SUFFERN – The Rockland Development Council (RDC), the professional trade association of 55 Rockland County nonprofits, will hold its 14th Annual Philanthropy Day & Awards Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern. Registration and breakfast opens at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 9 a.m.
The breakfast keynote speaker is Liz Scott, Co-Executive Director, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996 – 2004) and Liz’s daughter. In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $60 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 300 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.
The event will culminate with the presentation of the Rockland Development Council’s 2013 Awards for Outstanding Philanthropist – S. Lisa Hayes, president and founder of Creative Financial Planning, Inc.; Not-for-Profit Fundraising Professional – Stacey Kirschenbaum, executive director, Foundations Charity Health systems at Bon Secours Health System; Corporate Leadership – Better Homes and Gardens/Rand Realty Rand Family; Outstanding Youth- Ashley May, Aliyah and Angel Schwartz, and Outstanding Volunteer – Roberta Leitner.
Tickets are $25 for Rockland Development Council members and their guests; $30 for non-members. Tables of ten are $250. For tickets and more information contact RDC member Courtney Boniface at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information please contact Judy Perrin at 845-398-4045.