniture Sharehouse; Lin Crispinelli, President, HG Realtor Foundation; and Gail Fattizzi, HG Realtor Foundation.

Green Chimneys, Brewster
Green Chimneys, Brewster
From left: Drew Kessler, HG Realtor Foundation Trustee, Cathleen Stack, HGAR Director of Marketing, Eileen Barrett, Hudson Gateway MLS, Secretary, from Green Chimneys, Kristin Dionne, Director of Development, and Joe Whalen, Executive Director.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, Inc., Newburgh
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, Inc., Newburgh
From Left: John J Lease, HGAR Regional VP; Richard Haggerty, CEO HGAR; Ann Garti, COO HGAR; Cindy Schweizer, HGAR BOD; Ron Garafalo, HGAR BOD; Cathy Collins, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Newburgh; Jessica Dymond, Fund Development Manager Habitat for Humanity Newburgh.

Hi-Tor Animal Shelter, Pomona
Hi-Tor Animal Shelter, Pomona
From Left: Kelly Davieds, Hi Tor Staff; Roberta Bangs, Jessica Mandakas, HGAR Staff; Laurie Sharkey, Hi Tor Board member and Volunteer Coordinator and Mikayla Chirillo (front).

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, White Plains
From left: Paul Adler; Sheeba Mathai, Attorney in Charge, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley; Roberta Bangs; and Tom Gabriel, Chief Development Officer, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley.

Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley

From left:  HGAR MAW Committee members Sadiki Pierre; Mary Prenon; Tom Conklin, president & CEO Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley; HGAR MAW Committee members Eydie Lopez; Michelle Gilliard; Angela Demaris; Elsa Seguinot and Erica Sallahian.

 

People to People, Nanuet
People-to-People, Nanuet
From left: Diane Serratore, Executive Director of People to People; Roberta Bangs and Kristine DiFrancesco, HGAR Director of MLS Training.

SPCA of Westchester, Briarcliff Manor SPCA of Westchester, Briarcliff Manor From left: Lin Crispinelli, President, HG Realtor Foundation; Andrea Naso-Nord, SPCA Director of Development; and Gail Fattizzi, HG Realtor Foundation.

Support Connection, Inc., Yorktown Heights
Support Connection, Inc., Yorktown Heights
From left: Harding Mason, HG Realtor Foundation; Barbara Cevoni, Director of Services and Communication, Support Connection; Katherine Quinn, Executive Director, Support Connection; and Lin Crispinelli, President, HG Realtor Foundation.

Volunteer New York, Tarrytown
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From left: Alisa Kesten, Patti Colombo and Jennifer Machuca of Volunteer New York; Gail Fattizzi, HG Realtor Foundation Board; and  Rosie Samudio and Judy Douglas of Volunteer New York.

White Plains Business Improvement District, White Plains White Plains Business Improvement District, White Plains From left: Kevin Nunn, Executive Director, White Plains BID; Michael Graessle, HG Realtor Foundation Board member and Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO.