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RCSF is committed to supporting projects that enhance the quality of life in our communities. Please read about a few recent grants that the Foundation proudly awarded.

On October 5th, the Foundation was the premier sponsor of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2019 Light the Night Walk at the College of Staten Island. The 2019 Walk had more than 5,000 attendees, a 43% increase from the 2018 Walk. The Foundation’s support of this annual event helped LLS raise over $174,000, a 10% increase from the previous year. Funds raised at the event assist LLS in its mission of providing vital patient services, advocacy and funding research.

The Richmond County Savings Foundation Atrium is in the College of Staten Island’s new 2M School of Business building. The formerly empty 75,000 square foot building was transformed to include a renovated second floor south wing and a beautiful glass-enclosed atrium entranceway. The construction added ten classrooms and several faculty offices. The RCSF Atrium provides access to the second floor and serves as a welcoming area for students and visitors. The newly renovated building provides improved facilities and opportunities for both students and faculty.

The Foundation’s support to the Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center enabled the organization to create the RCSF Family Hospice Comfort Lounge. As part of a larger renovation to create a hospice unit on Eger’s 8th floor, the new Family Lounge was designed in a way that allows maximum flexibility and offers an environment to express comfort and caring when reaching end-of-life. The Lounge is a place where family members can be close to loved ones when needed most as well as a place where family members can meet with both staff and clergy.
On October 11th, the Foundation hosted the Richmond County Savings Foundation night at the St. George Theatre for a performance by the band America. The sold-out performance offered the community a chance to enjoy a night of feel-good, nostalgic music and wonderful memories. From the opening song, the band’s 1974 hit “Tin Man” to the encore performance of “A Horse With No Name”, audience members enthusiastically sang along throughout the performance, with fan-favorites bringing many to their feet.
Richmond County Savings Foundation is a proud sponsor of the latest installment of Christmas in Richmond Town presented by the Staten Island Historical Society. This grant will support the transformation of Historic Richmond Town into an interactive holiday village where community members can come to enjoy festivities and holiday treats together.
Richmond County Savings Foundation is proud to announce our support for the new home of the Staten Island Museum, a facility which reflects the Staten Island Museum’s commitment to integrating art and design with education and exploration across disciplines. The Museum’s opening will highlight two exciting exhibitions that we are sponsoring: Return of the Mastodon, the Museum’s signature exhibit and From Farm to City, a Legacy Exhibition inspired by the Museum of the City of New York’s 2012 exhibition, From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012.
RCSF initiated a signature Food Pantry Program in response to a marked increase in the need for food at 30 food pantries and soup kitchens in our Staten Island communities. Each quarter, RCSF provides financial support to augment and supplement food supplies Island pantries receive from other sources. This program reaches thousands of residents as we effectively increase the available food supply to meet the need in zip codes across the Island.
RCSF is a proud sponsor of the Queens EDC program at the Corona Pedestrian Plaza which provides maintenance of the transformed plaza into an accessible public space and walkable destination. The plaza is a true open public space with amenities including tables and seating, new trees, planters, lighting, bike racks and public art. The small triangular garden located at the base of the elevated subway station is one of few public spaces in a heavily trafficked area where open space is limited.
RCSF is a longtime supporter of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.Located in the heart of downtown Newark, NJPAC is one of the country’s premiere cultural and performing arts venues. The Foundation’s partnership has funded various programs including the free outdoor summer concert series, the capital endowment campaign, youth arts education initiatives and the children’s art gallery.