Thanks To You!
During the past 12 months the Pat Covelli Foundation has made grants in excess of $150,000
Just a few of the most recent recipients include:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Cancer Center the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, has devoted more
than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational programs. Today, they
are one of 47 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science
flourishing side by side with clinical studies and treatment.
Community Resources was established in 1953 by a group of concerned parents who were seeking alternatives to
institutionalization for their developmentally disabled children. Community Resources is one of the New York City
area’s largest and most experienced voluntary, not-profit, comprehensive service providers for people with
intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or a mental health diagnosis.
The Smile Train
Our Foundation has been a proud supporter of The Smile Train, an organization providing free cleft surgery for
children in developing countries. Our funding has directly led to dozens of these operations being provided in each of
the past five years.
Team Red White & Blue
Team Red White & Blues mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community
through physical and social activity. The Pat Covelli Foundation is honored to donate to this worthy cause and in turn
help thousands of returning veterans.
Several of our largest grants each year go to various cure-focused diabetes research organizations. Pioneering new
technologies in islet cell transplantation and other cellular therapies for several decades, the Diabetes Research
Institute, Juvenile Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association are all pioneers in their respective specialties and
worthy recipients of numerous Foundation grants.
National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and
treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their
families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart
disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, their organization now includes more than 22.5 million
volunteers and supporters. They fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical
tools and information to save and improve lives.
Island Harvest has become Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization. Their volunteers and staff now 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 organization that offer feeding services for those in
need. By doing this, they provide a vital supply of food to counter the sharply rising problem of hunger here.
Birthday Wishes’ mission is to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness. They believe that all
children, regardless of their living situation, should celebrate their birthdays joyfully, surrounded by family, friends,
and others who care.
Toys of Hope
The Pat Covelli Foundation was proud to again be the Gold Key Sponsor of this year’s 21st Annual Toys of Hope
Children’s Party held at the Oheka Caste. On that day, over 300 children ages 3-5 were treated to a party with clowns,
a DJ, cartoon characters, many celebrities as well as several sports figures that made it a day that they will not soon
forget. Additionally, each child left the party with a bag full of toys from Santa.