STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Members of the Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) recently visited Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), West Brighton, to deliver a $2,000 check earmarked for the hospital’s pediatric oncology unit.
The donation was accepted April 19 on behalf of the hospital by Dr. Joan Graziano, section chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at RUMC.
The funds were raised through the efforts of SIBOR’s Young Professionals Network (YPN), which held a raffle during SIBOR’s annual Realtor Day and Trade Show in March.
“The children of Staten Island are a priceless treasure, and we appreciate the opportunity to support the hospital’s efforts in treating children dealing with cancer,” said Phyllis Cangro, chair of YPN.
The YPN project was spearheaded by Realtor Sallyanne Malfi and Michele Santacroce of the law firm of Merlino & Gonzalez.
On the day of the donation, several members of SIBOR and its YPN group visited the hospital’s pediatric oncology unit and hand-delivered summer-themed gift baskets to the children.
About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)
Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional and trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.
SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.
Comprised of more than 1,900 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.
SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 5,000 real estate transactions every year.
All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).