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Betsy Putnam and MK O'Shaughnessy Named Co-Chairs of Bereavement Center of Westchester/Tree House Fund Board

By Janet Lyons, Marketing & Development, Bereavement Center of Westchester/Tree House

Feb. 12, 2020:  The Fund Board of The Bereavement Center of Westchester/Tree House, are pleased to announce the election of new co-chairs Betsy Putnam and Mary Karen (MK) O’Shaughnessy.

Betsy and MK have both been members of the Tree House Fund Board since 2017.  As new chairs of the Tree House Fund Board they will be replacing Ellen Bryceland, Fund Board chair since 2013.

Betsy and MK will also sit on the Lawrence Community Health Services Board (LCHS).

“I am thrilled to be partnering with MK to continue the great work started by Ellen Bryceland on behalf of this wonderful organization.” said Ms. Putnam.

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Betsy Putnam

Betsy Putnam is a lawyer and entrepreneur who has lived in Bronxville with her husband Ian and their three children since 2015. She also sits on the board of the OSilas Gallery and Lawrence Park Hilltop Association. 

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MK O'Shaughnessy

MK O’Shaughnessy is an Associate Broker at Houlihan Lawrence-Bronxville and began her career as a certified public accountant and real estate valuation and acquisition consultant.

She has co-chaired numerous annual fund raising benefits including The Brownstone School, St David’s School and the Central Park Conservancy Playground Partners.  She and her husband David have two sons and have lived in Bronxville since 2013.

“This is an exciting time for the Tree House. With the start of our new awareness campaign called Helping The Helpers aimed at parents of school aged children in Westchester County and our 25th anniversary celebration, Betsy and I are eager to make 2020 a most memorable year” said MK. 

The Tree House is a vital part of LCHS which operates in affiliation with New York Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital. The Tree House is 100% donor funded, and is provided to children and their families free of charge. 

About The Tree House School Outreach Program

The Tree House School Outreach program offers education, guidance and support to school professionals currently dealing with, or preparing for, issues of loss, grief and tragedy among their students.

School personnel has the opportunity to make a big difference in the lives of grieving children, but often do not know how.  The Tree House counselors are here to teach them more about the nature of grief for children and teens, including their unique needs and the many ways that adults can support them.

Photos courtesy The Bereavement Center of Westchester/Tree House


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The Community Fund Launches $250,000 Relief Fund for Local Agencies & Non-Profits

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By Amy Korb, Executive Director, The Community Fund Apr. 8, 2020: The Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe (TCF) today announced the launch of the Community Fund COVID-19 Relief Fund 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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