Louis August Jonas Foundation - hof112011 Winner

The Louis August Jonas Foundation (www.lajf.org) which brought in new staff leadership, restructured its Board of Directors and incorporated the concerns of decades of alumni who learned about leadership at the Foundation’s two camps over the past 80 years.

The Louis August Jonas Foundation, Inc. (“LAJF”) is a publicly supported non-profit foundation, established in 1930 by George Edward (Freddie) Jonas.  They focus on creating a better world by bringing together and inspiring young leaders from around the world.


Harlem RBI provides inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. They use the power of teams to coach, teach and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.

harlemrbi hof 2011

ReadWorks - UEE - hof 11Urban Education Exchange (now www.readworks.org) mission is to eliminate the achievement gap in reading. They support their network of urban educators with a precise, proven methodology for teaching reading comprehension – ensuring that urban students have the necessary literacy skills to compete and succeed in life

Essex County CASA  - hof 11Essex County Court Appointment Special Advocates (CASA) recruit, train and supervise volunteers to advocate on behalf of foster children in Essex County. CASA volunteers are appointed by Family Court Judges to act as their eyes and ears by providing an independent investigation of facts related to the well-being of the children while in out of home placement and by providing recommendations for permanency and needed services while in care.

Make-A-Wish Metro New York - hof 11Make-A-Wish Foundation Metro New York ® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. They believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides them. It inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve. Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions.