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New York Life Foundation Grants $300,000 To Westchester Nonprofits In 2010

Foundation Support of Westchester Reaches More Than $1.7 Million Since 2004

NEW YORK, N.Y., December 20, 2010 – The New York Life Foundation announced grants totaling $300,000 to nine Westchester nonprofit organizations that target young people, particularly in the areas of safe places to learn and grow, childhood bereavement and educational enhancement. The Foundation has given grants totaling $1.7 million to Westchester-based nonprofits since 2004, when New York Life's Westchester campus opened.

"The New York Life Foundation is proud to support these organizations that offer effective programs dedicated to improving the quality of life and academic skills of at-risk youth in Westchester," said Marlyn Torres, assistant vice president, New York Life Foundation. "These programs are making a difference in the lives of hundreds of children in Westchester and as a result the broader community benefits."

The 2010 Westchester grant recipients are:

  • Cardinal McCloskey Services - $50,000 to support Hayden House Programs, which provide academic support and life skills for disadvantaged children and teens who have been abused or neglected;
  • Family YMCA at Tarrytown - $32,500 to support the Y's afterschool programs, which serve 200 children at Morse, Pauling, Tappan Hill and Washington Irving public schools;
  • Girls Inc. - $32,500 to support the Girls Empowerment Zone project, a youth leadership program serving teenage girls attending Roosevelt, Riverside, and Gorton High Schools in Yonkers and White Plains High School;
  • Groundwork Hudson Valley - $25,000 to support The Green Team, which provides year-round projects to improve the surrounding areas and build students' skills in leadership, public speaking, financial literacy and project management for at-risk students attending Riverside High School in Yonkers;
  • Historic Hudson Valley - $20,000 to support afterschool enrichment programs at the Washington Irving Sunnyside and Philipsburg Manor historic sites that together serve 150 students from area public elementary and middle schools;
  • Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) - $40,000 to support the Mentoring Program of JCCA's Residential Program which helps teens who have been victims of abuse or neglect find mentors that provide positive adult role models;
  • Project Morry - $25,000 to support its year-round youth development programs focusing on increasing social skills, enhancing self-esteem, instilling positive core values and personal responsibility that provides each child a multi-year commitment anchored by a residential summer camp;
  • The Guidance Center - $25,000 to support the College and Career Center for Teens, serving youth who are struggling in school and lack college readiness and work skills; and
  • Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) - $50,000 to support the College and Career Access Centers at Roosevelt and Gorton High Schools by extending their hours of operation and providing college guidance and career access services to close to 1,000 high school students.

About The New York Life Foundation
Inspired by New York Life's tradition of service and humanity, the New York Life Foundation has, since its founding in 1979, provided more than $130 million in charitable contributions to national and local nonprofit organizations. Through its focus on "Nurturing the Children," the Foundation supports programs that benefit young people, particularly in the areas of safe places to learn and grow, educational enhancement opportunities and childhood bereavement. The Foundation also encourages and facilitates the community involvement of employees, agents, and retirees of New York Life through its Volunteers for Life program. To learn more, please visit the Foundation's Web site at

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