The Greater Patchogue Foundation functions on the tireless efforts of our volunteers who serve on our committees. We are inspired by the organizations and individuals that come together to work collaboratively to build a thriving and caring community. Contact us to lend your time, expertise and knowledge for a better Greater Patchogue.
CHAIRPERSON: Paula Murphy, Patchogue Garden Club
For over 40 years, the Beautification Committee has devoted itself to promoting awareness and encouraging participation of beautification projects in the Greater Patchogue communities. The committee is responsible for the design and implementation of seasonal plantings, memorial archways and benches and the popular annual Eloise Staudinger Beautification Fundraiser which helps to raise awareness and funds for the committee to continue its efforts to beautify the Greater Patchogue area. The Beautification Committee is seeking the support and cooperation of individuals and groups to help make Patchogue beautiful.
Friends of Lakeview Cemetery
Chair: Ralph Wright
Vice Chair: Arlene Guzman Capobianco
Financial secretary: Tom Ferb
Recording secretary: Paula Murphy
Friends of Lakeview Cemeteries is a group of volunteers with the mission “to restore, improve and preserve the historic cemeteries located on West Main Street in the Village of Patchogue.“
This Foundation committee seeks to:
• Maintain the cemetery grounds in a park like setting as an integral part of Patchogue Village with respect for the historic and cultural importance of those interred.
• Develop financial resources and community support for the continuing improvement and care of the grounds and the preservation and restoration of the headstones.
• Encourage appreciation and respect for the Cemetery’s history by providing a community resource for historic, educational, and cultural activities
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Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD)
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 Keegan, Keegan & Keegan, Ross & Rosner
The aim of the Cultural Heritage Committee is to coordinate, promote and support community cultural events. Focusing on art and culture in Patchogue, this group includes several subcommittees that organize parades and festivals that celebrate our diverse community. These cultural events are essential in providing education and cultural experiences for residents and visitors to our community.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This fun committee is responsible for determining the next Grand Marshal, organizing the annual Grand Marshal Passing of the Sash event, assisting in the coordination of the “May the Road Rise to Meet Ye” 5K Run, organizing the highly popular St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Main Street in Downtown Patchogue and promoting the local Wit and Wisdom booster.
Patchogue Italian Feast of Saint Liberata
For over 50 years, this committee has brought the Feast of Saint Liberata to downtown Patchogue drawing crowds to Main Street to celebrate Italian ancestry with a family-friendly “San Gennaro” style feast including music, food and more. The committee determines the next honoree and is responsible for the coordination and promotion of the event and program.
Patchoguge-Medford Senior Prom
Pat-Med’s Class of 2021 was robbed of so much due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but plans for an epic, one-of-a-kind Senior Prom on Main Street in Patchogue are thankfully taking shape for June 21.
Yet the students need our help.
Throwing a prom in a public space comes with additional estimated costs that will far exceed ticket sales. This includes a professional security detail that will amount to about $2,500, as well as exterior lighting, another $3,000. Then there are the families in need of assistance for tickets, attire, hair and nails ($3,300 total).
Local news organization GreaterPatchogue.com, along with the Greater Patchogue Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, have teamed up to help coordinate these fundraising efforts. The total estimated amount needed is $8,800 but we’ve set our goal at $10,000 to help ensure everything is covered. So let’s rally for these kids, for at least one special night to remember.
CHAIRPERSON: Danielle Paisley, 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.
HEALTH & WELLNESS COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON: Brianna Salvia, Breezy Chiropractic
The Health & Wellness Committee is organized to promote a healthy sustainable community. They provide activities and events designed to emphasize a holistic approach to lifestyles & community building.
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.