LiveOnNY Foundation

our mission

The Foundation’s core mission is to raise and deploy charitable contributions to help increase the number of lives saved in New York through public and medical education, innovative projects and to support both transplant patients and donor families through their transplant journey. By making a contribution to The LiveOnNY Foundation, you help us provide the greatest gift of all – the gift of life.

foundation leadership

The LiveOnNY Foundation board is comprised of many members of the community committed to impacting organ and tissue donation through fundraising and grant programs. Meet Foundation Leadership.

about our grants


To date, our grants have provided services for donor families, created materials to educate the community about donation, and supported innovative clinical trainings for those in the medical field. We continue to review and support grants from the donation and transplantation community.

For additional information or questions, contact: Heidi Evans, Executive Director of the LiveOnNY Foundation at

high school video scholarship award


Louisa Tantillo, a gifted 15-year-old sophomore at Mamaroneck High School, won a $2,500 scholarship for her film “Take It In Stride” – a touching portrayal of her classmate, Penny Lee, and her family’s journey since her liver transplant at three months old. “Not only am I telling this story about Penny, but I was telling the story of what so many people have gone through when they receive an organ, which made it so meaningful to me,” said Tantillo, who hopes to attend NYU for film making one day. Tantillo and Lee are the first student recipients of “Marcy’s Gift” – the Donate 8/LiveOnNY Foundation High School Video Scholarship Award for promoting organ donation awareness among young people in New York.

Donate Eight is a non-profit organization founded by members of the New York City Real Estate, Building Management and Building Service community in response to the immediate need to increase organ donation awareness and enrollment in the New York State Donate Life Registry.

Annual Spring Cocktail Reception - Save the Date for 2020!

Join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner and philanthropy to help support and raise awareness for organ donation. The event is hosted by Donate Eight and is now in its eighth year.

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Location: Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway, New York, NY 10018

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm


Checks can be made out to: LiveOnNY Foundation

And mailed to: LiveOnNY Foundation

Attn: Jim Aranda, Chief Financial Officer

460 W. 34th St, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10001