Danny Hertzberg and Hillary Hertzberg are the second generation in the business and have decided to implement a Second Generation Giving Fund. Giving back to the community is a core component of their business; as such, they have been donating to charities close to the hearts of each of their clients after every transaction.
The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches aim to provide shelter and medical aid to homeless pets in addition to care, protection and finding quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals. They advocate animal welfare and community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals.
Manos del Sur
Manos del Sur is a non-profit, volunteer staff organization all volunteer which aims to raise funds in order to improve the lives of needy children in Latin America. Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexica, Nicaragua and Peru receive funds to aid in the health, nutrition and education of children in need.
Birthright Israel was founded in 1999 by a remarkable group of committed Jewish philanthropists led by Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt with the goal of strengthening Jewish identity by offering a free, life-changing, educational 10-day trip to Israel for young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 26.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the central location for cancer diagnosis and treatment on behalf of the University of Miami Health system. Sylvester sees 1,100 inpatient admissions a year, performs over 2,400 surgical procedures and treats more than 4,100 new cancer patients. All physicians are also on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center.
The Friendship Circle
The Friendship Circle, was established in Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community in 2006. This organization is dedicated to helping children and young adults with special needs to become more fully integrated into the community.
Susan G. Komen
Komen is one of the world’s single largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to breast cancer research, outside of the federal government. This foundation has invested more than $1.95 billion in funding to help people through screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs.
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES, INC
Since 1974, their network of local Chapters have been making children happier and healthier by keeping families together – giving them a place to rest and refresh. A place that feels like home. These programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in more than 62 countries and regions across the globe.
GESU CATHOLIC CHURCH
Gesù is the oldest Catholic Church in all of South Florida, founded in April of 1896, before the City of Miami was incorporated. Gesù High School and Gesù School have educated many children since its beginning in 1905, and education for all continues to be a core component of the church.
JEWISH NATIONAL FUND FOR ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL
JNF is the largest organization that provides the most Zionist impact to the greatest number of young people. Jewish National Fund knows how to connect young American Jews to Israel from kindergarten through college and beyond. For over 40 years, Alexander Muss High School in Israel has led the field in providing a transformative pluralistic Israel educational experience for high school students.
FISHER ISLAND PHILANTHROPIC FUND
The Fisher Island Philanthropic Fund is comprised of Fisher Island residents and members dedicated to raising and distributing funds to designated charities serving children in need and at-risk youth within a ten mile radius of Fisher Island. The Fisher Island Philanthropic Fund improves children's lives.
CHRON'S & COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) was founded in 1967 and is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. CCFA has remained at the forefront of research in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Today, they fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, their educational workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field.
WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL ZIONIST ORGANIZATION USA
Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO) is a nonprofit organization of members in over 50 countries working together to improve the lives of women, children and the elderly living in Israel. Next to the Israeli government, WIZO is the largest provider of social welfare services in the country. WIZO USA, established in 1982, is a membership organization whose primary focus is working to support and fund its WIZO projects in Israel. In the United States, WIZO strengthens the bond between Israel and American Jewry by promoting Jewish identity and education. WIZO is vital to building and preserving a successful Jewish State.
THE HOLOCAUST DOCUMENTATION AND EDUCATION CENTER, INC.
The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center (HDEC) was founded in 1980 as a nonsectarian, non-profit, multifaceted organization. The HDEC will feature the South Florida Holocaust Museum (currently in the planning states). The museum will put names and faces to the victims and will raise the sounds of their moral voices of conscience to mute the noise of prejudice and hatred and will feature a fully restored rail car and US Army M3A4 Sherman tank, as well as oral history interviews, photographs, documents and other items from the HDEC’s collection. The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center has been lauded by the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach school boards for its outstanding educational outreach programs including Student Awareness Days, Teacher Institutes, and annual contests.
LEGAL SERVICES OF GREATER MIAMI, INC.
Each year they provide free civil legal services which benefit more than 30,000 vulnerable members of our community who have nowhere else to turn for help- women, children, seniors, veterans returning from combat, people with disabilities, low wage workers and the homeless who have problems in the areas of tenants’ rights, homeownership, health, income maintenance, employment, special education, tax and consumer rights.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
There are nearly 2 billion people around the world who live in slum housing and more than 100 million are homeless. Habitat for Humanity helps by building or renovating simple, decent houses in partnership with those in need. Families left homeless by natural disasters, war and civil unrest often face dire housing situations as they struggle to rebuild their lives. We provide shelter and housing assistance to help these families recover.
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATION
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association was founded in 1991 by four women in Florida and has grown to serve more than 13,000 members and supporters. Their mission is to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension, and to provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, research, advocacy and awareness. Every day they focus on ending isolation, providing education and involving their constituents in everything they do and find a cure for pulmonary hypertension.
4 KIDS OF SOUTH FLORIDA
4Kids of South Florida has been partnering with committed churches, corporations, foundations, government agencies and individuals for over 17 years to provide permanent homes to children who have been brought into the Child Welfare system. Their goal is to protect, provide and offer permanent solutions for the child and their families so they can have a hope-filled future.
FROST MUSIC REACH
Frost MusicReach is a community education and engagement program through the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Students serve as mentors, teachers and role models while providing musical experiences for students throughout Miami-Dade County.
Oliver's Hearing Aid Bank
Established by 12-year-old patient, Oliver Stern, Oliver’s Hearing Aid Bank provides hearing aids to children with hearing loss who financially qualify. Oliver’s hearing aid bank collects “unwanted” or surplus hearing aids that are then checked and reprogrammed for use.
Oliver has been a patient at the UHealth Ear Institute’s Department of Otolaryngology since age two. He was born deaf and wore hearing aids until age four when he was surgically implanted with cochlear implants by Dr. Fred Telischi, Chair of the UHealth Department of Otolaryngology. Oliver has received therapy and audiology services and he continues to serve as a grateful patient and ambassador of the Ear Institute.
Hetrick-Martin Institute helps young people, regardless of their sexual orientation or identity, find a safe and supportive environment in which they can achieve their full potential. The institute provides a comprehensive package of services and referrals to help foster a healthy environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth between the ages of 13 and 24 as well as their families.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was founded in 1977 by Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E. in honor of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Sheldrick. The Trust is the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world as well as one of the pioneering conservation organizations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa. In addition to their adoption program, the trust is involved in funding and operating mobile de snaring and anti-poaching units.
The Humane Society of Greater Miami
The Humane Society of Greater Miami has been helping homeless animals in Miami-Dade County since 1936 by providing shelter, food, veterinary care and plenty of TLC. They offer programs and services to educate, inform and inspire people to take responsible care of their pets and treat animals with kindness.
Youth 2 Youth
Youth 2 Youth is a nonprofit organization that helps inner city kids by raising funds for extracurricular activities focusing on sports.