Celebrating 25 Years of Lifting New York Families


In New York State, 8 in 10 litigants in Family Court do not have a lawyer.

Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) provides unrepresented litigants with tools to be their own advocates in New York State Family Court.

Our humble origins in 1996 were the start of something big. What began as a family law information table in one courthouse evolved into the go-to source of legal information, advice, and support for court-involved families across New York State.

Now, in our 25th year, LIFT increases access to justice for tens of thousands of New Yorkers.

Our bilingual services, phenomenal staff and pro bono attorneys, and cutting-edge videoconferencing technology bring our mission to life every day …

To enhance justice for children and families by providing legal information, community education, and compassionate guidance, while promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies.

You have made this journey for me much less stressful and painful … I feel blessed to have your guidance and support. You have helped me build the courage, the strength and drive to face my challenges every single time in court, I could not ask for more.”

Sonia, Manhattan Family Court Litigant


I have been at LIFT for four years.  In some ways, I do not recognize the organization we are now.  Still small and mighty, but with so much more reach.

I am very proud of all we have accomplished.  We have built a new pro bono program, restructured our community outreach efforts and our staff and board are strong, smart and working hard. We are very connected to the legal services world and are a strong support and thought partner to the Family Court.

During COVID, we are seeing tremendous increases in need.  We have stepped up on every level.  If not now, when?  Our Helpline is exploding with calls, our legal consultations are at an all-time high and our innovative technology has allowed us to operate completely remotely with clients across the city, the state and the country.

This is a moment of reflection and introspection for all of us.  The social and racial justice challenges, the economic dislocation, the disproportionate impact of the pandemic – if ever there was a moment to increase access to justice and focus on family and community stability, it is now.

Thank you for helping us do this work. We fill a particular niche in an under resourced court that many rather not look at.  Your support has allowed us to be on the radar of more people, help more clients and do what we do so well at warp speed.  We could not be doing it without you.

With deep gratitude,

Cathy Cramer


“...We’re seen as a resource for the Family Courts to help solve problems that the system is facing. LIFT is the eyes and ears on the ground...So to the extent that people become educated about what goes on in Family Court, and how this can impact families for generations, they understand the need for LIFT.”

Gabriella Nawi, Board Chair


We’re lawyers, activists, community organizers, writers, fundraisers, techies, and data trackers. And we’re working together to help lift our neighbors, one family at a time.

Rachel Andron

Rachel Andron

Chief Program Officer
Kristin Aswad

Kristin Aswad

Staff Attorney, Staten Island Borough Coordinator
Molly Burke

Molly Burke

Advocacy and Policy Advisor
Caroline Casey

Caroline Casey

Pro Bono Coordinator
Cathy Cramer

Cathy Cramer

Chief Executive Officer
Ryan Gallagher

Ryan Gallagher

Director of Legal Technology
Nathalie González

Nathalie González

Legal Director
Blythe Hawthorne-Loizeaux

Blythe Hawthorne-Loizeaux

Staff Attorney, Pro Bono & Outreach
Luciana Lozada

Luciana Lozada

Bilingual Program Associate
Sami Ingram

Sami Ingram

Director of Pro Bono Programs
Tyler Levsen

Tyler Levsen

Manhattan Staff Attorney
Chábelly Pacheco Maluly

Chábelly Pacheco Maluly

Bilingual Program Associate
Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller

Manager of Institutional Giving
Hannaha Navarrette

Hannaha Navarrette

Special Assistant to the CEO
Jailene Peralta

Jailene Peralta

Bilingual Program Associate
Kristin Pulkkinen

Kristin Pulkkinen

Chief Development Officer
Emily Schoenfeld

Emily Schoenfeld

Manager of Development & Communications
Jessica Stadmeyer

Jessica Stadmeyer

Director of Legal Resources and Community Engagement
Marlene Urena

Marlene Urena

Helpline Program Manager
Liza Rosa

Liza Rosa

Operations and HR Manager

I have been at LIFT for 6 years and in that time I've watched this organization rise to meet the needs of the most vulnerable, those navigating the confusing and overwhelming Family Court system. We have worked diligently to expand our programs to provide unrepresented litigants with the tools necessary to successfully self-represent and advocate for themselves and their families.

Nathalie González, Legal Director


Together, we’re working toward the day when equal access to justice in New York State Family Court becomes a reality for every New Yorker—no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they have.

In the meantime, we’re making a difference today and every day—one family at a time.

Gabi is a Senior Vice President, Personal Insurance Distribution & Strategy at Travelers Insurance. She has a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Abby is Counsel, Complex Litigation and Trials at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She holds a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. Abby has been recognized repeatedly for her outstanding commitment to pro bono work, particularly her dedication to asylum work for the LGBTQ community. 

Rob is a Managing Director of the Investments Group at SL Green Realty Corp., New York City’s largest commercial landlord. He holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University.

Nancy is a Partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston College Law School in 2003 and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Vassar College in 1998.

Rebecca is a Partner in Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s Corporate and Finance Group and Financial Services Group.  She received her A.B. from Harvard University and earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Leslie is Chief Operating Officer at Covenant House New York, which has been at the vanguard of providing housing to homeless youth and young adult populations for more than 45 years. Leslie received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. with Honors from Swarthmore College. She is a co-founder of LIFT.

Ellie is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in child development, with a focus on developmental issues including trauma and involvement with the child welfare system. She holds a Master of Social Work from NYU and a Master of Arts in Child Development from Sarah Lawrence College. 

Corey is the Director of Policy Communications at Facebook, specializing in corporate, crisis and financial communications as well as public affairs. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Government from NYU.

Phil is a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP where he is a member of the Firm’s litigation practice and is Co-Chair of the Firm’s National eDiscovery & eRetention Practice Group. He received his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Newark.

Wendy is the Associate Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Proskauer. She oversees all aspects of employee engagement, board service and corporate social responsibility for the Firm.

Valerie is a Senior Counsel at Bloomberg L.P. serving as the Head of Legal for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Valerie is also the founder and emeritus chair of the Bloomberg Legal Department’s award-winning pro bono program. She holds a J.D. from The George Washing University Law School and a B.A. from Bates College.

Ria is a Program Manager in Business Planning and Operations at Facebook. She leads internal go to market for pricing launches across various non-Ads products. Currently she is working with the WhatsApp Business API, and has previously supported Workplace from Facebook. She is originally from Trinidad and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and MBA from Yale University. Prior to Facebook, she worked in Mergers & Acquisitions at PepsiCo, followed by 2 years in Client Success and Business Development at a fintech startup called Rapid Ratings.

Anna is a Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs at The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC). She was part of the team that developed the Company’s first full-length Corporate Responsibility report.

Jane is a Director of Revenue for Salesforce where she leads the US and Canada Revenue Recognition team, in working with counterparts in sales, operations, and legal to ensure proper revenue recognition on enterprise-level contracts, primarily with financial services and insurance customers. Jane received her B.S. in Accounting and M.Acc. from Case Western Reserve University.

Sheri has worked for The Brooklyn Museum, The Cooper Hewitt Museum Smithsonian Institution and Architectural Digest. She received a BBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MA in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from the Cooper Hewitt New School Parsons School of Design. She was a founding board member of: The Jewish Women’s Foundation, The Sister Fund, The New York Women’s Foundation and The American Friends of the JCC of Krakow. Sheri served on the board of The Retreat and currently serves on the boards of Broadway Housing Communities Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, The Board of Advisors for The Brooklyn Museum, and The Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy.

Bill is a Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP where he is head of the firm’s pro bono program. Before entering private practice, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he led criminal investigations, conducted trials and handled Second Circuit appeals. Bill received his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from New York University.

Susan is a community volunteer. She worked in Advertising at NW Ayer and AC&R (a subsidiary of Bates) and in Public Relations at Ruder Finn. She attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and graduated with a BA from Finch College in New York City. Susan has volunteered at The Lighthouse Guild for the Blind and tutored at New York Center for Children/NYCC. Helping children and families is meaningful to Susan as her daughter Lisa was devoted to improving lives of children and families. Lisa passed away from Hodgkins Lymphoma and was unable to fulfill her dream. Continuing this mission is a legacy to Lisa.

Lisa is Managing Partner at Miller Zeiderman LLP. A Matrimonial Attorney, CFL and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst there, she handles complex financial and custody divorce matters for high-net-worth individuals.  She received her J.D. from Fordham University. Lisa is a member of the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section for the New York State Bar Association and sits on the executive board of the Justice Brandeis Law Society. Lisa also serves on the Executive Board of Savvy Ladies, Inc., a 501(c) 3 organization that provides free education and resources to help women achieve their financial independence

Our mission and greatest impact is to reduce barriers to justice for Family Court litigants and this has been the case for the past 25 years.

Leslie Abbey, Esq., LIFT Board Member and Co-Founder

Who We Serve


LIFT serves individuals and families navigating the New York State Family Court system without legal representation (also known as pro se litigants). In New York, 80% of litigants in Family Court do not have a lawyer. But the stakes are just too high to go it alone. The Court’s decisions affect the lives of thousands of children and families with profound, long-lasting effects on their safety, economic security, health, and well-being.

That’s why LIFT works as an equalizer for under-resourced families who count on us to help when they need it most. We are there, ensuring access to justice for people in cities, towns, and rural communities across New York State.

Where We Serve

Relationship to Child



LIFT During Covid


Covid-19 has brought extraordinary disruption to the families we work with—and a wave of urgent and heartbreaking family law issues. Meanwhile, the New York State Family Court System has been forced to scale back operations to protect public health.

LIFT moved instantaneously to retool and respond as the pandemic took hold. LIFT has shown up with dedication and heart, as the need for support around child support, custody, visitation, domestic violence and guardianship skyrocketed.

Thanks to your support, LIFT has been able to:

Expand our Family Legal Connection videoconferencing program to meet the extraordinary demand for remote legal consultation.

Grow our network of pro bono legal partners to support more clients in more places.

Create a PPE Safety Program to distribute 7,000+ facemasks, plus updated legal resources, to Family Court litigants.

Increase our Helpline staff to field a record number of calls – we’re serving 50% more people through our Helpline compared to this time last year.

Launch new bilingual webinars on family law with our community partners.

Respond to the Family Court's requests to provide updates on court status and help clients prepare for when the courts fully reopen.


Family Law Helpline

Each year, LIFT responds to over 15,000 phone calls, emails, and text-chats from people all over the world who have family law cases in New York State. Our Helpline provides crucial legal information, plus appointments with our staff attorneys for more in-depth case support. The Helpline also makes referrals to partner organizations for people who need social service or other key resources.

“At LIFT, we often meet people who are in transition and concerned about their children. We help them understand their legal options, assist them with paperwork, and help them build a legal argument. But perhaps most important, we listen.”

– Ryan Gallagher, Director of Legal Technology

Legal Consultations and Family Legal Connection (FLC)

Our in-depth consultations enable self-represented litigants to meet with a Staff Attorney and receive legal advice and vital support in preparing a case. Services range from assistance completing a petition to moot court opportunities where they can practice what they want to say to the judge. Working remotely, Staff Attorneys consult with clients either by phone or by videoconferencing and document-sharing on our virtual platform, Family Legal Connection (FLC).

FLC also enables our pro bono attorneys to connect with LIFT clients.  With this technology, litigants in every corner of New York State (and globally), can access timely, in-depth, face-to-face legal advice and case strategy—on their cellphone, mobile device, or any computer with an internet connection.

Legal Education and Community Outreach

LIFT delivers “know-your-rights” workshops and legal clinics at partner organizations in local communities, where people live and work. During the pandemic, we continued to offer these programs online via webinars and live events on social media. This work focuses on under-resourced communities and underserved groups of people, including immigrants, formerly incarcerated people, veterans, and domestic violence survivors.

Legal Resource Guides in Eight Languages

LIFT has developed over 40 legal resource guides, available free on our website and at program sites. These multilingual guides explain important Family Court and Family Law issues in simple, accessible language. Recent guides have focused on topics of special concern to active military service members, military veterans, LGBTQ Family Court users, and parents who have experienced incarceration.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Safety Program

As part of our rapid response to the pandemic, we launched a PPE Safety Program to help protect the health of people arriving at Family Court in the five boroughs of New York City. The program distributes facemasks and Covid-19 prevention tips—along with legal resource information. The program also provides adult-and children-sized facemasks to the Family Law organizations that we partner with, as well as to the court-appointed lawyers who are seeing clients at their offices and in client’s homes. 


The program is staffed by people from communities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. We’ve partnered with John Jay College, CUNY, Lawyers for Children, Guttman Community College, and other community partners to hire the staff teams working for this important new program.


Advocating for More Just and Equitable Policies

LIFT actively represents the voice of pro se litigants by participating in numerous committees at the city and state levels, with a primary aim of engaging in policy changes and reform initiatives. LIFT is one of the few organizations in Family Court that works exclusively with pro se litigants. The Court is LIFT’s closest partner, and as a result, we are well-positioned to advocate for racial equity from within. 

City and State Committees LIFT Participates In:

Advocates Against Domestic Violence

Borough Based Agency Heads Meeting

Child Support COVID 19 Task Force

City Bar Family Court & Family Law Committee

City Bar Pro Bono & Legal Services Committee

The CVO Covid-19 Task Force for the NYC Family Courts

Cyber Sexual Abuse Task Force

Family Justice Center working groups

Human Services Council – Priority and Strategy Council, Advisory Body

The Lawyers’ Committee Against Domestic Violence (LCADV)

LIFT’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Task Force

NYS Bar Committee on Families and the Law

NYC Bar Council on Children

The NYC Bar Working Group on Abusive Partner Intervention Programs

NYC Veterans Law Technical Assistance Initiative

Office of Child Support Services Community Partners Group

Public Interest Pro Bono Association (PIPBA)

Queens Library Immediate Access Program Advisory Board

Veterans Law Working Group

Our actions can—and must—reflect our heartfelt commitment to attaining justice and equity for all New York families. The Court is LIFT’s closest partner, and as a result, we are well-positioned to advocate for racial equity from within.”

Cathy Cramer, LIFT CEO


Our phenomenal team of pro bono partners allows LIFT to serve people far and wide across New York State. Our innovative Family Legal Connection (FLC) program deploys user-friendly technology to enable LIFT’s pro bono attorneys and our clients to meet over video chat and share documents in real time.

 The impact:

  • Individuals and families receive family law advice and strategy without having to leave home, take time off from work, arrange childcare and transportation, or travel to Family Court for pro bono assistance.
  • Accessibility barriers for homebound and/or disabled litigants are removed.
  • People who live in counties and communities with few pro bono resources are no longer left behind.

Family Legal Connection is a game-changer, a time-saver, and a vital component of LIFT’s efforts to close the justice gap through convenient, accessible legal information and advice around issues of child support, custody and visitation.

LIFT’s FLC enables pro bono attorneys to have a significant positive impact from their own offices or homes at flexible times. Our pro bono attorneys experience the satisfaction of providing meaningful support, interacting with clients face-to-face, and making a difference in the lives of litigants in underserved locations.

FLC flourished in 2020, with exponential growth in the number of law firms that energetically committed to working with LIFT as pro bono partners for FLC. We thank all of our new and long-term pro bono partners and look forward to forging new partnerships in our 25th year.

On honoring LIFT’s FLC program for outstanding contributions to pro bono and access to justice: “This program has offered a legal lifeline for Family Court litigants throughout New York State who are homebound or disabled, live in rural areas or have transportation or childcare issues. During the Covid-19 pandemic, this virtual pro bono platform is a critical tool in expanding pro bono resources to assist Family Court litigants statewide.”

Hon. Edwina Mendelson, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives, NYS Unified Court System


Join our growing list of law firms and corporations that give back by partnering with LIFT through pro bono work. To learn more about ways to get involved, contact our Director of Pro Bono Programs, Sami Ingram, at or (646) 613-9633, Ext. 213.


The LIFT Lawyers Council is a select group of attorneys who advise the organization on its pro bono program, policy initiatives, and other important topics, and serve as ambassadors for LIFT and Family Court litigants at their firms and companies. Our goal is to leverage the thought leadership and resources of the private bar to increase access to justice for New York families.

William Silverman, Chair
Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP

Erica P. Blau, Esq.
Pro Bono Director & Associate General Counsel American International Group, Inc.

Tara Brailey
Proskauer Rose LLP

Elizabeth Carter
Special Counsel
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Kara Coggin
Chief of Staff, COO &
Head of Strategic Commercial Matters
– Legal & Compliance Department

Robyn Downing
Alston & Bird

Kelly Earle
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Amy Festante
Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel
Popular Bank

Shari Goodstein
Founding Partner
Goodstein Law Firm

Alycia Guichard
Product & Marketing Counsel

Leslie Harris
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Michelle Honor
Associate, Antirust/Competition

Xiaoyang (Winnie) Ma
Manager, National Tax – Passthrough Transactions Group
Ernst & Young

Nonny Onyekweli
Director of Criminal Justice, Equitable Justice & Strategic Initiatives
National Urban League

Dara Sheinfeld
Pro Bono Counsel
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Shauna Tesser-Friedman
Miller Zeiderman LLP

David Venderbush
Alston & Bird

Paul Winke
Managing Counsel and Director
The Bank of New York Mellon

I’ve always believed that the private sector needs to become more involved in Family Court, and it’s only at that point that we are going to see meaningful change.

At issue is the safety and security of families and children. At issue is equal access to justice for people of limited means and people of color. There is nothing more important than that, yet, Family Court does not have anywhere near the resources it needs and the antiquated court structure makes it impossible for court administrators alone to fix things.

We must not tolerate two systems of justice. The private sector needs to wake up and once we do and really start advocating for court reform, it will happen.”

Bill Silverman, LIFT Lawyers Council Chair


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Fiscal Year 2020 (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020)

Smart Investment = Powerful Impact

Operating Revenue: $2,872,451

Expenditures: $2,807,486

With top ratings from Guide Star and Charity Navigator and accreditation from the BBB, LIFT meets the highest standards of fiscal management, accountability and transparency from the most trusted independent review organizations. 


Fiscal Year 2020 (October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020)




City of New York – Mayor’s   Office of Criminal Justice

The Clark Foundation

The IOLA Fund of the State   of New York

New York City Council

New York State Unified   Court System: Office of   Court Administration

$50,000 – $99,999

Leslie Abbey and Stephen   Dietz

New York City Council –   Legal Services for Veterans   Initiatives

$25,000 – $49,999

Diane and Arthur Abbey

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver   & Jacobson LLP

Mary J. Hutchins Foundation

Gabriella Nawi and Todd   Jonasz

NYC COVID-19 Response &   Impact Fund in The New   York Community Trust

New York State – Division of   Criminal Justice Services   (DCJS)

The Rona Jaffe Foundation

Rose M. Badgeley Residuary   Charitable Trust

Robert and Jessica Schiffer

$10,000 – $24,999

Adakin Capital, LLC


Baker Hostetler

Bloomberg L.P.

Debra and Kenneth Caplan

Cathy A. Cramer and   Kenneth Gibbs

The Estée Lauder   Companies, Inc.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

The Lucius N. Littauer   Foundation

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP 

Sheri Cyd Sandler

Rebecca Simmons

$5,000 – $9,999

American Academy of   Matrimonial Lawyers   Foundation

Ellie Becker and Norm Parton

Phil H. Cohen and Rebecca   Kramnick

Abigail and Chris Davis

Frances J. and Anthony   DiSarro

Nancy Hart

George Hecht

The Hyde and Watson   Foundation

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

David Kalm

Eugene Keilin and Joanne   Witty

Anna Klein

Jane Koltsova


Anupam Ladha and Ying Yu

Marble Collegiate Church

Nazee & Joseph Moinian   Foundation

David Orlinsky

Popular Foundation   (Popular Community Bank)

Jami Rubin

Mary and Alok Singh

Stroock & Stroock &     Lavan LLP

Susan Tofel

Venable Foundation

Susan Warren

Lois and Barbara Whitman

The William C. Bullitt   Foundation

$2,500 – $4,999

Jonathan Abbey

Diane Archer and Stephen   Presser

The Blackstone Group, LP

Shelley Burtt and Donald   Meltzer

Lois Chiles

Anne Delaney

Valerie Farkas

Mark and Beth Ferber

Marc Holliday – Holliday   Foundation

Donna Muscari

The New York Bar   Foundation

Office of the Manhattan   Borough President

Partnership for New York City


Anthony Schlesinger and   Anne Forward

SL Green Realty Corp

Roger L. Strong – Strong   Foundation of New York

Peggy and David Tanner

Wells Fargo

$1,000 – $2,499

Alan and Patricia Abramson

Toni and Seth Bernstein

Nancy Better

Elizabeth Bower

Corey Chambliss

David Christensen

Anthony Crowell

Lenore and Robert Davis

Carol and Mike Dawley

Rhonda and Paul De Fiore

Wendy Dessy

Elizabeth Duggal and Alain   Taghipour

Diana and Frederick   Elghanayan

Joshua Empson and Rachel   Klauber-Speiden

Kate Engelbrecht

Ann and Josh Foley

Jean Folsom

Diane and Joseph Genova

Ellen and Bud Gibbs

Amy Glosser and Janno   Lieber

Todd Green

Steven and Elizabeth   Gruber

Lisa Grunwald and Stephen   and Stephen Adler

Mary Higgins


Investors Foundation   (Investors Bank)

Jeffery Jones

Andrew Lacey

Nina Lesavoy

Wendy Mackenzie

Nancy Maier

James Martin

Stephen McGrath, Jr. and   Janine Shelffo

Denis McInerney

David and Sheila McLean

Joan McPhee and Michael   Gilson

Metzger-Price Fund, Inc.

Daniela Nawi

Neuberger Berman    Group LLC

The New World Foundation

NYU Community Fund

Emory O’Mealia

Sarah Peter

Matthew Powell

Andrea Rattner

Alexander Rovt

Bret Ruber and Kate   Isenberg

George Salter

William Silverman and   Karen Jason

Jacqueline Slifka

Katherine and Steven Soll

Marcy Syms

Cynthia King-Vance and   Lee Vance

David Wagner and   Elizabeth Cecil

Eric Wolff

Benjamin Wu

Lisa and Lloyd Zeiderman

Laurence Zuckerman

$500 – $999

Arthur Ainsberg

Aaron Appel

Julie Appel and Mitchell   Gordon

Jay and Jeanne Benet

Dan and Melissa Berger

Zachary Bernstein

Kalpana Bhandarkar and   Vinodh Bhat

Anna Connolly

Cheryl DaVeiga

Jacquelyn Daylor

Caroline Erisman and John   Silberstein

Arlene and Mark Goldsmith

Carla Goldstein and   Nathaniel K. Charny

Shari Goodstein

Lois and Stewart Gross

Gail Harris

Roy Haynes

Marc Jason

Pamela Kaplan

Brian and Karen Karnofsky

David Karnovsky and Sue   Kaplan

Avrohom and Phyllis Kess

Henni and John Kessler

Robin Kiam Aviv

John Kiernan

Kate Lear

Lisa Lesavoy and Marco   Paniccia

Scott Levine

Jonathan and Judith Lief

Dennis O’Hara

Thomas Ostrander and Kelli   Turner

Glenn and Ayelet Pollner

Ronald Richter

Jill Rittmaster and Jordan   Saper

David Rizzo

Tonya Robinson

Andrew and Wendy Sanford

Laura Schisgall

Eric and Debbie Schwartz

Fredrika Sidoroff and   Richard Parkus

Courtney Smith

Edward Spiro

Andrew Ward

Joseph and Nicole Warganz

Betsy West

Melinda B. Wolfe and   Kenneth D. Inadomi

Antonio Yanez

Rita Zimmer


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