The New York Life Foundation will provide grants to 20 organizations from across the country for their COVID-19 and social justice work in their communities.

The New York Life Foundation created the Love Takes Action Awards in 2020 to mark its commitment to helping people act on their love. The awards honor nonprofit leaders in our communities who embody this selflessness by stepping forward and making a difference.

Thanks to nominations from our employees and agents—our “New York Life Champions” in the chart below-- the Foundation will be awarding a total of $500,000 in grants to 20 nonprofits nationwide. There are two categories of grants—COVID-19 Response and Social & Racial Justice. Ten winning organizations from each category will each receive a grant of $25,000 for their work. See the list of winners below. 

Congratulations to the winners listed below and thank you for your service!

COVID-19 RESPONSE

 

New York Life Champion

Office Location

Department

Honoree

Nonprofit Organization

Nonprofit Location

Alex Aderman

Wisconsin

Agency Recruiting & Development

Tyrone Reese

Goodman Community Center

Madison, WI

Antoinette Rehak

Greater Philadelphia

Agent

Keisha Jordan

Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Brian Miller

Long Island

Agency Field Recruiting

Sheila Kirchner

St. Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

Christopher Angiletta

Roanoke

Agent

Frances Hickman

Salem Research Institute

Salem, VA

Debora R Perez

Southern California

Agency Field Recruiting

Rich Valenza

Raise A Child Incorporated

Los Angeles, CA

Jon Paul Espinoza

Southern California

Agent

Rosella Erin Chisolm

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Albuquerque, NM

Matthew Quiñones

Hudson Valley

Agent

Michelle Gramoglia

Woodland Pond

New Paltz, NY

Sara Sefcovic

Home Office NYC

Corporate Communications

Dr. Felix M. Valbuena, Jr., FAAFP

Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center

Detroit, MI

Tania Khan

Home Office NYC

Office of the General Counsel

Diya Basu-Sen

Sapna NYC

Bronx, NY

Victoria Eavers

Home Office NYC

Corporate Events

Lynne Seagle

Hope House Foundation, Inc.

Norfolk, VA

SOCIAL & RACIAL JUSTICE

New York Life Champion

Office Location

Department

Honoree

Nonprofit Organization

Nonprofit location

Fatema Udaipurwala

San Francsico

Agent

Carrie Maultsby-Lute

Mills College

Oakland, CA

 

Jaesung Son

New Jersey

Agency Field Recruiting

Jenny Ahn

Korean Community Center (Friends of Grace Seniors)

Tenafly, NJ

 

Julianne Hertel

Boston

Agent

Nicole Bell

Living in Freedom Together

Worcester, MA

 

Karen Chen

Home Office NYC

Strategic Capabilities

Zakiyah Sayyed

The HOPE Program

Brooklyn, NY

 

Michael Vasquez Sigüenza

Queens

Agent

Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Middle Project

New York, NY

 

Robert Gascho

San Diego

Agent

Katie Turner

Poetic Justice

San Diego, CA

 

Sharinna R Sarmiento

Greater Washington

Agent

Maria D. Herrera

Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland

Frederick, MD

 

Thuy Nguyen

San Diego

Agent

Vanetta Johnson

Beyond Emancipation

Oakland, CA

 

Valerie P Kaiser

Northern Virginia

Agent

Daniela Grigioni

After-School All-Stars DC Chapter

Washington, DC

 

Zeinab Zindani

Queens

Agent

Debbie Almontaser

Yemeni American Merchants Association

Brooklyn, NY

 

 


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New York Life Insurance Company
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