Shared from the 10/20/2023 Antiques and The Arts Weekly eEdition

NY Children’s Organization, Legislators Honor Auctioneer Pam Stone For Community Work

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — Pamela Stone, founder and president of The Benefit Shop Foundation, Inc. in Mount Kisco, N.Y., has several charitable organizations on her short list of those she most admires for the important work they do in the Mount Kisco community.

Since starting her auction house as a registered nonprofit in 2010, Stone routinely sends checks to a host of area organizations serving the area from the proceeds of her near-weekly auctions. Chief on the list is the Mount Kisco Child Care Center, whose mission is providing top-notch affordable childcare and early education. The center celebrated its 19th annual Feed Me Fresh: An Edible Evening, September 23, at Ivanna Farms with nearly 400 guests in attendance in Mount Kisco. The event raises funds for the center’s scholarship program. That night, the center honored Stone for her longtime support and presented her with a plaque and put together a video display of her discussing the foundation and its mission. During the event, Stone took the opportunity to thank her dedicated staff for their commitment to her mission of giving back to the community but also to shout out the work the center does. In her speech, she thanked the center “for all that they do for the kids, for their families and for the community. We at the auction gallery rely on donations and consignments to our galley that we resell and rehome goods to feed and support our charitable endeavors.”

The celebration continued the next day when Westchester County Legislator Vedat Gashi (District 4) also declared September 24 as Pamela Stone Day with a signed proclamation touting Stone’s charitable work to strengthen the community. A neon announcement of “Pamela Stone Day” also appeared on the electronic billboard sign at Westchester County Center in White Plains. Mount Kisco’s mayor Gina D. Picinich also signed a special proclamation recognizing Stone’s efforts.

With a mission of “to donate, to discover and to do good,” the foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and auction proceeds support community organizations. Consignors get a tax deduction, the buyer gets a great deal and local nonprofits get much needed funds.

The auction gallery is at 185 Kisco Ave, Suite 201. For more information, 914-864-0707 or

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