Dear Friends, Family and Donors,
After nine years the Joseph Samuel Isicoff Program at the University of Miami will be ending and, after eleven years, the Joseph Samuel Isicoff Memorial Fund, Inc. will be winding down.
Since Joseph died on March 14, 2004, you all have generously donated over $400,000, almost all of which has been used to support the wonderful work of the Joseph Samuel Isicoff Program of the Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy Program at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Since the JSIP was created, many children in our community have been helped - to graduate high school, to get their GED, to enter successful positions in the military, and get into colleges. You can read some of their stories on the "stories" page of our website. We are so proud of the work we have been able to support in Joseph's memory and so grateful to you for everything you have done to make this possible.
Although the JSIP will be concluding its long and productive association with the Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy Program at the University of Miami, children in foster care or others of limited financial resources, who are challenged by learning disability or difficulties, continue to need your support. These programs include, among others, Educate Tomorrow, Casa Valentina, SEED School of Miami and Summer Bridge. Children with similar challenges and needs also can be supported through the United Way or the Children's Trust. Whatever funds, if any, we have left over once the JSIP fulfills all of its final commitments will be donated to one or more of those worthwhile programs.
So please, in Joseph's memory, or in memory or honor of someone special to you, consider supporting any number of these programs.
The entire board of the Joseph Samuel Isicoff Memorial Fund Inc. and Laurel and I especially, thank you with all our hearts for everything you have done in memory of Joseph.
With gratitude, Steven Isicoff April 26, 2015