In addition to the Surdna Foundation, the Andrus family has long been involved in other philanthropic endeavors. Here you can find information on those that are closely related to the Surdna Foundation.

 

aff logo smallThe Surdna Foundation’s Board of Directors launched the Andrus Family Fund (AFF) in January 2000 in an effort to engage the more than 400 extended family members between the ages of 25 and 45 in public service and organized philanthropy. While AFF is legally a fund of Surdna, it manages its own grant making program and processes.

 

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The Board of Directors of the Surdna Foundation launched the Andrus Family Philanthropy Program (AFPP) in January, 2000 to engage and involve its larger family, in particular its younger generations, in philanthropy and public service. Led by executive director, Leticia Peguero, the program includes the Andrus Family Fund which was established to provide opportunities for younger family members to learn about and participate in organized philanthropy.

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The Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation was created in 1997 in memory of John E. Andrus and enhances the Andrus family's longstanding commitment to Westchester County, New York. Taking into consideration the family's roots and charitable activities, the Foundation determined that the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation would focus its grantmaking on older people living in Westchester County, with a special interest in the City of Yonkers.

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The John E. Andrus Memorial, also known as Andrus-On-Hudson, is a nursing home community where seniors can enjoy a high quality of life with the security of a continuum of care. Nestled within 26 wooded acres, located high on a hill overlooking the scenic Hudson River in Hastings-On-Hudson, the facility was built in 1953 at the direction of Helen Andrus Benedict, the youngest child of John E. Andrus in her capacity as chair of the Surdna Foundation.

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The Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial – also known as the Andrus Children's Center – is a private non-profit community agency offering prevention, assessment, educational, treatment and research programs that help children and families achieve healthy, stable lives.

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