Giving Back 2020-06-09T20:57:33+00:00


We believe philanthropy, educational development and community outreach play an invaluable role in enriching the lives of our employees and our clients. The SAM Charitable Gift Trust was established in 2012 and has since contributed to over 90 public charities and non-profit organizations in the areas of education, human rights and community impact.


In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic our team embraced the opportunity to support public charities and emergency response initiatives to ensure resources, information and aid were made available to those in vulnerable and marginalized pockets of America.

Donations on behalf of each member of our advisory team have been made to:

The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy –  a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of financial literacy.

Michigan School of Social Work – a division of the University of Michigan committed to bettering society through individual and social change.

CDC Foundationan independent non-profit organization and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s critical health protection work.

Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundationa non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii.

Feeding Americathe nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization whose mission is to solve the hunger crisis in America by providing food to people in need through a nationwide network of food banks.

All Stars Helping Kidsan organization whose mission is disrupting the cycle of poverty and encouraging innovation by seed funding startup nonprofits in the Bay Area.

Restaurant Workers Communitya nationwide community dedicated to facilitating restaurant worker relief and offering zero-interest loans to restaurants affected by COVID-19.

ALS Associationa national non-profit committed to serving, advocating for, and empowering people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

Children’s Aid Societya community of teachers, social workers, coaches and health care providers committed to empowering children in poverty to succeed and thrive.

City HarvestNew York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables.

Humane Society of Westchester – a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the human/animal bond through the compassionate care and treatment of animals

Ocean of Lovea non-profit organization providing financial and emotional support to children with cancer so that they can experience the “normal” joys of childhood.

Our Lady of Fatimaa Roman Catholic parish in Washington, NY dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive community for worship through educational, spiritual and social justice programs, and a commitment to stewardship for those in need. 

Don’t Forget Us, Pet Us!a volunteer-run organization providing sanctuary and rehabilitation support for neglected farm animals.

2019 – This year our team sponsored the Winter Story Summit Scholarship for Best Business Book to support developing writers with mentoring opportunities. We also donated to the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, participated in the Eye Bank Fall Benefit event, and contributed to the JAM initiative, a not-for-profit educational platform promoting STEM education and potential career development for K-12 students.

2018 – It was our distinct honor to sponsor “Sheconomics”, a special panel discussion on disrupting systematic and personal barriers to wealth, in conjunction with a rare performance by Gloria Steinem in her namesake play “Gloria: A Life”.

2017 – We continued to support financial literacy for children, by sponsoring an event at the Paley Center for Media. The event, “Black Women, Feminism, & Empowerment,” featured a group of extraordinary panelists including Gloria Steinem, Carol Jenkins, and Angela Yee.

2016 – We supported ArtWalk, benefitting the Coalition for the Homeless, the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization committed to helping homeless women, men, and children by providing shelter, food, crisis services, job training and more.

2015 – We funded the building of a specialized curriculum tailored to promote financial literacy with the Figure Skating of Harlem Ice-skating program.

2014 – We shifted our focus to financial literacy and began a partnership with Stacey Tisdale, founder and CEO of Winning Play$, a Life Skills and Financial Literacy program made available to high schools and other non-profit organizations.

2013 – After such an amazing response from clients to the kickoff of our 2012 charitable campaign, we decided to take giving a step further and launched the SAM “Support Your Cause” campaign whereby we set up “Gift 4 Giving” accounts for every client household credited with $50 to donate to a charity of their choice. We announced this campaign during our annual holiday mailing where we listed all the charities that received donations in 2012.  The funds were allocated to 72 charities during this campaign.

2012 – The banner year of the SAM Charitable Giving Campaign. In lieu of the traditional holiday gift, we decided as a firm to lend our support to the relief efforts of those devastated by Hurricane Sandy. We sent out an email to all clients announcing our desire to empower them to assist those in need by awarding them with $50 each to donate to a charity of their choice. A composite donation was allocated to over 75 various charities.


Charities Involved
Satovsky family, Gloria Steinem, Winning Plays$ founder Stacey Tisdale
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