LMTIF and Grantees Take Part in Super Bowl Festivities
DateFebruary 4, 2014
CMOM and the NFL’s You Make the Call: Learn to be an NFL Official Exhibit
Laurie Tisch kicked off Super Bowl festivities on January 9 doing the “Zebra Dance” at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM). The “Zebra Dance” is one of many activities enjoyed by children at CMOM’s You Make the Call: Learn to be an NFL Official exhibit. This is a multimedia and interactive exhibit that lets children and their families experience the world of NFL officials. View NY1’s coverage of the exhibit.
Boys & Girls Clubs Healthy Teaching Kitchens
On January 29, Laurie Tisch was joined by the New York Giants’ Zak DeOssie for the Wallbreaking Ceremony at the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria, Queens. Zak DeOssie is a two-time Super Bowl winner with the NY Giants. His father Steve DeOssie also won a Super Bowl with the NY Giants, making them the only father-son duo to win a Super Bowl with the same team. Watch Fox5’s “Good Day New York” interview with Zak DeOssie and his father in which Zak mentions the event.
The wallbreaking is the start of construction on a healthy teaching kitchen. This is one of three kitchens at Boys & Girls Clubs in Queens and the Bronx being renovated as part of a $250,000 contribution made by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund through the Snowflake Youth Foundation. The NY/NJ Snowflake Youth Foundation was created by the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee as a philanthropic initiative to leave a significant and lasting legacy for the residents of the NY/NJ Region, host of Super Bowl XLVIII. Read the Wall Street Journal’s coverage on philanthropy and the Super Bowl featuring Laurie Tisch.
Erasmus Hall Educational Campus Gym Renovations to Honor Preston Robert Tisch
Laurie Tisch along with Steve, Jon, Lizzie and Joan Tisch made a $1 million commitment to the Snowflake Youth Foundation. A portion of that gift will be used to finance the renovation of four gyms at Erasmus Hall Educational Campus in Brooklyn. This donation is in honor of her late father, Preston Robert Tisch, who is an alumnus of Erasmus Hall Educational Campus.