We are now in what I call "the quiet time of the year," except it is really busy for philanthropy. This is the time when we are assessing all of the information about different charities. We look at tax information, visit their websites, and always try to observe the non-profits and meet their personnel.
I know that next June sounds like it's far into the future, but somehow, before we know it, June 15, 2017 will be here. As always, this will be a wonderul event, so write it in your calendar in order to save the date.
Last year's recipients, COPE, and MELVILLE HOSPICE sent wonderful letters thanking MWI for their grants and assuring us they will be put to good use. Meredith Celentano and Alan Kelly, from the Hofstra Development and Alumni Affairs, thanked MWI for our continued support which has benefited about 40 medical students. They continued to state what an incredible accomplishment this was from such a special organization. I heartily agree.
In addition, we received a thank you from Stuart Rabinowitz, President of Hofstra University. He stated, "Your philanthropic investment promotes scholastic achievement and helps make it possible for Hofstra students to continue the pursuit of their academic dreams. On behalf of the students and myself, please accept my thanks for your gift. Your personal commitment to Hofstra is appreciated."
As always, please contact me with any suggestions or names of local charities to be considered in the future. Thank you.
Recipients of MWI's grants to Hofstra Medical School for student summer internships, with June Stelboum and Lori Schonfeld.