I am excited to serve as President of the Rockland Community Foundation and ready to build on the successes we have already achieved. 2017 was a significant year for us; we contributed almost $1 million to our community! Through our various funds we provided vital support to non-profit organizations, offered tuition assistance to college-bound students, expanded local food pantries, supported teachers and their engagements with students, and stimulated development for community projects.
Additionally, the Foundation was able to implement process improvements in operating procedures to effectively meet today’s rigorous fiduciary demands. Through responsible stewardship we were able to provide significant return on investment for the almost 60 board and donor funds under our umbrella, enabling us to provide even greater support to causes that our donors and our Board of Directors feel are pivotal to Rockland County.
The Rockland Community Foundation aspires to provide the infrastructure for individuals and organizations to maintain and expand their philanthropic efforts. Acting as a liaison between donors and causes, we build an unbreakable bond within our community and strengthen our society.
Our vision is a future where we continue to grow and support important causes that are crucial to our community. As our county’s only fund-based non-profit, the Rockland Community Foundation is able to reach the widest number of local charitable causes by keeping our donors engaged within our community. Thanks to all of the accomplishments and remarkable work of our past president, Lawrence Codispoti, the Board of Directors and Advisory Board Members, we have begun a movement for transformative change in Rockland County, one that I am committed to help grow.
Thank you for all your efforts and conviction as we strive to unify and make a difference in the place many of us call home. With your support, we can further improve the lives and wellbeing of Rockland County individuals and foster the idea of giving to the next generation. I am proud to be able to serve and connect with our community as the President of The Rockland Community Foundation. I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues on implementing new strategies that will enhance the quality of life for the people we work, live and grow with everyday.
Our Community. Our Foundation.
President, Rockland Community Foundation
A Message From Our President, Emily Dominguez
The Founders Circle provides general support for the Foundation in its mission to increase charitable giving in Rockland County. Gifts can be pledged by individuals, groups, or businesses.