Board of Directors
STEPHEN BANG, MEMBER
TONYA BUCKLER, VICE PRESIDENT
J.C. CALDERON, AIA, PRESIDENT
SZE-LING CHAN, MEMBER
ANDREW CLATEMAN, TREASURER
JOHNNY REINHARD, MEMBER
ROBERT SARLLS, SECRETARY5 CLIFF STREET
BEACON, NEW YORK 12508
TELEPHONE: (845) 504-3707
EMAIL: SAVE.OUR.CRS@GMAIL.COM
Advisory Board
ELI ATTIE
SAM BELTRAN, EDM
ANDRE CAMPBELL, MD
BRENDAN GLYNN
CYRILLE HANAPPE, ARCHITECTE
SUSAN HINKLE
ROBERT KAPLAN
SCOTT KAYE, MS, RN-BC
JOHN LITSIOS
GERALD A. MCINTYRE, ESQ.
SEBASTION PUGLIESE, AIA
TINYA SEEGER
NICHOLAS T. SKIPITARIS, MD
KASPER WILLEMOES

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Mission

The mission of the Alumni & Friends of Camp Rising Sun, Inc. organization (also known as “SaveCRS”) is to help ensure the survival of the traditional Camp Rising Sun eight week long summer program for teenage boys and girls at their respective traditional campsites through the meaningful engagement of alumni and supporters. We believe that this goal can only be accomplished through full transparency, fiduciary prudence, and formal recognition of all alumni as full stakeholders in the Louis August Jonas Foundation, Inc. LAJF is the legal body that was entrusted to preserve the vision of the founder, George E. Jonas, who bequeathed the assets that make the camp program possible today. SaveCRS is committed to the preservation of a program that is provided free of charge to campers who, as stated by Mr. Jonas, “have limited or no financial means.” We call for the restoration of the program’s original objectives, as explicitly expressed by Mr. Jonas in his own words and deeds (see the archived document Objectives of Camp Rising Sun in our Supporting Evidence section).

Vision

Our vision is to see the two heritage camp sites in Dutchess County, NY return to the decades long traditional eight week program and continue in perpetuity, supported by a unified and enfranchised alumni body. Through alumni and supporter engagement, direct accountability by the LAJF Directors to the alumni community through direct suffrage, and respectful collaboration between all parties, we are confident the Camp Rising Sun program, campsites, and community can once again become united and self-sustaining.

Values

Our core values are as follows:
1. Preservation of the historical properties and restoration of the founder’s vision, original goals and lost elements of the CRS program
3. Fiduciary responsibility
4. Equal representation for all alumni
5. Organizational transparency and competence
6. Recognition of the value of non-monetary contributions of alumni and friends of CRS to continuing Freddie’s vision.

Financial Analysis

A detailed financial analysis already completed indicates that our Mission and Vision is financially achievable with the appropriate allocation of resources by LAJF and a real commitment to reducing overhead expenses that the current Board of Directors leadership has not permitted. The current and on-going expenditures on year round staff and overhead is not responsible or sustainable.