Parents of the “Man in the Red Bandana” to be Honored at Annual “Night of MAGIC”

Jeff and Alison Crowther, parents of the "Man in the Red Bandana"

The YMCA will conduct its Night of MAGIC Dinner Dance on Friday, December 2 at the Nyack Seaport to honor outstanding citizens and raise funds for its youth programs. The honorees will be Jeff and Alison Crowther of Upper Nyack who are making a genuine impact on children through The Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust and their community service.

The Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust was established in September 2001 by the Crowther family to honor and keep their son’s memory alive through good works benefitting young people. Welles Crowther is remembered as an excellent scholar-athlete at Nyack High School and Boston College, and as the “Man in the Red Bandana” who gave his life to save many on September 11, 2001.
Their trust recognizes and awards academic and athletic excellence in young men and women who serve their communities. The trust supports other not-for-profit organizations that benefit young people through annual gifts. “The YMCA is proud to recognize the Crowther Family for their generous support of the YMCA and other organizations and their exemplary service to our community,” commented Chuck Maze, YMCA CEO.
Jeff Crowther, senior vice president of Hudson Valley Bank, uses his expertise to help his community and serves as treasurer and chaplain of the Empire Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, a board member of the Rockland Community Foundation and the Architectural Review Board of for the Village of Upper Nyack. Alison Crowther, real estate salesperson with Sanders Properties/Christie’s International Real Estate is also active as a community volunteer contributing to many organizations including the Rockland Symphony Orchestra, North Jersey Symphony and is President of the Junior League of Westchester on the Hudson Sustainers.
Mr. and Mrs. Crowther, together with their daughters Paige Crowther and Honor Fagan have provided leadership to their foundation, which has had a large impact on the Rockland community as well as with students and young people in other communities around the world.
The Night of MAGIC will feature music by a band and a full course dinner at The Nyack Seaport. Tickets are $125 per person or $200 per couple and reservations may be made by contacting Beth Bate-DuBoff at the Rockland County YMCA at 845 358-0245.
Proceeds from the Night of MAGIC will benefit the YMCA Youth and Teen Programs, including the YMCA Youth and Government Program, Teen Recreation Nights and Scholarships for After School Programs and Youth Memberships for children of low income families. Julie Prevost chair of the event said “We really appreciate the generosity of our many sponsors, businesses or people in our community who support the work the YMCA is doing for youth development and healthy living.”