N.Y. Investment Management Firm Launches COVID-19 Campaign to Support Long Islanders

C.J. Lawrence Partners with Island Harvest and Others to Help Assist Populations in Need


As New Yorkers hunker down in a State of Emergency, many wonder what else they can be doing to help during the Global Pandemic brought on by COVID-19. To respond to the needs of the community and to galvanize individuals ready to assist, New York-based investment management boutique, C.J. Lawrence, has launched a campaign to provide matching funds for local food banks and hospitals that are in desperate need of support.

Concentrating its efforts on Long Island, the area where most of its employees live, C.J. Lawrence is encouraging employees, clients, and partners to contribute to Island Harvest. Founded in 1992, Island Harvest has worked diligently towards its mission to end hunger and reduce food waste on Long Island.

“The unshakable grit and unmistakable spirit of New York are felt once again during these harrowing times,” said Bernhard Koepp, CEO of C.J. Lawrence. “We hope that through our efforts with Island Harvest, Long Island Community Hospital, and ACLD, we can help galvanize our community to support the most vulnerable populations in the region.”

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Island Harvest has increased its purchase of food 12-fold, distributed more than 1 million pounds of food, and provided over 800,000 meals to those in need across Long Island. With a 1 million meal distribution goal, the organization is looking to its community for support.

Long Island was an early hotbed of virus activity, sitting inside a highly afflicted region. New York has been among the hardest hit in the U.S., with over 282,991 confirmed Coronavirus cases and 21,504 deaths (as per CDC.gov on April 27, 2020, at 1:08 PM EST). COVID-19 has affected every person and sector, in turn placing an added strain on local food banks who must feed a growing number of individuals with fewer volunteers and a decreased supply of food available.

C.J. Lawrence has committed to matching contributions to Island Harvest up to $5,000, hoping that may incentivize more individuals to contribute. In addition to offering support to Island Harvest, C.J. Lawrence has also donated to Long Island Community Hospital and ACLD, a leading not-for-profit agency on Long Island that proudly supports the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Both organizations have dedicated support efforts for COVID-19.

To learn more about how you can donate to the COVID-19 relief efforts, please visit Island Harvest – https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E249623&id=68&cfifid=84

About C.J. Lawrence

C.J. Lawrence is a leading New York-based investment management boutique providing platinum level service and investment portfolio customization to individuals, families, foundations, and institutions. With a legacy that dates to 1864, C.J. Lawrence was re-launched in 2014 as an independent SEC-registered investment advisor. The firm combines the talents of a highly experienced portfolio management team with an environment centered only on delivering optimal results.

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