2022 Bronxville Rotary Annual Fundraiser

On Earth Day, April 22nd Bronxville president Nicky Standard named Groundwork Hudson Valley as recipient of the 2022 Annual Benefit. which raised well over $20,000, to help GWHV address climate change and environmental issues at the community-level in Yonkers and the surrounding area. Rotarian
Robert McGrath was honored with the Lifetime Community Service Award for his dedicated service to our community.
New York State Assembly Member Amy Paulin and Westchester County Executive, George Latimer were on hand for the celebration. John Priesing shared his wonderful personal stories of Bob’s impact on Bronxville Football. The tribute to Bob was capped off by Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin who shared stories of Bob as a neighbor, community service member and friend.  

GWHV creates sustainable environmental change in urban neighborhoods through community based partnerships that promote equity, youth leadership, and economic opportunity.  Each year this EPA authorized community group restores vacant properties, improves water quality in local streams, and builds trails, parks and playgrounds.  Groundwork Hudson was instrumental in facilitating the uncovering of the Saw Mill River in downtown Yonkers.
Brigitte Griswold, Groundwork’s Executive Director, expressed her gratitude for the recognition and support,
“We are so honored to be named as a beneficiary by the Bronxville Rotary Club whom we share similar values and mission. The work we do is strengthened by creating synergies with organizations such as Bronxville Rotary Club who, like us, are also problem-solvers in order to continue supporting climate vulnerable communities and finding solutions to environmental justice issues.”
We are part of a national network of 1.25 million problem-solvers. We see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. 
For more than 115 years, Rotary's "people of action" have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to execute sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.