Being an avid part of the community is imperative to Irene. She is regularly supporting the community through fundraisers, events, and by holding positions in non-profit organizations. Irene has been training for the 2023 New York City Marathon while raising money for Destination Imagination of New York.
Irene joined the Rotary in 1999. She was Secretary for many years and is currently holding the role as Chair of the Speaker Committee.
Irene served on the Board of Directors and was on the Executive Committee for the Chamber.
In 2008, Irene completed the Walt Disney Marathon in Florida and raised $4,677 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Irene ran the 2011 NYC Marathon in memory of her dear friend Joseph Reinhold in support of Ronald McDonald House. Notice the photo of him over her heart.
In May of 2012, Irene raised awareness and $4644 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society when she hiked in the Grand Canyon.
Irene served on Board of Directors for 6 years, 3 of which she served as Chairperson.
In January 2022, Irene was invited to join the Board of Trustees for the Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz.
Irene has been a member of the BAC since 2012. The BAC fosters collaborative relationships between the School of Business and the business community, and also provides input to the curriculum so that the educational programs are relevant.