The Education Foundation for Suffolk County Extension was established in 2011 as a 501(c)(3) charity to raise and manage funds to support the educational and research programs of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. These initiatives are dedicated to strengthening families and communities, protecting and enhancing the environment, fostering economic development and promoting sustainable agriculture.
By funding these programs, the Education Foundation helps disseminate fact-based knowledge that promotes excellence and empowers every individual, family and business to benefit our communities at large.
The Foundation supports all CCE Suffolk initiatives, including those of the four primary program areas:
Family Health and Wellness
4-H Youth Development
Board of Directors
Principal, LaMay Tree Service
Retired, Non Profit Executive
Martha E. Vail
Certified Public Accountant
Principal, Apple Honda
Retired, Former Principal, Bell’s Garden Center
Proprietor, Case’s Place
Director, Town of Smithtown School Age Child Care Program
Principal, The Plant Station
Richard J. Rudden
Managing Partner, Target Rock Advisors, LLC
Charles F. Scheer, Jr.
Consultant, Horticultural Services
Jack Van de Wetering
Principal, Ivy Acres, Inc.
Vito A. Minei, Ex Officio
Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County