Each year our firm selects a public charity that we feel captures the spirit of the season, and contributes on behalf of our clients and friends.
In 2018 we were delighted to select Camp Kesem, www.campkesem.org, a free summer sleepaway camp for children, ages six and up, impacted by a parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem provides a supportive community of children who understand and respect each other. Attending the camp is empowering, comforting, encouraging, inspirational, and often life-changing. The Camp Kesem program is organized around 100+ college-based chapters with student volunteers working year-round to operate the week-long summer camps held at rented local campsites. For the student counselors, the activity is unforgettable and rewarding. “This camp hit home for me and I knew that I wanted to be a part of it and to make a difference in a child’s life,” said a camp counselor whose mother had cancer. “We instill a sense of magic by providing relief through music, drama, and arts and crafts.”
Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to this unique population of more than 5 million children. In summer 2018, nearly 9,000 children attended over 100 week-long sessions of Camp Kesem. Charity Navigator scores it 4/4 stars.
We can attest to the benefits of Camp Kesem: the daughter of one of our consultants, whose wife is living with cancer, has attended the Princeton chapter’s camp (organized entirely by Princeton undergraduate student volunteers) for the past two years and had a wonderful time.
2017 GlobalGiving www.globalgiving.com
2016 Direct Relief www.directrelief.org
2015 International Rescue Committee www.rescue.org
2014 Malala Fund www.malala.org
2013 Mandela Rhodes Foundation www.mandelarhodes.org
2012 American Red Cross www.redcross.org
2011 DonorsChoose.org www.donorschoose.org
2010 Solar Cookers International www.solarcookers.org
2009 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia www.chop.edu
2008 Doctors Without Borders www.msf.org
2007 The Amy Foundation www.amyfoundation.org
2006 Heifer International www.heifer.org
2005 AmeriCares www.americares.org
2004 Teach for America www.teachforamerica.org
2003 Community Foodbank of NJ www.njfoodbank.org
2002 Starlight Children's Foundation www.starlight.org
2001 Robin Hood www.robinhood.org
2000 City Harvest www.cityharvest.org