IT'S A TINY OASIS IN THE MIDDLE OF A FEROCIOUS STORM OF FEAR, ILLNESS, 

A TOY IS NOT A CURE,

SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DEAL WITH.

AND/OR TRAGEDY THAT A YOUNG CHILD

ABOUT US

The Pirate Toy Fund supplies toys year-round to over 100 agencies that provide aid and comfort to thousands of children in the Greater Rochester region. Headquartered in downtown Rochester, NY and founded in 1995 by local children’s entertainer, Gary the Happy Pirate, the Pirate Toy Fund is the only non-profit organization of its kind in the United States. To date, we have distributed nearly 250,000 toys, and continue to actively pursue new avenues to expand our mission. Gary was inspired to found this endeavor by a special friend, Christie Simonetti.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

​Gary the Happy Pirate
Founder & Executive Director

 

Otto Harnischfeger
Board President

Peter James Tagliente
Board Vice President

Reva Riley
Board Treasurer

 

Board of Directors

Pattie Anthony
Kathy DeCramer
Karen Frederico
Steve Kovacic
Rebecca Leclair

Andrew Myers

Joy Rebstein
Mark Salamone
Dave Simonetti
Lorrie Simonetti

Nicole Simonetti
Kathryn Smith
Susan Sullivan

Igor Zubrzycki