A Letter from the Founder
Welcome to the FIFTH annual Hudson Valley Bike Ride!
Many of you will be returning to our Hawthorne Cedar Knolls campus for a fifth
year on July 14th , and some of you may be learning about JBFCS for
the first time. I have served of President of the Board of this great
agency for the past three years, but first started out over twenty years ago,
as a volunteer at one of our programs serving at-risk youth. It has been
an honor and privilege to serve this agency and help support the critically
important work our staff do with people in need. JBFCS acts as a safety
net for some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers among us. We’ve been
doing it for over 110 years---providing mental health services, counseling,
housing, and compassionate care to little pre-school children and aging adults,
and everyone in between.
I decided to start this bike ride event to celebrate the
work of this agency, promote the importance of both mental and physical health,
and raise money at the same time. I could not be more pleased with how
successful the event has been. Last year, our fourth, was a record year
for us---raising nearly $700,000! This year we are excited to branch out
and offer a second ride (on Sunday July 21st) in the Hamptons.
My hope is that we will continue to come together as staff, clients, trustees,
and donors old and new to have fun, reach for a goal and make the world a
I look forward to meeting you on the 14th or 21st
of July and thank you in advance for your efforts to help support this agency I
care so much about.
Founder, JBFCS Hudson Valley Ride