Former Westchester Community Foundation board chair Matthew McCrosson will be honored for his long-time commitment to his community through volunteer work and service. Volunteer New York! will give McCrosson its second annual Legacy Award at its 36th annual Volunteer Spirit Awards on May 4. McCrosson serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Westchester Community College Foundation, the Business Council of Westchester and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He is a
Are you one of tomorrow's leaders? The New York Community Trust is again partnering with Baruch College School of Public Affairs to offer a12-week leadership development program for promising mid-career nonprofit professionals. Fellows are trained and mentored to fill a leadership void left by retiring executives of nonprofits. Are you ready? For more information, click here: New York Community Trust Leadership Fellows.
More than 250 people attended Thursday's Community Matters film "Dramatic Escape" at the Jacob Burns Film Center. The film was the 20th in our popular film series, which uses documentaries as a springboard into in-depth discussions about issues in our communities. "Dramatic Escape" follows a group of maximum security prisoners who are attempting to mount a stage production of "A Few Good Men" as a part of the Rehabilitation Through the Arts program at Sing Sing Correctional F
The Board of Advisors of the Westchester Community Foundation applauds board member Michael Markhoff, a resident of Bedford, on being named 2016 Trusts & Estates lawyer of the year for White Plains, NY by Best Lawyers. Markhoff is a partner in the law firm of Danziger & Markhoff LLP in White Plains. Only one lawyer in each practice area in each community receives this honored designation. Markhoff concentrates on estate planning and estate administration, representing profess
Scam settlement will benefit Westchester, NYC residents A $650,000 settlement over a scheme to mislead people who thought they were donating clothing to charity clothing bins will ultimately benefit residents of Westchester and New York City. The Westchester Community Foundation has been selected to distribute some of the settlement dollars so that the charitable intent of the people who placed clothing in the bins will be fulfilled. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman ann
Investing in Change Winter 2015 newsletter Our donors are making investments for tomorrow ... today. Check out the story about Westchester Jewish Community Services' Center Lane program and how it is helping LGBTQ teens become confident young adults. Or read about how one donor honored her sister by opening a fund for young girls of color. Don't miss what our new executive director, Laura Rossi, has to say about the Foundation's priorities for 2016. Download a PDF of the ne