This Week in Philanthropy News: Preserving the Garden State, Donation Denied and an A.L.S. Charity Event
Good deeds of the week…
- A teenager from Somerset County, N.J. is just one of many who will be able to pursue her dreams thanks to a doctor and his new foundation called Medicine via Philanthropy. A $50,000 check will help put Mabel Mayorga through medical school after her father was critically injured in a car accident.
- The state’s Conservation Foundation has donated 75 acres of open space to Ocean County, N.J. The land will remain as undeveloped open space, which will help protect Barnegat Bay.
Good deeds denied…
- Just weeks after New York’s same-sex marriage bill became a law, a Catholic school in Brooklyn declined an assemblyman’s $50 donation because the politician voted to support the legislation.
- Democrats in New Jersey’s State Senate were unsuccessful in their attempts to save a series of social welfare programs vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Christie.
And an upcoming opportunity to do a good deed…
Date: Thursday, July 21
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Details: Three-hour open bar with passed hors d’oeuvres, raffles and silent auction, Price is $100 per person, $180 per couple.
When Carl Levine died from A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) his wife and children decided they wanted to do something to raise money and awareness.
“He was sick for almost 2 years to the day. A.L.S. kills its victims’ nerve endings rendering their muscles useless,” his daughter, Amanda, says. “In our father’s case, the muscles in his throat and mouth were the first to go, so he lost the ability to speak and swallow.”
All of the money raised from this event goes towards the research department of the New York Chapter of the A.L.S. Association. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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