Please join New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund at a benefit to support our youth education and empowerment program.
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund aims to reduce gun violence by empowering youth to become effective advocates for change in their communities, and to encourage and develop individual responsibility, leadership and public speaking skills.
NYAGV Education Fund's ReACTION program operates in-school and after-school classes, as well as community-based workshops that facilitate discussions and raise awareness about gun violence and gun safety laws. We also educate communities throughout New York State about the need for stronger gun laws, and the implications of new laws that have passed.
We hope you'll join us to celebrate our growth and success, and to honor The May Family, Linda Beigel Schulman, and the American Academy of Pediatrics Gun Safety Committee for their advocacy and commitment to the cause of reducing gun violence in Long Island, New York State and beyond.
To buy tickets or sponsorships online: Click the link below. To pay by check: Make checks payable to NYAGV Education fund, and mail to PO Box 190, Mineola, NY 11501.
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The May Family: Paul & Peggy May and Jennifer May-Reddy
The May Family's commitment to gun violence prevention stretches across decades and generations. Paul and Peggy May have been supporters of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence since the mid-1990s, in the earliest days of the organization. Paul has served as a board member since 1995, and is immediate past president of the board, while Peggy has been a long-time supporter and volunteer. Their daughter, Jennifer May-Reddy, has also served on the NYAGV board for 15 years, and ran the organization's largest fundraiser for several years. Through their hard work and ongoing support, the May Family has been essential to NYAGV's growth and success.
Linda Beigel Schulman
After her son, geography teacher and cross country coach Scott J. Beigel, was killed at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Linda Beigel Schulman became a strong and staunch advocate for reasonable gun safety legislation at both a state and federal level. Linda was instrumental in passing red flag laws in New York and Florida. She lives in Dix Hills with her husband, Michael.
The American Academy of Pediatrics Gun Safety Committee
For decades, the American Academy of Pediatrics has been involved in advocacy efforts to treat gun violence among children as a public health issue. The committee believes that firearm-related injury and death are preventable, and that pediatricians have a unique obligation to advocate for changes that will reduce and prevent gun violence.
Mary Beth Baxter, board member
The Hon. Michelle Schimel, board member
Joyce Gorycki, board member