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 Committee
CHAIRPERSON: Rev. Ralph Wright, E & R Tax Services
The Cemetery Restoration Committee (CRC) is a group of volunteers dedicated to the ongoing preservation and restoration of the historic cemeteries located on the corner of West Main Street and Waverly Avenue in the Village of Patchogue. These cemeteries include the Lakeview, Rice, Old Episcopal, Union, and Gerard Cemetery. Its mission is to promote the history and the natural beauty of the cemeteries and to provide new landscape as well as architectural features for the benefit of the descendants of those who rest in these cemeteries, the residents and the visitors to Patchogue for generations to come.
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.
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.