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Community members gather in memory of Mr. Sill

July 24, 2023

More than $42,000 was raised on July 24  at the Wind Watch Golf and Country Club for the second annual Greg Sill Foundation Golf outing.

The event was to honor the legacy of the late Greg Sill, the beloved Smithtown High School West history teacher.

“The foundation started on the day of his funeral,” said Greg’s wife, Elizabeth Sill. “I got up and said his name cannot end here. His legacy must live on.” 

Greg Sill passed away in March 2021. A GoFundMe page was created by Elizabeth Sill to raise money for what’s now called the Greg Sill “Be the Coffee Bean” Memorial Fund. More than $60,000 has been raised in scholarship money for local students, including an annual $5,000 scholarship for a Smithtown High School West and Smithtown High School East student.

At the golf fundraiser, locals participated in a lunch, golf outing and dinner, as well as purchased gift bags and raffles. 

“The whole idea is to keep Greg’s legacy going,” said Ashley Marchese, Smithtown High School West social studies/special education teacher and athletics coach. “You get 100 people to show up, that’s what makes it all worth it.”           

Elizabeth Sill said there were plenty of newcomers to the event this year, as well as plenty of Smithtown Central School District staff, including Smithtown High School East Principal Robert Rose and High School West Assistant Principals Annemarie Freund and Michael Freiberg.

For more pictures head to our SCSD Facebook page and to learn more about the foundation click HERE



Elizabeth Sill and Ashley Marchese


Rob Rose and others posing for picture


large group photo