The Caumsett Foundation

Dedicated To The Preservation Of Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve




Chairperson’s Message: Tom Calabrese


My love of Caumsett State Historic Park led to my involvement in the Caumsett Foundation.  Spending time in the park, usually twice a week, I recognized it as a rare treasure on Long Island.  I became committed to its preservation and protection, especially in light of encroaching development in our surrounding areas.  It is my goal to revitalize the park for increasing numbers of visitors to enjoy while also ensuring that it remains a place of beauty for generations to come.  

                 Fortunately, I have the help of a talented and cohesive board, an energetic and dedicated park manager, and supportive and knowledgeable state administrators.  I especially want to acknowledge the incredible leadership of our past chairperson, Lynn Gundersen, who has given so much time and love to Caumsett.  She will continue to be a major force in helping to ensure the future preservation of the park.

                 I hope you will read about our many accomplishments on our web-site, especially the over $1 million we raised last year from benefits, memberships and grants.  As our partnership with the state strengthens, you will be seeing more improvements in the park.  We look forward to working with newly elected officials, including Commissioner Carol Ash, to ensure that this partnership continues to flourish.  We also need your support so that the Caumsett Foundation can accomplish the many daunting tasks that lie ahead.  Just by visiting the park and taking in its many diverse environments, I know you will share my commitment to this unique gem right in our own backyard.


Thank You to Our Benefit Sponsors


Gold Patrons

Niki and Joe Gregory

Ann Eden Woodward Foundation

Silver Patrons

Orion Consultants

The Stebbins Fund


Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

Carol and Jim Swiggett


A & E Television Networks

Adele and Robert Balemian

Pien and Hans Bosch

Trudy and Tom Calabrese

Abby Field

Nancy and Bob Gay

Bowen and John Miller

The Orczyk Family

The Roslyn Savings Foundation


Lynn and Frank Gundersen

Liz and Anthony Piazza


Janet and John Barone

Castello Banfi

Claire and Raymond Costa

Kathryn and Jack DiMaio

Farrell Fritz

The First National Bank of Long Island

Margy and Skip Hargraves

Kirsten and Steven Heinemann

Debi and Robert Hussey

The Iovino Family

Gail and Bill Johnson

Kean Development and Kean Williams Giambertone

Andrea B. and Peter D. Klein

Richard Monti and Family

Oppenheimer and Company

Lisa and Peter Schiff

Herb L. Smith III

Susie and Stanley Trotman

Robin and Paul Vermylen

Lisa and Robert Walford

 Home     About Us     Membership    Park Programs     Annual Benefit     Park Tours     History     Gift Shop     Volunteer     Contact Us  

 Home     About Us     Membership    Park Programs     Annual Benefit     Park Tours     History     Gift Shop     Volunteer     Contact Us