Bronxville Rotary to Host Annual Fundraiser on May 10
By Susan Johnson
Bronxville, NY (March 29, 2024) -- The Bronxville Rotary Club of New York will host its 2024 Annual Benefit from 7-9 pm on May 10th at the Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville. The primary beneficiary is 914United, a nonprofit team of change agents advocating for at-risk youth and formerly incarcerated individuals residing within the lower Hudson Valley. The organization’s mission is to help justice-impacted individuals, including those who are out-of-school or involved with gangs, change course, and uplift their lives through community resources and skills development. 
Founded by Jonathan Alvarez who spent 13 years behind bars, the ethos of the organization is based on his own experience as an incarcerated individual, offering case management and mentorship services, interactive workshops, and one-on-one coaching. This year’s event honoree is John W. Priesing, who has made an outstanding contribution to the SUNY Westchester community college system.
“You can transcend your environment. I am a walking example of that,” Jonathan said.
“We provide a team of seasoned role models whose genuine dedication and community value lies in supporting and mentoring those living within at-risk environments. Our aim is to assist youth in successfully transitioning into adulthood and provide returning citizens with essential support they need to sustain productive living.”
“Through the experiences they have lived, Jonathan’s team at 914United helps individuals who have been negatively affected by the criminal justice system become leaders and sustain a positive and constructive lifestyle,” said Bronxville Rotary President Louis Maggiotto. 
Tickets are $300 each and benefit the Bronxville Rotary Foundation. To purchase tickets by check, please make check out to Bronxville Rotary Foundation, noting 914United, and mail it to Trustco Bank, Attn: Barbara Carlsson, 5-7 Park Place, Bronxville, NY 10708.  If you wish to purchase tickets online, please click here:
If you cannot make the Gala but wish to make a donation, please mail a check to the address above and state in the subject line “914United Donation Only” or make a donation online below.
A diverse group of local professionals and community leaders committed to service above self, the Bronxville Rotary Club is proud to support local organizations that share its vision of social justice and community development and the Club’s efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
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