Who We Are

OUR HISTORY

The Community Fund of Bronxville Eastchester Tuckahoe, Inc. was founded on October 2, 1919, as The Community Welfare Fund, Inc., to support Lawrence Hospital, The Associated Charities of Eastchester, and other charitable agencies or welfare work in the community. The Fund served the community during the depression and World War II, providing basic support to families and the war effort.

1919-1979
BEGINNINGS

From 1919-1979, The Community Welfare Fund underwent several name changes. In the 1940’s and early 1950’s the name became The Community Chest (the Red Feather for those who remember). In 1954 the name was changed to the United Fund of Bronxville Eastchester Tuckahoe, Inc. Later, in 1965 the organization affiliated with the United Fund of Westchester which became known as the United Way of Westchester in 1978.

1980-1990
TRANSITION

On July 1, 1980, The United Fund of Bronxville Eastchester Tuckahoe severed its affiliation with the United Way of Westchester to ensure that all funds raised locally would remain in the three communities. It re-established itself under its original charter of 1919 and changed its name to The Community Fund of Bronxville Eastchester Tuckahoe, Inc., thereby reaffirming the organization’s original objectives.

1991-2020
PRESENT

The Community Fund currently supports 26 social service agencies and community programs which provided critical services to Bronxville, Eastchester, Tuckahoe and the area within the Bronxville 10708 zip code (the BET community). In addition to funding, The Community Fund also provides administrative support to the agencies it supports through on-going site visits, consultations, workshops and forums.

FAQ

Why a Community Fund?

The Community Fund was founded in 1919 to support qualified agencies and programs that provide vital services within Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe. These services help thousands of our neighbors each year at little or no expense to those least able to pay. With declining government support, these agencies need the help of the Fund more than ever.
The Community Fund is largely staffed and administered by members of our own community volunteering their time and talents. Your donation to The Community Fund is a direct investment in the quality of life in your community. It truly is “local giving for local needs”.

Why should I give to The Community Fund?

In today’s economy, human service needs are growing while government funding sources are diminishing. Each year, the Fund is asked to provide funding in excess of what we have collected. A contribution would enable the Fund to have a greater impact on the growing needs in our community.

Why give to The Community Fund rather than directly to an agency of my choice?

We would encourage you to also give to your favorite agencies! But, there are many reasons to give to the Fund too:

A contribution to The Community Fund ensures that the dollars you donate go towards specific programs that provide services directly to the Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe communities.

Some of our member agencies that provide significant services are not as well known or do not receive adequate funding. We ensure that these agencies that provide critical services to community members continue to receive support.

The Fund does the due-diligence work for you! Annually, all agencies undergo an on-site review of services and financial viability to ensure that they are operating effectively and that your dollars are spent judiciously.

Each year, other community organizations come to the Fund and ask for “one-time” grants in order to provide a new service or handle an emergency. We are there for them during a time of need. Because of our relationships in the community, we are in a unique position to know and address ongoing needs.

What needs does the community have?

The need for services and support cuts across all social and economic segments. And these needs often occur unexpectedly during times of financial or physical hardship. Whether it is services for the seniors, our youth or families in crisis, The Community Fund agencies, and programs meet an increasing need for their services right here in or own community.

How can I help beyond making a contribution?

Join us! We have volunteer opportunities in fundraising, evaluations, administration and more. Call Amy Korb, Executive Director, at 914.337.8808 to learn more.

PRESIDENT’S LETTER

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Dear Neighbors:

As COVID-19 continues to impact our day to day life, the future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all, and we hope you’re in good spirits and health! While there’s a lot of uncertainty, we have adapted fast to our changing reality. Now, more than ever, our community needs us. And we need you.

Thanks to your past support and donations, the Community Fund was able to immediately create a $250K Covid-19 fund to help our neighbors with critical needs in Mt Vernon and Yonkers. Providing PPE, crucial family staples, subsidized legal services, and prepared meals to homebound seniors were just few ways that funds impacted our greater community with your support.

Our fantastic team of volunteers and staff did not lose a beat going digital to continue our yearly process of identifying, evaluating, and giving over $500K to local organizations for programs that help make our area a wonderful place to live for all. The Community Fund is touching so many lives and needs in our neighborhoods.

This is just a small sample of everything that the Community Fund is doing to leverage your donations into meaningful impact in our community. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and sign up for our eblast to get the most up-to-date information on the impact of your donation, special lectures, events of community interest, and ways to volunteer in our community to help alleviate local issues of poverty, education, health and wellbeing.

We couldn’t do this without the support of all of you. Thank you and stay safe.

Sincerely,

Jonalie Korengold
President 2020-21

Amy Korb
Executive Director

P.S. Please tell your neighbors and friends about the Community Fund and encourage them to become involved. Resources are available at thecommunityfund.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2021 Executive Committee

Jonalie Korengold, President Elect
Robin Lewis, PE/ Youth Community Fund Chair
Elizabeth Peacock, Treasurer
Sue Conniff, Secretary
John Schneider, Investment Co chair
William U. Knox, Investments Co-Chair
Susie Hook Frigon, Marketing Chair
Alison Strong, Campaign Co chair, Bronxville
Tony Sayegh, Campaign Co chair, E/T
Jay Curran, Evaluations Co-Chair
Amy Krause, Evaluations Co-Chair
Kiri Wolfe, Special Events chair

2021 Board

Amy Atkeson
Hilary Blumenreich
Lisa Bodell
Doug Cruikshank
Lisa Dawson
Ashleigh Donovan
Gary Garofalo, Golf Co Chair

Thomas V. Giordano
Wendy Halley
Sheila Marcotte
Kevin McNeill
Tania Neild
David O’Shaughnessy, Golf Co Chair
Phillip Preis

Patricia Reilly
Elisa Rizzo
Katie Shah
Jeff Ungvary
Albert Van Ness
George Winn

Amy Rutter Korb, Executive Director
Sheridan Denfeld, Finance Administrator

Click here to download the FY 2020 Board calendar