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2006 Annual Report NYMEX Charitable Foundation Introduction Travel around the world and it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t appreciate the beauty and benefits of a tree; be it a hearty oak, a slim maple, the giant red- wood, or a lush pine. Trees provide shelter, food, and a shady spot on a summer’s day. Trees are truly giving. He who plants a tree, plants a hope. -Lucy Larcom, Plant a Tree Nevertheless, a tree cannot exist solely on its own. Just as it is only one link in the forest ecosystem and depends on oth- ers as they depend on it, no individual person can stand alone. Sometimes, people need extra assistance in meeting the chal- lenges of life. From the Sick and Destitute Fund, formed in the early years of the Exchange in the 1870s, to the generosity of the New York Mercantile Exchange Charitable Foundation (NCF), estab- lished in 1989, those of the Exchange community have commit- ted themselves towards helping others who find themselves in less than fortunate circumstances. In 2006, more than $3.1 mil- lion was distributed to 317 charitable organizations. The mission of the NCF is to coordinate the philanthrop- ic efforts of the Exchange through a dedicated, organized com- mittee that works with recognized humanitarian organizations helping people cope with seemingly insurmountable problems of substance abuse or illness in the family, physical disabilities, or situations as ordinary as finding an after-school program for one’s child. Children grow taller and stron- Children in Need ger every day, nourished in spirit and mind by their community. In providing aid to children in need, the NCF fo- cuses on the care and development of the young members of society. The Foundation contributes to programs that provide a wide array of services to help children, including medical re- search and treatment; summer camp sessions; social, cultural, and educa- tional curricula; safe havens for victims of abuse, and rehabilitation programs for youthful offenders. A tree might grow in Brooklyn, but that doesn’t mean a nine-year-old wants to spend his summer there. Each year, the NCF donates money for “camperships” that give children the opportunity to escape the hot, gritty streets of New York and spend a couple of weeks in the greenery of the coun- try. One of the organizations support- ed by the NCF is S.C.O.P.E. (Summer Camp Opportunities Provide an Edge), last year spun-off from the American Camp Association-New York section. S.C.O.P.E. requires that children main- tain a certain academic standing as well as show financial need in order to be considered for a campership. The participation of the NCF helped send 4,360 children to camp for one week since 1994. Also benefiting children in need in 2006, a Chevrolet Avalanche Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. -Warren Buffet SUV, customized by the renowned chopper builder Von Dutch Kustom Cycles, was raffled off on April 28, raising $161,500. Exchange member Louis Ferro (SPDR) had the winning ticket. The specially crafted vehicle features chrome plating, tinted win- dows, and one-of-a-kind graphics featuring the Von Dutch “fly- ing eye” logo. The Von Dutch team generously lent their time designing and customizing the truck. The vehicle was donated by NYMEX executive committee member Thomas Gordon (TIGR) and COMEX member Virginia Gordon (VZEN), and was displayed outside the Exchange building for two weeks while raffle tickets were sold. The annual live and silent auction, the premier fund-rais- ing event for the NCF, held on November 16, raised more than $725,000 for children in need. The live auction featured a host of unique bidding items, including a two-year old thoroughbred race horse and the use of a private jet. The silent auction, which ran online from November 10 to 20, raised $140,030. The efforts made today, towards helping educate and enrich the lives of the youthful members of our communities, gives them a firm foundation from which to grow and blossom. Services for the Elderly and the Seriously Ill Some species of trees can live for several thousand years. As a tree grows, its canopy provides shelter and shade for seedlings, as part of the unending cycle of life. In a similar vein, our parents nourish and protect us as we mature into adults. As time passes, they may require some of the same care in their later years. The NCF provides finan- cial assistance to programs that care for the elderly, working with religious organizations, assisted living programs, and other groups People in suburbia see trees differently than foresters do. They cherish every one. . . You are talking about a personal asset, a friend, a monument, not about board feet of lumber. -Roger Swain mitted towards enhancing services for senior citizens. Donations have been made to a range of efforts, including Riverdale Senior Services, Rockland County Meals on Wheels, Long Island Hearing Screening Program, and DOROT senior visitation program. Each year, a tree prepares for the harsh winter by losing its leaves for a season and, when the cold season of short days has passed, new growth bursts forth in the spring. The cycle repeats each year, and each year the tree gains strength from its toil. For nearly every year, the NCF has been able to call on prominent figures in the world of sports to contribute their time to help raise funds for worthy causes. New Jersey Nets basketball star Vince Carter rang the closing bell for the crude oil futures mar- ket on the Exchange trading floor on October 31 to garner finan- cial support for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Mr. Carter and the Nets’ sales staff donated 6% of their revenue to BCRF from game tickets sold to the Exchange community that day. Immediately following the bell ringing, ticket buyers were in- vited to a cocktail reception at the Exchange with Mr. Carter. The NCF also contributes to the research and treatment of other scourges, including cancer, AIDS, arthritis, lupus, diabe- tes, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and lymphoma. Assisting the Disadvantaged Thirty-seven million Americans live below the pov- erty line, a 2005 study by the U.S. Census Bureau says. It also found that the number of poor Americans has grown by more than 6 million since 2000. The implications of these numbers are immense. Financial hardship is a source of concern for the entire country. The NCF recognizes these needs through the sup- port of programs and initiatives designed to nourish people and get them back on their feet. The Food Bank of New York, Eva’s Village, a treatment center for the homeless and drug addicted, Coalition for the Homeless of New York, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, Bowery Mission of New York, Common Ground housing program, and Cornelia Connelly Center for underprivileged children are exemplar organizations acting as the limbs of a movement to tend to and educate those in need, eventually providing the frame- work for individuals to branch out in their own direction and continue to grow. Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. -Khalil Gibran Supporting our Servicemen The sacrifices of the men and women serving in the armed forces, police departments, and fire service can never be repaid. Again and again, they selflessly “I don’t need very much now,” said the boy, “just a quiet place to sit and rest. I am very tired.” “Well,” said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could, “well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.” - Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree vote themselves to helping others. When some of these people, however, find themselves in need of assistance, members of the Exchange community rally to their aid. On March 3, a special dress-down day was held, raising $25,000 for Operation USO Care Packages. These care pack- ages are sent to U.S. troops around the world as a way of thank- ing them for their service and providing them with comforts from home. On November 10 the NCF collected nearly $30,000 on an- other dress-down day which raised money for Building Homes for Heroes, an organization that builds homes for severely wounded and disabled veterans and their families. The Leary Firefighters Foundation received funds to help construct a high-rise simulator at the New York City Fire Department training academy. The NCF also made donations to the Police Athletic League of New York to support in-school train- ing and employment programs, the Tour de Force annual bike ride from Ground Zero to the Pentagon that raised money for of- ficers killed in the line of duty including September 11, and the mounted unit of the New York City Police Department. Tragedy Tragic events have befallen our country throughout its history, wreaking mass destruction and taking years to heal and restore to what it once was. The after- math of the World Trade Center attacks were still being felt in Lower Manhattan and by the NYMEX community five years later. The NCF, along with NYMEX and the New York Board of Trade, remembered those lost on September 11, 2001, at a memorial ceremony marking the fifth an- niversary of the catastrophe. Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly were among the guest speakers. The NCF also contributed to Voices of September 11th in New Canaan, Connecticut, advocates for those affected by the attacks of September 11; the NYC 9/11 Memorial Fund for the Field of Flags From a fallen tree, all make kindling. -Spanish proverb Tribute Memorial; the Brendan Dolan Memorial, a scholarship fund for inner city kids; and the Damian Meehan Memorial, a 9/11 tribute scholarship for children. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which hit New Orleans and surrounding areas within just a few weeks of each other in late August and September of 2005, had the effect of a Biblical-scale disaster. The Exchange rallied to the occasion with special dona- tions to the NCF, which designated money to efforts focused on rebuilding the devastated regions and helping those who live there, efforts that continued throughout 2006 and into 2007. The Louisiana Rural Water Association received a grant of $100,000 to purchase two trailer-mounted portable electric generators in order to provide the power needed to restore the water supply in small Louisiana communities. Camp Bon Coeur, Camp Fire USA-Big River Council, and Camp Rap-A-Hope, all children’s camps based in Louisiana, were given money to en- able children from the devastated areas to attend summer camp. The NCF also donated $100,000 to the Denis Leary Firefighters Foundation to rebuild 33 New Orleans firehouses damaged by the hurricanes. Arts, Culture, and Education When admiring a tree, its history, classification, and origins can be just as important as the beauty of its foliage. Knowledge gives us an appreciation of where we’ve been and where we’re headed. Trees help preserve the topography of the land against erosion, much as the NCF works to foster and promote the arts and cultural institutions. More than a quarter of a million dollars was do- nated in 2006 to a wide range of coalitions supporting cultural traditions, art appreciation, and higher education. The Cherry Lane Theatre of Lower Manhattan, Puppetry Arts Theatre, Houston Children’s Festival, Atlantic Theater Co. of New York, P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center, Tribeca Film Festival, Summer Arts Summer Program, Free Arts NYC, Minority Athletes Network of Newark, Learning for Life of the Greater New York Council, City Parks Foundation, National Council on Economic Education, Fugate/Bahiri Ballet, Music Outreach, Manhattan Children’s Theater, New York Hall of Science, Doing Art Together, and Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow have all benefited from Charitable Foundation donations. At dawning in the spring I am filled with song, the host to a thousand birds, and I decorate the autumn with pageantry and color. -Anonymous, Testimony of the Tree Victims of Abuse and Domestic Violence Victims of domestic vio- lence and abuse often have a hard time accepting help. The ma- jority of offenders are well-known to their victims, so the battered partner may feel conflicted about reporting abuse and getting their significant other in trouble with the law. If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear, the damage is still done. It is essential to have safe networks in place for victims of abuse to turn to. The Family Violence Prevention Fund reports that children who are exposed to domestic violence are more likely A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible. -A Welsh proverb to exhibit behavioral and physical health problems including depression, anxiety, and violence towards peers. They are also more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and alcohol, run away from home, engage in teenage prostitution, and commit sexual assault. On June 16, the foundation also held a dress-down day to raise money for the AMT Children of Hope Foundation, which has a special initiative to rescue abandoned babies. The group was founded by the ambulance medical technicians of the Nassau County, N.Y., Police Department who were increasingly being called to care for abandoned babies on their ambulance runs. AMT Children of Hope provides a safe haven for birth moth- ers to relinquish custody of their newborns and maintains a crisis prevention line for mothers pregnant with unwanted babies. A total of $20,000 was raised to help fund their efforts. The NCF contributes to a number of organizations with a similar mission, including the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, Safe Space, Shelter Our Sisters, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Rockland Family Services, Little Flower Children and Family Services, the Houston Astros Wives’ Organization wom- en’s shelter, and the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation. 2006 Contributors and Recipients One of the strengths of the NCF is the grassroots nature of its funding. From across the spectrum of the Exchange community – traders, shareholders, member firms, and Exchange staff – individuals’ generosity is seen through outright do- nations or participation in fund-raising events such as dress-down days, a raffle, or the auction. The Ex- change board of directors has also provided a generous allocation each year. To be able to walk under the branches of a tree that you have planted is really to feel you have arrived with your garden. So far we are on the way: we can now stand beside ours. - Mirabel Osler Izmir Mehmedovic William Kelly Contributors Bennett Murtha Sean Loftus James Rispoli Michael Manna Yehudah Rose Lea Meierfeld Andrew Sabin Anthony Monti Alexander Schettine John Moore Jeffrey Schondorf Richard Mullarkey Mark Shearman James Newsome Brian Sheehy Thomas O’Connor Timothy Walsh Todd Olson $100,000 Marc Wolfson Gary Parziale Anonymous Aron Schnell $4,000-$4,999 Jason Spanakos $50,000-$79,999 Raymond Chung Evaristo Stanziale Robert Halper Neil Citrone Kenneth Tang Robert Michiels John Murphy Arthur Tobias Kevin O’Reilly Dominic Vassallo $30,000-$49,999 Lawrence Roche Michael Visconti David Alcaro $3,000-$3,999 $500-$999 $20,000-$29,999 James Booth Scott Adams Steven Badagliacco Chris Layton Peter Amandio William Kinsella Alfred Sandoz Michael Amdur Daniel Lirtzman Harry Shulman Frank Amodico Richard Schaeffer Todd Appelbaum Michael Tublin $2,000-$2,999 Stephen Ardizzone Jeffrey Wolfson Oliver Alma Richard Arens Jonathan Auerbach Ralph Aurilia $15,000-$19,999 Peter Columbia Frank Barbarino Jeff Braun Diane & Jerry Brian Beatty Michael Imperio Cunningham Paul Becker James Portagallo Alfredo Dinten Ron Benaharon Neil Rosenfeld Melvyn Falis Mark Benigno Matthew Schwartz Kevin Flaherty Edward Bernstein Gregory Steinhauser Steven Gramolini Todd Bogan Mark Lane Eric Bolling $10,000-$14,999 Michael McCallion Thomas Brolly Martin Boyle Kevin McDonnell Richard Buccellato Michael Brown Dean Meierfeld John Byrne Robert Clark Alan Nadel Raymond Carbone Matthew Johnson William O’Reilly William Carrol Elizabeth Loftus Thomas Schiff Laura Cavallaro Neil & Amy McGoldrick Lawrence Schiller Craig Cechini Steven Overbey Robert Stein Joseph Cicchetti Anthony Pantoni Hudson River Futures Richard Cornacchio Warren Rosen Brendan Corr Daniel Shak $1,000-$1,999 Angelo Coscia Christopher Short Steven Bellino Michael Coscia Michael Thaler Madeline Boyd Kelley Coulter Gregory Boyd Christopher Courtiol $5,000-$9,999 William Bradt Mark Curran Lauren Carley Ben Chesir Frank D’Amato Crossroads Films William Coultier Andrew Davis Lauren Davis Joseph Curcio Kevin Deandra James DeLucia Jonathan Glaubach Richard DeGabriel Thomas & Virginia David Greenberg Daniel DeLaVega Gordon Nicholas Grisanti Steven Delgado Steven Insler John Hanemann Michael Dennis Jeremy Lont Scott Hess Daniel Dicker Joseph Lord Peter Hogan Michael DiGirolamo James McManus James Hunt Christopher DiLorenzo James McNally Anthony Insinga Mark Dimon Anthony DiPlacido Ray Lang Paul Rooney Francis DiStefano Stephen LaRosa Robert Rosen Anthony Dorone Brian Ledwith David Roth Michael Doyle Joseph Lehey Elisha Rothman Shannon Duffy Steven Leopold Charles Rottkamp Michael Dundas David Levine Robert Rowan Richard Esslinger Andrew Lewis John Rowland Lawrence Favuzza Harley Lippman Glenn Rudolfsky Peter Fede Robert Livingstone Alessandro Ruggiero Jaret Feldman Andrew Lloyd Peter Ryan Robert Ferraioli John Lloyd Gerard Ryan Louis Ferro Frank Lomuto Greg Salzman Warren Fink Benjamin Luce Robert Schaffer John Fitzgerald William Maher Marc Schwartz Harry Floersheim Thomas Maloney John Scialdone Michael Frenda Dennis Maloney Frank Siciliano Robert Fromm, Jr. George Maneates Jeffrey Silverman William Galarza Alberto Marconi James Sims James Gallo Michel Marks Christian Smith Roy Gambella Joseph Marshall Joseph Solazzo Michael Gantz Fred Mascia Mark Solazzo Alan Genachowski Brian McAuley Joseph Spinelli Michael Geoghan Anthony McAuley Andrew Stein Scott Givre John McCann Mitchell Steinhause Edward Goldberg Kevin McDonnell Barry Steinman Eric Greenberg Patrick McHugh Keith Stevens Robert Greves James McNamara Jamison Strofs Todd Gross John McNamara Howard Tanney Ronald Gurman Stanley Meierfeld Michael Tauckus Adam Haber Philip Mercurio Julian Thomas Evan Halpern Guy Mercurio Lawrence Tocci John Hamlet John Micchelli Kevin Touhey Brian Hand Hugh Monahan Brendan Touhey Richard Harold Scott Nash Douglas Towne Alan Harry Robert Negro Eric Trattner Alan Haven John O’Connor Matthew Trattner Palmer Hendricks Blair O’Connor John Van Sant Eduardo Hernandez Paul O’Connor Anthony Vicidomine Brandt Hersh Timothy O’Keefe Andrew Vistocco Peter Holmquist James Orefice Frank Vizza Michael Horowitz John Orlando Anthony Volpe James Hughes Michael Osborne Carlo Volpe Michael Hull Glenn Pargament Michael Volpe Thomas Hurley Richard Peluso Robert Vrancken Robert Ingal Anthony Persico Robert Walford Chester Irvin Kenneth Piasio Elliot Warren Eugene Johns Robert Pilles Jeffrey Wentworth Jay Johnson Christopher Pindar Paul Zanardi John Johnston Ari Pine Christopher Jones Dominick Pirozzi $250-$499 Mitchell Kahn Gary Polay Christopher Bowen Jason Kalish Gerard Pollino Brendan Cody William Kehlenbeck Simon Posen Marc Cohen Daniel Kehm John Proctor Dan Ferreri John Ketcham Vito Pucci James Fiorentino Jeffrey Klahr Richard Rafferty Steven Goldberg Jordan Klemes Robert Reda Shawn Gorman Kazimiera Klimczak Gil Rejwan Shelby Greene Kevin Kline Eric Reyes Adam Harrington Todd Kramer Anthony Ribeiro William Kelly Robert Kuciewicz Joseph Riotta Howard Malzberg Alan Kurtin Gary Rizzi Dave Nadel Lawrence Pardee Donald Geoghan Kevin Prior Eileen Powers Matthew George Joseph Quintilian Angelo Rizzo Peter Gialluisi Vincent Rantinella Vincent Joseph Viola William Giannone Michael Raskas Paramount Options Andrew Gilbride Stephen Renov Vance Gillenwater Adam Rosen $100-$249 John Ginty Joseph Roughan Mark Allen Andrew Goldstein Mark Rousseau Robert Allen John Gonzalez David Russo Fabian Amezaga Kevin Grady Jonathan Sacks Adam Benner Louis Grasso Erik Scherr James Bennett James Green Robert Selby Steven Benvenuto Vincent Greenan Bradley and Marla Anthony Birbilis Jeffrey Grossman Sperber William Brindise John Hammond Scott Stein Timothy Brown Neil Hayes Roger Stern Richard Burns Bret Herman Jean Pierre Stevenson Andrew Caccamise Howard Hopkins James Storrbrown Brian Caesar Charles Hynes Timothy Sullivan Michael Caponiti John Imperatore David Szlafrok Rubin Carabello Jarrod Isoldi Allan Szlafrok Louis Catania Steven Jacobus Brian Tobin Paul Catanzaro Jonathan Jossen Richard Trifoglio Christopher Caturano Regis Keaveny Richard Troise Antoinette Cicchetti Kevin Kelley Gustavo Vera Anthony Cicileo Marc Kortlander Robert Viglione G. Vincent Cigna Peter Laskaris Kevin Wagner Todd Claytor Anthony Lepore Michael Wagner Robert Coakley Joseph Logan Justin Walsh Brian Connolly Ed Lowy Catherine Warnet Michael &Tina Marie Frank Lupo Charles Weisman Connors Robert Macnaught Lincoln Wells Sean Corrigan Steven Marchione Eric Werner Joseph Costa Harry Marshall Thomas Wilson Thomas Courtney Stephen James Mar- Benjamin Wong Daniel Craparo shall John Woods Anthony Craparo Scott McCann Richard Zeien Mary Ann Crawford James McCarthy Clarion Trading Jeff Curran John McGinniss FX Options Gregory Dadourian Arthur McNally Pappalardo Investment Paul De Filippis Michael Meade Rosedale Futures Frank De Rossi Evan Meyers Tradex Commodities Robert DePalma John Michals Jack Desario Gregory Michel Up to $100 Michael Devaney Linda Mieszkowski Sandy Baker Joseph Diamond Matthew Morano Douglas Campbell Gregory Dickson Chris Motroni Danny Depinto Michael Dinten Anthony Neglia Philip Falcone Gerard Dorfschneider Robert Nepo David Garland Drew Effron James Ng Lee Greenwald Vincent Ernst Robert Norchi David Harris Stephen Farrell James O’Grady Janet Jordan Joseph Fattorusso Anthony Pagano Donald Lamonaca Frederick Ferriola Gunnar Pedersen Jay Lubowsky Frank Firneno Robert Pellegrino Craig Ogburn William Flahive Ernest Penny H.J. & Barbara Pizzolo Adam Flaks Carlos Perez-Santalla Gerard Scelzo Gregory Foley Salvatore Picciallo Mark Scullion Suellen Galish Steven Potter Dorothy Towstik Bruce Gallo Robert Povolny Michelle Weimer Kenneth Garland Andrew Powell Norman Young Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition Recipients Brooklyn Kindergarten Society Camp AmeriKids Camp for All Camp Ma-He-Tu Camp Nejeda Foundation Camp Rap-A-Hope Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake Cancer Center for Kids at 92nd Street Y Winthrop Hospital ALS Association Greater CancerCare of Long Island New York Chapter Career Gear, Inc. Andrew Glover Youth Program The Carl McCain Foundation The Arc – Warren County Chapter Caron Treatment Center 100 Women in Hedge Funds The Catholic Charities of the Association Archdiocese of New York Abbott House Center for Disability Services – Adaptive Sports Foundation Clover Patch Camp AffinityFilms, Inc. Cerebral Palsy Association of After-School All-Stars of New York Middlesex County All Saints Community Service Chai Lifeline All Saints Episcopal Day School Cherry Lane Theatre Allan Houston Foundation Children’s Aid and Family Services, Inc. Althea Gibson Foundation The Children’s Center at Alzheimer’s Association Montefiore Medical American Cancer Society The Children’s Health Fund American Eagle Foundation Children’s Hope Foundation American Lung Association The Children’s Hospital Foundation AMT Children of Hope Foundation The Children’s Institute Angel Flight, Inc The Church of St. Luke in the Fields Anthony of Padua, Gifts For Children CIS Counseling Center Anti-Defamation League City Harvest, Inc. The Armory Foundation City Parks Foundation Arthritis Foundation – CJ Foundation for SIDS New Jersey Chapter Clean Ocean Action Association to Benefit Children (ABC) Coalition for the Homeless Astros Wives Org.- Houston Area Common Ground Community Women’s Shelter Communities in Schools of NJ Atlantic Theater Company Community Food Bank of New Jersey Bailey House, Inc. Community Mainstreaming Associates Battery Park City Parks Conservancy Community Service Associates, Inc. Belmont Child Care Association, The Community Soup Kitchen of Anna’s House Morristown, Inc. Best Buddies Massachusetts Cornelia Connelly Center for Education Big Apple Circus Court Appointed Special Advocates Big Brothers Big Sisters of of Mercer County New York City Court Appointed Special Advocates Inc. Boomer Esiason Foundation Covenant House Borough of Manhattan Creative Arts at Convent of the Community College Sacred Heart The Bowery Mission Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern America Westchester Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Damian P. Meehan Memorial Fund Washington Daytop Village, Inc. The Breast Treatment Task Force Deborah Hospital Foundation The Brendan Dolan Memorial Department of Rehabilitation at Foundation NY Presbyterian - Weill Cornell The Bridge, Inc. Medical Center Developmental Disabilities Institute Harlem Academy Diabetes Foundation, Inc. Harlem R.B.I Diamond Derby, Inc. Hear Me, Inc. Directions for Our Youth HeartShare Human Services of The Discovery Orchestra New York Doctors of the World – USA Help from People to People The Doe Fund Herbert G. Birch Services Doing Art Together, Inc. Highbridge Community Life Center The Door – A Center of Alternatives Hispanic AIDS Forum, Inc. DOROT HiTops, Inc. Douglass Organization for Holiday Express Occupational and Related Hospice Care Network Educational Services (DOORS) Hour Children Downtown Manhattan Little Houston Children’s Festival League Inc. Child Advocates East End Hospice – Camp Good Grief Hudson Guild Inc. Echoing Green Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. Eden II Programs I Have a Dream – Houston Education Through Music Ice Hockey in Harlem Educational Broadcasting Corporation icouldbe.org Thirteen/WNET & WLIW21 Inner-City Scholarship Fund, Inc. Long Island Inside Broadway The Elija Foundation, Inc. International Academy of Elizabeth Mascia Child Care Detoxification Specialists Center, Inc. The International Center of New York Enact Into The Outside Brooklyn Entertainment Industry Foundation Jewish Board of Family and Epilepsy Foundation Children’s Services Eva’s Village Jewish Child Care Associates Everybody Wins! D.C. Jewish Community Center Facing History and Ourselves Jewish Community Council of Greater Family Resource Associates Coney Island Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Inc. The Joe Torre Safe at Home Fessenden Supportive Housing, Inc. Foundation Five Towns Community Center, Inc. Juvenile Diabetes Research Food Bank for New York City Foundation Free Arts NYC, Inc. Kieran Smith, Inc. Fresh Youth Initiatives (FYI) The Kindred Spirits Foundation Friends of Hudson River Park Kipp Academy Charter School Friends of Island Academy Kulanu Torah Academy – Jewish Friends of the High Line Coalition for Special Services Frost Valley YMCA Lavelle School for the Blind Fugate/Bahiri Ballet NY Lawyers for Children Futures and Options Inc. League for the Hard of Hearing Futures in Education Foundation Learning for Life – Greater NY G.A.M.E Councils, Boy Scouts of America Girl Scout Council of Greater New York The Leary Firefighters Foundation Girls Quest Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Glen Highland Farm, Inc. New Jersey Chapter God’s Love We Deliver Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Good Shepherd Services New York Chapter Grand Street Settlement Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Green Guerillas Westchester- Hudson Valley Chapter Greenhope LINK Community School Greenwich House, Inc. The Little Baby Face Foundation Guardians of the Sick Little Flower Children and Family Hamilton-Madison House Services Hannah & Friends Long Island Hearing Screening Happiness is Camping Program, Inc. Lower East Side Harm Reduction Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Center – Children’s Hospital Lower East Side Tenement Museum Nontraditional Employment Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for Women Madison Square Garden Cheering Nutritional Strategies, Inc. for Children Foundation NYBOT Futures & Options for Kids Main St. Counseling Center NYC 9/11 Memorial Fund Make-A-Wish Foundation of The Oasis Haven for Women & New Jersey Children, Inc. MAN Etc. Ohel Children’s Home & Family Manhattan Children’s Theater Services, Inc. Manhattan Youth Recreation On Your Mark, Inc. and Resources One Stop Senior Services March of Dimes New York Chapter Only Make Believe Mary McDowell Center for Learning Operation Exodus Inner City, Inc. Meals on Wheels of Rockland County Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow Medical Needs Foundation Otsar Family Services, Inc. Memorial Sloan-Kettering P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center Cancer Center Pace University, Lubin School of The Mentoring Partnership of Business New York Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Morristown Memorial Health Physically Challenged Irish & Foundation American Youth Team Morristown Neighborhood House PKD Foundation Association (MNHA) Police Athletic League Morry’s Camp Primary Stages Muscular Dystrophy Association Project City Kids, Inc. Music and Arts Center for Humanity Project Reach Youth Music Outreach / Learning Project U.S.E. Through Music Protestant Community Centers, Inc. Nassau Suffolk Services For Autism Quality Services for the Autism Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Community Society of America Queens Theatre in the Park Natalie’s Way Foundation Quest Jr. Drum & Bugle Corps., Inc. National Council on Economic Radio and Television News Education Directors Foundation National Foundation for Facial Reed Academy Reconstruction Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy National Multiple Sclerosis Society- Syndrome Association of America Greater Delaware Valley Chapter Rett Syndrome Research Foundation National Multiple Sclerosis Society – The Rev. Linette C. Williamson NYC Chapter Memorial Park Association, Inc. NECO - Ellis Island Medal of Honor Riverdale Senior Services, Inc. New Alternatives for Children Robin Hood Foundation New Jersey Association of the Rock and Wrap It Up! Deaf-Blind, Inc. Rocking the Boat, Inc. New York Asian Women’s Center. Rockland Family Services New York Botanical Garden Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Day New York Cares Parade, Inc. New York Center for Interpersonal Roots and Wings Foundation Development RX Art New York City Audubon Society S.C.O.P.E. New York City Relief S.L.E. Lupus Foundation New York City Rescue Mission Safe Space New York Hall of Science Saint Brigid Catholic School New York Jets Foundation Saint Dominic’s Home New York Junior Tennis League Saint Vincent Catholic Medical New York Police Foundation Centers New York SCORES St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers Sequoia Community Initiatives Tomorrows Children’s Fund SHARE Tour de Force Shelter Our Sisters Trees of Hope The Shore Institute of the Tribeca Film Festival Contemporary Arts (SICA) Turn 2 Foundation Singing Sensations – P.S. 273 School United Cerebral Palsy of NYC Chorus United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk Somerset Home for Temporarily Urban Dove Displaced Children USO Council of Metropolitan Sound Shore Medical Center of Washington Westchester Visiting Neighbors Splashes of Hope Vocational Foundation, Inc. Starlight Starbright Children’s Voices of September 11th Foundation We Are Family Foundation Stephen Siller FDNY “Let Us Do Good” Winslow Therapeutic Riding Children’s Foundation Unlimited, Inc. Stray from the Heart Women At Risk The Student Conservation Association Women’s American ORT, Inc. Summit Speech School Women’s Council on Energy Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Environment Foundation Women’s League Community Swim Across America Residences, Inc. The TEAK Fellowship World Cares Center Team Randy, Inc. YES Community Counseling Center The Bone Marrow Foundatuon Youth at Risk The Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation Youth Consultation Services (YCS) The Puppetry Arts Theatre Inc. Youth Services League, Inc. Theatreworks/ USA Corp. 2006 High Bid Prize Contributors Mark Fisher $50,000 Classic Car Club $40,000 Michael Imperio and Libby Loftus $30,000 NYMEX and Rock & Wrap It Up $25,000 The Abbott- Shaolin Temple $21,000 Robert DiNozzi $20,000 William Ford $19,000 Andrew Sabin $18,000 James McNally $18,000 Leary Firefighter Foundation $17,000 Brian and Laura Sheehy $16,000 Neil McGoldrick $15,000 NFL and Boomer Esiason $15,000 Thomas Kinkade $13,000 New York Jets $11,000 Anonymous $11,000 John Mayer $10,000 Eugene Morrow $10,000 Duxiana Advanced Technology in Sleeping $10,000 NYMEX and Churchill Downs $10,000 NYMEX and Rao’s $10,000 Thomas and Virginia Gordon $9,000 Newsdesk, Mako Global, and Protravel $7,000 Robert DiNozzi, John Sterling, and the New York Yankees $7,000 John Morace $6,000 Cynthia Rowley $5,000 Madison Square Garden $4,000 New Jersey Devils and Jason Siegel $3,500 Tourism Ireland, Continental Airlines, and the Irish General Consul $3,500 New York Mercantile Charitable Exchange Foundation NYMEX Charitable Foundation Committee* Chairman President Scott Hess Richard Schaeffer Madeline Boyd Jack Kamin Howard Malzberg Neil McGoldrick Treasurer Executive Director Lisa Morgan McNaney Frank Siciliano Laura Cavallaro Yehudah Rose Joseph Roughan Vice Chairmen Jeff Braun Matthew Schwartz William Ford Greg Steinhauser Lauren Davis Andrew Gilbride Joe Swanson Bennett Murtha Virginia Gordon Michael Thaler Mark Shearman Shelby Greene Michael Tublin NYMEX Charitable Foundation Board of Directors* Chairman Vice Chairman Treasurer Richard Schaeffer Robert Halper Frank Siciliano Stephen Ardizzone Thomas Gordon James E. Newsome Neil Citrone Leonard A. Musso Lawrence Roche William Ford Foundation Information From 1989 to 2006, the foundation distributed more than $20 million to sev- eral hundred charitable organizations serving a wide segment of the greater New York metropolitan community and has extended a helping hand to other areas as well. The Foundation’s Grant Program is designed to encourage and support volun- teer efforts and service organizations that serve those in need. A member of the Exchange community must recommend potential recipient organizations which must be established in the United States or its possessions and have 501(c)3 tax-exempt status as a bona fide charity. Recipient organizations also must serve one of more of the following areas: Handicapped, elderly, education, medical, children, homeless, and the environment. Organizations must submit: • A copy of the IRS tax-exempt 501(c)3 letter. • A list of its board of directors and their affiliations. • A copy of IRS Form 990. • A copy of the annual report, if available. • Brochures that illustrate the effectiveness of the organization. The NYMEX Charitable Foundation 2006 Annual Report is printed on 30% re- cycled paper. The New York Mercantile Exchange headquarters in the World Financial Center has been certified as an existing “green building,” the first of its kind in New York, by the U.S. Green Building Council. NYMEX Charitable Foundation World Financial Center One North End Avenue Phone: 212-299-2775 New York, NY 10282-1101 Fax: 212-301-4625 Editor Samuel Glasser Space- holder Writer Erica Reilly for FSC label Creative Director Jenifer Semenza *The NYMEX Charitable Foundation Committee is a sub-committee of the NYMEX Charitable Foundation Board of Directors.