A Hands-On Approach
Barbara Deli has spent more than 15 years as an OB-GYN working with lower income and uninsured women and families, most recently at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Medical Center. A few years ago, after having twin boys Joe and Marcus, she decided she wanted to work less but find other meaningful ways to help this population. Her husband had found boards to join through the Robin Hood Foundation, so she sought recommendations and soon arrived at The Child Center of NY. Continue reading
By Adam Donowitz
A soon-to-be teenager marked his passage to young adulthood with a commitment to give kids a better childhood.
When I sat down to decide what my mitzvah project would be, I was inspired by my family. So many people in my family have spent their lives helping children, and I realized I wanted my mitzvah project to do that too. Continue reading
At The Child Center of NY, we simply wouldn’t be able to provide the same level of service were it not for the generous support of donors at all giving levels. Part of the challenge we — and all non-profit organizations — face is how to engage and maintain engagement with millennials, who often feel removed from the tangible results their philanthropic efforts might yield. Younger people may give less money, perhaps because the amount they can spare is a proportionately greater share of their assets and income. But they give thoughtfully and strategically, and their gifts make a big difference.
Ashley Dean, an audit associate with KPMG’s Asset Management division, is only 25 years old. But having grown up in a poor, “socially oriented” family, she already knows the intrinsic value of giving back. Continue reading
When Katie Brennan was first introduced to The Child Center of NY, it was a particularly difficult moment in her life. Her second child had just been born and had to go back in the hospital with an illness, her first was still young, and like any mother at least occasionally does, she was grappling with some stress. Continue reading
Students of our Ficalora Family Foundation Head Start Center in Woodside got a big surprise last week: a visit by the lovable red Sesame Street character, Elmo.
The excitement was palpable as the preschoolers spotted him and shouted, “Oh my God, it’s Elmo!”
The friendly monster’s visit was courtesy of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation and its Week of Giving. Continue reading