Category: Philanthropy

New Yorkers for Children Annual Gala Raises 1.3 million for Children in Foster Care

This past year’s New Yorkers for Children’s annual fall gala, held on September 15, had a special significance. It marked the 20th anniversary of the organizations efforts to benefit youth in foster care in New York City. The charity, founded in 1996, by Nicholas Scoppetta, works in conjunction with the Administration for Children’s Services to better the lives of children sustained by the foster care and child welfare system. Due in part to events like the annual gala, they have been able to donate over 50 million dollars to benefit youth in foster care in New York City.

The celebration at Cipriani 42nd Street raised over 1.3 million dollars and drew a sampling of New York’s A-listers. The event, sponsored by Chloe, was also attended by many of the young people whose lives were improved because of the organization. The gala was hosted by Steve Pemberton, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance.

In addition to fashion house Chloe and the evening’s honoree, James B. Milliken, Chancellor, from The City University of New York, the event had multiple co-sponsors including Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, The Jay and Kelly Sugarman Foundation, BNY Mellon, Northwell Health, Frédéric Fekkai, and Sun Capital Partners Foundation, among other individuals. Vanessa and Henry Cornell, Lise and Michael Evans, Christine and Richard Mack, Shirin von Wulffen and Frédéric Fekkai, Tristana Waltz and Grier Eliasek, Sara and Nathaniel Zilkha Honorary Chairs: Eric Brettschneider, First Deputy Commissioner Administration for Children’s Services, and Gladys Carrión, Esq., Commissioner Administration for Children’s Services were the events’ co-chairs.

The event also had a group of vice chairs including Susan Burden and William Goldman, Alina Cho, Beth Rudin DeWoody, FX and Natasha de Mallmann, Michael Dowling, Nicole Esposito, Tony Gilroy and Susan Egbert Gilroy, Susan and John Hess, Alexia and David Leuschen, Kevin and Erika Liles, Laura and Henry McVey, Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, Dan Rothmann, Susan Shin, Kelly and Jay Sugarman.

Among the attendees, from New York City’s “A-list” were Kelly Rutherford, Luma Grothe, Frederic Fekkai, Danielle Snyder, Jodie Snyder Morel, Daphne Groeneveld, Indre Rockefeller, Heather Marks, Rose Gilroy, Dan Rothmann, Trey Songz, Dree Hemingway, Erika Bearman, Anita Hodosi, and Eniko Mihalik. Obviously, given these lists of influential and affluent people, the New Yorkers for Children foundation has accomplished its goal of “engaging New Yorkers” in their effort to better the lives of children in the foster care system.

Read Up On Leaders Who Give

Giving back to the society by charities, foundations and sponsorships are always viewed as generous individuals and institutions in a particular business society. There are three CEO’s who are fond of giving back to the community as discussed below.

David Leuschen of Riverstone

David Leuschen of Riverstone is a famous entrepreneur sand who owns a ranch known as Switchback that is based in New York. It has grown to be the largest place that rears cattle in the Northern Rockies. He was born and spent most of his childhood in Montana. He later moved out of the hometown to go and join college where he graduate and then registered for an MBA, and he ended up being employed at Goldman Sachs in various capacities.

His foundation known as David M. Leuschen Charitable Foundation is always involved in funding worthy charitable organizations and other communities in Montana, Wyoming, and other cities. Some of the groups that have been funded by the foundation are American Rivers Inc. Anthology Film Archives and Darthmouth College among others.

Sean Parker of Napster

Sean Parker, who is the first president of Facebook and the founder of Napster and, was born in 1979 in Herndon in Virginia. As a computer hacker during his teens, he is among the most CEO’s who is dedicated to offering donations that are geared towards civic engagement and global public health and life sciences. His San Francisco-based charity organization has already donated $ 600 million towards the cause. He recently donated towards $4.5 million grant to the University of California at San Francisco to initiate a research program that is aimed at eradicating malaria in prone countries. Sean Parker among other initiatives such as climate change issues and the education system.

Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg was born on 1942, Feb at the Brighton United States. He attended Harvard business school, Johns Hopkins University where got a meaningful education that has propelled him where he is. The American businessman is steady fast maintaining its generous nature to charity. Through his foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies that are supporting controversial programs such as sponsoring the training of teachers in Tanzania to perform caesarean operations. Last year, the foundation donated $462 million towards arts, education, public health programs that are aimed at improving the view of city government building.

The above CEO’s have been ranked to be philanthropic, and they are always gearing towards doing what other cannot achieve in the world.