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

Marcy's Gift - Video Scholarship Award


Marcy's Gift is a $2,500 scholarship which will be given each academic year to a New York high school senior who produces a compelling video to educate the community about the value and importance of organ donation and transplantation. Marcy’s Gift is named for Marcy Salmirs, the extraordinary New York woman who with her team of volunteers single-handedly created the most successful philanthropic health care fundraising event in New York City. Part of the team of Donate Eight – the major funder for the LiveOnNY Foundation – Salmirs has spearheaded its annual fundraiser at Gotham Hall since 2013. Her extraordinary generosity, talent and heart have helped Donate Eight raise millions of dollars to increase awareness about organ donation and help recipient and donor families during a critical time in their lives. The inaugural Marcy’s Gift awards were presented in June, 2019, to Louisa Tantillo of Mammaroneck High School and her classmate, Penny Lee, who received a liver transplant when she was three years old. Click here to watch the winning film.

Donate 8 event

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.

Donate Eight's Annual Spring Cocktail Reception

In light of COVID-19, the June 10, 2020 Spring Cocktail Reception at Gotham Hall has been cancelled. We look forward to hosting this event next year in June 2021. If you would still like to make a donation to the LiveOnNY Foundation, click the button below.


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