BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
"The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.
Since our founding in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised more than half a billion dollars for lifesaving research. Through a unique and streamlined grants program, we seek out the brightest minds in science and medicine and give them the necessary resources to pursue their best ideas. As a result, researchers are able to make discoveries and design new approaches to address all aspects of breast cancer—and do so in record time." www.bcrf.org/
CROHN'S & COLITIS FOUNDATION
"The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.
Beyond research, the Foundation is collaborating with healthcare providers to improve IBD quality of care, as well as educating, supporting, and empowering patients and their caregivers through patient-centric education and advocacy programs." http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/
FOOD BANK FOR NEW YORK CITY
"To end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival, empowerment, and dignity. Food Bank For New York City has been working to end food poverty in our five boroughs for 35 years. As the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, we employ a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence." www.foodbanknyc.org/
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
"The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. In 2016, more than 26 million people benefited from IRC programs and those of its partner organizations.
The world’s more than 60 million displaced people, the highest number ever recorded, require more than “aid as usual.” Their growing and increasingly complex needs mandate a transformation—a creative rethinking—in the global humanitarian response. The International Rescue Committee has taken on this challenge." www.rescue.org
"Through the generosity of thousands of WTS members and supporters, the organization has provided more than $2 million in scholarships to deserving women throughout the transportation industry, supporting the next generation of transportation professionals and advancing the principles of WTS, and has created educational and awareness programs like Transportation YOU.
WTS chapters are the focal point of much of the Foundation’s activities, as the majority of scholarships and activities are an integral part of chapters’ programs." www.wtsinternational.org
NATIONAL WOMEN'S LAW CENTER
"The Center has worked for more than 40 years to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families. We champion policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in retirement. Our staff are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for the most vulnerable women." nwlc.org
"Oliver Scholars prepares high-achieving Black and Latino students from underserved New York City communities for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges. We provide crucial support for our scholars so they can realize their full potential and ultimately give back to the city, the nation, and the world. Our work with scholars includes up to ten years of one-on-one support, after-school and summer coursework, and pre-career training. As a result, 100% of scholars graduate high school. For the Class of 2017, 94% were accepted into U.S. News and World Report's top 100 schools." https://www.oliverscholars.org/
"Parada is an Italian non-profit whose mission is to help Romanian street children get out of the streets. With its innovation tool, “social circus”, it mixes fun and pedagogical skills that require discipline and that boost the children’s will to succeed. Since 1996, Parada has offered services such as daily care centers, mobile care units, shelters, vocational training and scholarship programs that have helped thousands of children and young adults. Parada’s efforts have been internationally recognized for contributing to the promotion of the right of the street communities and for fighting the phenomenon of social invisibility." http://www.parada.it/
"Parada agisce per sostenere i ragazzi di strada romeni nel loro percorso di uscita dalla strada. Attraverso lo strumento innovativo del circo sociale ed unendo gli aspetti ludici a quelli pedagogici, sviluppa l’autodisciplina ed il desiderio dei ragazzi di superare lo stato attuale di disagio. L’organizzazione offre dal 1996 servizi quali unita’ mobili, centro diurno, programmi scolastici, accoglienza residenziale e formazione professionale beneficiando in questi anni migliaia di bambini e giovani. Le sue attivita’ sono state riconosciute a livello internazionale per contribuire alla promozione e difesa dei diritti delle popolazioni di strada combattendo il fenomeno dell’invisibilita’ sociale."
"For 100 years, Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) has been a beacon of hope for the thousands of individuals and families who rely on us for essential reproductive health care, innovative educational programs, and effective advocacy. Watch the video to see how PPNYC offers "Care. No Matter What." To empower individuals to make independent, informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive lives, we provide information and health care, and promote public policies that make those services available to all. Planning is Power." www.plannedparenthood.org
ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
"The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases." www.stjude.org
WOMEN'S & CHILDREN'S ALLIANCE
"For more than 30 years, the Women’s & Children’s Alliance (WCA) has been at the forefront of providing services to women, men and their children healing from domestic abuse and sexual assault. Since its founding, the WCA’s crisis program has evolved into one of the most vital, unduplicated, comprehensive programs in our community and region. The WCA is proud to be a community leader in providing these critically needed services. We’ve been an important community partner for more than 100 years and providing safe places for women to live has always been at the core of our mission." http://www.wcaboise.org/
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