Philanthropy

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Angel Compass Network

Angel Compass’ mission is to create a network to benefit local, New York, children in need. Supporting smaller, local charities so the impact of contributions are felt directly by kids in our local community. The network allows all supporters to make a greater difference together, while providing an opportunity to build relationships with quality, like-minded people who want to give back.

Angel Compass has donated over $110,000 as of 2018, including $37,000 to Books for Kids and $1,500 to Rise Youth Athletics in 2018!

The supported causes In 2019 are Books for Kids, the Trey Whitfield School and the Center for Educational Innovation.


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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer.

We support Alex's, along with Northwestern Mutual as a whole, and are dedicated to supporting research towards finding a cure for childhood cancer.

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Autism Speaks

Founded in 2005, Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families.

The goals of the organization are to:

  • Increase Global Understanding and Acceptance
  • Advance Research Breakthroughs
  • Expand Early Childhood Screening and Intervention
  • Improve Transition into Adulthood
  • Ensure Access to Reliable Information across the Life Span
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Coalition for the Homeless

Volunteering with the Coalition for the Homeless and their Grand Central Food Program (GCFP). We travel in a van with other passionate volunteers throughout New York City distributing food and clothing to the homeless. The GCFP was founded in 1985, the day after a homeless woman died of starvation in Grand Central Terminal. Since then the program has grown to become the largest mobile soup kitchen in America.

Each night, the Coalition's three vans deliver healthy meals of hot stew, bread, fresh fruit, and juice or milk - as well as coats, hats, gloves and blankets in the colder weather - to those struggling to survive on the streets. For many homeless New Yorkers, this is their only meal of the day.

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Global Lyme Alliance

Awarding more than $10 million for Lyme and tick-borne disease research to date. Global Lyme Alliance funded projects have led to unprecedented advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

For the past decade, GLA has funded innovative and promising research at top-tier universities across the United States, including Johns Hopkins University, Washington University in St Louis, Texas A&M, Northeastern University, University of Missouri, University of California San Francisco, University of Pennsylvania and Stony Brook University.

The results have been significant:

  • Researchers were the first to characterize chronic or post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome.
  • Sequenced the Borrelia burgdorferi genome of multiple strains; discovered how the bacteria can survive antibiotic therapy, and continue to document immune dysfunction in Lyme disease patients.
  • Recent discoveries funded by GLA include the role cell wall-deficient forms, or L-forms, play in chronic bacterial infection, including Lyme disease.
  • The first-ever drug candidate for chronic Lyme disease is actively being researched, as well as a greater understanding of ways that the Lyme bacteria trick the immune system.

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Hope for the Warriors

An organization providing a full cycle of care to restore self, family and hope to post-9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen.

Their services include:

  • Clinical Heath & Wellness
  • Transition Services
  • Community Development and Engagement
  • Sports and recreation

They are engaged with communities across the country including several professional organizations, Chambers of Commerce in CA, IA, NC and many more as well as Educational Institutions who have developed diverse opportunities for the Veterans.


Next Step Fitness

NextStep is an internationally recognized non-profit that makes life-changing rehab and fitness accessible and affordable to individuals living with paralysis. Today, most of these individuals are deprived of the resources they desperately need to live long, healthy and happy lives. NextStep’s goal is to open NextStep paralysis recovery centers across the country to ensure an improved quality-of-life and a continuum of care for this underserved population.

Since 2008, NextStep has been a resource to people and families globally, launched a nationwide movement, and inspired millions. Currently operating paralysis training centers in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Orlando, Kansas City, Raleigh, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.


Project ALS

Founded in 1998, Project ALS identifies and funds the most promising scientific research that will lead to the first effective treatments and a cure for ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Seeking to fund and find a cure by supporting brain disease research, Project ALS recruits the world’s best scientists and doctors to work together towards a better understanding of the disease and in turn better therapeutic strategies.


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Sunrise Day Camps

Supporting children with cancer and their families while seeking a cure for childhood cancer.

Sunrise Day Camp–Long Island is the world’s first full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge. The fun, friendship and smiles continue year round through various camp-like programs and in-hospital services.

Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island is a proud member of the Sunrise Association, whose mission is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide, through the creation of Sunrise Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, all offered free of charge. Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island is a program of the Friedberg JCC, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York.