New York Needs You Runs the NYC Marathon
More than five years ago, Robert Reffkin, New York Needs You's Founder and Board Chair, began a mission of running 50 marathons, one in each state, with the goal of raising $1 million for NYNY and the other nonprofits that helped him achieve success. The 2013 ING Roadrunners NYC marathon on Nov. 3rd will be Robert’s 50th and final marathon! To help him reach the finish line, a number of staff members and volunteers from NYNY and NJNY, as well as supporters, have formed Team NYNY and will join Robert in running the NYC Marathon, in addition to raising $10,000 each: Jack Corcoran, Rafique Decastro, Bryan Garcia, Kimberly Harris, Christopher Hollyday, Kwame Jackson, PJ Kim, Jaimie Krause, Joe Matta, Keith Putnam-Delaney, Josh Weissenstein.
Team NYNY's Marathon Celebration
Join us as we celebrate Robert Reffkin and Team NYNY the evening of the 2013 ING NYC Marathon. We will be toasting to Robert’s milestone 50th marathon, as well as the efforts of all our team members.
Team NYNY’s Marathon Celebration will be held on Sunday, November 3rd from 7-9pm at 48 Lounge (located at 1221 Avenue of the Americas, near Rockefeller Center). Food and drinks will be served. Tickets are $100 each. For more details, please contact our Chief Development Officer, Anita Fee Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get your ticket now!
Get Your Team NYNY Gear Today!
Support Team NYNY by purchasing an American Apparel t-shirt or track jacket featuring the NYNY logo! Track jackets ($60) are navy with white piping, and the NYNY logo on the front left shoulder. T-shirts ($20) also have the NYNY logo on the front left shoulder and on the back read "Why Be Wanted When You Can Be Needed?" with the NYNY URL printed underneath the text.
Every purchase counts toward the fundraising total of Team NYNY. Wearing your t-shirt and track jacket will help us spread the word about New York Needs You! Please email Anita Willis at email@example.com to order your Team NYNY gear.
The ING New York City Marathon 50 States, 50 Marathons, $1 Million
On December 1, 2007, Robert Reffkin ran the Death Valley Marathon in California. It was his first step toward completing an ambitious project: running 50 marathons in 50 states. Reffkin named his project “Running to Support Young Dreams,” and through it he aims to raise $1 million for youth education and enrichment programs. Read more >
Fast Company How a Darling of the New York Tech Scene Gives Back
October 25, 2013
Robert Reffkin has done it all: Ivy League, Wall Street, the White House, a fast-growing startup. The greatest achievement? His now national nonprofit for first-generation college students. Read more>
The Blog, Huffington Post Robert Reffkin on Running, Giving Back and His Love for Habitat for Humanity
First up, we're featuring Robert Reffkin, the founder and CEO of Urban Compass, a recently-launched technology company that is helping people find a place to live in New York City. Robert is also the founder of New York Needs You, a nonprofit that provides scholarships for students who aim to be the first in their families to attend college. Read more >
Epoch Times Robert Reffkin, Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit
June 29, 2013
A secure job on Wall St. wasn’t enough for Robert Reffkin—he was too much of an entrepreneur. In September last year Reffkin took a leap of faith and left Goldman Sachs to build his own startup company. Read more >
Q By Equinox My Healthy: Entrepreneur Robert Reffkin
June 27, 2013
The tech startup founder and seasoned marathoner shares his healthy hit list. Read more >
InsideHook Robert Reffkin: Man of the Month, March 2013
As a Berkeley kid raised by a single mom, Robert Reffkin was known as DJ Zahav, the Golden Hebrew. Now he’s one of New York’s leading philanthropists and hottest startup players, angling to change the real estate market forever. Introducing InsideHook’s inaugural Man of the Month. Read more >
Northfield News One in a Million
January 08, 2011
Robert Reffkin knows what has helped make him the man he is today. A man who at just 31 years old, leads a hectic but successful life working investments on Wall Street. Sounds like the stereotypical type-A individual who drove himself to the top on his very own, but it's not. Read more >
Muckety Goldman Sachs VP Runs for the Money
November 10, 2009
Robert L. Reffkin, a vice president in the private equity division of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., would seem to be an investor who’s in for the long haul. Since December 2007, Reffkin, 30, has run 26 marathons in 26 different states in an effort to raise funds for groups that help young people. Read more >
The Wall Street Journal Running for a Cause
Robert Reffkin rarely slows down. The 30-year-old New Yorker, a vice president in Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s private equity arm, has run a marathon a month for the past two years and is halfway through his goal of hitting one marathon in every state. Read more >