4/9/2021 Webster, NY
We were honored to return to CDS Wolf Foundation Warrior Salute Veterans Services to present another Grant to support this life-saving organization. We met with several of the Veterans in residence, and were deeply touched by their sacrifice and service to all Americans. Listening to their stories was truly amazing. Pictured center are Sankar Sewnauth, CDS Life Transitions President and CEO, and Rich Yarmel, Secretary, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation, along with Veterans from their Nucor House who were there to receive the Grant and express appreciation. Seeing our Grant funds touching so many lives is truly the best gift. To find out more about this nonprofit, please visit https://www.cdslifetransitions.org/wolf-foundation/
3/31/2021 Rush, NY
We fulfilled a Grant request for Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus. Each summer, more than 2,700 children and young-adult campers (ages 7 to 21 years old) with disabilities take advantage of this 157-acre campground. It is the only camp facility of its kind in Greater Rochester that gives children with special needs unique overnight camping experiences. We hope there are many happy campers with this Grant which will pay to upgrade their cabin beds. Pictured are Rich Yarmel, Secretary, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation and Tracey Dreisbach, Executive Director, Rochester Rotary Club. To find out more about Sunshine Camp, please visit them at https://www.sunshinecamp.org/
3/31/2021 West Islip, NY
We were so happy to present a Grant to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation to fund the purchase of two ventilators. Pictured from left to right are David DeCerbo, SVP for Government and Regulatory Affairs, Catholic Health; Ruth E. Hennessey, President, Good Samaritan Hospital; Robert L. Carlin, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Chief Quality Officer and Chair, Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital; David Hambel, Director, Respiratory Therapy, Good Samaritan Hospital and Robert Brull, President, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation.
3/30/2021 Hauppauge, NY
Another Grant for Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Food insecurity has been a huge issue during the COVID19 pandemic. Long Island Cares has supported Long Island since visionary founder and songwriter Harry Chapin started Long Island’s first Food Bank in 1980. Pictured are Robert Brull, President, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation and Katherine M. Fritz, Chief Development & Communications Officer, Long Island Cares. To find out more about this nonprofit, please visit them at https://www.licares.org/
3/30/2021 Melville, NY
We were happy to return to Island Harvest Food Bank in their new location at 126 Spagnoli Road in Melville, NY. This new location is more than double the warehouse size of their prior location, which is so important as they have been on the forefront of helping with food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year they have donated over 16 million pounds of food to over 600,000 households on Long Island though Food Banks! Pictured are Marc Suntup, Chief Development officer for Island Harvest, Robert Brull, President, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation, and Amanda Chirco, Grant Writer for Island Harvest. For more information about this vital nonprofit, please visit https://www.islandharvest.org/
3/30/2021 Farmington, NY
We were happy to return to Bridges For Brain Injury/Wildlife Rockstars to present them with another Grant to help them with their mission to guide individuals with a traumatic brain injury and physical disabilities and their families, by ‘bridging the gap’ between surviving and living lives of independence with dignity and hope. Pictured are Rich Yarmel, Secretary, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation, Tiffany Joubert, Director of Wildlife Education, Laura Donaldson, Executive Director and Springsteen, their baby wallaby. To find out more about this nonprofit, please visit them at https://www.bridgesforbraininjury.org/
3/29/2021 Buffalo, NY
We were delighted to present a Grant award to FeedMore WNY supporting their Food for Kids initiative and Kids in the Kitchen nutrition education classes. Through this support, FeedMore WNY can continue to provide nutritious food and teach cooking skills to children throughout Western New York. Pictured are Rich Yarmel, Secretary, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation, and Lisa Woodring, Chief Development Officer, FeedMore WNY. To find out more about this vital nonprofit, please visit them at https://www.feedmorewny.org/
3/12/21 Rochester, NY
We were happy to return to The Center For Youth with another Grant request fulfillment. The Center for Youth delivers programs from prevention education to counseling to emergency shelter to youth development opportunities with respect and full participation of youth. Pictured are Victor Davidson, Program Manager, The Center for Youth, Rich Yarmel, Secretary, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation and Elaine Spaull, Executive Director, The Center for Youth. To find out more about this great youth-focused nonprofit, please visit https://www.centerforyouth.net/
3/12/21 Rochester, NY
We were so happy to fulfill another Grant funding request to Foodlink NY. Foodlink is a Rochester-based nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and building healthier communities by addressing both the symptoms and root causes of food insecurity. They serve as the hub of the emergency food system across a 10-county service area. Pictured are Rich Yarmel, Secretary, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation and Julia Tedesco, President & CEO, Foodlink NY. To find out more about this vital nonprofit, please visit them at https://foodlinkny.org/
3/10/21 Rochester NY
We were delighted to again support BCCR Breast Cancer Coalition Rochester for their Breast and GYN Cancer Navigation program including BC and GYN101s and the PALS Program. Pictured are Holly Anderson, BCCR Executive Director and Valerie J. Pasquarella, Director of Development and Rich Yarmel, Secretary, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation. To find out more about this wonderful nonprofit, please visit https://bccr.org/
3/5/2021 Longmont, CO
Today we presented a Grant to Horses Make Miracles, which offers activities for participants of all ages and abilities, both riding and non-riding with personalized plans specifically geared toward participant’s needs, goals and objectives. Their diverse equine assisted therapeutic programs designed for individuals of all ages include, but are not limited to: autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, sensory integration disorders, Down’s Syndrome, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injuries, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, stroke, mental health issues and behavioral challenges. They also facilitate groups that focus on youth (Pony Power) or seniors (Silver Stirrups), volunteer opportunities, community involvement, continuing education and mentorship. Pictured are Elaine Hussey for The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation, Jacky, therapy horse, and Linda Raulino, President, Horses Make Miracles. To find out more about them, please visit https://www.horsesmakemiracles.org/
3/3/2021 Quogue, NY
We presented a grant today to Southampton Township Wildfowl Association, AKA Quogue Wildlife Refuge. The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is a 305-acre non-profit nature preserve which houses permanently injured native wildlife that require human care to survive. Pictured are Mike Nelson, Executive Director, Robert Brull, President of The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation, Marissa Nelson, Assistant Director and Tim Norton, Volunteer. To find out more about this great nature preserve, please visit https://quoguewildliferefuge.org/
3/3/2021 Center Moriches, NY
We were delighted to present a Grant today to Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, The Moriches Rotary Health Camp, Inc., which maintains a more than 70-year track record for making the dreams of individuals with disabilities a reality. Each year, they invite thousands of campers to enjoy a session of summer fun at their 37-acre site on the shores of Kaler’s Pond in Center Moriches. Pictured are Tom Chieffo, Board Director, Alyssa Pecorino Executive Director, and Robert Brull, President of The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation. To find out more about them and their wonderful programs, please visit https://camppaquatuck.com/
3/4/2021 Huntington, NY
Today we were delighted to bestow a Grant to Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center; a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter nestled on six wooded acres in Huntington, NY, dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and cats and placing them into loving forever homes since 1927. Pictured are Susan Kennedy, Grant Coordinator, and Robert Brull, President, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation. To find out how you too can support this nonprofit, please visit them at https://www.littleshelter.org/
3/2/2021 Smithtown, NY
We fulfilled a Grant request today for America's Vet Dogs, whose mission is “to help those who have served our country honorably live with dignity and independence”.
The service dog programs of America’s VetDogs® were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to United States veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders with disabilities, allowing them to once again live with pride and self-reliance. Not only does a service dog provide support with daily activities, it provides the motivation to tackle every day challenges.
Pictured are Robert Brull, President of The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation, “Captain” a service dog, and Karen Accardi, Grants Officer for America’s VetDogs®. In the background is a bronze sculpture of “Sully” who was trained by America’s VetDogs® for former U.S. President George HW Bush to use as his service dog. For more information about this important nonprofit, please visit https://www.vetdogs.org/
2/10/2021 Roslyn, NY
We fulfilled another Grant request for St. Francis Hospital Foundation for two new defibrillators, replacing ones that have been in use for 15 years! Pictured left to right are David DeCerbo, SVP for Government and Regulatory Affairs, Robert Brull, President of The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation, and Dr. Charles Lucore, President of St Francis Hospital. St. Francis Hospital is New York State’s only specialty designated cardiac center and offers one of the leading cardiac care programs in the nation, with specialties in heart surgery, cardiac catheterization and angioplasty, and the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. To find out more about, please visit https://stfrancisheartcenter.chsli.org/sfh-utility-give-how-to-give
2/3/21 Rochester, NY
Another grant for Lifespan of Greater Rochester. Lifespan’s Healthcare Coordination Program is one of the many services this wonderful nonprofit offers. Lifespan provides information, guidance and more than 30 services for older adults and caregivers. Pictured are Ann Marie Cook, President & CEO, Lifespan of Greater Rochester and Rich Yarmel, Secretary, The Marilyn Lichtman Foundation. To find out more about this meaningful nonprofit, please visit their website at https://www.lifespan-roch.org/
2/3/21“The Rock” FDNY Training Facility, Randall’s Island, NY
We were thrilled to see our grant funds to the FDNY Foundation’s K-9 units in action yesterday! These K-9s are all rescue dogs and have been trained by Fire Marshall handlers to perform highly specialized functions for FDNY. There are now six K-9s that are trained to search in rubble for trapped victims or identify accelerants in arson investigations or both. Their skills are so fine, they can pinpoint where the accelerant originated and even find accelerant after it has been burned. They are helpful in quickly clearing a building by doing room to room searches and other life saving tasks. Bucca, named after a FDNY Chief who perished in 9/11 is one of those accelerant trained K-9s.
Pictured (in Tan trousers) are Fire Marshals who are the handlers of the K-9 Unit. Center left: Chief Fire Marshal Michael Durkin, Chief of Bureau of Fire Investigation, Jean O'Shea, Executive Director, FDNY Foundation, Robert Brull, President of the Marilyn Lichtman Foundation, and the last gentleman on the right is Fire Marshal Joseph DiGiacomo, Head of the K-9 Unit. To find out how you can support this wonderful organization, please visit https://www.fdnyfoundation.org/donate/
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