Foundation Officers
Peter Goodale
John Weeks
Vice President
Mary Foster
Joseph Lippolis
Don Rizzo
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. A list of grants and scholarships awarded in 2019-2020 is below.

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 foundation at P.O. Box 344, Peekskill, NY.

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Peekskill Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. Grants 2019-2020

  • Aaron Manzer Scholarship
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Legion of Peekskill
  • Barbara Giordano Foundation for Veterans
  • Blue Path Dog Services
  • Caring for the Homeless Of Peekskill
  • Carmela & Nicholas Bertoline Business Scholarship Given by Vincent & Jo-Ann DiPierro
  • Choice Advocacy of New York
  • City of Peekskill – Cherry Tree Maintenance
  • Cookstove Project
  • Daisy Jopling Foundation
  • Daniel Sadofsky Scholarship
  • Drug Crisis in Our Backyard
  • Food Bank of Westchester
  • Freedom from Fistula
  • Friends of Karen
  • Friends of the Field Library
  • Friends Network
  • Gift of Life
  • George Sampson Scholarship
  • HOPE For Youth Foundation
  • Inner Wheel of Westchester
  • Joseph B. Fontana Scholarship
  • Lincoln Depot Museum
  • Literacy Lovers Project
  • New Era Creative Space
  • Orphaned Starfish
  • Paul Harris Fellowship
  • Peekskill Area Pastors Association
  • Peekskill Breakfast with Bunny Easter Egg Hunt
  • Peekskill PTO Blind Reader, Evelyn Reiter
  • Peekskill Museum
  • Peekskill Summer Camp Scholarships
  • Peekskill Presbyterian Church Christmas Dinner
  • Ray Lapolla Scholarship
  • Robert E. Flower Scholarship
  • Rotary Academic and Fellowship Awards
  • Rotary Athletic Awards
  • Rotary International Polio Plus Program
  • Rotary Every Rotarian Every Year Program
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
  • Shelter Box USA Disaster Relief
  • St. Christopher’s Inn
  • Support Connection
  • This Is Me Foundation
  • Veteran Administration’s Thanksgiving Food Bank
  • Walter Panas Interact Seniors Luncheon
  • Westchester/Putnam Council, Boy Scouts of America