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Celebrating International Women's Day

International Women’s Day has become not just a day to celebrate women and their accomplishments but a day of unity. A global call to action to bring women together in support of each other. Today, around the world, women are fighting for their rights to make their own choices, to have their voices heard, and for their seat at the table.

Giving Hope to Women Coming Out of Prison

A gift of $1000+ gives women coming out of prison a second chance.

Music To Our Ears: The NY Philharmonic Makes History

Women now outnumber men in the NY Philharmonic for the first time in history.
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The Francine A. LeFrak Wellness Center of New Jersey

Providing formerly incarcerated women in the Re-Entry Program with access to medical, dental, and mental health care at no cost.
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Help Us Meet Our $300,000 Fundraising Goal by Francine's Birthday

We are raising $300,000 for the Same Sky Foundation in honor of Francine A. LeFrak's birthday.
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Dana Perino: Remembering George H.W. Bush by recognizing a woman who is a true 'Point of Light'

No matter how small, anyone can have an impact and change a life

Women in Climate Change

In every humanitarian crisis, the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation believes that we should be aware of how women need our help the most. Despite women being at a disadvantage, they have historically proven to be capable leaders and solutions-based thinkers.
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Francine A. LeFrak Awarded Points of Light by President George H.W. Bush

Global nonprofit Points of Light announced it will recognize Francine A. LeFrak with this year's The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards.
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FORBES: The Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Is Equipping Women With The Skills They Need To Thrive

The Francine A. LeFrak Center For Well-Being will give women at Barnard College the tools they need to take control of their finances.
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FEATURED: Cognitive Science Tips For Sticking To Your Budget

There’s a great deal you can do to get your finances back on track if you understand the basic psychology of what’s leading you astray...
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International Women's Day: Helping Women Make History

International Women's Day is about celebrating the accomplishments of women! Together, we have helped women make history since 2008.
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NJRC Women's Project Keynote Address

On Tuesday, January 19th, Francine gave the keynote address at the New Jersey Reentry Corporation's Women's Project Conference. Francine highlighted the importance of creating opportunities for women to reach their full potential.
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How We’re Giving Back By Providing Meals to Those In Need

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.
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Barnard College Launches the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being

The center will serve as a centralized hub for all wellness-related initiatives across campus and will support a 360-degree perspective of personal well-being focused on three pillars of wellness: financial, physical, and emotional.

Taking Care Of Our Neighbors

COVID surges are occurring with a vengeance. We are watching the numbers of cases explode, businesses close and lines of hungry people grow. In Queens, NY our neighbors are standing in the cold for hours to get food to feed their families.
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Barnard College Announces New Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being

The new Francine A. LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being, made possible by a generous gift from the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation, will ensure that all Barnard students have access to comprehensive physical and mental health, holistic wellness, and financial literacy support services and are equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to thrive at Barnard and beyond.
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Foundation Summer Update

It’s crucial that we stay optimistic and continue to check in on each other. The summer has been a productive time for the Foundation. I am so proud to share the news of what we've accomplished with our grant partners.
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A Message from Francine LeFrak

The lessons we’ve learned during this time are invaluable. We appreciate our jobs, the food on our tables, and our loved ones so much more. We will take these lessons with us moving forward and reflect on how our lives have shifted during this challenging time. 
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World Refugee Day 2020 - Addressing the Refugee Crisis

FAL Foundation honors World Refugee Day 2020 by addressing the refugee crisis with training & education.
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Women and Unemployment in America

Women have been disproportionately affected by the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Newsmax: LeFrak Donates 1M Meals to Feed New Yorkers Hit by Pandemic

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.
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Nursing homes – We must do better

If this tragedy has taught us anything it’s that we must rethink how our healthcare systems are set up, how our facilities function, and how we prepare for the worst. We must take better care of our elderly.
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Food Insecurity in America

Last month, more than 1 in 3 households had hungry children, this level of food insecurity in our country is unprecedented in modern times. 
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Francine Interviewed on Cats Roundtable

We discussed the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation's work with the Food Bank for NYC to provide 1 million meals to our fellow New Yorkers living in Queens, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
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A Letter From Our Founder

The Francine A. LeFrak Foundation has made a donation to the Food Bank for NYC that will provide 500,000 meals to Queens, NY which has become the epicenter of this virus with over 37,000 cases.
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Our World after Coronavirus

It's difficult to see past the loss and challenges we experience today, but it's important to also focus on the positive changes we may see tomorrow. 
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Francine LeFrak featured in Forbes Special Philanthropy Issue

How a failed movie turned into a job project for Rwanda's poor.
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Francine A. LeFrak Honored With the UNFCU Foundation Women's Empowerment Award

The UNFCU Foundation presented Francine A. LeFrak, social entrepreneur and women's rights advocate, with its 2019 Women's Empowerment Award.
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Prager Metis Employees Teach Excel Class to Homeless Women

It was an exciting graduation at the Women in Need Homeless Shelter on East 104th Street in East Harlem.
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Rethinking What It Means to Support Women In The Workplace 

Over 22 million women live in poverty in America today. In New York City alone, 60,000 people sleep in homeless shelters every night; 22,000 of them are children.
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800 Lives Transformed - Mission Accomplished

As we look back on the last year, we are so excited to share our progress with you. With your support 800 women and girls lifted themselves out of poverty.