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About The Children's Support Foundation

The Children's Support Foundation was established to help donors make gifts of lasting significance to help New York's most vulnerable youth and families through planned giving. The Foundation is a collaboration of three of New York's most well-respected charities, The Children's Village, Inwood House and Sheltering Arms, which together annually serve nearly 30,000 children and families. This effort is supported by a Professional Advisory Committee, whose members represent the nation’s leading investment, wealth management, and philanthropy advisors. Through The Children’s Support Foundation, the members pool resources to build planned giving programs within their agencies so that donors can make significant and lasting impact. Through our planned giving education initiatives and expanding network, Children’s Support Foundation is addressing the need for financial sustainability across New York’s vital human services community.

While planned giving programs provide up to a third of revenues for medical and higher education institutions, very few human service organizations can afford this expertise with specialized staff. With the active support of the Professional Advisory Committee, The Children’s Support Foundation events educate social service non-profits, donors, and philanthropy advisors on how to advance their missions through planned giving.


The Children's Support Foundation is a partnership of two leading youth and family services agencies – The Children's Village and Sheltering Arms. The agencies, known for their sound leadership and evidence-based programs, offer a spectrum of services that include child welfare, community-based health services and mental health services, education and early children development, teen pregnancy prevention and youth leadership programs, young adult support services, maternal and child health, family support services for pregnant and parenting teens and juvenile justice reform.

The Children's Village was founded in 1851 to shelter the homeless immigrant children of New York City. Today, Children's Village is a leader in protecting and nurturing some of the most at-risk children and teens in the New York metropolitan area, serving more than 1,000 in residential programs and reaching approximately 6,000 children and their family members in the community each year. In 2016, Children’s Village merged with Inwood House, a leader in teen pregnancy prevention and teen family support established in 1830, and a founding member of the Children’s Support Foundation. Together we are helping teens become healthy, self-reliant adults. Programs include shelters and supported housing for homeless teens, foster and adoptive homes, school-based pregnancy prevention education and youth leadership training and a host of community programs in support of youth on probation, parenting teens and other vulnerable youth.  Children’s Village values the potential and promise of all young people, and is a source of hope, guidance and opportunity.

At Sheltering Arms NY, we believe that every child and family deserves an equal chance at future success. Our mission is to strengthen the education, wellbeing, and development of vulnerable children, youth, and families across the New York metro area so that everyone has the support and opportunity needed to maximize their potential. Through innovation and partnerships, we enable low-income children and families to take steps toward brighter futures, free from the cycle of generational poverty. We have maintained an unwavering commitment to our mission since 1831.


Board of Trustees                               

Kathleen Cooney Clarke
Executive Director, Culture for One

Vice President:
Joy Hunter-Chaillou
Senior Vice President, Institutional Philanthropic Specialist at U.S. Trust
Bank of America Corporation

Linda M. Stutz
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
The Children's Village

Zankhana Shukla
Deputy Executive Director
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – New York Chapter

Member at Large:
Dave Altman
Financial Advisor
Bernstein Global Wealth Management 

Immediate Past President:
Linda Genereux
Child Advocate

Susan L. Magazine
Chief Development Officer
Sheltering Arms

Kim Mustin
Sheltering Arms Trustee 

Jeff Sobel
President, Jeffrey Sobel Consulting


Professional Advisory Committee

Mark Bernstein
Katz, Sapper & Miller

Andrew M. Grumet
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Paul Hansen
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management 

Patrick B. Healey
Founder & President
Caliber Financial Partners

Steven L. Kay Esq.
Herzfeld + Rubin, P.C.

Amish Mehta
Partner and Not-for-Profit Practice Leader
Friedman LLP

Christian A. Templeman
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC


Join Us in January, 2019 for cocktails and a discussion on “Washington Policies: How They Are Affecting New York Nonprofits II”.
our breakfast discussion on this topic last Fall was so successful that we decided to bring it back. Hear from experts on the economy, government funding and philanthropy.

Your tax-deductible, general operating contribution will support the ongoing activities of the Foundation. Thank you for your generosity!