Founded in 2018, the mission of the Foundation for Abilities First NY is 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 501(c)(3) nonprofict organization that provides services to enrich the lives of children and adults in our communities. Our Federal ID number is 83-3116304.

All required state and federal forms, documents and financial statements are available upon request. Please contact 845-485-9805 x 1223.

FAFNY Leadership

Jeffery Fox, Ph.D.

President & Chief Executive Officer

JoAnn Parker, CFRE

Director of Philanthropy

Marcy Handler, MBA

Director of Grants

Jill Rodriquez

Director of Development & External Affairs

Lily Schaub

Development Associate

FAFNY Board Leadership

Joshua Mackey


Partner, Mackey, Butts & Whalen LLP

Pete Setaro

Vice Chair

Principal, Clark Patterson Lee (CPL)

Anthony Morando, Esq.


Partner, Cuddy & Feder LLP

Michael Pine


Managing Partner and Co-Founder, thinkWealth, LLC

Amy L. Bombardieri

Project Engineer, Day and Stokosa Engineering

Christopher Gilbert

Strategic Planning Coordinator, Electric Substation Design, Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Renee MacDonald

Psychotherapist, Private Practice

David Melby

Vice President, Rose & Kiernan, Inc., an NFP company

Foundation for Abilities First NY