This Week in Philanthropy News: Preserving the Garden State, Donation Denied and an A.L.S. Charity Event

| July 15, 2011 1:40 PM

The Barnegat Bay in New Jersey runs along the coast of Ocean County. A recent donation of land will help keep the area pristine. Wikicommons/Andrew Bossi

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.

Good deeds denied…

And an upcoming opportunity to do a good deed…

Where: The World Bar, Trump Tower
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 amanda.levine84@gmail.com.

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