- 3.27.14 - Claudio Ochoa Attends White House Summit for Young Philanthropists
Washington, D.C. - On March 27, the Obama administration hosted a summit at the White House for an elite group of 100 young philanthropists and heirs to billionaire family fortunes. Claudio Ochoa attended on behalf of The Ochoa Family Foundation. Coverage of the summit is available here (The New York Times, Including the Young and the Rich - White House Hosts 'Next Generation' Young and Rich) and here (The Atlantic, Philanthropists and the White House: Who's Boss - Once It Was Elite Donors Who Courted The President. Today, It's Precisely the Reverse.), which features a quote by Mr. Ochoa.
- 5.9.12 - O.F.F. Hosts An Evening in the Country to Give Hope Back
New York, NY - On May 9, over 200 friends joined the Ochoa Family Foundation for an Evening in the Country to Give Hope Back. There was a silent auction, live country band, and even some line-dancing! As part of the annual event, the Ochoa Family Foundation presented financial gifts to the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center and UNICEF.
The Ochoa Family Foundation thanks our event partners and sponsors: Tito's Handmade Vodka, WCMG Events, Rose Bar, Karin + Raoul Magazine.
Also, a very special thank you to our host committee:
Elizabeth Bishop Gustaf Demarchelier Christian Simonds &
Nico Bossi Clay Floren Gilian Hearst-Shaw Simonds
Scott Buccheit Amanda Frank Alexandra Preate
Ashley Bush Artan Gjoni E. Scott Schirick
Kitty Clay Kimberly Guilfoyle Lacary Sharpe
Cynthia Cortes Bash Kazi & Crystal Hannon Swan Sit
Kipton Cronkite Hassan Kinley Emma Snowdon-Jones
Nathalie de Berry Michael & Robyn Lucas Jed Weinstein
Samuel Deutsch Amit Luthra Tracy Yorks
Victorine Deych Claudio Ochoa Marisa Zafran
- 3.22.12 - O.F.F. to Host An Evening in the Country to Give Hope Back
New York, NY - On May 9, the Ochoa Family Foundation will host an Evening in the Country to Give Hope Back. This year's event will transport guests to an elegant evening in the country, complete with cocktails, signature hors d'oeuvres, dancing, live music, and an after-party. The event will be produced by WCMG Events. Thank you to our generous sponsor, Tito's Handmade Vodka.
San Pedro Sula, Honduras - There are an estimated 10.2 million orphans in Latin America. Approximately, 150,000 of those children, who are below the age of 17, are in Honduras alone. Many, around 17,000, have been orphaned due to the death of a parent. As a result, these children are highly susceptible to violence, child labor, and sexual trafficking. In order to protect this vulnerable population, the Ochoa Family Foundation is working with the Honduran government to identify the most vulnerable children and provide the resources necessary to establish safe orphanages that they can call home.
New York, NY - On August 21, 2011, the Ochoa Family Foundation donated teddy bears for the children of the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center of New York City. The Center is committed to changing the lives of medically fragile children, one child at a time. The Center provies specialized medical and innovative therapeutic services to children with complex medical challenges enabling them to live life to the fullest.
- 8.19.11 - O.F.F Makes Gift to the Hardin Family of NC
Eddystone, PA - On August 19, 2011, the Ochoa Family Foundation presented the Hardin Family of North Carolina with a financial gift from the JC Roumain Cancer Assistance Fund. Mr. Hardin was diagnosed with aggressive stage 4 colon cancer on July 15, 2010. He is supported by his loving wife, Terry Hardin, and two sons, Kyle and Keith.
- 8.16.11 O.F.F. Makes Gift to Alfred Fey of CO
Ft. Collins, CO - On August 16, 2011, Marlena Ochoa, representing the Ochoa Family Foundation, presented Alfred Fey of Colorado with a financial gift from the JC Roumain Cancer Assistance Fund. After receiving the gift, Mr. Fey wrote to the Foundation:
I was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer of the tongue in December of 2010. I never smoked and I did not drink to excess. Yet here I had an oral cancer. I had lost my job in early December due to the extreme pain and was at the end of my rope. That is when I met some special people. I was introduced to a social worker that cared and gave me info about different grants to apply for. Since I did not have any insurance at all I was so amazed when The Ochoa Foundation came to my aid with a grant that allowed me to pay off some of my past due Doctor Bills. During this process of fighting cancer I underwent radical surgery that removed 7/8ths of my tongue, all the Lymph Nodes in my neck plus the removed some tissue from my thigh and grafted it to my tongue to rebuild it. I am grateful for The Ochoa Foundation for what they have done for me. --Sincerely, Alfred K. Fey
New York, NY - On April 14, 2011, over two hundred friends joined The Ochoa Family Foundation for its inaugural public event in support of the J.C. Roumain Cancer Assistance Fund. As part of the event, the Foundation also made a financial gift to Project Feed, which works to provide nutritional meals to people throughout the world. Sincere thank you to the event's sponsors and partners, particularly Belvedere Vodka, 4AM DJs, DJ Theory, and Plus One New York.
Catherine Avery Devon Dentler Claudio Ochoa
Nathalie de Berry Gustaf Demarchelier Alexandra Preate
Kipton Cronkite Alexander Dulac Starlite Randall
Scott Buccheit Thom Filicia Julia Gaitskill Rogers
Lauren Bush Clay Floren Elizabeth Rubin
Sharon Bush Beatriz Garcia E. Scott Schirick
Greg Calejo Billy Gilbane, III Alvin Valley
Kellie Carey Kimberly Guilfoyle Marisa Zafran
Jaimie Chew Amit Luthra
Rita Crosby TJ McManus
Special Guest: NY District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr.