Making A Difference
A&G Realty is committed to making a difference in the community both at the company and on the individual level. A&G Realty supports a number of charities including Boy Scouts of America, Red Cross - Hurricane Sandy Relief, and the Office Depot Foundation. A&G Realty leadership also devotes much of their time and effort to worthy causes, including serving on the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation, the Raggio Institute, The Eglevsky Ballet, cancer research not-for-profit Yhim, HFS Scholars, Providence St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled, and The Israel Association of Baseball, among others. A&G Realty employees also do volunteer work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and "Autism Speaks."
Below is some more information on a few of the organizations that A&G Realty supports.
Mike Matlat as Santa at firehouse for local children
National Kidney Foundation
Andy Graiser, co-president of A&G Realty Partners, is a board member of the National Kidney Foundation and the corporate chair for New York City Kidney Walk, a community fundraiser that brings communities, businesses, friends and families together to fight kidney disease and promote organ donation. The Kidney Walks have raised $1.7 million in the past two years, with 15,000 walkers taking part in the events.
The National Kidney Foundation is a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
To learn more, visit the website here: http://www.kidney.org.
In the photo: A&G Realty's Andy Graiser with Nick Cannon, from America's Got Talent, at the 2012 NYC Kidney Walk.
Yhim - Funding Cancer Research
Michael Jerbich, principal at A&G Realty Partners, founded Yhim in 2012 to raise funds and build awareness to fight cancer, focusing efforts around Father's Day weekend every year.
About Yhim: Yhim was inspired by a special father, Joseph S. Jerbich. Like so many before him, in the spring of 2000, Joseph was diagnosed with cancer that eventually took him on Fathers' Day 2002. To mark the tenth anniversary of Joseph's passing his son Michael, with the help of loving family and friends, established Yhim in honor of his father's memory.
Yhim will look to celebrate life by raising funds and building awareness year-round, focusing efforts around Fathers' Day weekend. Although Yhim was inspired by the passing of one father on Fathers' Day, cancer does not discriminate nor do our efforts. 100% of the funds raised support cutting edge research that will impact us all.
With your help, Yhim will strive to eliminate cancer through partnerships with world-class health institutes and organizations. Yhim is a not-for-profit organization with 100% of proceeds going to cancer research.
To learn more, visit the website here: http://www.yhim.org.
Click here to see A&G Realty's Michael Jerbich speaking with NBC Chicago on June 11, 2013, about Yhim's Father's Day Eve Gala.
In the photo: A&G Realty's Michael Jerbich giving a speech at a Yhim event.
North Shore - LIJ Health System Foundation, Janet and John Raggio Nephrology Institute
Andy Graiser, co-president of A&G Realty Partners, is a board member of the Janet and John Raggio Nephrology Institute, which serves as a center of excellence for all aspects of renal clinical care and research and offers a Renal Education Program to provide at-risk patients with a thorough understanding of kidney functions and disease prevention.
Located in Great Neck, the Janet and John Raggio Nephrology Institute realizes that better education and early detection are the best defenses against chronic kidney disease. The Janet and John Raggio Nephrology Institute is a part of the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System Foundation.
To learn more, visit the website here: http://support.northshorelij.com.
Providence Saint Joseph Foundation
Peter Lynch was the 2012 Providence Saint Joseph Foundation Board honoree for Outstanding Leadership. A gala dinner at the Universal Sheraton Hotel in Los Angeles was the venue for receiving the award on April 10,2013. Peter has been the Chairman of the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation Board from 2012 to the present and has been a Board leader for more than 5 years.
To learn more, visit the website here: https://california.providence.org/Saint-Joseph-Medical-Center-Foundation...
The Eglevsky Ballet
Andy Graiser, co-president of A&G Realty Partners, is a board member of the Eglevsky Ballet, a ballet company dedicated to enriching Long Island and its surrounding communities through the presentation and training of ballet in the classical tradition of its founder, Andre Eglevsky, to the highest standards.
With A&G Realty's help, the revived 50-year-old ballet company recently opened a not-for-profit ballet school specializing in new state of the art studies in Long Island.
To learn more, visit the website here: http://www.eglevskyballet.org