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.
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.
P.S. Please tell your neighbors and friends about the Community Fund and encourage them to become involved. Resources are available at thecommunityfund.org
Robin Lewis, President
Philip Preis, President-Elect
Susan Conniff, Secretary
Elizabeth Peacock, Treasurer
Christopher Bush Investments, Co-Chair
Pam Morrisroe, Marketing Chair
Tony Sayegh, Campaign Co-Chair, Eastchester/Tuckahoe
Jeff Ungvary, Campaign Co-Chair, Bronxville
Kiri Wolfe, Special Event Chair
Amy Atkeson, Evaluations Co-Chair
Elizabeth Peacock, Evaluations Co-Chair
Susie Hook Frigon
Thomas V. Giordano
Amy Rutter Korb, Executive Director
Sheridan Denfeld, Finance Administrator