Frequently Asked Questions About The Amy Foundation

The Amy Foundation provides support to its four healthcare partners that are committed to our  mission.  Funds are raised through two major community events – the Bike Ride for Amy in the spring; and the Walk for Diane in the fall – and through generous gifts and grants from corporations, private foundations, organizations, associations, and many individuals throughout the area who profoundly understand that early detection of breast cancer saves lives.

Yes. The foundation (whose official name is The Amy Feiman Behar Foundation for Cancer Prevention, Inc.) was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in New Jersey that has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The foundation was established by Arie Behar, with the help of family and friends, in memory of his wife Amy, who was 49 when she died in 2007 after a six-year battle with breast cancer.

The foundation is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees comprised of friends of Amy, professionals, and other community leaders who are committed to the early detection of breast cancer. Board  members are not compensated for their service.

Arie Behar
President, The Amy Foundation Board of Trustees
President, First Properties Management Solutions

Ruth-Ann Gerr
Vice President, The Amy Foundation Board of Trustees
Registered Nurse, Signature Health Solutions

John B. Wolf
Secretary/Treasurer, The Amy Foundation Board of Trustees
Attorney, self-employed
Former VP & General Counsel, Rutgers University

Mitchell H. Frumkin
President, Kipcon, Inc.

John Goodwin
Financial Professional
AXA Advisors

Michael Lackland
President / CEO, The Lackland Companies

Dr. Susan McManus
Chief, Breast Surgery
Director, Saint Peter’s Breast Center
Saint Peter’s University Hospital

Dr. James Salwitz
President, Medical Staff, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Medical Oncologist, Regional Cancer Care Associates
Clinical Professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Jeff Woller
President / Owner
Jefco Equipment Supplies, Inc.

Allocations are based upon two considerations:  first, whether the medical facilities are committed to providing state-of-the-art breast health services and are willing and able to satisfy the foundation’s grant or project accountability requirements; second, whether the Board determines that its fundraising goals can be met given its existing funding commitments.

The foundation does not provide support to Individuals.  Support is made available to its four healthcare partners to serve patients in need of early detection who fulfill financial eligibility requirements.