Cherry Grove Community Association, Inc. is the community's only organization devoted to serving the needs of a visiting public and a membership comprised of property owners, seasonal renters and businesses. Its purpose is to take a leadership role in activities that benefit all residents and businesses of Cherry Grove, as well as to serve as a unifying force for all community-based organizations devoted to meeting the cultural, civic, environmental, commercial and artistic needs of Cherry Grove.
CGCAI was incorporated in 2001 as a not-for-profit membership corporation under New York State law and as a 501(c)(3) Federal tax-exempt, charity by the Internal Revenue Service. CGCAI owns and is responsible for the administration and maintenance of one property for charitable use by the community: the Community House, which is used seasonally by Arts Project of Cherry Grove (APCG), a 501(c)(3) organization. You can see the CGCAI By-Laws here.
CGCAI & CGPOA
Unlike other Fire Island communities, CGCAI and the Cherry Grove Property Owners Association (CGPOA) are separate organizations and work on separate activities within the community. As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization CGCAI can apply for and secure grants of public funds for improvements in the community such as dock maintenance and capital improvements on our two properties. CGCAI also works on shared community issues for the benefit of all community residents, such as ferry service, beautification, noise ordinances, zoning issues, boardwalk maintenance, police protection, beach clean-up, building and other permits, as well as other functions. CGPOA, a 501(c)(4) organization, manages the community's interactions and relationships with elected officials and others in local government, including holding fundraising events. For more info, please contact us.
Officers & Directors
Diane Romano, President
Joyce Yaeger, Vice President
Tina Salandra, Treasurer
Toni Cesta, Secretary