Emily’s passion over the last ten year has been serving on several non profit boards from the Rockland Community Foundation, United Way of Rockland, Center for Safety and Change, Women Dine For a Cause, Rockland Teacher Center, North Rockland Rotary.   Her dream would be to win the lotto to help so many organizations and non-profits who perform miracles with what little they raise throughout the year in fundraising, donations, and pledges.  If you can donate your time to a nonprofit you have no idea the smile you are placing on the organization.


Love What You Do, Volunteer When You Can…..xoxox


Rockland Community Foundation 


Emily is very proud of the RCF as she recently completed serving ten years on the board.  In nine years, she started as a board member became Secretary, assisted in developing marketing material, on the committee to hire the first development consultant, implementation of several new guidelines and backend procedures at the foundation. After 4 years of Secretary, became the Vice President when she worked with past and the current president preparing her to become President.  As President her goals were to create all new marketing material, new logo, new tag line, new website, find an office for the Foundation.   Task the Advisory board who created the Leadership Circle,  increase of funds and board members.   It truly has been rewarding improving the quality of life in Rockland County by connecting donors to the local causes they care most about.  





United Way of Rockland County

As 2nd vice chair this organization is the best kept secret in Rockland County.  To increase the value and impact of community support and resources through collaborations that advance the common good. United Way of Rockland has helped so many individuals and families with a staff of less than four people.   

Did you know UWRC supports numerous programs that promote self-sufficiency to help people reach their full potential, like the Childcare Tuition Scholarship Program, administered by Childcare Resources of Rockland? By providing subsidies to help families pay for childcare, parent(s) can maintain employment or continue their education. People like Barbara, a single mother, working full-time, would be unable to work without childcare tuition assistance. She would not be able to afford child care on her own. Thanks to this program Barbara is able to work full-time, content in the knowledge that her son is in a safe, caring, learning environment.

Did you know that 36,630 Rockland County households are classified as Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed (ALICE), earning above the poverty level but less than the basic cost of living? People like Joanne, a food pantry client, who does not qualify for federal or state assistance and is finding it difficult to make ends meet. Despite the fact that Joanne and her husband both work, they face challenges providing basic needs for their three young children and turned to their local food pantry for help. Joanne is grateful that the UWRC provides support in the form of grants, volunteers and donations to over 15 food pantries throughout Rockland County. She said the support from UWRC means so much to families like hers, making their daily life a bit more manageable.



Center for Safety & Change

It’s a pleasure to be a board member on such an important cause in Rockland County.   I have seen and heard of many people who have used the services of CSC and I’m truly glad they are offered in Rockland.  

For 40 years, Center for Safety & Change has worked tirelessly with victims, survivors and their family members, offering life-saving and life-changing programs and services to thousands in Rockland and beyond. On October 5, 1979, we opened the doors to our Emergency Shelter and waited for the rotary phone to ring.  The first day, we filled 11 beds and on the second day we filled the remaining four.  Since then, the phones have not stopped ringing.  Today, our shelter remains a safe haven for thousands of children and families.   From Rockland Family Shelter to Center for Safety & Change, our agency has grown into our name, as the only victim-centered non-profit organization in Rockland, offering free and confidential life-changing programs and services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other crimes.




A group of Rockland Women wanted to help the non profits especially the organizations that dealt with women and children. These women joined forces and created WOMEN Dine For A CAUSE. During each event women from all over bring a dish that is share among everyone, entertainment is provided, a non profit is selected and is the key speaker at a fabulous home or venue. Everything is donated for this evening. Proceeds from the events are donated to the selected non-profit organizations that provide services to women, children and families in Rockland County, NY.  

Founding Women Dine for a CAUSE members (left to right):
Rochelle Spooner, Emily Dominguez, Liz Kallen, Paula Davis,
Enid Weishaus and Donna Schmidt.