Suicide Awareness Training

Rockland County School Districts Receive $6,000 in funding for Suicide Awareness training

The Brandon W Smith Foundation worked with Rockland BOCES and the Rockland County Mental Health Department  to arrange for suicide awareness training for all local school districts in the county.  The training is provided by the Suicide Prevention Center of NYS https://www.preventsuicideny.org.  


In addition, The Brandon W Smith Foundation is working directly with the Clarkstown Central School District (Brandon's District) to provide direct funding to provide education  to the educators in the school district.  On Tuesday April 16th the Board of Education of Clarkstown Central School District recognized our effort during the board meeting

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What else do we do with our funds?

  • BWSF distributed $8,000 in scholarships to Section 1 bowlers 
  • The December 2018 BSmitty Smackdown tournament awarded $1,000 in Scholarships
  • The March 2018 BSmitty Smackdown tournament awarded $840 in scholarships ($1,290 total prize fund)
  • A $500 donation was made to support Brandon's Brigade in the 2017 Rockland County Out of the Darkness walk
  • A $250 donation was made in Brandon's name to the Rockland County Mental Health 5K
  • BWSF donated $750 to the prize fund for a Junior Gold Tournaments over the course of the last 2 years
  • BWSF made a $300 donation to Volunteer Fireman William McCue
  • Donated $250 to support the Penguin Plunge on March 3rd 2019, two of our board members took the plunge! http://penguinplungeny.com/



The Foundation Staffing and Support

100% Volunteer Organization

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We do not pay any salaries or provide any benefit to our staff, we only do this to honor the memory or Brandon W Smith, gone too soon.

Community Support

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The primary source of funding for our organization comes from the local communities.   The amount of support we have received has been overwhelming.