Philanthropy

LCP is committed to giving back and we take our role as a member of the global business community seriously. We are delighted to share two of our philanthropic endeavors that we take great pride in supporting.

Babies Heart Fund - Columbia University Medical Center

Established for the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), the Babies Heart Fund (BHF) was founded in 1986 by Robert Roskind, Chairman & Founder of The LCP Group, L.P., along with other parents whose children had a need for advancements in congenital heart disease (CHD). Mr. Roskind served as the original Chairman of the Fund for 14 years at which time his son, Scott Roskind, took over as Co-Chairman with John Minio. Today, the board has 24 members, two co-chairs, and six vice chairs. BHF events have evolved into black tie galas with world-renowned celebrities, sold-out golf outings, art auctions, and receptions.

Initially, BHF paid for training interns and fellows. Today, the Babies Heart Fund is devoted to supporting vital research initiatives to help save and improve the lives of babies and adolescents with congenital heart disease. All donations made to the Babies Heart Fund are used toward funding the innovative research conducted by CUMC physicians and surgeons to benefit pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery patients globally, and to support transitional care programs for young adults who require special cardiac expertise.

“It is an honor to be able to support Columbia University Medical Center and the great work that they do to improve the lives of children with congenital heart disease.”

– Robert Roskind, Chairman and Founder

CUMC is one of the largest pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery centers in the United States. It performed the first pediatric heart transplant in the U.S. on a four-year-old child in 1984. CUMC is consistently ranked among the “Best Hospitals for Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery” by U.S. News & World Report. With a growing number of international referrals, it is also becoming a top destination for the world’s most complex pediatric cardiac cases. Currently, CUMC performs more than 700 CHD surgeries per year with overall survival rates above 98%. And, the Pediatric Cardiology department handles approximately 44,000 outpatient visits annually.

LCP continues to support the Babies Heart Fund and has funded two chairs in honor of cardiologist Dr. James R. Malm and pediatric cardiologist Dr. Welton M. Gersony. The gifts were used to fund two pediatric cardiology professorships at the College of Physicians & Surgeons.

Cristo Rey - New York High School

Student Sponsorship Program
Cristo Rey High School, New York, NY

Cristo Rey New York High School is a co-ed college preparatory high school that is part of the Cristo Rey Network of schools. The school focuses on ensuring its students receive a quality education and real-life work experience that prepares them for college and a successful career.

“We are proud to sponsor students from Cristo Rey and greatly enjoy mentoring them so they can develop their skills and learn how to navigate the corporate environment.”

– Francis Lively, CEO and President

Our participation in Cristo Rey High School’s corporate work-study program allows us to make a meaningful impact in the lives of low-income New York City students by enabling them to directly contribute to the cost of their education while getting hands-on experience in a corporate environment. Francis Lively, CEO and President of LCP, started LCP’s student sponsorship program with Cristo Rey in 2015 and thus far has assisted three students in developing their real-world skills and preparing them for college.