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Giving Back

“We’re put here to make a difference”

For a very long time, I’ve believed the last question that will flash though our minds is ‘Did I matter?  Was my time here worthwhile?”  Here are some groups I have worked with to try to make a difference.

Like you, the groups I have been involved with almost all have a personal connection.

Girl Scout Council of Greater New York 

I have been involved with the Girls Scouts in New York practically since I moved here.   After 16 years on the Board, I begged off, but continue to fund raise for their events.  I love the fact that we have girl scout troops in homeless shelters.  Girls who don’t have a permanent address have their very own “troop number.”

Broadcasters Foundation of America 

I’m on the Board of this group which provides emergency grants to broadcasters in need.  Teddy Roosevelt said it’s imcumbant upon all of us to give back to the profession which provides us employment. 

This is a way for me to do it.  If you’re a broadcaster on hard times, DO consult their website.

Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the national organization working toward research and patient education for all forms of arthritis.  Check out their site for refererrals for rheumatologists AND the latest reliable information about arthritis. 

New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

The name is a mouthful, but the NYSPCC is oldest child welfare organization in the country.  Begun in the 19th century when a New York child was nearly beaten to death and advocates found that while laws would have prevented what happened to her being done to a dog – there was no prohibition against beating children.  Today the NYSPCC works to help battered children heal and mend broken families.

Alzheimers Association

For years I was on the Rita Hayworth Gala for Alzheimers Association, in honor of my grandmother who had the disease.  Started by my friend Princess Yasmin Aga Kahn, Rita Hayworth’s daughter, the Gala has raised over $30 million dollars for Alzheimers research and patient education.  What an incredible legacy to her mother!