Fulfilling a Lifelong Dream: Making a Difference for the World’s Forgotten Children

For all of us, there comes a time to fulfill lifelong dreams. And for Connecticut medical malpractice attorney Russ Berkowitz, that dream was starting a global children’s fund.

“It was always in the back of mind that if I ever was successful enough, that’s what I wanted to do,” recalls Berkowitz.

Berkowitz’s philanthropic journey began several years ago, when he partnered with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to establish Berkowitz and Hanna LLC Charitable Fund. Through this donor-advised fund, his firm deepened its support for the community’s most vulnerable individuals – fueling the operations of Fairfield County nonprofits like Kids in Crisis, Child Guidance Center, Neighbors Link of Stamford, Friends of Autistic People and more to support people with developmental disabilities or mental illness, as well as women and children at risk.

But Berkowitz didn’t want to stop there. After representing many clients over the years from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa and working with co-workers whose relatives lived in underdeveloped countries, he heard horrific stories of millions of “forgotten children” worldwide are living in poverty and harsh conditions, lacking the opportunity available to even the poorest children in Fairfield County.

Please read the complete article published by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation here.