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Naomi Hochberg

Nepali people are some of the most optimistic, spiritual and welcoming I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I was treated like family as soon as I arrived in their country so to see such wide spread devastation and despair made me want to do as much as I could to help.


Ruthie Ackerman

I live by the motto “We are what we create.” I am trying to create the world I want to live in for myself and my community… Location: New York, New York Profession: Vice President of Philanthropy, BerlinRosen Twitter: @ruackerman What was the first charitable gift you ever gave?: When I was seven years old…


Joel Omansky

If I can help the world be a more positive place through giving of time or money, even if i’m only a tiny tiny part, I’m living a purposeful live… Location: New York, New York What was the first gift you ever made?:  The first gift I can remember giving as an adult was to…


Erika Ettin

When you walk by a stranger, it’s so easy to ignore someone, especially in a big city. But, she took my breath away when she said to me, “ You know, I could be your mother.” It deeply resonated with me, and I realized that no matter what place we are in, everyone can come…

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