The Board of Directors launched the Andrus Family Philanthropy Program (AFPP) in January 2000 to engage and involve its larger family, particularly its younger generations, in philanthropy and public service. 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.
The Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation was created in 1997 in memory of John E. Andrus to sustain and enhance the family’s longstanding commitment to Westchester County, New York. The Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation focuses its grantmaking on older communities living in Westchester County, with a specific focus in the City of Yonkers.
Andrus on Hudson —also known as the John E. Andrus Memorial —is a nursing home community where seniors enjoy a high quality of life with the security of a continuum of care. Nestled on 26 wooded acres overlooking the Hudson River, the facility was built in 1953 at the direction of Helen Andrus Benedict, the youngest child of John E. Andrus.
The Andrus Children’s Center – also known as the Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial – is a private non-profit community agency offering prevention, assessment, educational, treatment and research programs that help children and families achieve healthy, stable lives.