Foundation Officers
Mary Foster
Ed Tafur
Vice President
Cathy Martone
Joseph Lippolis
Luis Segarra
Howard Copeland

The Peekskill Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. was chartered to help meet charitable and humanitarian needs in Peekskill, Cortlandt and internationally.  This year the foundation presents grants, scholarships and awards to nearly 100 organizations and individuals. See list of grants and scholarships awarded in 2021-2022 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 was 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 2021-2022

  • 9/11 Memorial Restoration
  • Aaron Manzer Scholarship
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Legion of Peekskill
  • Antonia Arts
  • Arts 10566
  • Black Diamonds
  • BluePath Service Dogs
  • Bruce Bellom Scholarships
  • Caring for the Homeless Of Peekskill
  • Carmela & Nicholas Bertoline Business Scholarship Given by Vincent & Jo-Ann DiPierro
  • Catholic Charities Immigrations Legal Services
  • Choice Advocacy of NY Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Cookstove Project
  • Cross Cultural Connection
  • Daisy Jopling Foundation
  • Daniel Sadofsky Scholarship
  • Denise Calabrese Scholarship
  • Drug Crisis in Our Backyard
  • E.Vision Club of Manhattan
  • Evelyn Reiter Blind Reader Program
  • Field Library
  • Feeding Westchester Backpack Program
  • Fred’s Food Pantry Christmas Gifts
  • Freedom Gardens
  • Friends of the Field Library
  • Friends of Karen
  • Friends Network
  • Gift of Life
  • George Sampson Scholarship
  • Hendrick Hudson IInclusive Sports Program
  • Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest
  • Holy Spirit Church Food Pantry
  • HOPE for Youth Foundation
  • Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber Scholarship Fund
  • Hudson Valley H2O
  • Inner Wheel of Westchester
  • Joseph B. Fontana Scholarship
  • Lawrence J. DeNoia Professional Development Grant
  • Literacy Lovers Program
  • MADD
  • Mt. Kisco Rotary Hands Up For Haiti Project
  • My Brother Vinny
  • New Era Creative Space
  • Nicky’s Garden of Hope
  • Orphaned Starfish
  • Paul Harris Fellowship
  • Peekskill Ambulance Corps
  • Peekskill Arts Alliance
  • Peekskill Breakfast with Bunny Easter Egg Hunt
  • Peekskill City Singers
  • Peekskill High School Arbor Day Trees
  • Peekskill Education Foundation Wifi Hot Spots
  • Peekskill High School Robotics Program
  • Peekskill Museum
  • Peekskill Police Youth Academy
  • Peekskill Presbyterian Church Christmas Dinner
  • Peekskill Pride
  • Peekskill Rotary Friday Food Program
  • Peekskill School District Warm Clothes Project
  • Peekskill Senior Center Warm Clothes Donation
  • Peekskill Summer Camp Scholarships
  • Peekskill Youth Bureau
  • Pegasus Therapeutic Riding
  • Purple Heart Homes
  • Ray Lapolla Scholarship
  • Robert E. Flower Scholarship
  • Robert J. Hales 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 & Owerri, Nigeria School Refurbishment
  • Rotary International Polio Plus Program
  • Rotary Club of Yonkers Haiti Earthquake Relief
  • Rotary Every Rotarian Every Year Program
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Academy
  • Salvation Army of Peekskill
  • Shelter Box USA Disaster Relief
  • St. Christopher’s Inn
  • St. Columbanus School Scholarship Fund
  • Stone Trust Training Program
  • Support Connection
  • Team Daniel - Running for Recovery of Mental Illness
  • This Is Me Foundation
  • Too Young To Wed
  • Toys for Tots
  • VA Montrose Food Pantry
  • Vassar Haiti Project
  • Walter Panas High School Senior Citizen Luncheons
  • Westchester Putnam Council Boys Scouts of America