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Acts of Kindness
Women’s Club of Forest Hills grants $10K
to New York Families for Autistic Children
BY BENJAMIN MANDILE
The Women’s Club of
Forest Hills (WCFH) awarded
Courtesy of NYFAC
NYFAC Individuals and staff with Louise Naples (president of Women’s Club of Forest Hill, Catherine Wigdor (vice president of
Women’s Club of Forest Hills) and Cheryl Lynn Marsh (chairperson of NYFAC).
$10,000 to New York
Families for Autistic Children
(NYFAC) on Feb. 11.
Th e funds are expected to
boost programming opportunities
at NYFAC, which
is based on the needs and aspirations
of those they support.
“Th ese funds will help us to
provide even better programs
for the children and young
adults that we support and
help them to become more
independent,” said James
Sherry, CEO of NYFAC.
NYFAC said it plans on continuing
the partnership with
the Women’s Club of Forest
Hills for the foreseeable future,
with WCFH providing philanthropic
Th e partnership started aft er
WCFH had fi rsthand experience
with the work NYFAC
is doing and were happy with
what they saw, according to
In addition to philanthropic
funding, WCFH will be a participant
in events and activities
NYFAC has doubled its
active participation in its day
programs and now hosts 30
Day programming at
NYFAC includes art programs
which it expects to enhance
as a result of this funding,
as well as giving participants
opportunities to integrate into
the community. In the past,
NYFAC has taken its members
to the Federal Reserve in
Manhattan and local museums.
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