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Hudson Gateway Realtors Raise More Than $8K For Make-A-Wish

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors raised over $8,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors raised over $8,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Photo Credit: John Vecchiolla

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors raised of $8,010 for Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, the Tarrytown-based nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of Hudson Valley children suffering with life-threatening medical conditions.

HGAR raised funds from various real estate agency garage sales held over the summer and a happy hour mixer held in early fall at Blu-Pointe Restaurant on the Newburgh waterfront.

“We are so grateful to this association for all it has done for our organization over the years,” said Tom Conklin, Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley CEO. “With the average cost of a wish ranging from $7,500 to $10,000, you will help us make someone’s wish come true.”

Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley serves eight counties: Delaware, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. The organization is currently working on 140 wishes.

Photo : Back row, from left) Scott Gunst, Prime Lending, Newburgh; John Lease, John J. Lease Realtors, Newburgh; Mary Prenon, HGAR, White Plains; Benny Diasparra, Exit Realty Search, Bronx; Vincent Van Voorhis, Prime Lending, Newburgh; Gerry Givney, Stetson Real Estate, Mamaroneck; Cindy Schweizer, John J. Lease Realtors, Middletown; Robert Seitz, Jr., Stetson Real Estate, Mamaroneck; and Robert Leggat, Exit Realty Search, Bronx.

(Front row, from left) Shirley Van Dam, BHG Rand, Goshen; Tom Conklin, CEO Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, Tarrytown; Eydie Lopez, Dorothy Jensen Realty, White Plains; Erica Sallahian, Coldwell Banker, New City; and Carol Christiansen, Café Realty, Katonah.

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