Andrus Family Programs

In addition to the Foundation’s grantmaking, the Andrus family has long been involved in other community philanthropic endeavors:

Andrus Family Fund

The Andrus Family Fund seeks to foster just and sustainable change in the United States by supporting organizations that advance social justice and improve outcomes for vulnerable youth.

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Andrus Family Philanthropy Program

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. Led by AFF 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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Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation

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.

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John E. Andrus Memorial

The John E. Andrus Memorial —also known as Andrus-On-Hudson—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.

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Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial

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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