CHAPPAQUA CARES

Chappaqua Cares mission is to connect local philanthropic organizations with residents in the community who want to help with fundraising, donation drives and by volunteering. Our goal is to broaden awareness for our neighbors in need and facilitate successful interaction between the community and these organizations.

OUR FOUNDERS

DAWN GREENBERG

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Dawn lives in Chappaqua, NY with her husband Paul and their two children, Jackson and Ben, and their mini schnauzer, guinea pig and tortoise. They have lived in New Castle since 2000 and in Chappaqua since 2006. Dawn graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism.

Dawn worked for United Feature Syndicate/Scripps Howard, marketing Garfield, Peanuts and many other cartoon characters to worldwide markets. She followed this by ten years at Warner Bros. where she sold translation rights for DC Comics including Batman, Superman and MAD Magazine.

In 2011she opened the fair trade boutique Aurora in Chappaqua, NY. During this time, she and her friends founded the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival which is now in its fourth year. The festival features 95 children's book authors and draws 5,000+ visitors to downtown Chappaqua.

In 2014, Dawn founded Chappaqua Shares, Chappaqua Cares with Jessica Reinmann and is constantly humbled by our town's generosity as well as energized and determined to make a difference for as many local people in need as possible.

 

JESSICA REINMANN

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Jessica lives in Chappaqua, NY with her husband Adam, their two children: Molly and Zack, their dogs,Murray and Toby, and their two cats, Sami and Cooper. Jessica graduated from Binghamton University in 1997 with a degree in political science and went on to earn a JD from Cardozo Law School.

Jessica worked briefly as a real estate attorney in NYC before transitioning over to the administrative side of law firm management. For over 12 years, she worked for a number of development and management advisory capacities.

In 2010, Jessica and two friends started The Great Chappaqua Bake Sale (GCBS) to benefit Share Our Strength's "No Kid Hungry" campaign. In just five years, the GCBS went from a single table bake sale to a large community event, raising over $25,000 annually.

Working with Share Our Strength on the GCBS, Jessica learned so much about hunger in the U.S. and was moved to do more for her local community. In September 2014, Jessica left the law firm world and started Chappaqua Cares with Dawn Greenberg. She has never been happier.


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Chappaqua Cares is a 501(C)(3) organization as defined by the tax code of the United States.
ALL donations made directly to Chappaqua Cares are tax deductible.
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