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Helen Gerken and Susan Salerno Join Gramatan Village Board of Directors

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By Joan Toffolon, Member, Board of Directors, Gramatan Village


Sep. 26, 2018:  Bronxville Village residents Helen Gerken and Susan Salerno were recently elected to the Gramatan Village Board of Directors.

"We are very pleased to welcome these two individuals to the board," said Kerry Walsh, president of the board. "Both of them bring broad professional experience in a number of key areas to Gramatan Village and share a deep sense of commitment to our mission of helping older adults in our community continue to live safely and confidently at home."

Helen Gerken has a master’s degree in literacy and is a retired literacy specialist from the New York City public school system. She is presently an active real estate agent and licensed broker with Houlihan Lawrence in Bronxville.

Volunteering has always been of utmost importance to her, as can be proven by her prior involvement in the Bronxville School councils, Saint Joseph Church, the Junior League, Heartsong, and the Bronxville Adult School.

Helen recently chaired the very successful Gramatan Village 2018 May Magic gala and has graciously agreed to chair the 2019 Gramatan Village major fundraiser, which will be held on Wednesday, May 15, at the Bronxville Field Club.

Helen has been a resident of Bronxville Village for over thirty-two years and has been married to her husband, Peter, for almost fifty years. Their sons were raised in Bronxville and attended The Bronxville School.

Susan Salerno has held several nonprofit board positions, including director and treasurer of the Impact Capital Forum in New York as well as events chair and general board memberships. Locally, Susan was a committee co-chair in the Junior League and the League of Women Voters.

Her work as director of UBS Private Banking focused on product development for real estate investments, where she developed private equity funds for international clients. Susan spent her early career in commercial real estate as an analyst and subsequently as project manager for large-scale high-profile developments. Susan also served on the investment committee of the Private Equity group MicroVest. Susan holds a BA in economics and an MBA.

Susan, a long-time resident of Bronxville, has been a supporter of Gramatan Village for many years and is committed to our mission and long-term goals as an organization.

Retiring Gramatan Village board members include J. Gregory Coleman and Liz Folberth. “We acknowledge and thank these talented individuals for their dedicated years of service and their significant contributions to Gramatan Village,” said Kerry Walsh, president of the board.

Gramatan Village is a membership organization that engages community residents who want to remain in the home and neighborhood they love. It provides a network of volunteers, community partnerships, and peer connections that enable members to stay independent and fully engaged in the community. Gramatan Village is recognized as a leader in the National Village Movement. For more information, contact us at 914-337-1338 or  CLOAKING  or visit www.gramatanvillage.org

Pictured here: Helen Gerken.

Photo courtesy Gramatan Village


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Troop 5 Eagle Scout Tim Cushman Reaches Highest Rank in Scouting

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By Margaret Mager, Community Service Liaison, Bronxville Boy Scout Troop 5 Apr. 10, 2019: On Sunday, March 24, Bronxville resident Tim Cushman advanced to Eagle Scout, the highest rank possible in...

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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. 

Bronxville Beautification Council
PO Box 127
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-779-6123


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. 

https://www.scoutcabin.org/


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 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. 

Bronxville Historical Conservancy
PO Box 989
Bronxville, New York 10708

http://bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org/

 


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.

177 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-395-0515 

https://www.bronxvilleschoolfoundation.org/


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
914-337-3252
www.bronxvillewomensclub.org


Bronxville Youth Council

The Bronxville Youth Council provides volunteer and leadership opportunities for high school students in the village of Bronxville.

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. 

The Counseling Center
180 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-793-3388
www.counselingcenter.org


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.” 

15 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708
914-337-8808
www.thecommunityfund.org


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. 


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.”

www.jlbronxville.org


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.” 


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.”

https://www.bronxvilleseniors.org/

 

 



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