This published poet has been “investing” in countless lives and will continue to do so through planned giving.
Lee Steinberg has touched countless lives with her generosity. For decades, the successful entrepreneur and published poet has supported organizations around the world—from donating a new ambulance to the Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Floral Park to backing Meir Panim’s latest nutrition center for the hungry in Kiryat Gat, Israel—and was recently named the 2016 Person of the Year by the Long Island Crisis Center.
Adding to her large portfolio of beneficiaries, Lee is setting her philanthropic sights on The Viscardi Center. By endowing the Center with a significant planned gift, she helps ensure that we have the necessary resources to fulfill our vision of education, employment, and empowerment for children and adults with disabilities in the years to come.
According to Lee, who built a thriving ladies’ apparel business in her native Ohio before moving to New York, philanthropy is part of her DNA. She was inspired to support communities in need, both locally and internationally, by her family’s commitment to the Girls’ Agricultural School in Israel and the Indiana State School for the Blind. “I could see how rewarded my parents felt by the work they were doing, and I wanted to follow in their footsteps,” she said.
As someone driven by cause, Lee continues searching for ways to make the world a little better. “It’s frustrating to know you can’t reach out to everyone,” she said. “But it feels good to know I’m being helpful in some way when I can.”