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SPONSOR SPEAK – DAVID ‘BALDINI’ GROSFIELD

According to Ellen: I can’t even imagine a Jacob’s Ladder event without the Amazing Baldini making us all smile. For 12 years Baldini has been there at every event engaging and entertaining all of our young and young at heart attendees. He’s our magical friend with a magical heart. According to Baldini: How did you […]

SPONSOR SPEAK – MICHAEL ALBERT, TCG

According to Ellen: I always looked up to Michael as a child and now admire him as a grown woman. Michael’s rare combination of hilarious quick wit with classic one liners and massive heart make him the unique special person that he is. Right from day one he has been loading our van to the […]

SPONSOR SPEAK – DARA KAHANE, BAYVIEW GLEN DAY CAMP

According to Ellen: When our youngest sons, both named Ben were just two years old they bonded as friends and so did Dara and I. The Bens are inseparable! Five years ago, Dara and I were sitting in Jacob’s room as I was contemplating where to send Jacob for camp. Her reaction, ?He’ll go to […]

SPONSOR SPEAK – SUSAN ZIKMAN, CHARMZ4CHARITY

According to Ellen: “Ellen, I have someone for you to meet!” This came from a friend who had previously met Susan. In just seconds after our first meeting, I knew why my friend wanted me to meet special Susan. Susan’s huge heart has transpired her actions into making such a huge difference in the lives […]

SPONSOR SPEAK – JENNIFER GOLDMAN

According to Ellen: How many 13 year olds donate monetary gifts from their Bat Mitzvah to help a friend’s brother? How many families support this gift by matching it? We know of one. Thank you Jamie Goldman and your special family for your tremendous support. Friends are treasures and we treasure you. According to Jennifer: […]

SPONSOR SPEAK – LAURIE MAY, ALLIANCE FILMS INC.

According to Ellen: The friendship with Laurie and her husband Frank goes back years and years from prom dates to family vacations to summers on the lake. Laurie constantly amazes us with her high energy, love of life, strong determination and deep rooted friendship. Frank and Westbury National graciously donate all the screens, sound, lighting […]

SPONSOR SPEAK – ALAN SCHWARTZ, CAREFUL DELIVERY SERVICES

According to Ellen: How lucky can a nephew be?! Alan has always gone over and above with his Uncle duties (which to Alan are never a duty). From learning to communicate Jakey style to running and organizing hundreds of volunteers for our events Alan has modeled the true meaning of the words love and supportive. […]

SPONSOR SPEAK: MICHAEL KALLES, HARVEY KALLES REAL ESTATE

According to Ellen: As long as I can remember I have always heard of the exceptional Kalles family. I had always admired this family from a far as they whole heartedly give to so many worthy causes. As supporters right from inception, we only truly became intimate with the entire family when Aly, Corinne and […]

SPONSOR SPEAK: JORDAN FOGLE, THE MINT AGENCY

According to Ellen: “Yes Ellen.” “I would love to Ellen.” “Whatever I can to help.” These are the words that I hear every time I call Jordan to host our family events. From the first family event until now, Jordan has had only one word for us. That being, “anything”. I can’t imagine an event […]

JAKE’S FRIEND ALI GOODBAUM WON AN INCREDIBLE STAR-STUDDED PRIZE AT THE LAST EVENT – CHECK IT OUT!!

At the last “Jake’s Gigantic Give” event, I won the the incredible prize of a trip for 2 to see a red carpet premiere in LA or New York, sponsored by Alliance Films. The trip included airfare, hotel, and tickets for 2. After months of people begging to be my “plus 1”, my cousin Melanie […]