The rain held off long enough so that participants during ANDRUS’ Annual Golf Fore Kids Outing were able to play their 18 holes in support of the nonprofit’s work with children and families throughout the New York metro area. The event took place on Monday, June 8 at the Ardsley Country Club in Ardsley-on-the-Hudson, and raised $155,125 to benefit the organization.
Bryan R. Murphy, President and CEO of ANDRUS shared, “Rain or shine — our intrepid group of golfers and corporate sponsors turned out to show their support during our important annual fundraiser. We are grateful to our event co-chairs James Black and Steve Condon, the committee members and, of course, our sponsors, attendees and donors, for rallying to our cause.”
The afternoon of great golfing for a great cause culminated with cocktails, dinner, a spirited live auction. The lucky raffle drawing winner of a much coveted Apple Watch was Anthony Maucieri, who played on the foursome team sponsored by Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
The generosity of Barbara & Ed Smith, Blackstone Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. and Jody & Mark Rollins & Chubb & Son – our top three 2015 ANDRUS Golf Fore Kids Outing sponsors – will have a direct impact on the work they do in supporting children and families.
Other key supporters included: BDO USA, LLP; Benjamin F. Edwards Co.; Desert Island Holdings, LLC; Connecticut Business Systems; Michael Pellegrini Construction Management; Debbie & Bruce Clark; Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP; Marty & Iris Walshin Foundation; MERCER Single Source 1; Hudson Valley Bank; ChemRX; CIGNA; Corey Glass, Inc.; Angela and David Earley; JFJ Fuel Inc./Valley Oil Company; Colonial Automobile, The Kensico Cemetery; and Fran & Jack McLaughlin.
Fundraisers, such as this golf outing, help ANDRUS with its mission to nurture the social and emotional well-being in children and their families by providing funding that supports the breadth of essential programs and services provided by the agency.
Delivering a broad range of vital services and providing research, training and innovative program models are essential to promoting standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond ANDRUS’ service community. With programs on campus, in schools and within community-based settings throughout Westchester County, the nonprofit reaches almost 4,500 children and families each year from the New York Metropolitan area. ANDRUS also operates the ANDRUSCenter for Learning and Innovation (ACLI) and The ANDRUS Sanctuary Institute, which has provided training and consultation to over 300 organizations worldwide in the use of a trauma-sensitive model for treatment and organizational change.