NEW YORK, NY -- April, 28, 2017 -- Almost 800 guests came out to show their support at the 2017 Apex for Youth 25th Anniversary Gala, held at Cipriani Wall Street on April 26, 2017.  The Chauncey F. Lufkin IIII Foundation continued its support of the organization with a table sponsorship at the event.  A total of $1.3 million was raised, marking an all-time high for the organization.



Pictured here: Keynote Speaker, Connie Chung, at the Apex for Youth 25th Anniversary Gala, photo courtesy of Apex for Youth on Facebook.


Connie Chung served as the keynote speaker and Apex Mentee Alexis Zhao, a current high school senior, was the highlighted student of the evening.  Sharing her story, Alexis announced at the podium that she had received a full scholarship to Franklin & Marshall College through the Posse Foundation, and thanked the Apex for Youth staff for nominating her and supporting her through the application process.


Pictured here:  Alexis Zhao, a Mentee of the Apex for Youth organization.  Photo courtesy of Apex for Youth on Facebook.


Joining Mr. Lufkin at his table were Sandra Familet, Leigh and Jarrod Fong, Jade Hwa, George Spiropoulos, Resident Magazine Editor-in-Chief Hillary Latos, Assistant Publisher Melissa Kassis, Jeff Stevens and Cara Familet, Foundation Director of The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation. See also



Pictured here:  Cara Familet, Foundation Director of The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation, views the silent auction with fellow table guest, Jade Hwa.

Pictured here:  Chauncey Lufkin with Sandra Familet and Leigh and Jarrod Fong.

Pictured here:  Resident Magazine Editor-in-Chief Hillary Latos and Assistant Publisher Melissa Kassis with Cara Familet and Jeff Stevens.



Pictured here:  Cara Familet, Foundation Director of The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation bidding farewell to Apex Gala keynote speaker, Connie Chung and her husband, Maury Povich.



About Apex for Youth:

Founded in 1992, Apex for Youth delivers possibilities to underserved Asian and immigrant youth in New York City by recruiting volunteers to be positive role models for them. Through its mentoring and educational programs for students from 1st to 12th grade, Apex volunteers guide and inspire youth to become confident young adults who are ready for college and give back to the community. Today Apex serves over 1,300 children weekly with more than 11,000 hours of volunteer service a year.


About the Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation:

The Chauncey F. Lufkin III Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 2006 dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals around the world.  Our foundation’s focus is on fighting poverty through better education and by finding faster cures for the diseases that affect loved ones. Our strategy is to comb the globe for private independent foundations effectively working on these issues, supporting them with financial injections that make a difference.  To date the Foundation has lent their support to numerous organizations including The Robin Hood Foundation, The Milken Institute, The Aspen Institute, The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, Quantum House of Palm Beach County, Apex for Youth, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and BizWorld.   Mr. Lufkin has also established The Chauncey Lufkin Endowment for Academic Excellence at Southern Methodist University and is a major contributor to St. Lawrence University.



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