The Kenny Gordon Foundation was established in 1999 after the sudden and tragic passing of our son, brother, and friend, Kenny Gordon, due to heart failure at age 26. It is the Foundation's mission to preserve Kenny's memory through various charitable endeavors that reflect the vivacious and generous spirit of a young man who viewed the world through unbiased eyes and offered friendship to all those with whom he came in contact.

Dr. David Christini, Ph.D and
Dr. Bruce Lerman
The Foundation is very proud of its recent sizeable donation on January 20, 2006 to Cornell University/New York Presbyterian Hospital and Dr. Bruce Lerman, Chief of the Division of Cardiology and the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory. Also on that day The Kenny Gordon Experimental and Computational Arrhythmia Laboratory was dedicated by Dr. Lerman in the Maurice and Corinne Greenberg Division of Cardiology at the Weill Cornell Medical Center. Under Dr. Lerman's umbrella, the laboratory headed by Dr. David Christini is currently working on an alternative to this post-arrhythmia onset approach. Such an achievement would mark a significant advancement towards a fundamental shift in arrhythmia therapy. By preventing arrhythmias, rather than dangerously waiting to terminate them after they have started, this approach may one day save thousands of lives.

The Foundation is also carrying on with it's committment to Kenny's alma matter, Skidmore College. The KGF targets high school students that have the ability to thrive in a higher education environment but whose schools do not provide the support or resources neccessary to prepare them for the academic challenges of college. Three students are currently receiving full four-year scholarships to the college. In addition, we are most proud of our two students who graduated in 2005 and are continuing to thrive in their new careers.

The Foundation is also continuing to support our "Kenny's Kids" at Morry's Camp program. Morry's Camp is a year-round youth development organization that provides to each child a multi-year committment anchored by a superb residential summer camp experience. These experiences would not otherwise be available to them.

We hope that you will seriously consider making a generous donation of any amount to the Foundation. Every dollar counts and enriches lives physically, academically, emotionally, and socially. We need your support in continuing our quest to help find new insights into the causes of sudden cardiac death and new treatment for its prevention. We also continue to make great strides with our Kenny Gordon Scholarship Program at Skidmore College and continuing our support of Morry's Camp, both of which you can read more about on this site.

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Because KGF is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

If you are interested in making a contribution, please contact the Kenny Gordon Foundation at 212-688-9215. We also are set up to accept matching gifts from corporations.

Because the Kenny Gordon Foundation is tax-exempt 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, gifts are tax-deductible.

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