Thank you to Fran Lopez for Designing the New SGF Site!

Francisco Tomas Lopez (aka “Fran”) is a super-talented web and app developer who just happens to be married to SGF Trustee Sarah Glidden. Fran donated his time and creativity to transform the original, ancient (yet still in some ways quite endearing) old SGF website into something fit for the 21st century.

Although Fran is employed full-time, he still finds time to do freelance app and web development work on the side for selected clients. Examples of his work can be found on his website. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Fran should you wish to create, enhance, or modernize your (or your company’s) electronic presence. Fran’s website is and his email is

Muchisimas gracias, Fran!

SGF Trustee Lil Alpert tuns 101!

SGF Trustee Lil Alpert celebrated her 101st birthday on Dec. 17, 2018!

For her 100th birthday in 2017, Lil partied in style with family and friends during the “Party of the Century” in Great Neck, NY. In lieu of physical presents, Lil asked people to make a donation to SGF (or to a different charity if they prefer) in her honor. As a result, nearly $3,000 was raised to support summer camp scholarships for deserving children.

Her 101st birthday was a bit more low key, but several hundred more dollars were raised, bringing her 3-digit year total well over $3,000!

Thanks so much! Keep on keepin on, Lil!