Martin Friedrichs – Chairman
In 1957 (the Campership Fund’s very first year) Martin’s mother decided that before the family took their own summer vacation, they should have a backyard fair to help raise money for a new fund so that others could also have a positive summer experience. From there, the New Rochelle Campership Fund was born. For the next ten years, Martin worked with his family on these fairs sending hundreds of children to summer camp. Martin has spent his entire life in New Rochelle. His 3 children and 5 grandchildren all live here. In 2003 Martin was asked to Chair the Campership Fund. It is a cause to which he has a life-long commitment.