In Recognition of National Foster Care Awareness Month
Help Us Make a Call That Can Change a Life
Glenn was in his senior year at Howard University when he learned that his financial aid and student loans weren’t going to cover his tuition. Having just aged out of foster care, Glenn didn’t have anywhere to turn for support. He tried applying to banks and foundations for additional loans and scholarships, but was told over and over again that he wasn’t eligible for their programs.
With his tuition bill overdue, Glenn’s school gave him three days to move out of his dorm. After working so hard on his education, it was devastating to think that he may not be able to finish school. As he began packing up his belongings, Glenn received a phone call that would change his life.
New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fête
Presented by Valentino
Event Chairs Allison Aston, Rory Hermelee, Lydia Fenet, Natalia Echavarria, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Amy McFarland, Alina Cho, and Nicole Esposito in Valentino gowns
The Friends of NYFC hosted the Tenth Annual Spring Dinner Dance – New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fête Presented by Valentino on April 9, 2013 at the Mandarin Oriental, raising a record high of over $650,000 to benefit youth in foster care in New York City.
Wrap to Rap Presented by Valentino USA
Rory Hermelee, Tory Heinz, Margot Zeve, Colleen Kennedy, Crystalann Rodriguez
On Wednesday, November 28th, NYFC hosted Wrap to Rap Presented by Valentino USA. At this 10th annual event benefiting youth in foster care, Valentino USA and NYFC Board and Friends joined 75 teens in foster care at the Ainsworth in Chelsea to wrap 1,000 gifts for younger children in care while DJ D-Nice spun hip hop and holiday classics.
You can ensure New York City children in foster care receive holiday presents this year by making a donation.