The Foundation

Foundation Board of Directors

Rudolf Laager


As an entrepreneur, Ruedi Laager formed Lukada International LLC in 2002 before acquiring a medical nutrition company manufacturing shaped purees geared at people with swallowing disabilities in the hospital and nursing home market. He then sold the company to the Hormel Corporation several years later. Today Lukada LLC is engaged with non-profit organization management andRead More

Nancy Patota

Executive Director

Nancy Patota, Executive Director of The Arc Westchester Foundation, directs and coordinates fundraising and development to support The Arc Westchester programs. The Foundation, established in 2002, drives charitable giving through individual membership, special events, and corporate and foundation funding to help bridge the gap between what it costs to provide exceptional services and what isRead More

The Arc Westchester Foundation Board of Directors


Rudolf Laager, President

John J. Corgan, Esq. Treasurer/Secretary



Jonathan Ferguson

Elaine Masket, Esq.

Steven Masket, Esq.

Laura Scherr Saggese

Nikol Thompson

David Walker

Lawrence M. Waterhouse III



Katharine W. Conroy, Esq.

William V. Healey, Esq.

Lawrence McNaughton

Susan Walker (deceased)



Todd Bazzini, Director of Volunteer Services and Fund Development

Elyse Fowler, Director of Individual Giving

Fran Higgins, Assistant Executive Director/Director of Development

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