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.
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.
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.
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.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I am honored to serve as President of The Community Fund during its 100th year in service the residents of Bronxville, Bronxville P.O., Eastchester, and Tuckahoe. Since its founding in 1919, The Community Fund has been there for its residents whether they be poor, infirm, elderly or simply in need of the support of one’s neighbors. Together with its energetic Board of Directors drawn from throughout the community and dedicated staff led by Executive Director, Amy Korb, I am excited as we set a course for our next century.
With your generous donations, we can assist and support over 20 social service agencies and local community programs. In the current fiscal year, our grants are being used to fund:
More than $500,000 in ongoing support for our member agencies that affect Senior Services, Youth Initiatives, Family Support, Health and Wellness, and Education and Prevention services.
Substance abuse awareness programs throughout our schools to address the ongoing addiction epidemic.
One time discretionary grants that support capital improvement to our local sports team facilities, repair and maintenance work on our playgrounds, and strategic planning support to our member agencies.
Please consider The Community Fund in your giving plan this year through our annual campaign. You have either already been touched by an agency we support, or will in the future. Supporting the Community Fund is an investment in your community. Due to the continued decline in government funding for social services, agency’s serving our community need our support now more than ever.
One of the greatest benefits of donating to The Community Fund is the comfort of knowing that your donation will have the maximum possible impact on our community. This is thanks to the extensive due diligence conducted every year on each local agency by our volunteer evaluators and Board of Directors.
Lastly, we are always looking for volunteers to evaluate our agencies to ensure your donations are being distributed responsibly. If you are interested in learning more about the great work of The Community Fund and the agencies supported by your donation, please contact us at 914-337-8808.
Kiri Wolfe – President FY 2020
Kiri Wolfe, President
Jonalie Korengold, President Elect
Katie Shah, Secretary
Sue Conniff, Treasurer
Jennifer Lescott, Investments Co-Chair
William U. Knox, Investments Co-Chair
Susie Hook Frigon, Marketing Chair
Chris Krieg, Campaign Co-Chair, Bronxville
David Scalzo, Campaign Co-Chair, Eastchester /Tuckahoe
Jay Curran, Evaluations Co-Chair
Amy Krause, Evaluations Co-Chair
Hilary Blumenreich, Development Chair
Thomas V. Giordano
Albert Van Ness
Amy Rutter Korb, Executive Director
Sheridan Denfeld, Finance Administrator