Goldman Sachs Gives, a donor-advised fund, has donated $750,000 to New York Cares to support Children’s Education programs over the next 3 years. The gift will support core academic programs – including literacy, math, and science – for students at under-resourced public schools across the 5 boroughs. This initiative will bolster city programs reduced by budget cuts and put 30,000 at-risk students on the path to a more successful future over the next 3 years. This generous gift is the largest ever single donation to New York Cares.
“Public education, like most city services, has been ravaged by budget cuts in recent years. Now, more than ever, volunteer programs remain an incredibly cost-effective way to bridge critical gaps,” said Gary Bagley, New York Cares Executive Director. “Through customized programs aligned with public school curricula, all New Yorkers can do their part to help children learn by participating in our volunteer programs. We are grateful to Goldman Sachs Gives for its generosity in supporting our education programming, which is an investment in the city’s future.”
“New York Cares is making an important difference in improving opportunities for public school students in New York City,” said David Lehman, a New York Cares Board Member and the Goldman Sachs managing director who organized the recommendations to Goldman Sachs Gives. “We hope this gift will allow education programming to continue so that we can help more students achieve success.”