We hope each Abilities First Newsletter provides you with more insight to the mission of Abilities First and all those involved in our Abilities First community.
Individual Spotlight
YOU Helped Give Jaime A Future
After many years of advocating and searching for a school to support the intensive needs of her son, Jaime, Gabby was feeling desperate and thought she had exhausted all available opportunities in the region. At one clinical pre-admission evaluation of Jaime, she had been told there was likely no school or program in New York State which would be able to support Jaime’s needs, nor one that would likely accept him into its program. And then Gabby was referred to the Abilities First School in LaGrange.

"As a parent, I couldn’t be more grateful that a school like this exists for children and families who need them, when I felt no hope existed,” Gabby said.

Community Support
Community News
In The Know
What is the Foundation for Abilities First NY (FAFNY)?
Founded in 2018, the mission of the Foundation for Abilities First NY (FAFNY) was established to garner the financial resources necessary to meet the programmatic interests and to assure the sustainability of the mission of Abilities First, Inc. 

FAFNY will establish a stable commitment of philanthropic support to assure the programs, services, and quality of life opportunities remain strong and available, as well as ensure the organization’s fiscal resiliency during unexpected changes. FAFNY is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization from Abilities First, Inc. 

Gifts can be made at all levels of contribution, and through planned giving, bequests, stock, and real estate. To make an online gift to the mission of Abilities First go to www.abilitiesfirstny.org/donate. For additional information on sponsorships, events, volunteering, hosting a fundraiser, or making a gift, contact Melissa McCoy, melissamccoy@abilitiesfirstny.org at 845.485.9803 ext. 1223.

Joshua Mackey, President | Theodore Prenting, Vice President | DeForest Howland, Treasurer | Amy L. Bombardieri | Craig Irwin | Renee Giordano MacDonald | Anthony Morando, Esq. | Michael Pine | Pete Setaro

Save the Date | 2021
JULY 26, 2021
We are looking ahead to a great day of golf and tennis at one of the country’s oldest private clubs and to reconnecting with community and business leaders while making a lasting impact to the Abilities First mission. From the moment you arrive, golfers, tennis players, and sponsors will experience an outing that is clearly a one-of-a-kind experience. Enjoy an array of course specialties including food and beverage samplings, cigars, silent auction and more.
NEW THIS YEAR: Our Classic is getting even more exciting with the addition of tennis!
Secure your participation with branding benefits via a sponsorship today! teresawalsh@abilitiesfirstny.org | 845.485.9803 ext. 9394
NOTE: Non-sponsorship foursomes and individual golfer spots will open on June 26th.
Take a look at some of the fun memories from our 2020 Golf Classic!
Resources for Parents
This little spot is here to give us tips about online learning!
eNinja: Read aloud about the expectations of virtual learning
Coping with separation anxiety and loneliness
Here and Now: A story about mindfulness
Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure
Support the Foundation for Abilities First NY
The mission of the Foundation for Abilities First NY is to serve as the philanthropic arm of AFI by garnering the relationships and financial resources necessary to perpetuate the goals of the mission of Abilities First, Inc.