Foundation Officers
Peter Goodale
Mary Foster
Vice President
Howard Copelane
Joseph Lippolis
Jim Sacci
Ed Tafur

The Peekskill Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. was chartered to help meet charitable and humanitarian needs in Peekskill, Cortlandt and internationally. Each year the foundation presents grants, scholarships and awards to some 70 organizations and individuals. See list of grants and scholarships awarded in 2020-2021 below.

During the pandemic-restricted winter months of 2020-21, the foundation signed two contracts with Westchester County totaling $75,000 to provide meals to local residents while helping keep local restaurant workers employed. This funding was awarded to Westchester County by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The county entrusted delivery of this relief for Peekskill restaurant employees and residents to the foundation. Separately, the foundation paid some $8,500 to extend employment for local restaurant workers and provide meals for residents during the same period.

The foundation’s most significant contribution to our community during the last few years is the planting of 100 cherry blossom trees along the walkway at the Peekskill waterfront. The trees celebrate the Peekskill Rotary Club’s 100th anniversary in 2019 and will offer lasting beauty for the residents and businesses of Peekskill and Cortlandt for decades to come.

The Peekskill Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. is the non-profit, philanthropic arm of the Rotary Club of Peekskill and operates as a separate 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity.

Contributions to the foundation may be made through PayPal or mailed to the Peekskill Rotary Foundation at P.O. Box 344, Peekskill, NY.

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Peekskill Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. Grants 2020-2021

  • Aaron Manzer Scholarship
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Legion of Peekskill
  • Arts 10566
  • BluePath Service Dogs
  • Caring for the Homeless Of Peekskill
  • Carmela & Nicholas Bertoline Business Scholarship Given by Vincent & Jo-Ann DiPierro
  • Choice Advocacy of NY Thanksgiving Dinner
  • City of Peekskill – Cherry Tree Maintenance
  • Cookstove Project
  • Cross Cultural Connection
  • Daisy Jopling Foundation
  • Daniel Sadofsky Scholarship
  • Diveheart
  • Drug Crisis in Our Backyard
  • Ecological Citizen’s Project, Peekskill Regeneration Farm
  • Feeding Westchester Backpack Program
  • Foster Team Employment Network
  • Foster Teen Employment Network
  • Friends of Karen
  • Friends Network
  • Gift of Life
  • George Sampson Scholarship
  • HOPE for Youth Foundation
  • Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber Scholarship Fund
  • Hudson Valley Rotary iBreastExam Program
  • Inner Wheel of Westchester
  • Jan Peek Food Program
  • Joseph B. Fontana Scholarship
  • Lawrence J. DeNoia Professional Development Grant
  • Mt. Kisco Rotary Hands Up For Haiti Project
  • My Brother Vinny
  • New Era Creative Space
  • Oakside School Garden Program
  • Orphaned Starfish
  • Paul Harris Fellowship
  • Peekskill Breakfast with Bunny Easter Egg Hunt
  • Peekskill Education Foundation Wifi Hot Spots
  • Peekskill High School Robotics Program
  • Peekskill Rotary Friday Food Program
  • Ray Lapolla Scholarship
  • Robert E. Flower Scholarship
  • Rotary Academic and Fellowship Awards
  • Rotary Athletic Awards
  • Rotary Club of Atilbia- Pedra Grande for Maternal Breast Milk Program
  • Rotary Clubs of the Bronx & Nairobi Utumishi, Springs Protection Project
  • Rotary International Polio Plus Program
  • Rotary Every Rotarian Every Year Program
  • Salvation Army
  • Shelter Box USA Disaster Relief
  • St. Christopher’s Inn
  • Support Connection
  • Team Daniel
  • This Is Me Foundation
  • Too Young To Wed