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:
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
The Community Guide is a resource for local activities including government, school, general community, and social services. Originally published in 2004, the Guide was updated in the fall of 2010. The Community Guide has been distributed through the public and pre-schools/nursery schools in our area.
The Senior Guide is a resource for local activities and resources for seniors including general community and social services. The Senior Guide has been distributed through the local senior centers.
The Community Fund was founded in 1919 to support qualified agencies and programs that provide vital services within Bronxville 10708, Eastchester and Tuckahoe. These services help thousands of our neighbors each year at little or no expense to those least able to pay. With declining government support, these agencies need the help of the Fund more than ever.
The Community Fund is largely staffed and administered by members of our own community volunteering their time and talents. Your donation to The Community Fund is a direct investment in the quality of life in your community. It truly is “local giving for local needs”.
In today’s economy, human service needs are growing while government funding sources are diminishing. Each year, the Fund is asked to provide funding in excess of what we have collected. A contribution would enable the Fund to have a greater impact on the growing needs in our community.
We would encourage you to also give to your favorite agencies! But, there are many reasons to give to the Fund too:
The need for services and support cuts across all social and economic segments. And these needs often occur unexpectedly during times of financial or physical hardship. Whether it is services for the seniors, our youth or families in crisis, The Community Fund agencies and programs meet an increasing need for their services right here in or own community.
Join us! We have volunteer opportunities in fundraising, evaluations, administration and more. Call Amy Korb, Executive Director, at 914.337.8808 to learn more.