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Massey Knakal Charitable Foundation

The Massey Knakal Charitable Foundation was founded on the premise that the greater New York area is one community where all its inhabitants live and work together side by side, and that to help any is to help all by strengthening the community at its most basic level. Our target is the small- to mid-size charitable organization, where a donation of $500 to $5,000 can be meaningful in helping the charity reach its annual goals. We strive to help eradicate illiteracy, poverty, hunger and homelessness, and attempt to provide long-term opportunities to those individuals who otherwise have none.

Massey Knakal has always believed that philanthropy is good for the soul and good for business. The Foundation was established in early 2005 to continue the firm's tradition of extensive giving to a wide array of youth, educational and other philanthropic programs. The Foundation allows Massey Knakal's partners, agents, employees, their families, clients, associates and friends to consolidate their philanthropic efforts and give back to the neighborhoods that have afforded the firm the opportunity to grow. Its mission statement reads:

The Massey Knakal Charitable Foundation supports local educational, family and other community-oriented charitable causes primarily within New York City and the Tri-State area. In addition to providing these charities with direct grants, we work to organize volunteer efforts to benefit them with our time and energy.

Click here for the Massey Knakal Charitable Foundation Application

The Board of Directors, elected during the year, is comprised of:

    • Brock Emmetsberger, President (brock.emmetsberger@cushwake.com)
    • Jasmine Mele, Secretary
    • Mike Wlody, Treasurer
    • Darragh Clarke, VP Volunteer Programs & Charitable Drives
    • Michael Azarian, VP Events
    • Karl Brumback, VP Public Relations
    • Caroline Hannigan, VP Grant Applications
    • Tommy Lin, VP Development

Charity Foundation

Massey Knakal Charity Foundation Updates

First Quarter 2014 (pdf)