“Nearly 20 years ago, my law partner introduced me to The New York Community Trust and its division, the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF). I found a top-notch organization that could assist my clients with charitable giving, even with finding the right nonprofits.
I tell clients that creating a private foundation requires a lot of administrative work. Instead, a donor-advised fund in either The Trust or LICF lets them achieve their goals, from helping disabled children to assisting people with impaired vision, or focusing on improving a particular community.
I joined the LICF board in 2008, then became the chair. We stretch donors’ dollars by working with other funders in efforts like preserving Long Island Sound or addressing the opioid crisis. We make charitable giving easy, meaningful, and powerful.”
The managing attorney of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., in Garden City, Long Island, Patricia Galteri also chairs the Long Island Community Foundation.
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