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Proudly Supporting Long Island's Non-Profits

Current and past honorees and members of the Richner Business Network are proud to show-off organizations that make a difference in their community. Please consider raising awareness or getting involved with any of these meaningful and helpful organizations.

Girls Inc. is a United States 501 nonprofit organization that encourages girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct service and advocacy. The organization prioritizes equipping girls with the skills to navigate through economic, gender, and social barriers and to grow up as independent individuals.

FCA is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing help and hope to Long Island’s most vulnerable children, families, seniors and communities. FCA is comprised of experienced professionals who both know enough and care enough to dedicate themselves to serve the most vulnerable residents of Long Island.

Moxxie Mentoring Foundation, Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation established in 2012 to expand the mentoring program activities formerly performed under the auspices of Moxxie Network LLC. Since 2010, Moxxie has mentored nearly 500 women. The Foundation’s activities include: Program Development & Execution, Mentor & Mentee Recruitment, Mentor Training and Mentee Orientation

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

The American Red Cross Long Island in Mineola serves more than 2.8 million people in Nassau and Suffolk counties. We respond to emergencies and disasters across the region—home fires, floods, building collapses—and more, providing shelter, food, clothing and emotional support at no cost to those in need. The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​

The Book Fairies is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that collects reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York. The reading materials foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles, and nurture a love of reading across age groups.

The goal of Commerce Plaza is to provide Long Island students with an immersive business experience to prepare them for the real-world workforce. The Commerce Plaza Curriculum meets the NYS Standards for Learning. The curriculum is taught during a 6-week preparatory period in which students gain the knowledge to have a successful experience at Commerce Plaza. Instructors provide the structure and guidance that facilitate the full immersive, hands-on activity for visiting students, ensuring they apply the knowledge they gained from the classroom instruction.

CREW Network was founded in 1989 to bring together women involved in the many aspects of commercial real estate to exchange information, develop business contacts and help each other succeed professionally. Today, CREW Network is the premier business network dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. We provide support to our 11,000+ members worldwide through business networking, leadership development, industry research and career outreach.

EAC Network is a diverse social service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for people in need across Long Island and New York City. Their objective is to reach individuals within the community through innovative programs that improve quality of life. They help people within five service areas: Children & Youth, Family & Community, Behavioral Health & Criminal Justice, Seniors & the Incapacitated, and Vocational Services.

EPIC Long Island’s commitment to excellence is rooted in the belief that education, training and supportive services can help all individuals reach their fullest potential.  Established in 1953 by a small group of parents of children with epilepsy who were determined to see their children lead productive and satisfying lives, our founders worked tirelessly for all those with epilepsy.

Gold Coast Arts Center has, for close to 25 years, been dedicated to promoting and supporting the visual and performing arts through education, exhibition, performance, and outreach. It’s a school for the arts that offers classes all year long for children and adults of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, a free public art gallery that hosts dynamic exhibits, school tours, and artist talks throughout the year and an arts in education outreach provider that brings arts programming to thousands of students, teachers, and seniors throughout Long Island and Queens.

Island Harvest is the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island, providing food and services for people who are hungry, and a voice for people who are in need, by relying on volunteers, in-kind services, and donated food. Volunteers and staff deliver millions of pounds of good, surplus food – much of which might otherwise go to waste – to a network of 570 Long Island-based food pantries, soup kitchens and other non-profit organizations that offer feeding services for those in need.

Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and provides for the humanitarian needs of the community. Their goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Their vision is “A Hunger Free Long Island”.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. We are the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, we’ve invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches. Cancer is a heck of an opponent. It’s a bully. But we aren’t afraid of a fight. It’s elusive. But our focus never fades. It’s deadly. But we are known cancer killers. Since 1949, we’ve pioneered groundbreaking research that leads us to believe we will find the cures for cancer in our blood. We were born to defeat this opponent. We are The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Beating cancer is in our blood.

Long Island Crisis Center provides 24/7, free, high quality, confidential and non-judgmental programs and services to support and empower Long Islanders at critical times in their lives. Long Island Crisis Center embraces these core values to guide its good work of providing services to all stakeholders of the community: Timeliness, Integrity, Respect, Transparency, Innovation and Empowerment.

The Maurer Foundation’s mission is to save lives through breast health education that focuses on breast cancer prevention, healthy lifestyle choices, early detection and risk reduction. Responding to the need of breast health education programs for patients and their families, the Maurer Foundation believes that the choices we make early in life can affect our future breast health.

The Michael Magro Foundation was established in January 2005 to honor Mike’s life. The efforts of the Foundation started with pediatric cancer patients and their families at the Cancer Center for Kids at NYU Winthrop-University Hospital, as well as to other NYU Winthrop pediatric specialties where the treatment of chronic diseases is ongoing, because that is where Mike was treated for his leukemia.

Mondays at Racine’s mission is to encourage a self-empowering, mind-body approach to treatment, in concert with traditional medicine, to ensure wellness and vitality. Founded in 2003, Mondays at Racine provides complimentary salon + spa services to anyone going through treatment for cancer.

Surf For All is based in Long Beach, dedicated to assisting individuals and exposing them to the ocean and the joy of surfing as well as maximizing their potential.  We believe the ocean is a source of healing and spiritual strength that should be accessible to all. Surf For All’s roots originated in 2002 with the development of a surf program for developmentally disabled teenagers. Over the years we expanded our outings to cover a broader spectrum of disabilities–from Autism, Cerebral Palsy, global developmental delays, visual impairment and others.

The mission of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation is to ensure the excellence as well as the continuance of Catholic Schools on Long Island by increasing awareness and by providing scholarship and program funding for the needs of students and schools.

Variety Child Learning Center (VCLC), founded in 1966 by Judith Simon Bloch, is a not-for-profit school that is charted by the New York State Board of Regents. Ms. Bloch began the school based on three important principles: early identification, early intervention and parent involvement. More than 50 years later, these remain the corner stones of VCLC’s programs. Today, VCLC provides programs and services for young children, ages birth to seven, with learning, language, social and behavior challenges and support services for their families.