Category: Membership

Paul Trujillo, Board Member

A native of Rockland county, Paul started on Wall Street with Goldman Sachs. He was a fully licensed International Private Banker who worked in Wealth Management with blue chip banks such as Deutsche Bank and Citibank. During his career, he travelled extensively to Latin America and Europe developing relationships and closing business. Paul received a STEP certification for Trust and Estate Planning and has a finance degree from Fordham University where he graduated with honors/ National Dean’s List.

On an equally important note, Paul had the pleasure of being a Big Brother for Big Brother Big Sisters. His little is now a father himself. He also had the distinction of serving on active committees for Special Olympics of South Florida, Finance Committee for Jewish Community Services & The Greater Miami Jewish Federation (as well as serving Mitzvahs). In association with his parish, Paul helped coordinate a Steinway Concert Series for fundraising in Coconut Grove where he previously lived. He is currently working at M&T Bank in Piermont near his home.

Welcome New Board Members

We’re very proud to have recently welcomed three new Board members to the KRB family – Jennifer McCracken, Samuel Schaeffer and Paul Trujillo.  They are ready to support and promote the work of KRB far and wide!

Paul Trujillo recently showed the KRB colors atop Machu Picchu!!

Fall Membership Drive

Be A Part of the Solution: Membership with Keep Rockland Beautiful

Our membership drive is taking place just in time for the holiday season. Treat yourself to the magnificent gift of membership while supporting Keep Rockland Beautiful’s operating costs & receive a membership card offering you a variety of benefits & insider deals throughout the Rockland.  

Your membership supports county-wide school-based educational programs & volunteer cleanups in your community.  

In addition to receiving discounts at various participating local businesses, like Back to Earth & New City Bowl, You’ll also receive a car magnet to proudly display your involvement with Keep Rockland

Beautiful, a packet of organic seeds from Hudson Valley Seed Co, & access to exciting get-togethers like our Annual Meeting, Great American Cleanup Wrap-Up Party, special mixers, meet-n’-greets, & more!  

Contribute to a caring, green organization working to improve Rockland’s communities & better the local environment.  Already a member? Surprise your family, friends, or neighbors with a green holiday gift & sign them up today!  

Business & Non-Profit Members also receive a free listing on our Green Business Directory!  An extraordinary opportunity to effectively market your company’s community-minded attitude, & eco-conscious practices, your listing will be visible to thousands of volunteers, members, & supporters who make up the Keep Rockland Beautiful network.  Lunch & Learns, team-building activities, & corporate stewardship events are all made possible through membership with Keep Rockland Beautiful!

For more info on membership levels & benefits, visit Membership Central.  

Gala Success for KRB, Supporters & Honorees

Friday, Nov. 2, Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Annual Awards Gala took place at HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center.  Silent Auctions, Raffles, Awards, and – a casino?

Yes, you read correctly – a casino!  All in attendance were able to try their luck at Black Jack, Craps, & Roulette tables, trying their luck to win items ranging from elegant artwork to unforgettable experiences throughout Rockland, the Hudson Valley, New York State and beyond.  

Beyond the casino, attendees were able to purchase raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items.  

Maria Luisa, Owner of Maria Luisa Boutique in Nyack, left having won a cruise along the Hudson with Nyack Boat Charter.  Jonathan Kupperman, Vice President of Global Development at PDI, excitedly took home a week-long stay in Killington, VT, and an additional three-night stay in the Jersey Shore town of Bay Head, NJ.  

Bill Madden, Director of External Affairs at SUEZ, accepted the Business Partner Award on behalf of the water company.  The company was honored to be recognized and enjoyed the night. Madden said, “The entire SUEZ team thought the event’s format was innovative and fun – we had a wonderful time at the Gala!  We’re happy to partner with and support such a meaningful organization.”

In addition to the Business Partner Award, GARNER Historic District was honored with Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Beautification Award; Katie Welsh, Confidential Assistant to the Mayor of West Haverstraw, received the Cleanup Leader Award, and Jacob Tanenbaum, Teacher at Cottage Lane Elementary School, graciously accepted the Education Award.  

Sonia Cairo, Keep Rockland Beautiful Executive Director, commended the honorees’ dedication to environmental education, conservation, and keeping local streets and streams litter-free while preserving our natural and historic resources.  

The Annual Awards Gala is an event to look forward to every year – a classic recognition for those working to improve our local environment and celebrate green initiatives throughout the county that Keep Rockland Beautiful!  

Summer Special for Business Members

Become a Business Member and receive a free lunch & learn!

Let Keep Rockland Beautiful help you create a more sustainable and socially responsible business!

Keep Rockland Beautiful will provide a FREE lunch & learn workshop for any company that signs up to become a Business Member by August 1st.

In a Keep Rockland Beautiful lunch & learn, we’ll come to you to provide a fascinating glimpse into Rockland’s unique local environment.  We’ll help your employees take simple steps to protect our natural resources. Together, we can create more sustainable communities at work and at home!

But that’s not all…

Business Members are added to our cleaner, greener directory to help connect thousands of volunteers, members, and supporters with your goods and services.  You’ll also receive FREE access to our Rockland Underground Tours for the entire staff, and a special logo for your marketing & communication strategies!

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