July 2019

The Community Fund Celebrates 100 Years of Local Giving

On Saturday evening, June 8th, more than 300 people gathered at the home of Amy and Anthony Civale to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe. The special celebration was an exceptional gathering of friends, supporters, staff, volunteers, and the evening’s premier sponsor, New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital.

 

Graciously co-chaired by Barbara Eustis, Janet Lyons, Kiri Wolfe, and Hilary Blumenriech, the special 100th celebration introduced the Fund to those new to town and reacquainted long-time donors with the core mission of the organization. Close to $300,000 was raised to benefit the over 30,000 residents of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe.

 

The evening highlighted 100 years of service and support to the community.  Speakers included Bill Rizzo, current board chair, Kiri Wolfe, incoming board chair, and Michael Fosina, president of New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. A short film was shown introducing the audience to the numerous non-profit and social service agencies impacted on a yearly basic by The Community Fund.

 

Amy Korb, Executive Director of The Fund reflected on it’s one hundred year history.  “For the last century we have been here to support all of our local residents.  The Fund was started one hundred years ago in partnership with Lawrence Hospital in order to combat the flu epidemic. We continue to look for new ways to support the community and are excited about our upcoming initiatives with NYP/Lawrence Hospital on the health and wellness of adolescents in Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe.  Thank you so much to New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital be being our Premier Sponsor for the event.”

 

Bill Rizzo, Community Fund President, praised the event. “The Biggest Birthday Bash in the last 100 years certainly lived up to it’s billing with over 350 people from the Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe community celebrating the 100 years since The Community Fund’s founding. The turnout and the dollars raised are so gratifying because it means that the prospects for our second century couldn’t be brighter.”

 

The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe provides financial assistance and administrative support to nonprofit organizations and community programs whose programs target the health, education, and welfare needs of all residents in Bronxville, Bronxville 10708, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe.

 

For more information, go to thecommunityfund.org

 

 

 

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