• In Loving Memory of Brian.
    families with children in need. Thanks to the generosity of countless donors, we have been able to help families and children for more than 15 years.  
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  • In Loving Memory of Brian.
    is a proud and amazing moment for the BACF. Thanks to our sponsors, participants and donators we are able to continue assisting many families with children in need. Every year it is a wonderful and powerful event.
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    * Golfers at our 2008 Event who had played in all 10 Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund Golf Outings. Photo taken at Crystal Springs Resort.

  • In Loving Memory of Brian.
    to our sponsors and donators. Your year round contributions help us to continue helping others. Without your support we would not be able to do what we do.
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    *Brian, Jeff, Kathy, Shannon & Megan Ahearn at a ceremony at Helen Hayes Hospital in June of 1998. Brian was awarded The Commissioner’s Cup by the staff at Helen Hayes for exemplifying outstanding courage and determination in his rehabilitation program. Also pictured is a representative of the NYS Department of Health

  • In Loving Memory of Brian.
    Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters! We could not have achieved this without you!
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    *Present and Past Board Members, along with several volunteers at a special 2014 meeting when the BACF surpassed the $1.0 million mark in donations to the families and scholarships. Photo taken at The Castle Fun Center.

About Brian


Brian Ahearn, the son of Jeff and Kathy Ahearn and brother to Shannon and Megan Ahearn, was simply all boy at full throttle. Created from love and mystery, whose illness unmasked a holiness some of us bury inside a long lifetime.

In 1998 Brian passed away after his 10 month battle with brain cancer, yet he left behind a legacy built on miracles. The miracle of family, of friendship, of community, of the stranger, of faith, of memory and of connection. Along with friends from the Warwick community, the Ahearn’s have launched a foundation in Brian’s name to help Hudson Valley families with sick children.

Miracles are not to be asked for. They are to be witnessed, discovered and praised for they are happening all the time. The Ahearns do not tell us their story to tug us with their grief. They tell us to rise in joy, to open our eyes and embrace the miracle.
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The Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund’s (BACF) Board of Directors would like to thank everybody for the support over the past 20 years.  We appreciate all support given in these difficult times and look forward to assisting other families in need. Because of our sponsors, donors and event participants, we have been able to provide:

  • 77 Scholarships for $77,000.
  • Over $1,225,000 to more than 650 families.
  • Combined the Children’s Fund has surpassed $1.3M!

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Support The Brian Ahearn Children's Fund

2015 has been challenging year for families with seriously ill children or families (with children) facing severe hardships. The economic realities of the past few years have resulted in an increase of requests for assistance from families who were previously able to do it on their own.

The Fund has already distributed $45,000 this year with three months to go. Without another fundraiser until May of next year, we appreciate any support that you can give between now and the end of the year.

The primary mission of the Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund is to assist needy children (or families with children in need) whose primary residence is within the Counties of Orange, Ulster and Sullivan, in the State of New York.

More than 95% of the contributions to BACF go directly to the families we help.


Thank You!

small-obreinsOur 19th Annual BACF Golf Outing (May 26, 2017) was a great success!
Thank you for joining us!

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The Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund (BACF) is an excellent opportunity to align your business with a reputable local charity.

We are a 501(c)(3) non- profit and look forward to working with you to customize your marketing plans with our events.

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Words of Thanks

Nothing means more to The Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund or to the generous people, who support our mission, than hearing “thank you” form those who we have helped. Here are just a handful of examples.

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The BACF Golf Outing is held annually. We thank our sponsors, donors and participants who make it a worthy event. It’s a fun event and a wonderful day for everyone involved with the Brian Ahearn Children’s Fund.



BACF Annual Golf Tournament 2013


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