ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Lauren Agunzo

Nawrocki, Smith CPA &

Business Consultants 

Laura Cook

 

Jessica Dempsey

Cruise Planners

 

Tom Fitzgerald

 

Christine Fortier

Maureen’s Kitchen

 

Heather Gabrell

Tower Flowers

 

Susan Hart

Hart & Company Salon

Sherry Holtje

 

Kenny Indovino

Julie Indovino

Smithtown High School West

 

Carol Kiernan

Executive Board Secretary

Loraine Krafft

The Watermill Caterers

Jeanne Minarik

Smithtown Central Schools

 

Bridget Montesanto

Tower Flowers
 

Jaclyn Morrell

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

 

Brian Noble

Noble Nerds

 

Joe & Jessica Ondrush

Island Woodworking

 

Kristy Pagliari

Founding Member

 

Matt Pagliari

Hidden Pond Day Camp at The Rinx

Linda Rose

Trish Rivers

 

Sandra Scanni 

NY Life

 

Nancy Vallarella

Chef Noko, What's Cookin' Smithtown

Cara Vercellone

TD Bank

Past President, Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise

 

Ireen Westrack

Smithtown Central Schools

Helena Yanke

Smithtown Fire Department

WHO WE ARE

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

The Smithtown Children’s Foundation is a NY State not for profit, 501c3, 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 are all Smithtown residents with children who attend Smithtown schools. Two 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 including our golf outing, dinner/dance, holiday breakfast & 4K run/walk. 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! We have Tristin’s Wish, Smi1es4S3an, Silent Night and we are now starting a chapter in another town!

FOUNDERS

Christina Carnemolla

Christine Fitzgerald

Kristy Pagliari

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Christine Fitzgerald, Executive Director

Colana Sports Group, Inc.

 

Christina Carnemolla

New Image Gymnastics

 

Krissy Lonetto

Smithtown Central School District

 
 

BFF of the Foundation

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Colana Sports Group

Edward A Prete Foundation

First USA, David MacMillan

In the Mood DJ

Maureen's Kitchen

Mercedes Benz of Smithtown

Nawrocki Smith LLC

New York Life- Sandra Scanni

Noble Nerds

Professional Group Plans

The Rinx Hidden Pond Day Camp

Smithtown Central School District

Smithtown Booster Club

Smithtown Fire Department

Smithtown Industry Association Board

Smithtown Kickers

Smithtown Teachers’ Association

Smithtown Youth Bureau

Social Concrete

Sunrise Rotary Club

The Smithtown News

Titan Motor Group

Vehicle Tracking Solutions

Foundation Well Wisher

Musicology

New Beginnings LI

Superior Food Products

The Branch Funeral Home

Touch of Class Car Wash
Tutor Time of Nesconset

WineUDesign

 

Community Elite Sponsor

Nissequogue Living

Marty Lyons Foundation

Reesspechtlife

Sachem Dental

Smithtown Matters

Smithtown Acupuncture & Wellness

The Sports Arena

State Farm – Jennifer Singer O’Brien

St James Nesconset Football

 

Community Sponsor

Crazy Crepe Café

Dance N Things
Ivy League School & Day Camp
JD Travel Planning

Smithtown St James Little League

The Law Offices of Carl Maltese

Yogurtini-Smithtown

 

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?  

FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION

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PO Box 799

Nesconset, NY 11767

516-835-1219

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The Branch Brook Children's Foundation is a non-profit charitable tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
The Branch Brook Children's Foundation IRS 501c3 Approval Letter is available. Click Here
Our IRS Form 990 is available upon request.