The Children’s Medical Fund, where Corey Ribotsky is the president, has a rich history of corporate partnerships. These partnerships go all the way back to 1974, when the H.J. Heinz Company sponsored a baby-food label-collecting campaign with the CMFNY.
Corporate Alliance member companies help the Children’s Medical Fund to keep doing its important work, while getting recognition for their own companies. CMF helps companies to build their community presence to meet other businesspeople and to make valuable contacts.
In addition, with a Corporate Alliance sponsorship, businesses get tickets to the Annual Corporate Alliance breakfast, a special rate ticket to the Annual Golf and Tennis Charity Classic Dinner and a company name and logo presence on the InTouch newsletter.
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.”
In July 2010 the Long Island Newspaper ran a story about Sunrise Day Camp, located in Wheatley Heights, Long Island. But Sunrise is much more than just a summer camp, as one of the campers remarked.
"It's not really a camp, it's like a miracle," said Camila Korobow, 12, of Melville. "It's amazing; we share our stories and sometimes we laugh about it because we know we have each other."
Sunrise Day Camp is the only day camp in the United States which is solely dedicated to children with cancer. Sunrise is run by the Oceanside located Friedberg Jewish Community Center, and is free. Children from ages 3 ½ to 16 attend from as far afield as the Bronx.
For many the camp is like a second home. As one parent of a child with Leukemia said, "It has benefits for the whole family," she said. "I can't tell you what a great sense of normal it gives us."
Corey Ribotsky and the NIR Group of Roslyn , Long Island are supporters of the work done at Sunrise Day Camp.
Back in April of 2010 David Blumenthal, the chairman of the Children’s Medical Fund of New York, hosted a cocktail reception in honor or the exclusive men’s international clothing designer Ermenegildo Zegna.
The April reception marked the 100th anniversary of the founding of the company, which coincided with the opening of the 14th retail shop in the United States.
Twenty percent of the funds raised at the event were dedicated to the Children’s Fund of New York, where Corey Ribotsky of the NIR Group serves as president.
The 35th annual Golf and Tennis Charity Classic took place last June 14th, 2010 in Old Westbury at the glen Oaks Club.
Thirty-five years ago this Golf and Tennis tournament was the first such benefit of its kind to take place on Long Island. Its success has been well-proven over the years with the raising of over one million dollars each year since it was established. Corey Ribotsky is pictured in the accompanying photograph in his role as the President of the Children's Medical Fund of New York, the recipient of the money raised, which goes to advance children’s health care in the New York area.
Hedge Funds for Habitat is a unique partnership between the well-known organization Habitat for Humanity and the hedge fund community of New York City. As one of the supporting hedge funds, The NIR Group, with Corey Ribotsky as managing partner, helps hard-working families in New York live the dream of owning their own home.
One of the more recently completed projects of Habitat for Humanity in New York is a 41-unit complex of condos in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville section of Brooklyn on Atlantic Avenue. It is the largest multifamily Habitat project so far and meets LEEDS’s stringent green standards.
On October 20th, families and friends of the Children’s Medical Fund joined Lester’s for an evening of music and fashion at Old Westbury Country Club. The event opened with dinner, cocktails and raffle and auction prizes. Activities including Wendy the “pied piper” of pipe cleaners, photos and dog tags by ESP/TRU FIT and amazing magic tricks by Keith Rothschild were also popular throughout the evening. Over four hundred guests were present, and eighty five children ruled the runway, escorted by the music of the Rosalyn Theater Company. A live auction was held for an internship with Donny Deutsch and a signed poster of the Glee club. The event raised $125,000 for the Child Life Department.
The Children’s Medical Fund of New York, with president Corey Ribotsky, is an organization which works to improve child health care as well as the patient and family experiences while hospitalized.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), which is supported by companies like the NIR Group with Corey Ribotsky, participated once again in Gap Inc.’s Give & Get program. In previous campaigns, this program has provided LLS with nearly $2.8 million in support of their cancer research, patient education and support services.
The holiday project ran from Thursday, November 11th until the following Sunday. Over that weekend, customers were able to use and reuse downloadable coupons which granted a 30% discount in Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, in both the U.S. and Canada. LLS and several other organizations benefitted from the purchases- the shoppers each selected the charity of their choice, and 5% of their net purchases were donated.
Children who have been treated for cancers of the central nervous system frequently exhibit difficulties with attention, memory and behavior. Now, an article published in a recent issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology has demonstrated that the stimulant methylphenidate, currently used to treat children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), may help young cancer patients too.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Aided by donors like Corey Ribotsky, the Society is constantly on the lookout for new developments to help patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and melanoma. This discovery may open a new window into ways to help the youngest of those patients – children who, having survived cancer, continue to have difficulty in school because of problems with their behavior and ability to socialize and pay attention in age- and grade-appropriate ways.
While methylphenidate will not necessarily help all children in this situation, the clinical trial of 122 children indicates that the drug may improve behavioral, attention, and social skills in about half of the youthful cancer survivors who receive the treatment.
The Heather on Earth Music Foundation relies on donations from people and organizations like Corey Ribotsky of the NIR Group to continue with its important work. The Music Foundation is a 501(c) non-profit organization that was established in memory of Heather Samone Fessler. Their goal is to provide funding for music therapy programs in children’s hospitals in America and abroad.
They have an impressive list of locations where their efforts are touching the lives of sick children. Such locations include: Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York; New York Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital @ Westchester Medical Center, New York; Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Israel; Beth Israel Hospital, Louis Armstrong School of Music and Medicine ; Heather on Earth NICU Multi Site Therapy Study and more.
A unique partnership has been established in New York City between the community of investors in hedge funds and the well-known philanthropic organization Habitat for Humanity. The idea behind this innovative association is to help working families in the New York City area to “realize the dream of home-ownership.”
This symbiotic relationship is only logical because as all investors know, in order for an economy to succeed and benefit everyone, the backbone of the city, the working families, must be healthy and strong. As Stuart Feffer, the chairman of Hedge Funds for Habitat puts it,“Safe, decent and affordable homes will help New York’s working families to thrive. And that helps all of us flourish.
I can think of no better way to maximize our return-on-investment in human capital than by joining with Habitat for Humanity – New York City to build homes for families in need.”The NIR Group is one of the many investment firms lending their support to the efforts of Hedge Funds for Habitat, a worthwhile cause that Corey Ribotsky and his firm can be proud of supporting.
Sunrise Day Camp is dressing up on Saturday, March 13th 2010, as they have a Purim party to raise funds. The ball will take place at the Freidberg JCC and will raise money both for the JCC and for Sunrise Day Camp.
Sunrise Day Camp is the only dedicated day camp in the country that is specifically for cancer patients and their siblings between the ages of 3.5 and 16. It is designed to meet the emotional, social, recreational and physical needs of children who are experiencing a very difficult time. Sunrise Day Camp is able to offer these amazing services because of contributions from people like Corey Ribotsky, and because of fundraisers like this upcoming event.
Soon, those who are interested in going to medical school will have a new opportunity to do so in New York. North-Shore-LIJ is partnering with Hofstra University to create a medical school. This will be the first allopathic medical school created in New York since 1963.
Together, Hofstra and the North Shore-LIJ Health System will combine their strengths, sharing the responsibility for creating the school’s mission and its success. The many financial contributions that the health system receives from donors such as Corey Ribotsky will certainly help in creating this dream.
The first class is targeted for acceptance for September of 2011 and they expect to begin with 40 students.
The Board of Trustees of the North Shore/LIJ University Health System, such as Corey Ribotsky, isn’t surprised to hear miraculous stories from the doctors and nurses in the system. Recently, a Long Island family left the Schneider Childre’s Hospital of the North Shore-LIJ Health System after four months of care. During a routine prenatal check at LIF, the baby was found to have a condition called Congenital High Airway Obstruction Syndrome (CHAOS) which meant that his airway never developed.
Inducing the mother’s labor at 36 weeks at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, doctors were able to establish an airway while he was still being supported by his mother’s placenta. This ensured that he received a sufficient amount of oxygen so that he wouldn’t have brain damage or death.
After four months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Schneider Children’s Hospital, the baby, Justin, is breathing by himself and developing normally.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps patients who are dealing with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and melanoma to improve their quality of life and to find the information they seek about their diagnoses and conditions. Founded in 1949, they have invested more than $360 million for blood cancer research with the aim of finding a cure for these deadly diseases.
They offer a wide range of services. Their Information Resource Center (IRC) provides treatment information and has information specialists on staff who can speak with callers five days a week. They offer free materials about disease, treatments and support and can help patients to find their local LLS chapter. They have medical interpretation services in more than 20 languages, ensuring that people from all backgrounds receive the cancer support and information they need.
These are a few of the many services offered by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. With donations from individuals and groups, such as the NIR Group and managing partner Corey Ribotsky, they can reach out to cancer patients and offer outstanding education and resources to those in need.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a voluntary health organization that funds blood cancer research, education and patient services. As the world’s largest voluntary organization of this sort, they work tirelessly to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and melanoma. Furthermore, they work to improve patient quality of life both for the patient and for his or her family.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has information specialists who can help cancer sufferers with the challenges and questions of their diagnosis. In addition, they offer healthcare professionals who are involved in patient care and can provide cancer patients with information and support.
The NIR Group, with managing partner and head portfolio manager Corey Ribotsky, is committed to lending its financial support to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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
One of these very special organizations is the Sunrise Day Camp. Sunrise is the only day camp in the United States which is exclusively dedicated to children with cancer.
Children from as young as three and as old as 16 are welcomed to the beautiful 300-acre wooded site which is located on the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds on the border between Suffolk and Nassau counties in Long Island.
As one of the many supporters of Hedge Funds for Habitat-NYC, Corey Ribotsky of the NIR Group, Roslyn, NY, believes that helping hard working families of New York City to thrive by owning decent, safe and affordable homes not only helps those families, but helps all of New York to be a great city for everyone.
Hedge Funds for Habitat gives the hedge fund industry a chance to “maximize their return-on-investment in human capital” by building homes for deserving families that otherwise could not afford secure new homes.
Hedge Funds for Habitat-NYC is an organization that brings together firms that invest in hedge funds, such as the NIR Group with Habitat for Humanity of New York City to help working families purchase and own their own homes.
Corey Ribotsky, the Managing Member of the NIR Group of Roslyn, NY along with Stuart Feffer of Hedge Funds for Habitat, believe that helping the hard working families of New York City, such as teachers, subway workers, police officers, hospital aides, orderlies, and so many others who help New York continue to run smoothly day in and day out strengthens our city as a whole, and makes New York a better place to live for everyone.
The NIR Group of Roslyn, New York, is dedicated to several important philanthropic endeavors which improve the community in which we all live. Among these organizations is the Sunrise Day Camp located on the border between Suffolk and Nassau Counties on Long Island, New York.
This camp is unique in the United States as the only day camp which is solely dedicated to children with cancer. After a day of fun and enriching activities the children go home to the safety and security of their families.
Especially designed for children ages 3-16 to meet their emotional, social, physical and recreational needs, Sunrise Day Camp is amazingly offered to these children for absolutely no fee or tuition for all children under treatment for cancer and/or related ailments, with no regard to religion or other religious or national affiliation.
Corey Ribotsky along with the NIR Group is proud to be one of those supporting and contributing to the success of this wonderful, necessary project.
Corey Ribotsky, the managing member of The NIR Group, is involved in many charitable causes throughout the New York area including a unique and special organization, Heather on Earth Music Foundation.This very special foundation brings the joy, beauty and healing effects of music to children with various medical issues. Named after Heather Samone Fessler who died in 1985, Corey Ribotsky and the staff at Heather on Earth believe that not only can the experience of listening to music relieve some of the pain and fear of illness; the joy one feels as a person experiences the musical moment has lasting medicinal benefits as well. More about Heather on Earth later.
Corey Ribotsky, who heads the NIR Group, is involved in a number of philanthropic pursuits. Not only does his philanthropy - through the philanthropic activities of his company - involve the financial support of various organizations, it also involves the investing of time and effort into these institutions.
One of the examples of Ribotsky's philanthropy is the Children's Medical Fund of New York (CMFNY). Ribotsky and NIR support the Fund, but more importantly, Ribotsky's involvement far surpasses mere philanthropy. Ribotsky serves as the president of the fund, thereby devoting his own person - and not merely his company's financial resources - to the CMFNY