enCourage Kids Foundation 2018 Annual Report

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Letter from our Leadership Dear Friends, 2018 marked a significant year of growth for enCourage Kids Foundation. By expanding our reach into pediatric hospitals in 39 states and Puerto Rico, we were able to brighten hospital stays for more than one million sick children and their families. Together, with our hospital partners, your support provided muchneeded comfort, hope, education, and distraction. Much has changed in the pediatric medical landscape over the past three decades, and throughout, our commitment has not wavered to humanize healthcare for children and their families. enCourage Kids Foundation works to establish deep-rooted relationships with the Child Life Community and pediatric care facilities. This connection to our hospital partners uniquely positions us to meet the critical needs of hospitalized children. Your kindness changes lives and supports healing. And, we’ve accomplished a great deal together. More hospitals than ever rely on enCourage Kids to provide Creative Arts Therapy programs, to supply Admission and Comfort Kits, and to make technology available to the kids in their care. Through your generous support, young patients can cope with their fears, anxiety, and pain—through programs and with resources not typically provided for by hospital budgets. This past year, enCourage Kids hit a major milestone, surpassing $15.5 million in direct funding awarded to hospitals to complete more than 850 projects. Because of you, our individual, corporate, and foundation supporters and our hospital partners, we are a healing presence in more pediatric facilities across the United States than ever. You make a difference in the lives of every sick child, and, for that, we are incredibly thankful. As we turn to the future, with your support, we will continue to provide more funding and impact-driven programs that improve patient care. We hope you’ll read the following pages with pride, knowing the difference you make in the lives of children facing medical battles. Thank you for joining us in making hospitals a better place to get better. With gratitude,

Michele Hall-Duncan President & CEO

Joseph Wessely Board Chair

Pediatric patient at Flushing Hospital Medical Center plays with the VECTA Mobile Sensory Unit funded by enCourage Kids Foundation.

YALE NEW HAVEN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL healing is in the music

Having a child should be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. You celebrate the milestones throughout each trimester and begin the preparations for the arrival of your newborn. For some families, though, their journey does not go as planned. When a newborn comes pre-term, delivery can be complicated and the infant can suffer medical setbacks or crises. The expectation of a happy occasion is quickly replaced with fear. Will my baby make it through this? Will she survive being so tiny and so fragile? Sometimes parents’ worst fears come to life. Parents of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) may simultaneously experience unimaginable grief, as well as moments of profound joy. The weeks and months postpartum are expected to be filled with joy, hope, love, and, of course, sleepless nights. The NICU is stressful, frightening, and isolating as parents adjust to their new reality and differed expectations. A new mom who expected to be discharged from the hospital holding her infant in her arms must leave her child behind in the NICU. Daily visits and long bedside sessions become the routine as parents witness their tiny baby fighting for her life, connected to tubes and monitors, often so medically fragile that touching her is limited. At Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, an Arts for Healing Program helps parents and pediatric patients combat the fear and loneliness that accompanies an extended hospital stay. To support families, enCourage Kids Foundation funds Music Therapy in the NICU. Board certified Music Therapist, Judy Engel, specializes in Neonatal Music Therapy and provides bedside sessions for parents and their newborns.

Judy is a member of the care team that also includes medical and ancillary staff such as the Child Life Specialist, Social Worker, Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Chaplain, and a Family Support Specialist. Research shows the benefits of Music Therapy in the NICU are numerous. Music improves the baby’s oxygen saturation, increasing weight gain, reducing stress after pain, stabilizing heart and respiration rates, and shortening hospital stays. As Judy plays her guitar, she watches the monitor to check the baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels as a guideline to understanding her patient’s baseline functions. Judy adjusts the volume and tempo of each song, informed by her ongoing assessment of the baby’s responses. She uses many interventions during her time in the NICU, modifying and individualizing her techniques for each patient. Initially, parents may need to work through fear and grief to embrace hope for their fragile child and Music Therapy supports parents during this healing process. Judy uses music to foster the baby’s development, model ways for parents to sing to their baby, and provide comfort. She uses Developmental Multi-modal Stimulation, which pairs lullaby-style singing with guitar accompaniment, stroking, rocking, and eye contact—helping parents bond with their newborn, allowing other people to join them in celebrating her life. enCourage Kids is proud to support the Arts for Healing Program and its vital Music Therapy work to deliver health and healing to hospitalized children and their families at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.


274 hospital partners in 39 states and Puerto Rico



1.1 MILLION CHILDREN served by enCourage Kids throughout the country.

BAND-AIDS® distributed to pediatric facilities, free of charge.

2,080 ENCOURAGE KIDS BEARS provided comfort to pediatric patients.

Through our impact-driven pediatric programs and support of the Child Life Community, enCourage Kids funds 274 hospital partners to promote healing and improve the emotional well-being of their pediatric patients. AdventHealth for Children Adventist Health Bakersfield Alaska Native Medical Center Altru Hospital - Altru Health System AMITA Health Women & Children’s Hospital Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago ArchCare Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center Specialty Hospital for Children Arnot Ogden Medical Center Ascension Via Christi St. Francis AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus Baptist St. Anthony Health System BayCare Alliant Hospital Bayonne Medical Center Baystate Children’s Hospital Beacon Children’s Hospital Beaumont Children’s Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center Blank Children’s Hospital Blythedale Children’s Hospital Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital Boston Children’s Hospital Boston Medical Center Boys Town National Research Hospital Brenner Children’s Hospital Bridgeport Hospital Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital BronxCare Health System Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center The Brooklyn Hospital Center Broward Health Coral Springs Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Care Dimensions Carilion Children’s Hospital Castleview Hospital Center for Advanced Medicine - Cancer Institute/Northwell Health Centra Care Health/St. Cloud Hospital CentraState Medical Center Children’s Center - Mayo Clinic Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Children’s Hospital of Michigan The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Children’s National

Children’s of Alabama Children’s Specialized Hospital - New Brunswick Children’s Specialized Hospital - Toms River Children’s Regional Hospital/Cooper University Health Care Chilton Medical Center CHOC Children’s CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Clara Maass Medical Center Cleveland Clinic - Fairview Hospital Cleveland Clinic - Hillcrest Hospital Cohen Children’s Medical Center Cohen Children’s Medical Center Northwell Health Columbia Memorial Health Columbia University Irving Medical Center Community Memorial Hospital Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Covenant Children’s Hospital CoxHealth Dee Ann White Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Jared Neuroscience Center Cure 4 the Kids Foundation Danbury Hospital Denver Health Druid City Hospital Regional Medical Center Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center Eastern Washington University El Paso Children’s Hospital Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Elliot Hospital Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Fairview Hospital Fairview Ridges Hospital Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare - St. Luke’s Campus Floating Hospital for Children at Tuft’s Medical Center Flushing Hospital Medical Center Froedtert Hospital Golisano | Nicklaus Children’s Health Center Good Samaritan Hospital - Catholic Health Services Good Samaritan Hospital - Westchester Medical Center Health Network Good Samaritan Hospital: Hospital and ER in San Jose Good Shepherd Hospice - Catholic Health Services Goryeb Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center Goryeb Children’s Hospital - Atlantic Health System Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital Hackensack Meridian Health - JFK Medical Center Hackensack Meridian Health - K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital Hackensack Meridian Health - Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital Hackensack Meridian Health - Hackensack University Medical Center Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake Helen Hayes Hospital Hennepin County Medical Center - Hennepin Healthcare Holtz Children’s Hospital | Jackson Health System

Hospital for Special Care Hospital for Special Surgery HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital Incarnation Children’s Center Inova Children’s Hospital Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Interfaith Medical Center Jack D. Weiler Hospital Jamaica Hospital Medical Center James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital Javon Bea Hospital - Rockton Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital The Johns Hopkins Hospital Jupiter Medical Center Kadlec Regional Medical Center Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center Kennedy Krieger Institute Kentucky Children’s Hospital | UK HealthCare Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital Lenox Hill Hospital | Northwell Health Levine Children’s Hospital - Atrium Health Lompoc Valley Medical Center Lutheran Children’s Hospital - Lutheran Health Network Maimonides Children’s Hospital Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital - Westchester Medical Center Health Network Marin General Hospital Marshfield Children’s Hospital Mary Bridge Children’s | MultiCare Massachusetts General Hospital Mather Hospital - Northwell Health Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center The Medical University of South Carolina Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah Memorial Health University Medical Center Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Mercy Children’s Hospital & Clinics MercyOne Des Moines Metro Health Hospital Miami Cancer Institute Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach Mohawk Valley Health System Monmouth Medical Center Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Monroe Community Hospital Montefiore Nyack Hospital Montefiore Wakefield Campus Mount Sinai Beth Israel Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Mount Sinai West Munson Medical Center Nassau University Medical Center Natchaug Hospital Nationwide Children’s Hospital Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Newton-Wellesley Hospital NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital NewYork-Presbyterian Queens NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center Nicklaus Children’s Hospital North Central Baptist Hospital North Memorial Health Hospital North Shore University Hospital Northern Westchester Hospital Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital Norwalk Hospital NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull NYU Langone Health System/Brooklyn NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn NYU Langone Medical Center NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital NYU Winthrop Hospital Children’s Medical Center Ochsner Health System | LSU Health Shreveport OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo Orange Regional Medical Center OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Overland Park Regional Medical Center Penn State Health Children’s Hospital Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent Playwell Child Life Services Princeton Medical Center Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego Raritan Bay Medical Center Renown Children’s Hospital Richmond University Medical Center Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health Rochester General Hospital The Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital at Broward Health San Jorge Children’s and Women’s Hospital The School for Children With Hidden Intelligence Seattle Children’s Hospital Shriners Hospitals for Children - Houston Shriners Hospitals for Children - Portland South Shore Hospital St. Barnabas Hospital St. Barnabas Medical Center New Jersey St. Charles Hospital St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital St. Louis Children’s Hospital St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital St. Margaret’s Center

St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children St. Peter’s Hospital Staten Island University Hospital Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart Sunrise Children’s Hospital SUNY Downstate Medical Center Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Texas Center for Proton Therapy Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Timpanogos Regional Hospital Trinitas Regional Medical Center Tucson Medical Center for Children Tulane Lakeside Hospital UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital - Hyde Park UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco Ujumbe wa Upendo Ministries UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center University Health System Children’s Health University Hospital University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital University of Maryland Children’s Hospital University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital UNM Children’s Hospital UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital UR Medicine - Strong Memorial Hospital USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital UVA Children’s Hospital Valley Baptist Medical Center - Children’s Services The Valley Hospital Vassar Brothers Medical Center Vidant Medical Center Virtua Health System: South Jersey Healthcare & Hospitals/Virtua Voorhees Hospital The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Wellspan York Hospital Wellstar Pediatric Center Wesley Children’s Hospital Westchester Medical Center - Outpatient Infusion Center White Plains Hospital Wolfson Children’s Hospital Wyckoff Heights Medical Center Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

A young pediatric patient creates a collage, as part of the Arts for Healing program at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.

President & CEO, Michele Hall-Duncan, presents an enCourage Kids Foundation grant to fund Music Therapy at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue.

International The Shoe4Africa Children’s Hospital (Kenya)

Music Therapist, Judy, performs for a premature baby in the NICU at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, funded by enCourage Kids Foundation.

MOUNT SINAI KRAVIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL KidZone TV KidZone TV is an integral and dynamic part of the Child Life and Creative Arts Department at Kravis, which televises live in-house programming three times a day, seven days a week. It is their most accessible therapeutic tool, reaching patients and families in their hospital rooms and clinic environments, as well as inside the studio space. Through their broad offerings covering music, art, meditation, yoga, cooking, creative writing, and more, the team at Kravis ensures that all pediatric patients have access to programming they can relate to their hobbies and interests. enCourage Kids Foundation has supported KidZone TV since 2005, providing grants totaling close to $750,000 to fund programming for hospitalized children and their families.

“enCourage Kids has offered our patients and families the opportunity, for over 13 years, to engage in a therapeutic media community during hospitalization through the magic of KidZone TV – our live, interactive broadcast studio here at The Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital. The KidZone TV Studio, supported by enCourage Kids, is a national model for the delivery of interactive entertainment and therapeutic media interventions with seriously ill children and their families during hospitalization. We indeed are able to ‘humanize healthcare’ in collaboration and partnership with this visionary organization!” - Diane Rode, Director, Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital “KidZone TV has provided such a positive outlet for me and my family especially after Noah was diagnosed with such a rare brain tumor. It took some time to open up, but that’s one of the great things I will always appreciate from KidZone TV and their wonderful staff. They never stopped coming around and they never stopped encouraging us to add our own creativity to their shows. My kids love it and it has made this whole ordeal so much easier. Because of KidZone TV we feel more at home.” - Mom (pictured to the right) of pediatric patient at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital

OUR DONORS with gratitude

$250,000+ Jeffrey Feil/Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Under the Will of Louis Feil

$50,000–$99,999 E. E. “Buzzy” Geduld

$25,000–$49,999 The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. Excel Global Security Feil Family Foundation GFP Real Estate, LLC Paula and Jeffrey Gural Joseph Rosen Foundation, Inc. Normandy Real Estate Partners LLC Arnold Penner Principal Building Services, LLC Ellen and Harvey Sanders Signature Bank The Slovin Foundation

$10,000–$24,999 41-74 Club of New York, Inc. ACORE Capital, LLC Advantage Title Agency, Inc. Alliance Building Services Alston & Bird LLP Ark Restaurants Corporation/ Michael Weinstein BankUnited, Inc. Buchbinder & Warren, LLC Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP Camp Pontiac Capital One, N.A. CB Title Group CBRE Group, Inc. CIT Commercial Services CME Group Community Foundation CORE Facility Services LLC Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Diana and Joseph DiMenna The Durst Organization DWS Eastdil Secured LLC Elliott Management First American Title Insurance Company

Five Star Carting, Inc. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Goldberg Weprin Finkel Goldstein LLP Greenberg Traurig, LLP Grove Street Investment, LLC Jane Gural Senders Highgate Hotels LP Hodges Ward Elliott Homewood Real Estate Partners Hub International Northeast Limited Joy in Childhood Foundation JPMorgan Chase & Co. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kushner Companies Charitable Foundation Marks Paneth LLP Meridian Capital Group, LLC Milbank LLP Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation Morton & Carole Olshan Foundation Inc. James O’Donnell Olmstead Properties, Inc. Joan and Robert Palermo Quality Building Services Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld Silverpeak Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP SL Green Management LLC Square Mile Capital Management Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP TG Holdings, Ltd. The Torch Foundation Walter T. Gorman, P.E., P.C. Wells Fargo & Company Winston & Strawn, LLP Jeff Worthe Anonymous

$5,000–$9,999 Alicart Group LLC Allied Partners Management, Inc. Susan and Jay Anderson Angelo, Gordon & Company Ares Management Lucy and David Ball Prosper Benudiz CodeGreen Solutions Cool Breeze Air Conditioning, Inc. The Cooper Family Foundation Inc. Dean Energy Solutions Corp Delphi Capital Management

The Donohoe Companies, Inc. Emigrant Bank Ensemble Real Estate Investments Ernst & Young LLP Estreich & Company, Inc. Fifield Piaker Elman Architects Finaly General Contractors Fisher Brothers Foundation, Inc. Gagnon Securities LLC Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP Goldie Anna Charitable Trust Hampshire Hotels & Resorts LLC Harbor Group Consulting LLC The Harold Wetterberg Foundation Estate of Sylvia Holder Holland & Knight LLP Holliday Fenogio Fowler, L.P. Jack Schenker Charitable Trust The Jerry & Marilyn Handler Foundation Stephan Kiratsous Joyce and George Klett The Litwin Foundation, Inc. The M&T Charitable Foundation Susan and Stephen Mandel Mission Capital Monday Properties Newmark Knight Frank Northview Hotel Group Nouveau Elevator Industries Inc. Ocean West Capital Partners The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation Probity International Corporation The Rachel & Drew Katz Foundation Carolyn Perry and Gregory Reimers The Related Companies, L.P. The Rizzo Group Robert Rosenkranz The Shubert Organization Jacqueline and Boris Shurslep David Silver Silverstein Properties, Inc. Lee and Adam Spies Stewart Title Insurance Company Trinity Investments Tweezerman International LLC University Sports Publications Upgrade Services Vornado Realty Trust Waste Connections, Inc. Westbrook Partners Wheelock Street Capital, LLC Whitehall Property Management, Inc. Amber and Kahlil Yearwood

$2,500 - $4,999 A-Z Fire Alarm Security ABM Industries, Inc. Allstate Electric Corporation American Industries Corp. of New York Jessica Liconti and John Anastasio Atlas-Acon Electric Service Corporation Avison Young USA Inc. Beekman Housing Ventures, LLC Benjamin Maintenance Sheila and Albert Bialek Black Bull Builders, LLC BNY Mellon Bohler Engineering Justine Rosenberg Bray BTIG, LLC Bura Construction Corp The Carl Marks Foundation Inc. Susan and Henry Celestino Champion Elevator Charatan/Holm Family Foundation Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP Clune Construction Company Collins Building Services, Inc. Core & Main Cutone & Company Mary and Michael Dana East Coast Energy Group Elliot R. Chalme Memorial Fund Enobrac Plumbing, Inc. Eugene M. Lang Foundation Firequench, Inc. Fisher Brothers Management Co. Drew Flowers FMC Engineering General Plumbing Corporation Lois Chiles and Richard Gilder Matthew Gingrich Ellen and Michael Goldberg Goodwin Procter LLP Handro Properties, LLC Hodes Weill & Associates iES Corp. Jones Lang LaSalle Leon Kassabian Kilroy Architectural Windows, Inc. Elizabeth Everett and Brian Krisberg L & L Holding Company, LLC L.J. Duffy, Inc. The Larry and Jane Scheinfeld Foundation Madison Service Corporation Matco Service Corp. MD Building Services, Inc. MG Engineering, P.C. Sarah and Stuart Milstein N & A General Construction Corporation Lori and Michael Nash National Elevator Cab & Door Corp.

National Football League Players Association NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, Inc. Noble Gas Solutions NTT Industries Inc. The OMARA Organization, Inc. Onyx Packaging Corporation Outsource Consultants, Inc. Penni Horwich and David Perecman Platinum Inc. PLM Foundation Power Tech Installations Electrical Contractors, Inc. The Prescott Fund for Children and Youth R & R Restorations Inc. Liliane and Andrew Ratner Regent Properties Reidy Contracting Group, LLC Scheman & Grant Inc. Schindler Elevator Corporation Sherland & Farrington, Inc. Signature Metal and Marble Maintenance LLC Steinberg & Pokoik Management Corp. Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP Structure Tone, Inc. Summit Construction Taconic Investment Partners LLC TEI Group Time Warner Inc. Maura and Chris Tokarski Tuchman, Korngold, Weiss, Liebman & Lindemann, LLP Turner Construction Company John Usdan USI Insurance Services, LLC Vertical Professional Solutions Kevin Welsh Deborah and Joseph Wessely

$1,000 - $2,499 Lauren and Alan Aaron Ace-Atlas Corporation Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC AECOM Amboy Floors, Inc. AmTrust Title Anthony Johnson Architects Arch MW LLC Benenson Capital Partners, LLC Benfield Electric Supply Company, Inc. Richard Berry Bettina Equities Management, LLC Donna and Paul Brewer Adam Brooks Building Maintenance Service

Marianne and Steve Carbone Carole A. and Norman Barham Family Foundation Riaz Cassum Joan and Robert Catell Christian Brothers Academy of Albany CJS Builders CLA Commercial Cleaning LLC Andy Clarke CMS Electrical Services CNY Group Colliers International Cosentini Associates, Inc. Ginny and Kip Crennan Crown Acquisitions/I Chera & Sons Foundation Jose Cruz Daniel Denihan, Jr. DeSimone Consulting Engineering Group, LLC Robert Donnelly Kelly Dorris Eastern Security Corporation, Inc. Michael Eglit The Eileen and Peter Lehrer Family Foundation, Inc. ENV Environmental Maintenance Contractors, Inc. Excel Electrical Contract, Inc. John Faragon Boyd Fellows Lori and Tony Fineman FTI Consulting, Inc. Barbara and Arthur Geiger Yuen and Ignatius Giacalone Global BMU Great Ink Communications, Inc. Emmanuel Grenader Harrington Construction Lori and Jason Hernandez Stephanie Hisgen Holt Construction Howard L. Zimmerman, Architects, P.C. Marisa and Ryan Hungershafer Robert Insolia Integrity Scaffold Service Group J. T. Magen & Company Inc. James E. Fitzgerald Inc. Kyle Jeffers Timothy Johnson K & S Industrial Corporation Joshua Katzin Karen Kaufman Carole and Marc Keller Brian Kniesly Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Mary Krayeske Lafayette Metal & Glass Company Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg Matthew Lee-Alliston Judy and Arthur Lehrhoff

Levin & Glasser, P.C. Lowe Lowenstein Sandler LLP Mancini Duffy Barbara and Alan Mandelbaum Michael Markowitz Kristin and Jon Mikula Millennium Alliance Group, LLC Gail and John Mosko Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital Mulligan Security Newell Olson and Victor Nadler Luisa Hunnewell and Laurence Newman O’Connell and Aronowitz, P.C. On Guard Management, Inc. Onyx Equities LLC Palm LLC The Par Group Perfect Building Maintenance Philips International Pine Hollow Charity Fund Inc. Lisa and Stephen Plavin Plaza Construction LLC Gary Plutzer Jonathan Pollack Polsinelli Alexander Popov Post & Schell P.C. Pritchard Industries, Inc. R & R Scaffolding Ltd. Razor Consulting Randy Reiff Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital RXR Realty SAG Engineering & Consulting, PC Deena and Ronald Salkow Melissa and Matthew Salvadore Catherine and Andrew Scandalios Meaghan Schachtel The Schulweis Family Foundation Dinah and Gerard Schumm Stacy and Jesse Sharf Shirley Waldbaum Witkin Foundation Gail and Jim Simons Singerman Real Estate Skyline Automation Kimberly Smith Sons of Italy in America Mark Stein Rochelle and Brian Steinwurtzel Stewart’s Foundation The Stockbridge Group Studios Architecture Moshe Sukenik Syska Hennessy Group Tanner Bolt Susan and Dominick Telesco Susheel Torgalkar Total Fire Protection, Inc.

TPG Architecture Trustco Bank United Building Sciences United Elevator Inspection & Consulting Co. Inc. Perry Ward Diana and Howard Wendy David Wiessel Windsor Capital Group Inc. Greta Guggenheim and Kurt Winters Angelina and Lance Wright

IN-KIND DONORS 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar & Lounge Aramark Ark Restaurants Corp. Atrium Books BAND-AID® Brand BounceU Buffalo Bandits Buffalo Bisons Buffalo Sabres Clear Channel Outdoor Cosmopolitan Darien Lake Theme Park Feld Entertainment Funfuzion at New Roc City Garden of Dreams Foundation Geometry Global GFP Real Estate LLC Gretchen Piela Keepers Self Storage LOG-ON Madame Tussauds New York Matias Letelier NAC Entertainment New York Islanders New York Mets New York Red Bulls Nicholas & Lence Communications Oasis Day Spa Palace Theatre Proctors Theatre Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Signature Bank So Above Ed Steckley The Ainsworth The Egg The Little Orchestra Society Theater Extras

TRIBUTES One of the most personal ways to honor loved ones is to support an organization close to their hearts. enCourage Kids received many thoughtful gifts in honor and memory of family and friends this past year.

IN MEMORY OF Anna Altman Leni Antenberg Carmela Artusa Pamela Granick Jerry S. Handler Rachael M. Nadler Jack Nash Michael Noschese Anthony Proto Sasha Mark Sheratsky David Timpano

IN HONOR OF Jill and Jeffrey Bernard Steve Carbone Mr. and Mrs. R. Chapman Kaitlin Hans Conway Tony Fineman Buzzy Geduld Jay and Luciane Goldman Jeffrey Gural Ross Hochberg Helen Nash David Moteelall Persaud and Anand Moteelall Persaud Alan Roth Adam Spies Emil Wessely


“The Hospital Admission and Comfort Kits compliment the work of our dedicated Child Life Team to help create a positive atmosphere and minimize the stress and anxiety traditionally associated with hospitalization.” - Child Life Specialist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital

The hospital can be a scary and unfamiliar environment for children. At Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, enCourage Kids Foundation helps to ease that anxiety and fear. Thanks to our funding the Child Life Department provides Hospital Admission and Comfort Kits to their incoming pediatric patients. Canvas bags filled with age-appropriate activities are designed to provide distraction and encourage play. In addition to entertainment, though, the kits help children maintain developmental skills and interact with family members while promoting independence as well as choice and self-expression. enCourage Kids Foundation has been supporting Hospital Admission and Comfort Kits at Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital for 13 years, granting nearly $275,000 in funding. Our shared goal with these bags is to decrease the stress and anxiety that goes hand-in-hand with pediatric hospitalization.


OUR BOARD Officers Joseph Wessely Board Chair

Directors Jay Anderson Lucy Mullen Ball Steve Carbone Kip Crennan E.E. “Buzzy” Geduld Claudia Hilbert James O’Donnell Robert Rosenberg Alan Roth Harvey Sanders Adam Spies Paul Verdi Michael Weinstein

Joan Palermo Vice Chair Tony Fineman Treasurer Mary L. Krayeske Secretary Jeffrey Gural Chairman Emeritus

OUR STAFF Michele Hall-Duncan President & CEO

Danielle Giorgetti Office Manager

Sandró Lemberg Operations Manager

Christina Buono Manager of External Relations

Briana Horwich Development & Impact Philanthropy Associate

Giselle Dean Miller Director of Special Events

Jonathan Ettinger Director of Development Allison Evans Program Associate

Mallory Humphries Communications Manager

Thomas Sullivan Staff Accountant Emma Wolk Development Manager


enCourage Kids Foundation helps humanize healthcare for children and their families by resourcing impact-driven pediatric programs and supporting the Child Life Community.


enCourage Kids Foundation envisions a world where every child—regardless of the difficulty of his or her medical journey—experiences joy, hope, resilience, and healing.

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