Stephen LaPadula, General Manager of a Regal Cinema, making their third donation to the Danny Fund in the past year!

Stephen LaPadula was a former Danny Fund kid.  He was adopted by the Danny Fund while battling Leukemia during his high school years. Thankfully, he has been in remission for years.  He currently works at Regal Entertainment Group.

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You are cordially invited to the

The Danny Fund Gala
February 8, 2020 ~ 7:00 PM to Midnight
“Offering Help. Offering Hope.”

The New York Athletic Club, Travers Island, Pelham, NY 10803

$150 per person

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Here are the digital PDF versions of our yearly fund raising forms and letters.

They can be printed and/or filled out digitally and emailed back to us at

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The Danny Fund held a Breakfast with The Characters on Saturday, Jan. 12th 2019 at The Community Church of the Pelhams.

Three of our current Danny Fund kids and their families enjoyed breakfast and meeting their favorite Characters. There was also a card making event for our DF children along with raffles for gift baskets. A great time was had by all.

Many thanks to all Board members, and especially to Cindy Finegan for organizing this event.

Ready to kick off The Danny Fund “Hearts” campaign at DeCicco & Sons Pelham are, from l. to r., Anthony Angelini (Front End Manager), Luisa De Cicco (Director of HR), Frank Torres (Assistant Store Manager), and Angelo Lucarelli, Jr. (Store Manager)

Chances are you’ve seen them before – store windows adorned with personalized sneaker-shaped cards or pink ribbons representing the generosity of hundreds of customers in support of various worthwhile organizations. Make a small donation at the register, typically in the $1 or $2 range, and your name appears as part of a colorful display of philanthropy for all to see.  Read more

Our friends at Meridian Risk Management and Joan Solimine Real Estate continue their support of The Danny Fund.  Pictured left to right: Joseph Solimine Jr., Joan Solimine, John Hynes (Danny Fund Board President), Jeannine Foxx, and Pier Pos


Long-time friend and Danny Fund supporter, Scott Stiefvater of Stiefvater Real Estate, presents check to Board President John Hynes.

For two hours on Saturday, January 28th Pelham middle and high school students worked hard to craft special Valentines for a group of some “special someones” they had never even met.

The Danny Fund, a local non-profit which provides financial, emotional and advocacy support for the families of local children suffering from a catastrophic illness or injury, hosted a Valentine card making event to show a little extra “love” for the children currently being supported by the organization’s efforts. Read more

Pictured left to right: Greg Wager, President of Wager Contracting Co., Inc., and John Hynes, The Danny Fund Board President; Owner/Broker Sona Davidian and her team at McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty with John Hynes, President of the Danny Fund; CEO Lew Rappaport, Dianne Hammond, and President, Arthur Doerner, of Component Assembly Systems with John Hynes, The Danny Fund Board President

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle, February is often considered the month of love, a time to spoil your favorite people with candy, cards, and maybe even something sparkly. And in many ways “sharing the love” is what The Danny Fund’s annual Valentine Ball is all about – hundreds of people coming together to make a difference in the lives of those dealing with the catastrophic illness of a child. Read more

Families Helping Families: President, Dawn Milanese, and Vice President, John Hynes of the Danny Fund gratefully accept the donation of Mark and Risa Link. The Link Insurance Agency is a long-time supporter of the Danny Fund, and will serve as the Entertainment Sponsor of this year’s Valentine Ball at the New York Athletic Club, Travers Island, on February 7th.