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Community Fund Raises over $200,000 at 31st Annual Golf Outing on May 8; See Photos


By Donna Ruhanen, Marketing Chair, The Community Fund

May 17, 2017:  The Community Fund of Bronxville Eastchester Tuckahoe, Inc. hosted its 31st Annual Golf Outing on Monday, May 8, at Siwanoy Country Club. The event was a tremendous success, with 128 participants, including players from grand sponsors Pepe Auto Group and the Raffiani Family Foundation.

In addition to golf, a Ladies Tennis Event was added this year "to expand the event's reach in the community," stated David Scalzo, co-chair of the outing along with Robert Castano

The Ladies Tennis Event, sponsored by Cognitive Assessment Services, was chaired by Cece Heraty and Tara Bacigalupo and hosted 26 participants for a morning round-robin play, followed by lunch. 

The combined events grossed over $200,000, which will enable The Community Fund to provide, along with the monies raised from its annual fall campaign, much-needed grants to nonprofit organizations providing critical services across the Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe communities.

For golfers, the day kicked off with lunch and an exciting qualifying round for the putting competition. A scramble play format followed, complete with prizes and hole-in-one contests. Thanks to our generous hole-in-one sponsors, Comizio Orthodontics and Pepe Auto Group, a $10,000 cash prize awaited golfers at one hole and a choice of Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Infiniti, and Cadillac awaited them at the other. Stunning automobiles were also on display, thanks to Mercedez-Benz of White Plains, Mercedez-Benz of New Rochelle, Porsche of Larchmont, Pepe Cadillac, and Pepe Infiniti. 

Although no one was able to make the hole-in-one, which has eluded golfers now for 31 years, there were still plenty of awards to go around. The first-place winning team award went to Joe Pepe, Sal Pepe, Robin Kirtley, and Ron Sylvestri, and the second-place award was taken by the team of Chris Gunther, David Outcalt, Troy Ruhanen, and Tom Sipple. The winner of the putting contest, sponsored by Strategic Wellness & Insurance Management Services, was Dave Flannery, who, after an elimination round, missed his attempt at the $2,500 cash prize putt! 

The evening ended with cocktails, a buffet dinner, and The Community Fund's annual live and silent auctions, chaired by Kiri Wolfe, which offered a tremendous array of great prizes.

"We are incredibly grateful for the tremendous amount of community support we receive each year to make our golf outing a success, and we especially want to acknowledge our grand sponsors, Pepe Auto Group and the Raffiani Foundation, for their continued generosity," noted Robert Castano. Board president Neal Denning added, "We are very pleased with our results and appreciate everyone who donated to, participated in, and worked on the golf outing and auction."

The 2017 Golf Committee was composed of the committee chairs, Robert Castano and David Scalzo; honorary committee chairs Chuck and Mark Rollins; auction chair, Kiri Wolfe; and committee members Tom Andruss, Tara Bacigalupo, Margaret Colavita, Joseph G. Comizio, Neal Denning, Judy M. Foley, Thomas Giordano, Frances Harris, Cece Heraty, Kyle Inserra, Andrew Korb, Rosetta McArdle, Kevin McNeil, Doug Meyer, Katharine Outcalt, Steven R. Palm, Joe Pepe, Sal Pepe, Laura & Phil Raffiani, Sarah Reynolds, Jim Rotenberg, Martin H. Schulman, Tom Sipple, Pirkko Stechler, Frederick H. Taylor, Jeff Ungvary, and Jane Vergari.

The Community Fund provides financial assistance and administrative support to nonprofit organizations whose programs target the health, education, and welfare needs of local residents. Last year, The Community Fund allocated $518,300 to the following agencies and programs, which support the communities of Bronxville, Bronxville 10708, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe:  Andrus Early Learning Center, Bereavement Center of Westchester, Cancer Support Team, Inc., The Community Flu Shot Program at NYP/Lawrence Hospital, The Counseling Center, D.A.R.E., Eastchester & Tuckahoe, Eastchester Community Action Partnership, Eastchester Senior Programs and Services, Eastchester Teen Scene, Eastchester Youth Council – Summer Theatre, Eastchester Volunteer Ambulance Corps (EVAC), Gramatan Village, Michael Frey Scholarship Awards for Graduating High School Seniors, The Maxwell Institute, the Senior Citizens Council, South East Consortium for Special Services, Tuckahoe Police Youth Programs, the Tuckahoe Trolley, Victims Assistance Services, Westchester End of Life Coalition, and Wartburg.

To see photos of the golf outing, click here.

For more information on The Community Fund and how to get involved, go to, contact The Community Fund's office at 914-337-8808, or e-mail  CLOAKING .

Pictured here:  Golf Committee chairs Robert Castano (L) and David Scalzo.

Photos courtesy Melinda Burge, Executive Director, The Community Fund


Marilynn Wood Hill and Robert M. Riggs Honored at Bronxville Women’s Club Gala; See Photos

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By Staff      Sep. 19, 2018:  Marilynn Wood Hill and Robert M. Riggs were honored at the annual Bronxville Women’s Club gala on Sunday, September 16, 2018, for...

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Community Service Organizations Directory

Community Service Organizations

Bronxville Beautification Council

Organized in 1982 and incorporated in 1993, the Bronxville Beautification Council (BBC) is a not for profit organization administered by a Board of Directors. Its mission is to enhance and maintain the natural and man-made beauty of Bronxville Village, with emphasis on the downtown business district of Bronxville. The BBC uses the dollars raised in its annual spring solicitation letter to residents to fund the mum, tulip and summer flower plantings downtown and at traffic intersections, as well as the summer hanging baskets. Every few years the group spearheads such major endeavors as the renovation of Leonard Morange Square on the west side of the railroad tracks and the beautification of the Lawrence Hospital traffic circle, which included the addition of plants and the building of the fountain that now makes a gracious western portal to our town. The BBC also works with other civic groups to monitor the aesthetics of retail signage, the consistency of sidewalk materials, and litter and graffiti. During Beautify Bronxville Week, the BBC sponsors a poetry reading and works with Scout groups on the annual village clean-up. To learn more about how you can contribute to the efforts of the BBC, with time, money or planting, please email Karen Day. President: George C. McKinnis

Karen Day
Bronxville Beautification Council
PO Box 127
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Boy Scouts

The village of Bronxville has a long tradition of scouting. “The troops and packs of Bronxville have maintained the finest scouting organizations and have taught the boys of the Bronxville area to be leaders and outstanding members of the local, national and global communities.”

There are several Boy Scout Troops in Bronxville, including Troops 1, 2, 4, and 5. Troops 1, 2, and 4 meet at the the Scout Cabin Troop 5 meets at the Reformed Church, and has a different web site . Brennan Carley is the Scoutmaster.

Joseph Stineman
President of Bronxville Scout Committee, Inc.

Bronxvillle Girls Scouts

The Girls Scouts is “the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.” In Girl Scouts, “girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through the many enriching experiences provided by Girl Scouts, they can grow courageous and strong.”

Bronxville Volunteer Director: Patricia Meyers
364 Gramatan Avenue
Mount Vernon, New York 10552-3294

Bronxville Historical Conservancy

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was founded in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the village. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures and special events that foster an awareness of the village's architectural, artistic and cultural heritage, and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies. Anyone who is interested in the Bronxville and its history can become a member; varying levels of membership are available. Board of Director Co-Chairs: Jayne Warman and Robert Wein.

Bronxville Historical Conservancy
PO Box 989
Bronxville, New York 10708


Bronxville League of Woman Voters

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that “encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy though education and advocacy. The Bronxville League serves Bronxville, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Mount Vernon and Yonkers. Their primary duty is “voter service, registering new voters and keeping the public informed of important issues being considered and voted on by governing bodies.” They have monthly board meetings and monthly coffee meetings, where there is usually a speaker to talk about a current issue. They organize and moderate candidate forums for local government elections and periodically hold public meetings on a topic of interest with a guest speaker. They also put out a monthly bulletin. President: Adelaide DiGiorgi, Editor of Newsletter: Janet Jaidi
P.O. Box 321
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville PTA

The Bronxville PTA is “the umbrella organization that presides over and is the primary source of funding for the Elementary, Middle and High School Councils. They raise money through their annual Memorial Day fundraiser and through PTA membership dues and provide approximately $100,000 to the Elementary, Middle and High School Councils. “Advocacy, education, training and support are their key areas of focus.”
177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville School Foundation

The Bronxville School Foundation, founded in 1991, is a non-profit organization independent from the school with the sole purpose of supporting the school. The Foundation raises money each year through donations from school families, community members, and alumni, among others.These contributions fund grants that provide cutting-edge technology, innovative programs and curriculum and other resources that are beyond the scope of public school funding.
For further information please contact: Executive Director, Peggy Williams (, Chairman, Pierre de Saint Phalle

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Women’s Club

The Bronxville Women’s Club offers lectures, exhibits and concerts. It also has a beautiful clubhouse which is available for rental for events.

135 Midland Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Bronxville Youth Council

The Bronxville Youth Council provides volunteer and leadership opportunities for high school students in the village of Bronxville. Director: Jillana Valente
177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-395-0500 ext 1789

Counseling Center

Founded in 1971, the mission of the Counseling Center “is to provide a wide range of psychotherapeutic and counseling services to individuals, couples and families by a staff of highly trained, experience and dedicated psychotherapists. Director: Richard W. Shoup

The Counseling Center
180 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester & Tuckahoe

The mission of the Community Fund is “to support broad social services in Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe through grants and technical support to local agencies and community projects. All money raised here in our community stays here in our community.” Director: Tracy Rutherfurd

15 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708

Friends of the Bronxville Library

The Friends of the Bronxville Library is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to focus attention on the “Library’s services, facilities and needs” as well as sponsor projects and provide materials that are beyond the reach of the Library’s regular budget and perform other services. President: Nina Evison


Junior League of Bronxville

The Junior League of Bronxville is “an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.”
PO Box 430
Bronxville, New York 10708

Lawrence Hospital Center Volunteer Services

The Lawrence Hospital welcomes volunteers to help in a variety of areas including working the Bargain Box resale shop, which is “the major fundraising effort of the Lawrence Hospital Center Auxiliary.” Volunteers also work in the Emergency Department, at the Information services Desk, in Patient Care in Food Services and other areas. Director of Volunteer Services: Terry Marino

55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers noon day meals to the homebound elderly, ill or disabled. Monday – Sunday 11am – 1p

55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708

Rotary Club of Bronxville

The mission of the Rotary Club of Bronxville is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and to encourage and foster (1) the development of friendships within the community as an opportunity for service, (2) high ethical standards in business and professions, (3) the application of the ideal of service of each member to his personal and business and community life and (4) the advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship.” President: David McBride

Senior Citizens of Bronxville

Senior Citizens of Bronxville is a not-for-profit organization that provides services and programs to seniors within the 10708 zip code area. “Programs cover a wide range of activities from educational seminars and cultural enrichment, to community services, bridge classes and exercise.”

Bronxville Director: Sue Tozzi
200 Pondfield Road


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