At the start of the pandemic, hundreds of FIT students suddenly faced financial challenges severe enough to jeopardize their ability to pay for tuition. Francine A. LeFrak—founder of the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation and the Same Sky Foundation—came to the rescue with the Student Emergency Fund, which provided grants that enabled students to continue their education. We asked LeFrak about her motives, her beliefs, and her wishes for the future. Below are some thoughts she shared with us.
Operation HOPE, a nonprofit dedicated to end poverty, will provide formerly- incarcerated women in New Jersey with free financial literacy and entrepreneurship training. Goldman Sachs and the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation are the funding partners for this collaboration, which will provide education, access and career opportunities for more than 150 women in 2020.
Visitors grow in number as soup kitchens, pantries try to keep pace. Food Bank for New York City announced the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation will donate 1 million meals for people in Queens.
Food Bank for New York City in partnership with The Francine A. Lefrak Foundation is distributing meals to families in Queens until June 25.
Bridge2Rwanda would like to thank Francine LeFrak and Rick Friedberg for their generous partnership to sponsor the education of four Bridge2Rwanda Scholars studying at universities in the US.
CIT, in partnership with the nonprofit Operation HOPE, today introduced the next facet of its Launch and Grow initiative, a 12-week HOPE Inside program aimed at empowering women small business owners in New York City and Los Angeles.
The Francine A. LeFrak Foundation and Food Bank for New York City have partnered to provide mobile pantries, as well as meals at food pantries and soup kitchens in Corona, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Rego Park and Woodside
Longtime New York City philanthropist Francine A. LeFrak is teaming up with the Food Bank for New York City to provide over a million meals to New Yorkers, especially those in the borough of Queens, where residents face desperate circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown.
The Francine A. LeFrak Foundation is responding to this crisis by donating to Food Bank For New York City to provide 1,000,000 meals for people in Queens.