Who We Are
The Scarsdale Foundation was founded in 1923 by a Declaration of Trust, in which several local banks joined to collect and administer a fund for the family of a Scarsdale police officer who had been killed in the line of duty. The Scarsdale Foundation was incorporated by an Act of the New York State Legislature in 1930. The Foundation now operates as a 501(c)(3) entity under the provisions of the New York State Not-for-Profit Corporation law, under authority of special legislation enacted in 2000 as a result of the good efforts of our then Assemblywoman, Audrey Hochberg, and our State Senator, Suzi Oppenheimer.
Over the years, the Foundation has extended the breadth of its giving. Financial aid is available to children attending the Scarsdale Recreation Department summer day camp. Need-based college scholarships are available to students entering their sophomore, junior, and senior years of college who were graduates of Scarsdale High School or resided in Scarsdale during their high school years. The Foundation also makes specific grants for civic purposes, including significant recent grants to the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Scarsdale-Edgemont Family Counseling Service.
The Foundation also administers a number
of educational assistance funds (see Funds We Administer).
These include the Casey Ferrone Memorial Fund, the Kathy Froelich Memorial
Fund, the Delany Fund, the Corbin Scholarship Fund, the Dartmouth Fund,
and the Harvard Book Award; and several community service funds, including
the Frank J. and Ruth P. Galvin Fund, the Scarsdale School Personnel
and Family Assistance Fund, and the Billy Safian Humanitarian Fund.
Thanks to the generosity of Scarsdale residents
past and present, the assets of the Foundation have grown in recent
years to approximately $2.1 million at the end of FY 2015-2016. In 2016, the
Scarsdale Foundation awarded $118,000 in scholarship monies for the
2016-2017 school year.
To contact us, please write to the Scarsdale
Foundation, P.O. Box 542, Scarsdale, NY 10583 or you may contact President
Emily Sherwood at firstname.lastname@example.org