I’ve found that an investment-minded approach to charitable giving can maximize altruism by intelligently allocating donations where they will create the most impact.
Northwell Health, formerly known as North Shore LIJ, has done a remarkable job for healthcare in my community. My family has many friends who are board members, overseers and trustees for this network of health care facilities, and I’m proud everyday to support the work they facilitate statewide.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is an organization that helps early-career scientists get the freedom and resources to pursue the next breakthroughs in cancer research.
I have always tried to teach my kids how to stand up and be a leader in certain situations. Cyberbullying may be new, but bullying is age-old, and when it comes down to it the impulses are the same.
After the accident at Chernobyl’s nuclear power plant in 1986, which left mass and long-term devastation in its wake, it became apparent that children were developing health problems as a result of the radiation. Shortly after, my wife and I were approached by the Spielberg Katz family to bring awareness of these health problems to [...]
My philanthropy in regards to children has been well-documented here on my blog, I want to also express the importance of charities that helps another vulnerable population: the elderly. Like children, many elderly citizens depend on assistance for the tasks in life that many of us take for granted. Meals on Wheels is one wonderful [...]
My family was introduced to the Children’s Aid Society by Melvin Seiden, a great uncle to my family and trustee to the charity. Although Uncle Mel wasn’t a parent, he was very dedicated to helping children all around the world. Melvin was one of the few people in my life that I really saw as [...]
Success isn’t something you achieve alone; in fact it’s the people in your life that directly and indirectly help guide you down a path to life success. That is exactly why the Big Brothers Big Sisters program was created — to provide at-risk youth ages of 6-18 from low-income, and single-parent households, a role model [...]
While my passion for positive innovations has shaped my business and investing experience, it has also influenced my role in philanthropy. I’ve found little to be more rewarding than contributing to the causes I care about--those that make the the world a better place...