The Lauren Nicole Rizzetta Fund was established in 2020 to provide special needs students in underrepresented areas with access to much-needed resources, including technology, curriculum and capital. In its inaugural year, the Lauren Nicole Rizzetta Fund provided fully-paid technology grants to special needs students in three New York-area schools, one elementary school, one middle school and one high school. The annual scholarship ensures that special needs students at each of these schools never have to worry about having access to the latest technology in order to make their educational experience as equitable, stimulating and rewarding as possible. The Lauren Nicole Rizzetta Fund has been named in loving memory of the sister of North Sixth Group Non-Executive Chairman Matt Rizzetta, who passed away in 2004 at the age of 23 years old.
Al’s Angels was founded by Westport, CT resident Al DiGuido in 2004 as a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide assistance to children and families suffering hardship due to life-threatening illnesses or poverty. Al’s Angels not only distributes meals and gifts for needy families, but also sponsors fundraising events and activities for affiliated churches and social service groups, provides them with fundraising support and works to encourage greater public giving. Al’s Angels has built a network of more than 2,000 volunteers in the Tri-State area, and delivers thousands of Thanksgiving meals, holiday gifts, and much needed resources to more than 1,600 to children and families each year. North Sixth Group is a proud partner, donor and supporter of Al’s Angels.