Getting injured in an accident can impact all aspects of your life. Imagine losing members of your family in a single car accident. That is pure devastation. This is the story of Dexter Gardiner, who lost six of his family members in an accident on the Bronx River Parkway on July 9, 2006.
The Gardiner Foundation was established in 2006 by Dexter Gardiner in memoriam of six of his family members who lost their lives in a devastating car accident on the Bronx River Parkway. Dexter and the Foundation embarked on an outreach initiative to help others in his community struggling with a sudden and tragic loss. They offer a variety of support to community members experiencing various social and financial needs, ranging from financial support, college scholarships, computers, and school supplies to burial assistance and spiritual mentoring and guidance.
Dexter and Jeff S. Korek, partner at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., crossed paths in a summer basketball league in 2009. The firm has been a title sponsor of The Gardiner Foundation’s Basketball Tournament for five years.
The Gardiner Foundation sponsors various events to further its purpose of recognizing families in need:
The Gardiner Annual Memorial Basketball Tournament
One of the most exciting events sponsored by The Gardiner Foundation is the “Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament.” This event is held every year in St. James Park. It is run by The Gardiner Foundation and title sponsored by Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. (Lawyertime.com). The event provides free entertainment, food and beverages. The money and manpower GLK donates each year provides various needs supported by The Gardiner Foundation.
The Gardiner Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway
Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. has also teamed up with The Gardiner Foundation for its annual “The Gardiner Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway.” The event, which is held outside of St. James Park, provides families in need in the Bronx community with Thanksgiving meals. Flyers and sign-up sheets are set up in community centers and churches surrounding the park a few weeks before the event begins. The sheets are collected a few weeks prior to the event and more than 300 families are chosen to win a free Thanksgiving meal.
Dexter Gardiner is a civic leader whose dreams have provided financial, social, emotional and spiritual support to grieving families who have lost loved ones in tragic accidents. Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. has stood strong besides this amazing individual to make his dreams come true by providing injured and grieving individuals with the resources they need.
Anything you might be able to donate to this Foundation would be incredibly helpful. No amount is too small. Checks can be made out the “The Gardiner Foundation” and mailed to our firm:
Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C.
c/o: Gardiner Foundation
111 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10006
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All donations are tax deductible.
Even if you can’t send a donation, if you happen to be near the area that weekend, stop on by the Tournament! Every year, the talents gets better and better.
Please join us in our effort to make a difference. We appreciate your tax-deductible donations. Your gift will help further the work and goal of The Gardiner Foundation. For more information or to donate to The Gardiner Foundation, please contact us at 1-800-529-9997.