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Charles Lafitte Foundation Pledges $1 Million to the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge
Date:2/19/2008

iate need for lodging and minimal travel, but they also provide cancer patients with necessary emotional support enabling them to become part of a community with others who face similar circumstances," said Jeffrey Citron, Co-Founder of The Charles Lafitte Foundation. "The American Cancer Society has had a tremendous impact on patients and their families and The Charles Lafitte Foundation is extremely proud to help the organization continue to provide care and a home away from home, free of charge."

About Charles Lafitte Foundation:

Founded in 1999 by Suzanne and Jeffrey Citron, the mission of the Charles Lafitte Foundation (http://www.charleslafitte.org) is to provide for and support inventive and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to lead healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. To fulfill this mission, the Foundation acts as a grantmaker, innovator and volunteer for four main programs: Education, Children's Advocacy, Medical Research and Issues, and the Arts and has given over $3.25 million in grants to not-for-profit organizations throughout the United States. Jeffrey Citron is known as both a pioneer and visionary in the financial and telecommunications industries. He is currently the acting CEO and Chief Strategist of Vonage, a leading provider of SIP-based, VoIP communications services, and previously founded and served as CEO of Datek Online Holdings, formerly the fourth largest online brokerage company, and Island ECN, formerly the second largest global financial exchange.


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