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Lauren Agunzo

Nawrocki, Smith CPA &

Business Consultants 

Sharon Boeri


Laura Cook

Smi1es4S3an Chapter


Jessica Dempsey

Cruise Planners


Tom Fitzgerald


Christine Fortier

Maureen’s Kitchen


Heather Gabrell

Tower Flowers

Holly Tina Glick

Hauppauge Moms

Elite Women of Service


MaryPat Grafstein

Smithtown IAB

Workforce Development Institute of NY

Susan Hart

Hart & Company Salon

Tristin's Wish

Sherry Holtje

Matt Kelly

Carol Kiernan

Executive Board Secretary

Loraine Krafft

The Watermill Caterers

Joanne Lonetto

Jeanne Minarik

Smithtown Central Schools

Bridget Montesanto

Tower Flowers

Jennifer O'Brien

State Farm

SCFH Chapter

Billy Neikam

Hart To Hearts Chapter

Joe & Jessica Ondrush

Silent Night Chapter

Kristy Pagliari

Founding Member


Matt Pagliari

Hidden Pond Day Camp at The Rinx

Kelly Pickow

Julian Raso

Anthony's Hope Chapter

Trish Rivers

Margaret Remhild

Licensed Associate

Real Estate Broker, Douglas Elliman

Linda Rose

Sandra Scanni 

Barnum Financial


Mark Torkelsen

Legends Bar & Grill, Kings Park

Nancy Vallarella

Chef Noko, What's Cookin' Smithtown

Tylar Vigliarolo

Smithtown Industry Advisory Board

Ireen Westrack

Smithtown Central Schools

Helena Yanke

Smithtown Fire Department



The Smithtown Children’s Foundation is a NY State not for profit, 501c3, public charity, 170b, providing financial and emotional support to families residing within the Smithtown School District. This Foundation is independent of the Smithtown School District or any other organization having similar objectives.

The Founders & Executive Board are all Smithtown residents, three with children who attend(ed) Smithtown schools, another is a teacher in the district. Three graduated from Smithtown High Schools and another moved here in 2003 to make a better life with her family. 

We all have prior experience in the business world and have all have/had careers in diverse fields. One is a former VP from Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse investment banks, another an AP Science teacher and school district administrator, and the other has her doctorate in Cardiovascular/Metabolics. We own private businesses and are active in our community as PTA board members, PTA volunteers, Girl Scout leaders. We continue to be heavily involved with our children’s education, sports and music programs.

In addition to the three founders, we are thrilled to have added another Chris to our Executive Board. She grew up in Hauppauge and has been an elementary teacher in the Smithtown School District since 2001.  She also has experience running character building and community service clubs for elementary aged children.  Her family owns a party planning business so she is no stranger to fundraising!

We originally formed in 2008 to help a local kindergartner diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, but as we pooled our resources, we realized that we were building something to help the entire community. Even though Kaylee Ann Rivers has since passed away, her courage inspired us to help others in crisis!

We assist families in crisis in many way. We pay medical bills, overdue household bills, and buy medical equipment that is not covered by insurance. We evaluate each application to find the best way to help. We manage college scholarships for graduating seniors from both of our high schools, many in memory of loved ones lost. We fund an annual Teacher’s Grant for a worthy classroom project that cannot be funded in any other way. We have become a resource for our community’s most needy as we work closely with our school district’s social workers, providing backpacks/school supplies, as well as Thanksgiving gift cards and holiday gifts.

All of which are funded by our signature fundraisers held throughout the year and by the generosity of our supporters. This allows us to be an immediate resource to families in need.  We have ambassadors from within the schools who keep their specific school informed of who we are helping, how we are helping, and what businesses are supporting our efforts to accomplish these goals.

As the word spread of our mission, we had student run clubs and honor societies, as well as the Smithtown Industry Association Board and the Smithtown Teacher Association fundraise for us. We’ve had local businesses & community groups help us; groups such as the Smithtown Youth Bureau, the Sunrise Rotary, and the Elks Lodge. We even work with other charities raising awareness of their worthy missions, such as End Drowning Now, Kings Park in the kNOw, & Reespechtlife. Most exciting of all, we now have chapters so that we can branch out to assist even more people, including Tristin’s Wish, Smi1es4S3an, Silent Night, Anthony's Hope, and we are now starting a chapter in another town!


Christina Carnemolla

Christine Fitzgerald

Kristy Pagliari



Christine Fitzgerald, Executive Director

Colana Sports Group, Inc.


Christina Carnemolla

New Image Gymnastics


Krissy Lonetto

Smithtown Central School District


BFFs of the Foundation

Adelberg & Montalvan Pediatric Dental

Barnum Financial - Sandra Scanni

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Colana Sports Group

Disaster Recovery Services

Energy Fitness

Fives Smithtown Funeral Home

Hart & Company Salon

In the Mood DJ

Jean Boucher Photography

King O'Rourke Auto Group

LaVida Massage

Liberty Moving & Storage

LJO Photography

Maia Salon

Margaret Remhild, Douglas Elliman

Markar Jewelers

Mazelis Landscape


Nawrocki Smith LLC

New Beginnings PreSchool

Professional Group Plans


Sayville Smithtown Running Club

Scotto Brothers

Smithtown Fire Department

Smithtown Industry Association Board

Smithtown Kickers

Smithtown Wellness

Smithtown Acupuncture & Wellness

Social Concrete

Soter Technologies

State Farm – Jennifer Singer O’Brien

Sunrise Rotary Club

The Rinx Hidden Pond Day Camp

Tower Flowers

Touch of Class Car Wash

Vehicle Tracking Solutions

Friends of the Foundation

AC Electrical

Ameriprise Financial, David Levine

Competition Auto

First USA, David MacMillan

Lana Rowe Photography

Lisa Enright, Signature Premier Properties

Miss Lora’s Tots

New Image Gymnastics

Nissequogue Village Living

Norma Dispenza, Daniel Gale


Smithtown Booster Club

Smithtown Central School District

Smithtown Teachers’ Association

Smithtown Youth Bureau

State Farm-Kaitlin Handley

TBR Smithtown

The Lenard Team

The Smithtown News

Theresa Kempf

Community Sponsors

Capital Graphics

Dance Magic Ballroom

Dance N Things

F&M Printing

JD Travel Planning


Marine Specialists

Marty Lyons Foundation

Park Shore Country Day Camp

Raymour & Flanagan - Lake Grove

Sachem Dental

Saint Philip & James Church


Scientific Exterminating

Smithtown Matters

Smithtown St James Little League

Special T Auto Body Inc

St James Nesconset Football

Urban Air

Culinary Partners

Athenian Greek Taverna

Blue Point Brewing Company

BLVD Bagels

Crazy Crepe Café

Duck Donuts-Hauppauge


Elegant Eating

Elks Lodge/Blue Blinds Mansion

Farm to Table by Filomena

Florie’s Finales Grafton Pub

Frozen Occasions

Husk & Vine

Jeco's Deli

Kumo Sushi & Steakhouse

Legends Bar & Grill

Mannino’s Commack

Maria's Mexican

Maureen's Kitchen

Mema's Italian

Murph’s Famous Bloody Marys

O Sole Mio

Osteria Umbra

Pace's Steakhouse

Pietro’s Ralph's Ices of Smithtown

Prato 850

SOBOL-Hauppauge & Ronkonkoma

St James Bagels

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea

The Sexy Salad

The Trattoria

The Watermill Caterers

The Whisk Bakery

Tito’s Vodka

Up in Smoke BBQ

Villa Sorrento

Whisper Vineyards


The SCF is proud to call all of the below companies our friends. Their generosity, continued support and belief in our mission have made us the very best of friends tied together by the same ideals, joining forces to help the local community in times of need. Won’t you consider supporting the businesses that support our cause?  

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