Philanthropy is one of the main pillars of the 41°-74° Club that makes us stand out from other travel/hospitality industry organizations. The club hosts a Holiday Luncheon each December which raises thousands of dollars for worthy charities. Our Philanthropic Committee carefully researches local charities to ascertain the best recipients of these contributions. We also often support other causes as the need arises through the generosity of our members.
Making a difference and giving back during the pandemic
Charity Description Amount Comments
Invisible Hands Thanksgiving donation $500 From the club's treasury
The Starfish Program 2020 Holiday Luncheon $6,175 Fundraising efforts
Sanctuary for Families 2020 Holiday Luncheon $2,000 From the club's treasury +
$1k from Joanne Costagliola's daughter
AmericaShare/Huru. 2021 Spring Fundraiser $6,000 Fundraising efforts
2021 Spring Fundraiser $350 Fundraising efforts (in transit)
Total raised in 2020-2021 $15,025
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The Starfish Program is the selected charity to benefit from our Virtual Holiday Fundraiser via Zoom on December 18, 2020. You can make a difference in someone's life. Every single life matters. Below is information about this year's chosen charity. We encourage you to donate to this worthy cause by using the "Donate" button above and entering in any amount you wish.
By giving today, you power a better tomorrow.
The story of The Starfish Program
Dr. Samuel Sigal, responded to the increasing need for a tailored approach to Hepatitis B education by founding the Montefiore Starfish Program in 2017. Together with his Montefiore colleagues, the team now conduct outreach efforts to faith-based organizations on the importance of Hepatitis B screening and administer testing free of charge.
Through the launch of Starfish, Montefiore Medical Center's Liver Center has made a major commitment to address Hepatitis B in the West African population in the Bronx. Their comprehensive, culturally component include:
Understanding community concerns through close collaboration with faith-based organizations
Providing education and raising disease awareness
Screening for Hepatitis B, and vaccinating when appropriate
Blood pressure screening for hypertension (at the time of Hepatitis B testing)
Providing patient navigation, referral, and treatment of Hepatitis B complications, including liver cancer
There is no overhead for the funds received. All personnel are voluntary. The funds will go towards the Hepatitis B blood tests (each costs $30 per patient) and vaccination ($200 per person).
Please click here to read about the inspiration for the Starfish Program's name.