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The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation

Since its inception in 2011, The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation has awarded a total of $363,010 to not-for-profit organizations and scholarship recipients. The Lois and Richard Nicotra Foundation is a nonprofit foundation whose charitable purposes include support for other nonprofit organizations primarily in the Borough of Staten Island, City and State of New York and to aid and support the community of children and grandchildren of the employees of The Nicotra Group, LLC and their various affiliates.

"Richard and Lois Nicotra gathered with The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation grant recipients at the Commons café in Bloomfield on October 7 to present them with $34,700 in awards and scholarships. The profits from the COMMONS café contribute to the funding for these non-profit organizations and scholarship recipients. Pictured from left to right are: (Row 1 )Manager of Commons Cafe Chris Wolff, Foundation Trustee Richard Nicotra, Foundation Trustee Lois Nicotra, Stacey Mathies of the Jewish Community Center of Staten Island, Kristine Paronich of the P.S. 5 PTA, Morlai Kamara of the US Sierra Leonean Association, Barbara Malenfant of Staten Island Technical High School, Lori Klemas of P.S. 23, Minnie Graham of Empowerment Zone Inc./ Staten Island Black Heritage Family Day, Dana Mcgee of Community Resources, Marty Crimmins of the Columcille Irish Cultural Center, Kristine Garlisi, Executive Director, (Row 2) Charles Dazzo of the Green Technology Club of Tottenville High School, Kathleen Gorno of Camelot Family Foundation, Inc., Paul Martuccio of P.S. 13, Dana Rosenthal of Staten Island Children’s Museum, Mary Anne Semon of March of Dimes- Staten Island Division, Melissa Greene of the McKee Technical High School PTA, Emily Gear of Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue, Inc., Doreen Cugno of St. George Theatre Restoration, Inc., Phyllis Petersen of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Canterbury Activity Center, Jennifer McGurk of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., (Row 3) Richard Monroy Sr., Hilton Garden Inn employee and father of scholarship recipient Richard Monroy Junior, Victoria Andersen of the P.S. 65 PTA, Larry Ferretti of Troop 7- Boy Scouts of America, CC Arcuri of the American Cancer Society, scholarship recipient Praveen Athukorala, John Gillen of The Church of St. Claire, Suzanne Woodman of Port Richmond High School, John Nolin of The ALS Association-Greater New York Chapter, Maryann Striffolino of Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc., Irwin Steinman of Camp Good Grief of Staten Island, Linda Ryan of the American Parkinson Disease Association(APDA), Carol Berardi of the Garibaldi Meucci Museum, Gary Giordano of Susan E. Wagner High School, Janice Monger of the Friends of Alice Austin House, Inc., Skye Suter of Friends of Blue Heron Park, Inc., Massimo DiDonna of the Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund, Cindy Leone, Nicotra Group employee and mother of scholarship recipient Christopher Lione, Christina Mantz of Friends of Seguine Mansion, Inc., and Irma Bohorquez-Geisler of Our Lady of Mount Carmel/ St. Benedicta Church."


Scholarships For Employees' Children
Sponsored by The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation for the children and grandchildren of employees of the Hilton Garden Inn, the Hampton Inn & Suites, The Nicotra Group and Corporate Commons.

Download the application here.

Grants For Non-for-profit Organizations
The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation provides support for non-for-profit organizations primarily located in the Borough of Staten Island and aids in the support of higher education for the children and grandchildren of the employees of The Nicotra Group, the Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island and the Hampton Inn & Suites.

Download the application here.



Making A Difference In The Community!

The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation is helping local organizations by providing necessary funding and support.

Organizations the Foundation has assisted:
  • A Very Special Place
  • African Story Network, Inc.
  • The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter
  • Amazing Kids Connection (Amazing Grace Interfaith Ministry)
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)
  • Anonymous
  • Art Lab, Inc.
  • Autism Speaks
  • Athukorala, Praveen
  • Athukorala, Shavini Himansi
  • Baltic Street AEH, Inc.
  • Bloomfield Conservancy
  • Boot Campaign, Inc.
  • Busy Beach Day Care Center, Inc
  • Calvary Chapel of Staten Island
  • Camelot Family Foundation, Inc
  • Camp Good Grief of Staten Island Inc.
  • Carl V. Bini Foundation
  • Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation
  • Children at Play Early Intervention Center
  • Chong, Kimberly
  • Church of St. Clare
  • Church of St. Roch
  • College of Staten Island/CUNY    The Staten Island Leadership Institute
  • College of Staten Island Foundation, Inc.
  • Columcille Irish Cultural Center
  • Community Health Action of Staten Island dba Staten Island LGBT Community Center
  • The Conference House Association
  • The Conference House Park Conservancy
  • The Congregation of the Daughters of the Divine Charity
  • Construct Relief
  • Cooley's Anemia
  • The Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI)
  • Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Crossroad Foundation
  • Curtis High School
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Dr. Vincent Andreano Memorial Foundation
  • East Shore Little League
  • ECHO (Emergency Children's Help Organization)
  • Eden II and Genesis Foundation
  • The Eger Foundation
  • Elias Bernstein Intermediate School 7
  • Empowerment Zone Inc./ Staten Island Black Heritage Family Day
  • Enrichment Through the Arts, Inc.
  • The FAB for Life Foundation, Inc.
  • Families Helping Families Resource and Recreation Center
  • Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, Inc.-"The Healing Garden Living Memorial
  • Font, Samantha
  • Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Inc.
  • Friends of Alice Austen House, Inc.
  • Friends of Blue Heron Park
  • The Friends of Maya Chang Foundation
  • Friends of Seguine Mansion, Inc.
  • Gamage, Piumi Navoda Ahelapa
  • Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
  • George L. Egbert Intermediate School I.S.2
  • Giordano, David George
  • Girl Scout Troop 5104
  • Global Medical Relief Fund
  • Gomez,Noreen
  • Good Counsel, Inc.
  • Greenbelt Conservancy
  • Green Technology Club
  • Habitat for Humanity New York
  • The Harbor Lights Theater Company, Inc.
  • Hillel at CSI, Inc.
  • Hungerford PTA
  • Iglesia De Dios Manantiales De Vida Eterna #6
  • IlluminArt Productions
  • International Christian Center
  • International Surgical Mission Support- Team ENT
  • I.S. 24
  • I.S.51
  • I.S.61
  • Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
  • The John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School
  • The Joseph Anthony Verdino Field of Dreams Foundation
  • Ladder 122 Commissary
  • Legal Service NYC Staten Island
  • Lewis, Jelani Akili
  • Lifestyles for the Disabled (Strategic Planning)
  • Christopher J. Lione
  • Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue, Inc.
  • Lynch, Jessica Marie
  • March of Dimes
  • Marfa, Justine
  • Marfa, Michelle A.
  • McBratney, Jonathan
  • McKee High School PTA
  • Metropolitan Fire Association
  • Michael's Cause, Inc.
  • Michael J. Petrides School
  • Minty Awards (Through Where-to-Turn)
  • Monsignor Farrell High School
  • The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)   
  • Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication         
  • Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc.           
  • Myra S. Barnes I.S. 24
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • National Lighthouse Museum
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York City-Southern New York Chapter                       
  • Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic (NTAC)
  • New Dorp High School PTA
  • New York City Department of Education: Public School 8 The Shirlee Solomon
  • The New York Choral Society
  • The New York Foundling Hospital
  • The Noble Maritime Collection
  • North Shore Waterfront Conservancy of Staten Island, Inc.
  • North Shore Rotary Club
  • Notre Dame Academy Forensic Team
  • NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation
  • NycArtsCypher
  • Oakwood Heights VFW Post #9587
  • On Your Mark, Inc.
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St. Benedicta Church
  • Our Lady of Pity Church, Holy Name Society
  • Pack 43
  • Paone, Rosemary
  • P.H. Rocco Laurie Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Philharmonic- Symphopny Society of New York, Inc.
  • Port Richmond Cert & Rescue, Inc.
  • Port Richmond High School
  • Project Hospitality, Inc.
  • PTA of P.S. 5 Corp.
  • PS 6 The Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan School
  • P.S. 13 Margaret Lindemeyer School
  • Public School 14- The Vanderbilt School
  • PS 19 The Curtis School
  • PS 22
  • P.S.23 (New York City Department of Education)
  • P.S. 29 The Bardwell School PTA
  • P.S. 30
  • PS 31 The William T. Davis School
  • Public School 39 PTA
  • PS 50 Frank Hankinson School
  • PS 54 Charles W. Leng School
  • P.S. 55 PTA
  • Public School 65 PTA
  • Public School 69
  • P.S. 78
  • PS 87 Parents Association, Inc.
  • PS 861 PTA of the Staten Island School of Civic Leadership
  • Rabbi Jacob Joseph School
  • Richard J. Monroy
  • Richard Willis Memorial Fund, Inc.
  • Richmond Amateur Sports Association, Inc.
  • Richmond County Board of Advocates for Mental Health
  • Richmond Choral Society RCS
  • Richmond County Orchestra
  • Richmond County Youth Complex, Inc. (RCYC)
  • Richmond Engine Company 1
  • Richmond Senior Services
  • Richmond University Medical Center Foundation
  • Riverside Opera Company INC
  • Safe Horizon, Inc.
  • Saint Alban's Episcopal Church
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Association of America, Inc. Staten Island
  • The Sandy Ground Historical Society
  • Scarimbolo, Katrina
  • Scarimbolo, Laura
  • SCORE Staten Island
  • Seamen's Society for Children and Families
  • Serenade at Historic Christ Church Inc.
  • Seton Foundation for Learning
  • SICCAN Staten Island Council on Child Abuse
  • Siller Foundation
  • SICCAN Staten Island Council on Child Abuse
  • Siller Foundation
  • Sissy's Angels
  • Sisters of St. John the Baptist, Inc.
  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens (SHCC&BG)
  • South Asian Cultural Preservation and Educational Center Inc.
  • Spangler, Nick
  • Special Olympics New York
  • Stapleton, Kristie
  • SI Aid for Retarded Children, Inc. dba Community Resources
  • Staten Island Academy
  • Staten Island Buddhist Vihara
  • Staten Island Catholic Committee on Scouting
  • Staten Island Center for Independent Living
  • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • Staten Island Federation of Parent Teacher Associations
  • Staten Island Feral Initiative
  • Staten Island Fleet Week Inc.
  • Staten Island Heart Society
  • Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences (dba Staten Island Museum)
  • Staten Island MakerSpace
  • Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc.
  • Staten Island Multiple Myeloma Support Group
  • Staten Island Multiple Sclerosis Group, Inc
  • Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame
  • Staten Island Technical High School
  • Staten Island YMCA
  • The Staten Island Zoo: Committee of One Hundred Citizens
  • St. Baldrick
  • St. Benedicta Society
  • St. Charles School
  • (Archdiocese of New York) St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Region of SI
  • St. George Theatre
  • St. John's Episcopal Church--Canterbury Activity Center
  • St. John's University
  • St. Joseph by the Sea High School
  • St. Peter St. Paul
  • St. Roch's School
  • Sundog Theatre
  • Susan E. Wagner High School
  • Theatre Rehabilitation for Youth (aka TRY)
  • Trinity Lutheran Church Feeding Ministry
  • Troop 7 BSA
  • Troop 26 Boy Scouts of America
  • The Trust for Public Land
  • The United States Sierra Leone Association (USSLA)
  • Unity Games Inc.
  • Varriano, Nicholas
  • Veterans of Foreign War North Shore Post 7172
  • West Brighton Community Local Development Corporation
  • West Shore Little League
  • Where to Turn
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)
  • Yaccarino, Danielle
  • YPIS of Staten Island, Inc. d/b/a/ New York Center for Interpersonal Development


Staten Island Children’s Museum Metropolitan Fire Association The Sandy Ground Historical Society

Richmond County Orchestra Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. Sisters of St. John the Baptist, Inc.

Words Of Thanks From Recipients

Seamen’s Society for Children and Families

Dear Mr.  & Mrs. Richard Nicotra,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Seamen’s Society for Children and Families we want to express our sincere thanks for your efforts in helping us meet the Challenge Grant that President Clinton issued at the Black and White Gala on October 27th, 2011.

Your gift of $1,000 will help us achieve our goal of $50,000 that will be matched dollar for dollar by President Clinton.  We appreciate your commitment to the Seamen’s Society and your desire to help us maintain the support that is essential to deliver the programs our kids need and deserve.

Thank you for accepting President Clinton’s challenge and investing in our children.  The children that stood before him at the event prompted him to remind all of us that, “these are all our children, and we have got a big stake in their becoming what God meant them to be, to be able to live their dreams.”  This grant will enable these kids to see their dreams become a reality.

With heartfelt thanks,
Nancy R. Vomero

ECHO (Emergency Children’s Help Organization)

“The Emergency Children’s Help Organization (ECHO) is truly honored to be a recipient of a most generous grant from The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation. The grant enabled ECHO to assist a family in crisis with living essentials, along with providing tuition assistance for their child’s special needs therapy program….”

Pasquale Loporcaro
Executive Director, ECHO 

Amazing Grace Interfaith Ministry

Dear Lois & Richard Nicotra,

When you first opened the Hilton until today, you have been warm and giving to all people, big organizations and small outreaches.

I was so very moved receiving the grant of $1,000 from both of you---you are true earth angels.  I bless your foundation and will always pray for both of you and hold you in my heart.

One last note, Richard---you have it all over Paul Newman!!

Rev. Mary Hansen
Rev. Robert Hansen
Rev. Dr. Jerylyn Jacob
Rev. Francine Hillpot

Dear Kristine,

Thank you for your donation of $1,000 to support needy children in the Port Richmond area of Staten Island.

February 4, 2012 will be designated as a Nicotra-Give-A-Way of new clothing items that cannot be recycled.

We will send you more information and pictures after the event.


Rev. Mary Hansen
Rev. Robert Hansen
Rev. Dr. Jerylyn Jacob
Rev. Francine Hillpot

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