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Welcome to Harboring Hearts 



We can't believe it  is already the end of August.  This summer has been very exciting for us.  


Our big developments this summer have been the launch of our newly re-designed our website and our Summer Fete in the Hamptons. We have also been fortunate to receive significant press which continues to help raise more awareness about Harboring Hearts and enables us to provide support to more heart patients and their families. 

We want to thank everyone for their continued support.


Warmest regards,


Yuki and Michelle

Summer Fete in the Hamptons

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New Yorkers came out in full force for Harboring Hearts Summer Fete on Saturday, August 13th, 2011. Despite the last minute venue and food vendor change, 250+ guests attended the event to celebrate a night of fun and philanthropy.


The event was held at Capri Hotel in Southampton, NY, food was sponsored by Nobu of Southampton, NY, open bar was sponsored by Moet Hennessy and music was provided by DJ Samantha Ronson.


We want to thank our corporate sponsors Phoenix Foundation and Paige Management for making this event possible.


Website Re-launch

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We re-designed and re-launched our new website on August 10th, 2011.  We want to thank our web developers, Global Thinking for their amazing work!


Please check out our new site and let us know what you think!


Meet Our Interns!


This summer, we had a full crew of ambitious, passionate, fun students and recent graduates on board.  We'd love for you to learn more about each of them! 


If you are interested in an internship opportunity at Harboring Hearts this Fall 2011, please view the job description here.   


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 Sara Siegel, Nieri Avenessian, Michelle Javian, Yuki Kotani, Alexandra Stark 

(missing James Kim)


Nieri Avanessian, Livonia, MI - BA 2011 from University of Michigan, Political Science and Linguistics

Why did you decide to intern for Harboring Hearts?: I have always wanted to be involved in the non-profit world and this opportunity seemed like the perfect way to get started!

Favorite thing about Harboring Hearts: The opportunity to work closely with the co-founders of an up and coming non-profit charity, and the actual nitty gritty behind the scenes action that I am a part of every day.

Favorite Disney character: Belle from Beauty and the Beast


Sara SiegelRoslyn, NY - University of Maryland, American Studies and Government & Politics
Why did you decide to intern for Harboring Hearts?: I decided to intern for Harboring Hearts because I wanted to learn more about non-profits and thought this would be a really good experience. 
Favorite thing about Harboring Hearts: My favorite thing about working here is the people! 
Favorite Disney character: Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story
Alexandra Stark, Forest Hills, NY - BA 2011 from Skidmore College in May 2011, studied Government and Management & Business
Why did you decide to intern for Harboring Hearts?: I wanted to work for Harboring Hearts because it was an opportunity to learn about a non-profit organization, work on a fun and meaningful fundraising event, and contribute to a great cause.
Favorite thing about Harboring Hearts: I love that the office is small! I get to work closely every day with the founder of a quickly growing charity, which is a wonderful learning experience. 
Favorite Disney character: Ariel the Little Mermaid 

James Kim, Port Washington, NY - Georgetown University, Operations and Information Management

Why did you decide to intern for Harboring Hearts?: I wanted to experience working at a growing start-up nonprofit.

Favorite thing about Harboring Hearts: I love the office space and the large windows with a view of NYC skyscrapers.

Favorite Disney character: Patch from 101 Dalmatians


Get Involved!  


Donations: Your donations and continued support are greatly appreciated and critical to the success of Harboring Hearts. Please consider donating online  or by check to:


Harboring Hearts Foundation, Inc.

333 West 52nd Street, Suite 700

New York, NY 10019


Volunteer To donate your time or to find out what you can do to help please fill out the form here.

Volume 2 / Issue 3

August 2011

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide heart patients and their families with support through a home-like haven and a nurturing community of resources
In This Issue
Summer Fete
Website Re-design
Meet Our Interns
Get Involved




Michelle Javian


Yuki Kotani



Board of Directors


Michelle Javian


Yuki Kotani


Sean-Patrick Hillman


Kevin Mallen


Roxana Mehran, M.D.


Ryan Melkonian


Jessica Melore


Megan Sterrett


Advisory Board 


Susan Camerata


Devon George


Yoshifumi Naka, M.D.


Cyrus Massoumi


William Sullivan



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