About  TSF

OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
James Walsh

Wes Cawley


Gil Silva


Thomas Abbamont


Eileen Hoffman
James Walsh

Jamie Walsh spent thirty years of his career in the commercial and high-end residential construction industry in New York City. After working on some of Manhattans most iconic properties on a myriad of projects, he currently invests, invents and serves in an executive and advisory role for Ajust Lock and Ajustco, both hardware companies specializing in intellectual property products. He is the last member of the Sexauer Family to serve on the Board of Trustees.



Wes Cawley

Wes Cawley spent 43 years as a Financial Services Executive before retiring to Ocala, Fl. He served as a past National Board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, and is an Honorary Lifetime Board member of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, as well as Professional Advisory Board, St. Jude's Research Hospital, and numerous other non profit boards.



Gil Silva

Gil Silva associated with J. A. Sexauer, Inc., a national distributor of maintenance products, for 35 years, 25 as President & CEO. During that time, established a company in Toronto to cover the Canadian market and also acquired a major competitor in the Southeast. During his tenure, company grew more than tenfold with a corresponding increase in overall employment. Was a member of Young Presidents’ Organization, where he held various positions, including Chairman of the Fairchester Chapter. Has remained active as a business consultant and a volunteer assisting small businesses and startups.



Thomas Abbamont

 Thomas J. Abbamont CPA an alumnus of NYU and member of the NYSSCPA's and AICPA, entered Public Accounting in 1953 and is a retired Tax Partner of Milligan, Muller & Company CPA's, currently a Sole Tax Practitioner in White Plains, NY.    Mr. Abbamont joined the Board of Trustees in 1986, is a Past President and currently serves as Vice President and Treasurer.    He has been a Trusted Advisor to the Sexauer Family for over 40+ years.




Eileen Hoffman

Eileen is a retired estates and trusts attorney.  She also headed a New York City nonprofit that provides teams of social workers to New York City grade and middle schools.  Eileen has been a nonprofit board member and has also served as a nonprofit advisor.  Eileen is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the New York University School of Law. 

MISSION STATEMENT
 
Our Mission is to continue the philanthropic legacy of the Sexauer Family through grants for charitable, educational and health-related or religious purposes, with a focus on improving the quality of life for children through support of programs that are directed toward their health, education, development and welfare.