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Foundation News Flash: The Favreau Foundation

Richard J. Favreau, OD Health Foundation

The Richard J. Favreau, OD Health Foundation will serve as a catalyst for ideas, partnerships, and programs that improve the health and quality of life of at-risk populations in New Jersey. This will be achieved by concentrating its efforts by funding programs that increase public awareness and provide services that expand eye health and vision care access that will offer an enhanced quality of life to our targeted populations.

Favreau Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Michael J. Siegel, Chair
Dr. Harvey Richman, Vice Chair
Portia Favreau, Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. William Ference
Dr. Kathleen Kinzley
Dr. Talia Mishkin
Dr. Maria Richman
Dr. Rodolfo Rodriguez
Dr. Leonard Steiner
Dr. Michael Veliky
Dr. George Veliky 

Giving Back! Parker Family Health Center (PFHC)

This month, the Richard J. Favreau, OD Health Foundation Board of Directors met to discuss a 2022 grant to the Parker Family Health Center (PFHC), in Red Bank, New Jersey.

PFHC provides free multi-disciplinary medical care, including eye and vision care, for Monmouth County residents who meet certain requirements and who are without any medical insurance, including either Medicare or Medicaid. All of our support comes from donors, grants and fundraising events.

Board members, Drs. Mike Siegel and Maria Richman met with Dr. Gerald Kass, a retired NJSOP member who volunteers his time at the clinic. Dr. Kass requested, and the Board approved upon a satisfactory site inspection, a $1000 grant for the Parker Family Health Center.

Drs. Maria Richman, Talia Mishkin, and Ms. Portia Favreau visited the site on Monday, May 9, 2022. They learned that Dr. Kass has a 50 patient waiting list as well as walk in patients. PFHC has plans to double in size, and hopes to open up to children’s eye care for neighboring students.


How can the NJSOP get involved? 

The Richard J. Favreau, OD Health Foundation Board of Directors is putting a call out to our members to meet the PFHC eye and vision care wish list.  Please consider making a donation.  They are looking for the below gently used equipment:
1. Phoropter
2. Auto refractor
3. FDT
4. VF machine

If you would like to make a donation, please contact Dr. Maria Richman for details (732-223-0202). All donations must be dropped off directly to PFHC.

Don’t have equipment, but still want to contribute? Make a financial donation to the Favreau Foundation today!

The Richard J. Favreau, OD Health Foundation is a 501(c) (3) corporation and all donations, less any goods and services received, may be tax deductible for you. Consult with your financial advisors to learn more.   

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