Many organizations come up with creative ways to raise money for their cause. The Onyx and Breezy Foundation, with Associate Corey Ribotsky, is certainly one of these.
They have many creative ways that they raise money to help to protect animals of all sorts around the country. One of these clever products is the USB reversible bracelet with the motto, “Save a File, Save a Life.”
100% of the proceeds from this bracelet go to help animals in need through the foundation. These bracelets are embossed with paw prints and have “Onyx and Breezy” printed on the closure with the website and tag line on the other side. They are a 1GB USB Drive that makes it easy to donate to a great cause while also receiving a great, and useful, product.
They are available in both black and orange, and are a great way to remember the Onyx and Breezy Foundation while you’re saving your files!
The Onyx and Breezy Foundation, with support from Corey Ribotsky of the NIR Group, focuses its fundraising efforts on helping animals in a large variety of ways.
In addition to organizing successful fundraisers which help the Foundation contribute to the betterment of animals, Onyx and Breezy also take part in general festivals which take place throughout the Greater New York Metropolitan area.
• May 1, 2011: Hoboken Arts and Music Festival, Hoboken, NJ
• May 1, 2011: Westfield Spring Festival, Westfield, NJ
• May 21, 2011: Charter Day Celebration of Bernards Township, Basking Ridge, NJ
• June 5, 2011: Denville Street Festival, Denville, NJ
The recent Second Annual Island Gala fundraiser for The Onyx & Breezy Foundation was a huge success. Held March 27th, 2011 at The Sanctuary Golf Club in Sanibel, the event raised approximately $65,000 for the Foundation, where Corey Ribotsky of the NIR Group is a Foundation Member.
Sponsors of the Second Annual Island Gala included the Onyx & Breezy Foundation Founders and Trustees, the Shefts, Specialists in Veterinary Surgery of Estero, Lily & Co. Jewelers, Over Easy Café, Island Paws, Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa-Boutique and Bailey’s General Store.
The lovely evening included a performance by comedienne Wendy Liebman and actor Ken Howard. Master of Ceremonies was Robert Van Winkle.
As Mark Shefts said towards the end of the night, "We want to thank everyone who came out to support us and for giving many of our four-legged friends a second chance.”
Corey Ribotsky has been investing in public companies for over a decade. He is today, the founder and manager of N.I.R. Group LLC which is a specialized investment management firm. In addition to all his work as a businessman however, Ribotsky does an incredible amount of philanthropy work, giving generously of his finances. While he may be financially successful, he certainly does not forget those less fortunate than him.
One organization Corey Ribotsky is a foundation member of is The Onyx and Breezy Foundation (working for the welfare of animals). This was established in 2004 by Mark and Wanda Shefts “to honor the memory of their two Labrador retrievers.” Taking the pain of their grief, they put their energies in to helping out animals in distress.The foundation has been instrumental in saving dogs from all sorts of catastrophes, including a hurricane in Louisiana where dogs were at fatal risk in overcrowded shelters since many residents did not return to pick them up after the storms had passed. Thanks to the generous help of $5,000 to cover travel and medical expenses donated by the Onyx and Breezy Foundation, these dogs survived.
Mark and Wanda Shefts began the Onyx and Breezy Foundation in 2004 with the goal of helping animals in need through several modalities. The foundation is named in honor and memory of the Shefts two Labrador Retrievers, Onyx who died in September, 2004, at the age of 13; and Breezy, born February 1997 and died in October, 2004, at the age of seven, from cancer.The NIR Group, Corey Ribotsky managing partner, helps support Onyx and Breezy, where no donation is too small. Uniquely among foundations, this organization utilizes all its resources to support its mission. 100% of donations go towards helping animals, while administrative costs and fund raising expenses are paid for by the Foundation from donations of the Shefts family and other corporate sponsors and individuals.
The Onyx and Breezy Foundation is unique among animal welfare organizations. The stated mission of the foundation is “To provide financial support to credible organizations and individuals that benefit the welfare of animals.”
Corey Ribotsky of the NIR Group is a partner in this worthwhile endeavor, which gives financial support to the following activities:
1. Medical facilities are provided with financial assistance to acquire equipment.
2. Medical research is funded.
3. In situations of hardship the foundation will provide medical treatment to animals in need.
4. Providing funding for other organizations that assist animals and their welfare.5. Many other ways which improve and benefit the life of animals