Project Description

Dear Kier’s Kidz Family:

Hello! My name is Stefany Lazieh. I am a graduating senior at The Honors College of Rutgers. I have been involved with Kier’s Kidz for nearly two-and-a-half years, first as a member of Kier’s Kidz at Rutgers and now as a member of The Board of Trustees.

In high school, I would never have imagined being involved with such an amazing nonprofit organization. In fact, had it not been for Mr. Adam Leitman Bailey,Esq., a supportive, inspiring mentor I had while I was in high school, I may not have even gotten into Rutgers.

Adam is one of the most selfless and caring people I have had the pleasure of knowing. After overcoming numerous obstacles throughout his own life, and establishing what is now one of the most successful real estate law firms in New York City, Adam decided that he wanted to give back to the community. He founded a nonprofit organization, called “Building Foundations & Dreams,” to assist students in pursuing their personal and professional dreams. Not only has he donated over one million dollars and promoted over 150 projects aimed at improving the community, Adam has provided constant support to all of his scholarship recipients over the years. His dedication to nonprofit work inspired me to look for ways I could give back to my community. His example motivated me to join Kier’s Kidz and to help children and young adults with cancer. My colleagues at Kier’s Kidz have the same kind of dedication and passion that I know has made Adam so successful.

I have learned much more about my Rutgers and home communities. Through my involvement with Kier’s Kidz these past years, I have also learned a great deal about pediatric cancers and children and young adults with cancer.

Inspired by Adam’s mission to provide students with the tools to make their dreams come true, I am excited to continue my work with Kier’s Kidz beyond my graduation and to provide the next generation of students with the tools and the inspiration to build their communities.

Thank you so much, Adam. You have changed my life in so many ways. Thank you, Kier’s Kidz, for providing me ways to put into practice what Adam has taught and modeled for me.

Sincerely,
Stefany Lazieh
Board of Trustees