Philanthropy2019-10-07T03:56:08+00:00

We at ICD Jewelry have been blessed with a successful business in a beautiful community. We believe strongly that it is our responsibility to give back to the people who have supported us, as well as those we have yet to meet. Whether it’s providing local support to our town or those less-fortunate around the world, charity and philanthropic work will always remain an important part of our business core.

ICD Jewelry designer and owner, Varda Singer, has long been a dedicated philanthropist, encouraging a tradition in her Company of giving, inspiring hope, and improving lives.

My Hope Chest

My Hope Chest was founded by Alisa Savoretti in the fall of 2003. A breast cancer survivor and Las Vegas Showgirl, she was 38 and without insurance at the time of her diagnosis. Following a mastectomy and only 5 months after finishing her chemotherapy,Alisa returned to the Las Vegas stage and her career as a professional dancer – this time however, minus one breast.

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The Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation

The Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation (SNDF), formerly known as the Dance in Education Fund, is a not-for-profit serving Westchester County as a dance resource—promoting the awareness of dance, the opportunity to dance, and enriching the dance environment for students, professionals and audiences. Established as a private trust in 1958 by dance educator and pioneer Steffi Nossen, the Foundation is the parent organization of SNSD, and became a not-for-profit in 1982.

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Making Headway Foundation

For over 20 years, the Making Headway Foundation’s mission has been to provide care and comfort for children with brain and spinal cord tumors while funding medical research geared to better treatments and a cure. Today, Making Headway carries on with our unique work, offering a continuum of services that includes individual counseling, educational advocacy, in-hospital quality-of-life programs, scholarships, fun family events, medical research grants, facilitating clinical trials, neuro-oncology fellowships, and so much more.

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A Kid’s Brain Tumor Cure Foundation

The mission of A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Foundation’s is to accelerate the pace of promising scientific research for the most common forms of pediatric brain cancer by acting as a catalyst for individuals and corporations to initiate fundraising projects that will benefit targeted research studies, to identify a clear scientific research agenda for pediatric brain cancer and create opportunities for talented researchers and clinicians to apply for grant funding for startup, AS WELL, as follow through project monies, and to act as a central resource and a portal for information for parents, patients, families, clinicians, researchers, specialists, and other non-profit institutions seeking information about the most common forms of pediatric brain tumors.

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My Sister’s Place

My Sisters’ Place strives to end domestic violence and human trafficking through comprehensive services, advocacy, and community education. MSP works to create a world in which every individual has the basic human right to be free from gender-based violence and to engage in relationships that embrace the principles of respect, equality, and safety.

Through direct services, we support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking, in seeking safety, self-determination, and justice. Through advocacy, we act as a force for social change in law and public policy. Through community education, we challenge public perceptions of intimate violence and the social inequities that give rise to it, and we promote prevention with a special emphasis on youth.

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Chappaqua School Foundation, Inc.

CSF was established in 1993 to fund the creative project ideas of teachers, administrators, parents and students. Typically, CSF issues a request for grant applications and a variety of grant applications are submitted by January of the school year (see Apply for a Grant). In parallel, CSF works to raise funds from the community through appeals, hosting the Wizards basketball game and its Spring Benefit. In March, the CSF Board typically determines which grants it will fund based on their merit and available funds and announces its decisions in May.

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Adaptive Sports Foundation

ASF is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support, and community.

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American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Our Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and we have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure we have a presence in every community. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and our plans for the future by exploring the areas below.

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New Castle Historical Society

The New Castle Historical Society operates three historic buildings for guided tours for individuals and groups. The Society is also involved in educating the public about the history of New Castle through exhibits, programs, lectures, publications, and resource materials. The Society works to promote historical awareness and encourage the preservation of historical architecture and material culture of New Castle.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

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Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund

The Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund (HGSF) exists to make up “the difference” between the actual costs of college and all other financial resources available to students and their families (i.e. loans, scholarships, work-study, student savings and parent contributions). Many families in Chappaqua, NY have trouble affording all the costs of college and the HGSF gives Horace Greeley High School student’s and alumni grants to cover any financial deficits families may have.

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