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Thursday, July 01, 2010:

We’re Heating Up this Summer

It’s been a busy summer for us. We’ve recently welcomed new Board members and began planning for our 2011 Heart & Soul Auction.  Read More >

Friday, May 28, 2010:

June 2010 Updates

Celebrating our Heart & Soul Grants Recipients... Annual Dinner... New Board Members... Looking for Volunteers...  Read More >

Thursday, April 01, 2010:

Heart and Soul Spotlights Our Youth Services Organizations, Sunday, April 25th

Our next event is a Heart & Soul Awareness Day, focusing on Youth Services Organizations. This will be held at All Souls in Reidy Friendship Hall on Sunday, April 25, 2010, from 12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Read More >

Thursday, March 11, 2010:

New Photos Online!

The website has been updated with photos from the 2009 Art Show and the 2010 Auction.  Read More >

Friday, February 12, 2010:

2010 Heart & Soul Auction Raised over $320,000

The 21st annual Heart & Soul Auction was held at the Down Town Association at 60 Pine Street, New York City on February 9, 2010. The event benefited over 19 neighborhood social outreach programs supported by the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  Read More >

Thursday, February 11, 2010:

Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, Receives the Forrest Church Award at February 2010 Heart & Soul Gala

Auction Co-Chairs, Mark Leeds and Marilyn Collins were delighted with the successful event. More than $320,000 was raised for the Fund through the generosity of two hundred guests.  Read More >

Sunday, November 22, 2009:

2010 Auction Announcement

Mary Robinson, Former President Of Ireland, To Receive The Forrest Church Award At February 9, 2010 Heart & Soul Fundraiser  Read More >

Monday, November 02, 2009:

Early Bidding Underway

We are now accepting early, absentee bids. If you are unable to attend the auction, here's a great opportunity to tell Bill Bechman your maximum bid, and he will bid on your behalf...  Read More >

Thursday, July 09, 2009:

2010 Auction planning is underway

2010 auction planning has started with Co-Chairs Marilyn Collins and Mark Leeds. Next year’s auction will take place at the Downtown Association located at 60 Pine Street in Manhattan and will include a sit down dinner as well as our auction. The official announcement about 2010 auction will be available as soon as the Honoree selection process is completed.  Read More >

Monday, June 08, 2009:

Heart & Soul Fund Update

Planning for the February 2010 Heart & Soul Auction has already begun. Co-chairs Mark Leeds and Marilyn Collins are working to create a fun and festive fundraiser to support social outreach programs. Fundraising in all forms is vital in these economically challenging times.  Read More >

Sunday, June 07, 2009:

Heart & Soul Charitable Fund - Spotlight on the Grants Committee

The Grants Committee is a dedicated group of nine volunteers who thoroughly evaluate the programs that Heart & Soul supports to ensure that contributed funds will be, and are, used effectively and efficiently.  Read More >

Sunday, May 10, 2009:

Art Show Plans

The third annual Art & Soul Invitational Art Show will be held on Saturday evening, November 14 from 6 pm to 9 pm and on Sunday, November 15 from 10 am to 2 pm when Reidy Friendship Hall is transformed into an art gallery. Saturday evening includes a reception to which all are invited (and invited to bring a guest!)  Read More >

Monday, May 04, 2009:

20th Anniversary Auction Recap

The Heart and Soul Charitable Fund 20th Anniversary Auction was hosted by Christie’s Auction House on February 19 in New York City. It was a memorable evening, attended by over 300 guests who contributed over $250,000 (preliminary results) for our NYC social outreach programs.  Read More >

Wednesday, February 11, 2009:

Heart and Soul Auction Update: We Need Your Help

Everyone is aware of what a challenging and stressful economic climate we are dealing with right now. At the same time the 19 outreach programs that depend on our Heart & Soul Charitable Fund grants are trying to serve even more clients due to this same condition. We need your help as we look for corporate sponsors, benefactors, auction donations and volunteers.  Read More >

Monday, February 09, 2009:

Catalogue Listing of Auction Items Now Online

View the terrific list of offerings that will be auctioned at our 20th Anniversary Auction on February 19th at Christie's. There may be some additions or modifications, so please check the website often until February 19th when this list will be finalized.  Read More >

Tuesday, February 03, 2009:

2009 Heart and Soul Charitable Fund Auction a Great Success

News from President William Bechman  Read More >

Tuesday, January 27, 2009:

President Bill Bechman presents 2008 Annual Report

A year of achievement leading up to the 20th Anniversary Auction.  Read More >

Tuesday, January 27, 2009:

20th Anniversary Journal now available on-line

Download the brand new 20th Anniversary Journal. This amazing Journal celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Heart and Soul Charitable Fund.  Read More >

Friday, January 23, 2009:

2009 Auction Invitation Available

2009 Auction Invitation & Schedule Available online for download.  Read More >

Tuesday, December 23, 2008:

2nd Annual Art Show a Big Success!

Sales down in tough economy but enthusiasm up  Read More >

Tuesday, September 09, 2008:

2008 Invitational Art Sale Set for December 6 and 7 at All Souls

2nd Annual Invitational Art Show, building on the success of the Inaugural event last December, promises to be very enjoyable and a significant fundraising event for the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund.  Read More >

Monday, February 11, 2008:

"Grants for the Future" Fund Created by the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund

Anonymous Donor offers a challenge for Live Auction bidders to provide initial funding for the new "Grants for the Future" Fund.  Read More >

Wednesday, February 06, 2008:

2008 Auction Journal Addendum Now Online

Please view the 2008 Auction Journal Addendum which is now available online. This document includes auction lot changes and additions since the publication of the 2008 Auction Journal.  Read More >

Sunday, February 03, 2008:

Inaugural Invitational Art Show Recap

A brief recap of the success of the Inaugural Heart & Soul Invitational Art Show and Sale.  Read More >

Monday, January 14, 2008:

Get Ready for the 2008 Auction!

View the invitation, purchase your tickets, and preview the Live and Silent Auction Items online.  Read More >

Saturday, October 13, 2007:

Pamela Healey donates "Waiting" for Art Show Raffle

Pamela Healey donates one of her oil on canvas creations for raffle at the Heart and Soul Art Show  Read More >

Saturday, October 13, 2007:

President Bill Bechman reminds visitors of importance of Heart and Soul Fund

President Bill Bechman advises website visitors of the important work of the Heart and Soul Charitable Fund  Read More >

Friday, October 12, 2007:

The Inaugural Heart & Soul Charitable Fund Art Show and Sale was a Smashing Success - Kudos to Pamela Healey

The sale grossed $24,900 through the sale of 15 works by eleven different artists. The raffle of the painting “Waiting” by the founder of the event and Chair of the Art Committee, Pamela Healey, raised $2,200 that, with the generous donations of sponsors, covered all expenses of the show.  Read More >

Monday, September 10, 2007:

SAVE THE DATE - 2008 Auction at Christie's

We are delighted to announce the date for the upcoming Heart & Soul Charitable Fund 2008 Auction at Christie's - Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 6:30PM. Stay tuned for updates on Honorees, Benefit Committee Membership, Journal Ads, Volunteer Opportunities and all the fabulous auction offerings!  Read More >

Wednesday, August 22, 2007:

Heart and Soul Art Show - December 8, 2007 - 6PM to 8PM

The Show opens on Saturday evening and continues until 2pm on Sunday, December 10th. Purchased artworks benefit the Heart & Soul Fund. Contact Bill Bechman at or Pamela Healey at for more information.  Read More >

Friday, May 25, 2007:

All Souls Religious Education Committee Fundraising Cocktail Party

October 18 All Souls Religious Education Committee Fundraising Cocktail party at the home of Mary McKenna and Mark Leeds open to one and all.  Read More >

Wednesday, May 23, 2007:

Volunteering in Programs Funded by Heart & Soul

Hundreds of volunteers work year-round for the various programs funded by Heart & Soul. If you would be interested in volunteering, please let us know by sending an email message to: Let us know your interests, talents and availability. We will put you in touch with program leaders to find the best match for you and the service program.  Read More >

Friday, May 11, 2007:

Auction Co-Chairs Announce Plans for a Gala Event!

The Heart and Soul Charitable Fund Auction is proud to honor Jim Watkins, award-winning co-anchor of CW11 News at 10pm  Read More >

Sunday, April 15, 2007:

Heart & Soul Board Annual Meeting Launches New Fund Year

The 2007 Annual Meeting of the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund Board of Directors was highlighted by the addition of four new members and discussions and planning to build on the success of this year's auction for the 2008 Auction which will again be at Christie's.  Read More >

Friday, April 13, 2007:

Heart & Soul Annual Report

Heart & Soul Charitable Fund, Inc. Annual Report - April 14, 2007  Read More >

Friday, March 16, 2007:

Warren Yeh describes the Grants Process - A Model for Responsive and Responsible Giving

Warren Yeh describes the Grants Process - a Model for Responsive and Responsible  Read More >

Sunday, March 11, 2007:

Thank You from Heart & Soul President Bechman

2007 Heart & Soul Auction raises the most money ever for programs supported by the Heart and Soul Charitable Fund, Inc.  Read More >

Saturday, January 20, 2007:

Silent Auction to be Magical

Silent Auction to be Magical  Read More >

Thursday, October 26, 2006:

New Levels of Benefit Giving Announced

Kerianne Flynn, Benefit Chair, announces new levels to join in the Benefit Committee and exciting new benefits to joining.  Read More >

Sunday, October 15, 2006:

Stephen Lash is 2007 Auction Honoree...

The Heart & Soul Charitable Fund Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Stephen S. Lash will be the honoree for our next Annual Auction to be held on February 15, 2007 at Christie’s in Rockefeller Plaza.  Read More >

Friday, September 15, 2006:

From the President of the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund

A message from the President  Read More >

Monday, January 09, 2006:

New Website Launched!

Heart & Soul has a new website donated by Floyd Innovations LLC.  The new site sports an updated graphic design as well as some great new content. This new design will allow for more frequent updates, so please stop by on a regular basis.  Read More >

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