The mission of the Greater Patchogue Foundation, Inc. is to advance, promote, and improve the charitable, cultural and educational virtues of the Greater Patchogue area. The Greater Patchogue Foundation, Inc. has been at the forefront of the revitalization of Patchogue Village and helped shape the vision for the community.




The Greater Patchogue Foundation, Inc. is staffed by all volunteers. The work they do to preserve the history and support the future of the community is a visible demonstration of commitment to the on-going revitalization of Patchogue. As an umbrella organization for smaller volunteer service organizations, the Greater Patchogue Foundation, Inc. makes it possible for these organizations to receive grants they would not otherwise qualify for.
For more information or to get involved with the Greater Patchogue Foundation, Inc., call 631-207-1000 or contact us via email.

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If you would like to support the Foundation, please mail your check to:
Greater Patchogue Foundation, Inc.
15 North Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772

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Volunteers from the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade pictured with Grand Marshals Peter and Anne Marie Sarich


President James Skidmore
Immediate Past President Jacqueline Hensley, William J. O’Neill Sales Exchange
Vice-President Paula Murphy, Patchogue Garden Club
Vice-President Rabbi Joel Levinson, Temple Beth El
Secretary Marian Russo, Village of Patchogue
Treasurer Ralph Wright, E & R Tax Service
Executive Director David Kennedy, Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

The 2013-2014 Board of Directors for the Greater Patchogue Foundation, Inc.

The 2014-2015 Board of Directors for the Greater Patchogue Foundation, Inc.


The Foundation committees work hard to improve, enhance and/or repair the Greater Patchogue community.
To join one of the Foundation’s committees, please contact us.


CHAIRPERSON: Paula Murphy (Patchogue Garden Club)
For over 40 years, the Beautification Committee has devoted itself to gardening, conservation and beautification of the Greater Patchogue communities. The committee is responsible for planting design and implementation, the memorial bench program and a number of beautification projects for civic improvement. The annual Eloise Staudinger Beautification Fundraiser is the committee’s only fundraiser held every spring. This event helps to raise awareness and funds for the committee to continue its efforts to beautify the Greater Patchogue area.


CHAIRPERSON: Marian Russo (Village of Patchogue)
The Greater Patchogue COAD (Community Organization Active in Disaster) seeks to enhance citizen and community readiness through individual, organizational, faith-based, and business cooperation to support all-hazard preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.



CHAIRPERSON: Thomas J. Keegan (Keegan & Keegan, Ross & Rosner)
The aim of the Cultural Heritage Committee is to plan, coordinate, promote and attend all community cultural events. This Committee coordinates the annual St. Patrick’s Parade, the Passing of the Sash, the “May the Road Rise to Meet Ye” 5K Run and the St. Liberata Italian Festival, to name a few. These cultural events are essential in bringing both residents and visitors to our community.



CHAIRPERSON: Lauren Nichols (Patchogue-Medford Public Library)
The mission of the Grants Committee is to seek and identify funding to provide financial resources that address quality of life issues for all businesses and residents of the Greater Patchogue community. Elected officials and their representatives who play a vital role in providing local, town, county, state and federal funds are also invited to attend these meetings. The Committee maintains an inventory of current grant applications and monitors the progress of each project until it is implemented.


CHAIRPERSON: Karen King (Tall Tree Floral Designs of Patchogue)
The Scholarship Committee evaluates applications and assists in awarding scholarships to the young and aspiring business owners of our community.



Our Theatre Committee produces shows at The Patchogue Theatre for Performing Arts, which includes preparing contracts with the artist and theatre; all backstage preparations, including food and other items required by the contract; and arrangements for the sound and lighting. Members write and send out press releases, mailings, ads, and programs for the show, as well as coordinate and attend the day of the event.



CHAIRPERSON: Mark Miller (Harbor Crab Co.)
The Blessing of the Fleet on the Patchogue River that takes place on the first Sunday in June is an annual tradition. This Committee arranges for the boat and clergy, and does all of the advertisements. It also notifies the restaurants and marinas on the Patchogue River and the Great South Bay.


Our Mission
The Greater Patchogue Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD) seeks to enhance citizen and community readiness through cooperation between individuals, organizations, faith-based institutions, and businesses to support all hazard preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
We believe that the best time to train, prepare and become acquainted with one another is prior to an actual disaster response.
It is our belief that training is a priority of a viable COAD.


About COAD

When disaster strikes, lives, homes, communities, and businesses may be damaged or destroyed. Those affected often need substantial short-term help and long-term support to put their lives back together. Community organizations, working in coordination with governmental first responders, provide vital assistance. The Greater Patchogue organizations come together to form the Greater Patchogue Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD).

COAD itself does not provide services to the community, but rather creates a framework to identify existing resources and allows all organizations to work in tandem. Collaboration and communication ensure that services are not being duplicated, and improve the delivery of services to our residents following a disaster.

COAD Core Values

Cooperation: We need each other. No single member organization has all of the answers for the challenges we may face. Members are treated as partners.

Communication: We maintain beneficial channels for correspondence, listen carefully to members and deal openly with concerns. Sharing information among our member organizations about our resources, capacities, accomplishments, and commitment is essential.

Coordination: We commit ourselves to working together toward our goal of providing the best possible service to those affected by the disaster. Through planning and preparation, we facilitate an enhanced response.

Collaboration: We dedicate ourselves to working together to achieve specific goals. We form partnerships before and during disaster response.

Would you like to join?

Help your community TODAY and in the future …
Join your community partners and come together in times of disaster.
Contact us and pre-register as a volunteer … be someone your community, your neighbors and your friends can depend on.

For more information or to join the COAD, contact us.
Greater Patchogue COAD
15 North Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772



The Greater Patchogue Foundation, Inc. awards a scholarship to a Patchogue-Medford High School Senior each year who proves that he or she has been thoroughly involved in his or her local community.

Patchogue-Medford High School Scholarship Award

Past recipients of the Greater Patchogue Foundation, Inc. scholarship include:

2008: Dominic Ditresso ($1000) and Taylor Maharaj ($1000)
2007: Devalkumar Patel ($1000) and Danielle Rusolino ($1000)
2005: Joseph Pesquiera ($750) and Amy Ventimglia ($750)
2004: Kevin Dymond ($750) and John Manley ($750)
2003: Evelyn Kelly ($500), Jennifer Malenovsky ($1000) and Thomas Palemire ($1000)