Working with our business and community supporters, Samaritan Daytop Foundation annually hosts fundraisers to raise dollars to support the work of Samaritan Daytop Village. Our special events offer valuable sponsorship opportunities as well as auctions and raffles featuring donated prizes and experiences.
Samaritan Daytop Foundation Virtual Gala
Our largest fundraiser of the year, our annual Gala places the spotlight on the people and programs who make good possible every day of the year. Over 300 people attend the Gala to honor individuals who share a commitment to good. Funds raised at the event translate into innovative programs, enhanced services, facility improvements and so much more for Samaritan Daytop Village's clients.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we celebrated our annual fundraiser as a Virtual Gala on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. During the fundraiser, we placed the spotlight on our work from the last 60 years and honored individuals who have enabled us to serve our clients better. This year's Gala honorees included SterlingRisk President & CEO David Sterling, Actress Phylicia Rashad, and Host and Weatherman of NBC's TODAY, Al Roker.
"It's a Matter of the Heart, Needed Now More than Ever." Your support helps transform thousands of lives for the better.
You can view videos we have produced for previous Galas on our YouTube channel, including:
- 2017 - "Because of Good"
- 2018 - "One Degree"
- 2019 - "Connect. Inspire. Grow."
- 2020 - Virtual Gala (complete broadcast)
The Eric D. Hadar Family Foundation
Samaritan Daytop Foundation has seen year-over-year growth in donation levels. This is thanks in large part to the generosity of The Eric D. Hadar Family Foundation and its founder Eric Hadar of Allied Partners, Inc. Through his Family Foundation, Mr. Hadar has given nearly $1.2 million to Samaritan Daytop Foundation since joining the agency’s board of directors in 2016.
In 2018, Mr. Hadar issued the $1 Million Matching Challenge, raising the bar on annual donations. Through this fundraising initiative, The Eric D. Hadar Family Foundation matched dollar for dollar each donation made to Samaritan Daytop Foundation up to $500,000. Through the Challenge, we raised more in one year than ever before — $1.028 million. We are forever grateful for the support we have received from our board member Eric Hadar and The Eric D. Hadar Family Foundation.
Annual Golf Invitational & Dinner
Hosted by Samaritan Daytop Village Board member Vincent F. Pitta, Esq., our Annual Golf Invitational & Dinner features a day of golf on the greens of the Richmond County Country Club in Staten Island. The dinner portion of the day includes awards, raffles, and a presentation to an honoree who is making a difference in the community. This year's Golf Invitational & Dinner has been postponed until 2021. For information on how to purchase foursomes or a sponsorship for next year, contact the Development Department.
Carmine's Cigars Golf Outing
Each year, Carmine's Cigars Tobacco Shop proudly partners with Samaritan Daytop Foundation to organize the annual Carmine's Cigars Golf Outing in Staten Island. The day features golf at the La Tourette Golf Course, post-golf barbecue at Carmine's Cigars, raffle prizes and (of course) cigars.
Holiday Toy Drive
Samaritan Daytop Village operates a network of family shelters that houses over 1,400 children from newborns to the age of 18. Samaritan Daytop Foundation leads an annual Holiday Toy Drive to ensure each child has a gift to open for the holidays. Visit our Amazon Wish List to purchase toys for children in Samaritan Daytop Village’s Family Transitional Residences and our Young Mothers Program. Or, contact the Development Department to make a tax-deductible donation toward the purchase of gifts.
Email the Development Department or call (718) 206-2000 ext. 1285 if you would like to donate auction or raffle items or plan a fundraiser benefiting Samaritan Daytop Village.