About TheHance Family Foundation
The Hance Family Foundation has been founded to honor the memories of Emma, Alyson, and Katie Hance, who died in a car accident on July 26, 2009, at ages 8, 7, and 5. The funds raised for this Foundation are used to support our innovative self-esteem educational program for girls, Beautiful Me… The EAK Project, as well as local education and charitable giving programs for children. The intention of the Foundation is to honor the memories of these extraordinary girls in positive ways. Healthy, happy, and safe children are the highest priority for the Hance Family Foundation.
HFF Organization Info
The EAK Projects (The Emma, Alyson, and Katie Hance Projects)
The Hance Family Foundation is dedicated to providing innovative educational programs for children of all ages and abilities–as a way to honor Emma, Alyson, & Katie Hance. We proudly present The EAK Projects: three very successful & original educational programs, created and implemented by The Hance Family Foundation to help enhance and develop the confidence and self-esteem of all children. There is no fee associated with these programs, they are funded completely by the Hance Family Foundation.
The HFF’s largest and most far reaching program is for females of all ages, entities Beautiful Me. Today the program spans across the nation. Today the program spans across the nation. Beautiful Me began with a small group of 12 girls aged 5-8. They met for several weeks, discussing such topics as body image and conflict resolution. Today, the program spans across Long Island and NYC, into New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Chicago. It has even visited Paris, France! Over 30,000 participants have learned ways to embrace their unique qualities in settings such as elementary schools, high schools, universities, acute care facilities, and more.
It is the Vision of the Hance Family Foundation to expand Beautiful Me nationally and even internationally.
Locally, the HFF’s smaller programs include two more EAK Projects: Grow with Me and Heart Hands Hope. These educational programs enhance self esteem through acceptance, friendship, and community awareness. Also local, Heart Hands Hope is the charitable giving program of the Hance Family Foundation. Through this program, the Foundation supports local schools and children’s organizations, runs a large toy drive during the holidays, and delivers school supplies to families in need.
Board of Directors
Warren J. Hance, Jr. SRA WJH Appraisal Services, Inc.
Jackie A. Hance Quality in Real Time
Executive Board Members
Robert C. Votruba CFS, MBA, Ph.D National Financial Network
Bradley Katinas Jefferies, LLC
Douglas Hayden, Esq. Wright Risk Management
Kathryn Tuffy MS. Ed, BCBA St. Johns University; Changing Behavior, Inc.
John Power Con-Kel Landscaping, Inc.
Lynn Pombonyo, Ed D. Floral Park Bellerose School District, retired
Mark Herbrich P.T., M.A., CEEAA AgeWellPhysical Therapy & Wellness
Dianne Heggie Council of Family & Child Caring Agencies
David Hance MSgt (Ret) USAF