Earthquake Relief Efforts:
Like the rest of the world, we at Brown & Tarantino have been shocked and saddened by the horrific tragedy that is unfolding in Haiti. The images of the suffering and loss in the wake of the earthquake have been heart-breaking. That it has happened in a country that has already faced years of hardship makes this latest crisis particularly devastating and the needs of the Haitian people even more dire.
On a personal level, the managing partner of our White Plains office, Max Gaujean, is a Haitian-American. Max was born in Haiti and his parents, who were both physicians, trained in Haiti before coming to the U.S. His father became a doctor, in large part, because of Dr. William Larimer (Larry) Mellon, who founded Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS), located in central Haiti, over fifty years ago. Max's wife, who is also a physician, worked at HAS as part of her medical training while at Yale.
During this crisis, the doctors and nurses on staff at HAS have been working day and night to treat walk-ins from Port-au-Prince, as well as the local residents.
We want to help. We plan to donate to HAS (http://www.hashaiti.org/) and to Partners in Health (http://pih.org/home.html) and invite our friends and clients to do the same. PIH is a non-profit corporation with several well-established sites in Haiti, and whose main goals are to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. As patients flood to PIH sites from Port-au-Prince, they are finding themselves in need of both medical personnel and supplies.
If you have any questions about our efforts or about how you can help, please contact us at (914) 949-5300.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation:
Since the fall of 2003, Brown & Tarantino, LLC has sponsored the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk in White Plains, New York. Brown & Tarantino is committed to this walk, which raises awareness and funds in an effort to cure juvenile diabetes.
Roughly every 60 days, individuals from Brown & Tarantino, LLC spend approximately one hour of their time donating blood at the Donor Center at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. We began this tradition in 2004, in honor of our late founding partner, Carmen P. Tarantino.
Ride for Roswell:
Brown & Tarantino began sponsoring a team of riders in June of 2005. For this year's 2011 ride our team raised $1,365.00. The Ride benefits cancer research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. If you'd like to join us in our ride in 2012, please contact Kimberly Cline
Every June since the year 2000, Brown & Tarantino has participated in the Corporate Challenge in Buffalo, New York.
In 2008 and 2009, Laura Charney, Medical Records Clerk, was one of many participatents who raised more than $90,000 dollars for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in their annual Gelatin Splash. This year Laura ranked #11 as one of the top fundraisers raising $1,200 and splashed in to 1,000 gallons of jello in honor of local cancer patients.
Since 2005, Brown & Tarantino has sponsored two youth teams in the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in downtown Buffalo, New York.
Lawyers for Learning:
Brown & Tarantino began an annual tradition of participating in the Bowling Tournament to benefit the Lawyers for Learning Program in 2005. Since 2007our firm has had enough participants to sponsor three teams of bowlers.
Children's Guild Foundation:
In September, 2008, Collen P. Fahey, Esq., was named to the Board of Directors of the Children's Guild Foundation. Colleen Fahey currently serves on the board with Carmen Tarantino's sister, Susan Koessler. www.thechildrensguild.org
Food Bank of WNY:
Brown & Tarantino participated in the 2008 and 2009 Have a Heart Campaign to benefit the Food Bank of WNY. The collected food items and donated funds will assist in the fight against hunger.
Since March of 2008, Brown & Tarantino participated in the Annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale. All monies raised benefits the Hospice Foundation supporting the works of The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, comprised of Hospice Buffalo, Hospice Buffalo House, Life Transitions Center, Inc. and Essential Care for Children.
Buffalo's Smartest Company:
In April, 2008, Brown & Tarantino participated in the 2nd Annual Buffalo's Smartest Company in which the proceeds benefit the Cradle Beach Campership Program.
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