NFP Donates $1 Million to Northwell Health to Honor Managing Director Roger Blumencranz
Donation recognizing Blumencranz’s significant contributions provides support as this innovative health care network responds to COVID-19
NEW YORK – May 21, 2020 – NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides property and casualty (P&C), corporate benefits, retirement, and individual solutions, today announced its $1 million donation to Northwell Health. The donation, pledged at the end of 2019, honors Roger Blumencranz, managing director of BWD Sports and Entertainment (an NFP company), who remains a significant supporter of Northwell’s mission to improve the health of the communities it serves. The announcement comes as Northwell delivers care in regions deeply affected by COVID-19.
NFP’s donation also celebrates Blumencranz’s 60th anniversary with BWD Sports and Entertainment, which NFP acquired in 2015. Blumencranz’s remarkable contributions to Northwell Health include leading a campaign that raised $25 million to rebuild and expand the North Shore University Hospital Emergency Room. The Blumencranz family has also personally donated and raised several millions of dollars for the health system.
NFP and Northwell share a beneficial partnership. NFP’s support helps Northwell continuously innovate and elevate their state-of-the-art facilities and services, ensuring NFP employees and clients, and their families, can rely on this health network and receive the care they need. This donation continues the partnership, providing support for innovations in the face of a global pandemic, as well as for the tens of thousands of employees whose courage and commitment make it possible for Northwell to care for patients each day. NFP is also planning to provide opportunities for employees and clients to support Northwell through various local and regional campaigns.
“The devotion Roger shows to Northwell Health is an inspiration. He leads by example in everything he does, doing outstanding work for NFP and his community, and it is fitting to honor him in a special way,” said Doug Hammond, chairman and CEO of NFP. “While NFP has a strong history of supporting communities where we live and work, Roger always raises the bar, motivating us to get even more involved in ways that make a meaningful difference. The impact of his vision and actions continues to be seen in Northwell’s consistent delivery of excellent care, especially in these challenging times.”
Blumencranz has served as a member of the Northwell Board of Trustees since 1980, and also sits on the North Shore University Hospital Advisory Board. In 2014, Blumencranz was honored with the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council’s Theodore Roosevelt Award, a prestigious annual award recognizing leaders who demonstrate an exceptional volunteer commitment to a member hospital.
“It’s a labor of love,” said Blumencranz. “Northwell Health feels like my second family. While I expect my own family and the NFP family will continue the legacy I have started, I still have a fire in me to support the future of their facilities and services in any way I can.”
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About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, nearly 800 outpatient facilities and more than 14,200 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 72,000 employees – 17,000-plus nurses and 4,500 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.