(CEF) President Mike Aglialoro and his wife, Mercedes, have offered to match dollar for dollar the amounts raised at the organization’s upcoming and events and Rockland Boulders game.
“Beyond thrilled,” is how Superintendent Margaret Keller-Cogan described her reaction to Aglialoro’s offer. “I can’t get over how focused he is on doing good things for others.”
The West Nyack resident, whose wife is a teacher at Link Elementary School and whose two children attend Strawtown Elementary School, has been a member of the foundation for five years. There are 10 members with different careers and backgrounds and one strong interest in common.
“They are good people who just want to do good things for kids,” said Keller-Cogan.
Several CEF events are held each school year. In September, Aglialoro hosted an annual fall function at his home that raised approximately $11,000. The next event takes place on Friday, January 6 at Wee Play in Nanuet. Young children can enjoy Wee Play’s indoor playground from 6 to 9 p.m. while parents relax and watch them. Entry costs $10 per child and adults are free.
The annual Chili Festival scheduled for Saturday, March 31 will start at 6 p.m. at Felix Festa Middle School. The family evening out comes with endless food, desserts, and games in the gym for children plus a silent auction of popular electronics. The Rockland Boulders Family Night Out on Saturday, June 9 features reasonably priced tickets for a baseball game.
Aglialoro is a hedge fund manager and limited partner of the Rockland Boulders. CEF Vice President Dorie McMaster is a property owner and real estate developer in Clarkstown.
In June, Aglialoro and McMaster presented Clarkstown students and staff with $52,000 worth of technology, scholarships and mini grants.
The Foundation is hoping to more than double that result in the 2011 to 2012 school year.
Aglialoro, who was elected to the CEF Board five years ago, moved from the foundation’s vice president’s role to the presidency after just one year. Donations to the foundation have tripled under his leadership during the past three years.
Aglialoro also serves as a trustee of the Kips Bay Boys/Girls Club and supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County, Meals on Wheels and People to People.