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Helping Hawthorne Grow



The mission of Hawthorne Foundation Development Corporation (HFDC) is to solicit, administer, donate and spend funds to support Hawthorne Foundation Inc. The proceeds of all fundraising activities benefit Hawthorne Foundation Inc.

Hawthorne Foundation Development Corporation was formed for the specific purpose of providing funds for the supplemental needs of the students and adults who benefit from the services provided by Hawthorne Foundation Inc.

Hawthorne Foundation Development Corporation develops fund raising programs to help the children and adults who benefit from the programs offered by Hawthorne Foundation Inc. Children and adults are admitted to the programs of Hawthorne Foundation Inc. based on being challenged by autism, serious behavior disorders and developmental disabilities and as such these individuals and their families benefit from the services of Hawthorne Foundation Development Corporation.


Eileen Bisordi

Executive Director, HFDC


5 Bradhurst Avenue

Hawthorne, New York 10532

(914) 592-8526 x3002


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Eileen Bisordi

Helping Hawthorne Grow

Hawthorne Foundation Development Corporation was formed with the intent of assisting Hawthorne Foundation Inc. by developing and implementing plans to provide funds to supplement HFI needs, from capital to donations to program needs.


In many instances the necessity for supplemental funding is required for program expansion and development.  In others, the need is for capital expansion, such as our recently completed swimming pool and pool house at our Westchester campus, and the opening and outfitting of the new High School we opened in September 2018 in Manhattan.  Projects also embarked upon are related to the support of new programs such as the great need for uncertified housing or to supports for improvements that cannot be funded in total by state or other governmental funding sources.

It is also important to note that while we receive funds from various sources donations and grants are often restricted by donors in the use of funds.


General donations are most welcomed to assist staff in utilizing funds for much needed special development projects such as Technology Development, expanded wifi,  computers, iPads and Smart Boards.

Our staff are most generous with donating their time by conducting small events that give them the extra financial resources available for special purposes. Activities for raising supplemental funds are very helpful to our organization.

Special Events for HFDC have included:

  1. Annual fundraisers at places such as Circle in the Square, Russian Tea Room, Tavern on the Green, Chelsea Piers, Boat Cruises around Manhattan Island, Yale Club, Copacabana, to name a few.

  2. Carnivals at the Westchester Campus

  3. Annual online events benefitting technology  and Housing Navigation

  4. Yearbook page donations supported by families and business supporters

  5. Daryl Bleich Annual Holiday Toy Drive

  6. Golf Outings

  7. Met Autism Games

  8. Apparel Sales

  9. Memorial Contributions  


Many Organizations and individuals  in our community generously support the work of Hawthorne Foundation Inc.


Our recently successful Capital Campaign raised more than $585,000 to build a new swimming pool at our Westchester Campus for instructional and recreational use and was completed in 2018. This campaign included donations from individuals, community organizations, parents and friends. In 2019 we have received a generous donation from a benefactor that has provided funds to enable us to conduct swimming lessons for students during our summer program as well as swimming lessons for our Pre-K students and a Saturday free swim program. Adult Swimming will also be available through this program in August.


Please support our HELP HAWTHORNE GROW development efforts. If you have a great idea and wish to lend a helping hand we would love to hear your plans.


The families and individuals we serve will benefit from your support.







Board of Directors 

Jacqueline Ceonzo   - President

John D. Shaw – Vice President and Treasurer

Nancy Whalen – Secretary

Todd P. Hershman - Board Member 


Executive Director

Eileen Bisordi, M.Ed.,  MA, SBL, SDA, SAS


Indu Bidichandani, MBA

Advisory Board

Sheahara Jansz

Edith Klein, ACSW

Ernest Manigo Jr., MBA

Gail Nachimson, M.S.Ed.




Hawthorne Foundation Development Corp. is a section 501(c)3 organization

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