• African Soul, American Heart (ASAH)
Rygo Foss, Skyline Restoration’s Legal Counsel, introduced the company to ASAH through his late father, architect John Foss, three years ago. ASAH's mission is to protect, educate, and empower orphans, primarily girls, living in the Republic of South Sudan – now often transplanted to Uganda due to safety concerns. It protects them from forced marriage at puberty; educates them in school subjects and life skills; and empowers them to be leaders in their communities. Rygo thanked the donors for the virtually unanimous participation rate at Hole #16, designated “Beat Rygo” where proceeds from all attempts to best Rygo’s score go to the cause. “Skyline is one of the biggest contributors to the charity,” said Rygo.
• The New York Center for Children
NYCC is a child-friendly free clinic providing assessment and therapy to victims of child abuse. It also offers professional training on the diagnosis and treatment of child abuse, and works to increase awareness and prevention. Jennifer Grubman, LMSW, a therapist with NYCC, noted that “We rely on events like this to keep us going. Each donor is important to us. The money we receive goes to helping the children’s experience. It really means a lot to us and we’re grateful to be a part of it.”
• Ronald McDonald House New York
Ronald McDonald House New York provides temporary lodging and care for families while their child battles cancer. Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the facility will be expanding and able to house 95 families by the end of the summer. Nicole Battista, Development Officer, Online Strategies, Ronald McDonald House NY, said that Eva was deeply moved by a tour of the House and eager to pledge Skyline’s support. “The support of diverse individuals and groups is what allows our House to run daily. Skyline is committed to giving back – it’s amazing that they’re doing this.”
• St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital works to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Caitlin McFeely, Senior Regional Event Specialist with ALSAC, the fundraising arm of St. Jude, thanked Skyline for its support. Donations enable the organization to provide, said Caitlin, “the treatment and care [the children] need, all without receiving a bill. …We are going to help push the survival rate for ALL up through events like yours.”