New York– Help For Children (HFC) has selected John Tavss, Partner at Seward & Kissel, and Mark Salameh, Chief Executive Officer of Context Summits, as the 2018 Help For Children New York Golf Day honorees. Messrs. Tavss and Salameh are both esteemed members of the Help For Children Global Board and are being recognized for their steadfast commitment to HFC’s mission of preventing and treating child abuse.
The award will be given at the 11th Annual New York Golf Day being held on June 25, 2018, at the Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, CT.
“HFC is extremely grateful for the ongoing and generous support of John Tavss and Mark Salameh over the years. They are committed to our mission both in New York and internationally and each have played an integral role in HFC’s efforts to combat child abuse and neglect,” said Renée Skolaski, Executive Director and CEO of HFC. “It is because of individuals like John and Mark that the alternative investment industry is stepping up to help HFC make the world a safer place for children.”
Mr. Tavss, a member of Seward & Kissel’s Investment Management Group, with the firm since 1979 and partner since 1988, has been actively involved with Help For Children since its early stages. Mr. Salameh, co-founder and CEO of Context Summits has helped grow Context’s event profile globally, and has brought Help For Children as a Context Charity Partner along the way.
Since its inception, HFC has distributed over $51 million to organizations that work with children and families to prevent and treat child abuse in seven countries and more than $21 million of that in metropolitan New York City. During 2017, the foundation made grants of $1.1 million in the New York area.