Heading a not-for-profit organization with a fundraising mission to support the continuing needs of a children’s hospital takes dedication, vision and organization to bring out the best of others who share the same concern for fellow human beings. Hear from CMF Executive Director Gina Segreti and Chairman David Blumenfeld on what made them want to get involved in Children’s Medical Fund.
David Blumenfeld, CMF Chairman
“I am proud to serve as Chairman of CMF and even prouder to say that my father was past President and one of the Founding Members of CMF in 1966. I was brought up to lend my time and efforts at fundraising events alongside my mother and brother ever since I can remember. My mother was the first Women’s Division Golf Honoree, my father was Golf Honoree, and I too was Men’s Division Golf Honoree. The CMF Annual Golf Outing which began in 1975 is a great event that has grown each year. It is amazing how much we have accomplished over the years, and to date, we have given over $85 million dollars to the hospital. Having three boys of my own and two nephews, I know how important it is to have a charity that enables our community to offer the best health care available for our children. I strive to have my children continue in the path my father has led me.”
“In 1998, I joined CMF as an Event Coordinator. I had the distinct pleasure of working with the Women’s Division and its chapters. I also helped launch SCOPE (School & Community Outreach Program & Events) with the board and volunteers. It was amazing how quickly we grew within so many communities. I learned quickly that there is no better way to get parents involved in our cause, then when their children are excited and motivated about a worthwhile project. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with many generous and distinguished honorees at our Annual Golf & Tennis Charity Classics, which have provided CMF an incredible amount of funding, awareness and support. Today, 18 years have passed and I am very proud of my position as Executive Director of CMF. I am honored to be a part of this charity and all who have touched the lives of so many children and families.”