Give vs. Get

At HKM, giving back is in our culture and at the core of what we do. Nothing makes us happier than supporting organizations that are doing good in our communities and benefitting the causes closest to our hearts. Jeff started his charitable initiatives with the SUNY Albany 24-hour telethon during his college days. Since then he has made leaps and bounds, holding many key positions and raising millions of dollars for over a dozen organizations locally and nationwide.

Jeff’s pay it forward attitude has transferred to his daughters who are proud to involve themselves in the causes that speak to them the most. When his daughter, Megan, fell ill with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2011, the family did what they do best, support and get involved. With initiatives like “Light the Night”, “5 and Alive” and participating in organization events through Stupid Cancer and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Jeff and his family were able to help many other struggling families receive benefits through fundraising, such as patient services, advocacy, public and professional education and community services.

His business goal is to be able to sustain himself to focus on his passion of working within the charity world, organizing and coordinating fundraising events through his networks and provide the benefits to those who need them most.

Jeff and his daughter Megan when he was the Long Island Man of the year.


  • Leukemia Lymphoma Society- 2017 Long Island Man of the Year
    • The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
    • As the winner of our Network Challenge, our family joined Jeff Weiner, 2017 Leukemia Lymphoma Society Man of the Year and his daughter Megan Smith- a Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor, for an evening at The Refuge kicking off fundraising efforts for the LLS June gala and their Long Island based programs.

  • Pink Tie Foundation- Raising money for local Long Island charities
    • The mission of is to benefit local organizations, with a focus on research, education and cures to diseases such as breast cancer, pediatric cancer, autism and more. and PinkTie1000’s core mission is to benefit local organizations with zero-to-minimal overhead costs and administrative fees by bringing business professionals together. This allows us to make the most direct impact in the community.
  • Variety Children’s Learning Center
    • Variety Child Learning Center, also known as VCLC, is an approved private school on Long Island. VCLC is a not for profit center providing special education programs and therapeutic services for children who reside in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City, with developmental and learning disabilities, including autism, along with programs and support services for families, and training for professionals.
  • Stupid Cancer
    • Our mission is to empower, support, and improve health outcomes for the young adult cancer community. 
  • Sunrise Association- Supporter & Color War 2017 Contributor
    • The mission of the Sunrise Association is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide, through the creation of Sunrise Day Camps, Year-Round Programs and In-Hospital Recreational Activities, all offered free of charge.
  • New England Financial Community Service Award for Outstanding Citizenship in May, 2006