The SAAGNY Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization under section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. The SAAGNY Foundation was established in 1995 with help from the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY).
The mission of The SAAGNY Foundation is to provide education grants to members of the SAAGNY professional community and their dependents; to participate in events and support organizations that work with children with special health and/or physical needs with the goal of creating as many smiles as possible; and to aid and assist members of the SAAGNY professional community in times of need with financial and charitable support.
Currently, the Foundation routinely hosts various charitable events, primarily for children in the tri-state area. These events include a full day of activities at Happiness is Camping, a sleep-away camp for children with cancer in Hardwick, NJ; a full day of activities at the Hilltop School, a school for children facing a variety of learning, social and emotional difficulties in Nyack, NY; visits to the Lavelle School for the Blind and the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center, both in the Bronx; ongoing writing instrument and clothing drives for needy school children in the New York metropolitan area; and a variety of other activities.
The Foundation continues to award $4,000 college scholarships ($1,000 per year for up to four years) to deserving members of the SAAGNY community. Since the scholarship program’s inception in 1999, over $150,000 has been awarded to the dependent children of SAAGNY members.