News and Items of Interest

  • Project: The Book Fairies
    Our Board Advisors, Sofia and Joseph, met with Eileen Minogue, Executive Director of The Book Fairies, to discuss how our foundation can help foster literacy of the underprivileged children within and outside our community. They also collected and donated many books. The Book Fairies is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that collects reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York. The reading materials foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles, and nurture a love of reading across age groups. Our foundation will continue to work with The Book Fairies charity.

  • Project: ACLAMO Family Center
    Our Junior Board Advisor, Sofia, recently participated in a community outreach program with ACLAMO Family Centers through Villanova University. ACLAMO Family Center is a community service organization that provides low-income Latinos and other disadvantaged residents, especially those with limited English and are of migrant status, living in core residential neighborhoods of Norristown and Pottstown, Pennsylvania. She connected with the director of the ACLAMO to ask what she can do to support the program. The director shared that what was most needed was school supplies including backpacks, pencils, folders, art supplies, sneakers, and clothing for the children. Days later Sofia bought and delivered all that was needed. The LFF also made a donation to further support ACLAMO.

  • Project: Sports Equipment
    In February, 2020, our Junior Board Advisors, Sofia, Anabella, and Joseph, with the help and generosity of their fellow classmates and in association with S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions), donated needed sports equipment to various local youth organizations.

  • COVID-19 Nursing Home Outreach
    On April 20th, 2020, LFF, with the guidance and leadership of our Junior Board Advisors, boxes of games and other fun activities were purchased, sanitized, and delivered to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Florida. These facilities were hit by COVID-19 and the residents were not able to leave or receive guests. Upon us learning of this unfortunate circumstance, we wanted to put some smiles on their faces and let them know how much they are loved.

  • The Certificate of Incorporation of Licata Family Foundation is filed with the New York Department of State on January 17, 2017.

  • The Licata Family Foundation is approved and officially incorporated on January 20, 2017.

  • The Licata Family Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization on March 9, 2017.

  • The Bylaws of the Licata Family Foundation are approved by the Board of Directors at a meeting on April 1, 2017 at the Mill River Club in Upper Brookville, New York.  

  • Licata Family Foundation Directors, Joseph and Annette, participate in a Hamptons charity event with tennis legend, entrepreneur and philanthropist Venus Williams in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Holiday House in Water Mill, New York.

    • The Licata Family Foundation joins GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

    • Licata Family Foundation gets an early start on funding the many charities having the most impact in the lives of our neighbors and communities. Please visit our ‘List of Partner Charities’.
    • Our Junior Board Advisors, Sofia, Anabella and Joseph, present needed baseball equipment to junior baseball organization from Dominican Republic. We will continue to support their terrific travel program and their families.

    • Our Executive Director, Joseph J. Licata III, and Junior Board Advisor, Sofia P. Licata, met with Robert J. Regalbuto of The Preservation Society of Newport County at their headquarters in Newport, Rhode Island on August 26, 2017 to discuss collaboration, patron support, and coordination efforts. The LFF looks forward to building upon our strong relationship with the Preservation Society and assisting with the preservation of our great historic homes.

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