Welcome Venture Friends & Family!

In Celebration of Women for Venture 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014
You still have a few days to reserve a spot!

All the ladies are invited to 

December 4, 2014 - 7:30-10:30 pm

Pearl River Hilton, Pearl River, NY 

Tickets only $60 per person

Please join us for an evening of great food, beverages,
unbelievable raffle baskets & the company of the finest women around!
Premiering our ever so delicious “French Martinis”. 

We are walking the Chanel runways in pink and black – Tres Magnifique

Click here to purchase tickets online or call (845) 624-5402

(Reservations for tables of ten are available upon request)

The 2014 Venture Inspiration Award will be presented to:

  • Beth Robinson - Chair of Communication/Media Arts at RCC
    • Anne Byrne - President of the National School Board Association
    • Arlene Thomas-Strand - Rockland Child Resources/Venture Board

Pond Twinning

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Pond of the 200,000 Twinning Project

Since 1997, a pond at Venture Center in Sparkill has served as a reminder that Jews were not alone as the victims of the hatred and inhumanity of the Holocaust. In a moment celebrated by people of all faiths, Camp Venture’s “Memorial Pond of the 200,000” was dedicated to the memory of individuals with developmental and other disabilities who were killed at that time. Today, nearly two decades later, time and harsh weather has left Venture’s pond in need of a face-lift and an upgrade to elevate it as a proper memorial and better meet the needs of the developmentally disabled consumers served by Venture Center.  On October 2, 2014 Camp Venture "twinned" its pond with the Memorial Ash Pond at Auschwitz-Berkenau, where the ashes of murdered Jews still rise to the surface in a symbolic cry across the decades  whenever the pond’s surface is disturbed.

Venture has undertaken a restoration and improvement pond project – creation of a walking path; benches and landscaping to offer settings for meditation; artwork that needs a face-lift after decades of weathering; and the unveiling of a memorial stone matching those at the Auschwitz pond .  We welcome donations large and small from simple gifts of $18 – symbolized by the Hebrew word Chai, or life – to those that carry naming opportunities for portions of the Venture Pond Twinning project.  


Welcome to the Venture Foundation website!

We are extremely inspired by the generosity and friendship of so many people who give their support to the Venture Foundation and the fact that they come from all walks of life.  It would seem that they all share one thing in common, a deep appreciation for the important work done by Camp Venture in caring for Rockland County’s intellectually disabled and mentally challenged population.

Throughout the year generous contributions are received regularly from families and relatives of Venture’s residents, and from those who have their special person in one of Venture’s excellent day programs, or its evening and weekend recreation/ respite programs.  

Moreover, so many individuals in our neighborhoods and communities, our local corporations and businesses, national companies, and family foundations have chosen Venture as their favorite charitable organization and continue to make their annual donations to the Venture Foundation.  Gifts range in size from $10 to $10,000 and much more, so that in return, the Foundation is able to support Camp Venture’s array of vital programs and services.

Almost 100% of our folks here receive Medicare or Medicaid. Unfortunately, government reimbursements are not always adequate in meeting the actual costs of providing the top-notch, quality of care that Venture aspires to provide for our people.  Fortunately, your charitable contributions help offset the shortfalls. They pay for the extras such as running the Summer Camp, the Therapeutic Equestrian Center, our Creative Arts and Recreation programs where the newest in technology and treatment offers enjoyment and enrichment to each person.

While you’re here visiting our website, we hope that what you see will inspire you to give, or if you are already one of our generous givers, to increase you donations to the Foundation however you are able.  

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your loyalty and compassion toward those who need our help.   We appreciate you!   

Yours in Spirit,

The Venture Family

Upcoming Events

In Celebration of Women for Venture
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Of Special Note

USE&G - Venture Partnership Donation match Program
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