Elie Hirschfeld Launches The Hirschfeld Foundation Website, www.hirschfeldfoundations.com

Dec 08, 2009, 15:57 ET from The Hirschfeld Foundation

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- New York real estate tycoon, Elie Hirschfeld officially announces the launch of www.hirschfeldfoundations.com, a website that highlights the charitable endeavors of The Hirschfeld Foundation. The organization has chosen to direct their support and efforts towards higher education, healthcare, New York City, Israel, Jewish education and athletics.

"Since philanthropy has been a crucial part of my life, I felt compelled to begin The Hirschfeld Foundation," says Elie Hirschfeld, President of Hirschfeld Properties, LLC. "In turn, The Hirschfeld Foundation sees philanthropy as the voluntary promotion of human welfare. Whether by donating time to a local hospital or donating money towards education, giving back to the community and to the world at-large provides societal as well as personal enrichment. As a philanthropist, I think it is important to share our efforts with the world and we reflect on this by creating www.hirschfeldfoundations.com."

The website, intended to foster altruism and volunteerism, currently features information regarding charitable organizations that Elie Hirschfeld has actively contributed to and served as a board member of throughout the years. Some of these organizations include Beth Israel Hospital, Brown University, Long Island College Hospital, Long Island University, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital, Jewish National Fund, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York University, Central Park Conservancy and LIVESTRONG.

For more information, visit www.hirschfeldfoundations.com.

Elie Hirschfeld

Elie Hirschfeld serves as President of Hirschfeld Properties, LLC, a NYC based development firm. Hirschfeld Properties, LLC has engaged in the development or ownership of renowned office buildings, hotels, multi-family residential buildings, parking facilities and retail projects New York City. Hirschfeld Properties has contributed to innovative and visionary projects, such as New York's first open-air garage, the Hotel Pennsylvania, and the Manhattan Mall.

SOURCE The Hirschfeld Foundation