*Doe Fund co-founders George and Harriet McDonald along with dozens of trainees and graduates from the Fund’s “Ready, Willing & Able” program hobnobbed with guests which included actor Rockmond Dunbar, ARISE News anchors Lola Ogunnaike and Shannon Lanier, Miss Jessie’s hair products founder Miko Branch, PR maven Marvet Britto and more.
The program included a toast led by program director Nazerine Griffin; remarks from The Doe Fund Board Chair Richard Schaps, Ready, Willing & Able graduate Lawrence Wade and trainee Angel Lopez; a moving video presentation and a live auction that raised nearly $400,000.
For more information on The Doe Fund, visit www.doe.org.
About the Doe Fund
Founded in 1985 by homeless advocate George T. McDonald, The Doe Fund provides life-transforming services, supportive and transitional housing, and economic opportunity for formerly homeless and incarcerated men, veterans, and people living with AIDS.
Through its pioneering work in social enterprise, including the acclaimed Ready, Willing & Able program, The Doe Fund reduces recidivism, improves the quality of life in city neighborhoods, and fosters permanent economic independence among its clients.
Known throughout the city by their distinctive blue uniforms, The “men in blue” of The Doe Fund’s Ready, Willing & Able program clean more than 170 miles of New York City streets and sidewalks as part of a year-long program of recovery, personal and professional development, and economic advancement.