Savoy Foundation Grants $150,000 to The New York Foundling Summer Camp Program for Inner-City Foster Care Children

Share Article

The American Foundation of Savoy Orders (Savoy Foundation), as part of its “Chivalry for Children’s Causes™” mission, granted $150,000 for The New York Foundling’s Summer Camp for inner-city foster care children from proceeds raised through its “Ballo di Savoia” (Royal Savoy Ball) Winter Charity Gala in New York on December 11, 2021. NY Foundling CEO and President Melanie Hartzog and Development Vice President Kirkley Strand accepted the Savoy Foundation’s grant check on July 18, 2022 at The New York Foundling headquarters.

Savoy Foundation Board of Directors Carl J. Morelli, Joseph Sciame, Frank J. Desiderio & John Laurent Gelati present grant to Melanie Hartzog, CEO of NY Foundling and Kirkley Strand, VP Development

Supporting The New York Foundling's summer camp for inner-city youngsters fulfills the Savoy Foundation's mission - Chivalry for Children's Causes™

On July 18, 2022, the American Foundation of Savoy Orders presented a record grant of $150,000 to The New York Foundling’s Summer Camp Program for inner-city foster care children from funds raised from the Foundation's 2021 Ballo di Savoia (Royal Savoy Ball) Winter Charity Gala.

More than 200 patrons, benefactors and guests gathered to support the Savoy Foundation’s 24th Annual white-tie dinner-dance on Saturday, December 11, 2021 in New York City at the Metropolitan Club. The Savoy Ball of New York continues a thousand-year tradition of goodwill and charitable giving under the patronage of the Royal House of Savoy. Their Royal Highnesses Prince Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia were honored guests at the event that raised funds in support of the Savoy Foundation's philanthropic mission - Chivalry for Children's Causes - and the event’s primary beneficiary - The New York Foundling Summer Camp Program for inner city foster-care children.

Joseph Sciame, Savoy Foundation President and Carl J. Morelli, Foundation Chairman of the Board with Savoy Foundation Board members Frank J. Desiderio and John Laurent Gelati presented the grant to Melanie Hartzog, President and CEO of The New York Foundling and Kirkley Strand, Vice President of Development and Communications at The Foundling’s headquarters in New York City. Ms. Hartzog expressed her gratitude to the Savoy Foundation for the impact that the funds raised at the charity ball would have for more than 150 disadvantaged youths. The New York Foundling’s camp is in a new location in Sandyston, New Jersey, offering activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, zipline, rock climbing, ropes course, sports, arts, music, dance, and more.

Messrs. Carl J. Morelli Chairman and Joseph Sciame, President of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, commented: “We are each overwhelmed by the generosity of our supporters who attended the December 2021 Savoy Ball of New York as well as so many others not able to be with us who donated to our GoFundMe efforts. We know our grant will make a major difference in the lives of young boys and girls who can enjoy the outdoors this summer at The New York Foundling’s summer camp.”

For more information on the philanthropic causes supported by the Savoy Foundation, please click here.

Businesses, individuals and organizations can donate here and find additional information about the Savoy Foundation Programs.

The American Delegation of Savoy Orders, which includes the United States of America, is among 35 delegations of the Savoy Orders located throughout Europe, the Americas and Japan. The Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy are among the oldest orders of chivalry in the world. Their origins and their principles, traditions and humanitarian goals, like those of the Royal House of Savoy that has the hereditary right to confer them, date back a thousand years. The American Delegation of Savoy Orders through its charitable arm, The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated, contributes to humanitarian, hospitaller and charitable projects and initiatives in the United States and abroad, particularly in healthcare and hospice care, disaster relief, education programs and children's causes.

The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization headquartered in New York City, has supported local, national, and international charities focusing on medical, educational, social assistance and humanitarian fields, including philanthropy for hospitals, relief agencies, children’s causes and hospice care for the poor, infirm and elderly. The Foundation whose current mission is “Chivalry for Children’s Causes” is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Roster Consultative Statues with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

For more information on supporting the causes of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, see below.

Larissa Van Duser, Executive Director, American Foundation of Savoy Orders, +1 212 972 0495
For more information, visit

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Larissa Van Duser
American Foundation Of Savoy Orders
Like >
Visit website