Giving Back

The Alliance’s “Pay it Forward” mentality was best exemplified by the late Roy Hoffman, a founding Alliance member who loved to say …

“You can’t always pay someone back, so instead, pay it forward and help someone else.”

Roy’s memory and passion for selflessly helping others is celebrated each year as a reminder of the Alliances commitment to this foundational principle.

The Roy Hoffman Award, is given annually to a member who best exemplifies the same abundantly giving nature and commitment as Roy had for the organization and those around him.


2019 RECIPIENT

Ellen Rothschild

Ellen Rothschild, Digiscribe, received The Alliance’s 2019 Networker of the Year Award and the Roy Hoffman Pay It Forward Award. Ellen consistently makes a positive impact on The Room at every meeting throughout the year, and also exemplified her commitment to helping other members and The Alliance itself, well beyond the main events. Her willingness to share her knowledge, her passion and dedication to pay it forward, her expertise and her strong contacts with The Room, and her initiative in working together with various members of The Alliance to further the organization’s goals, encapsulates the spirit and dedication that are integral to our success.


Ellen Rothschild

2019 Recipient

Ellen Rothschild of Digiscribe selected Feeding Westchester. Feeding Westchester’s mission is to end hunger in Westchester County. As the heart of a network of nearly 300 community partners, they source and distribute food and other resources to towns across Westchester County, helping to ensure that none of their neighbors are hungry. Together we are Feeding Westchester.

Andrew Stiller

2018 Recipient

Andrew Stiller of Peace of Mind Technologies chose The Ulman Foundation. The Ulman Foundation changes lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.

Eric Wolf

2017 Recipient

Rock and Wrap it Up was selected by Eric Wolf of Superior Office Solutions. Rock and Wrap is an award-winning anti-poverty think tank.

Dana Panzarino

2016 Recipient

Former member, Dana Panzarino selected the Parkinson’s Foundation in 2016! The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything they do, they build on the energy, experience and passion of their global Parkinson’s community.

Jon Ecker

2015 Recipient

Jon Ecker of Peace of Mind Technologies selected the Parkinson’s Foundation The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything they do, they build on the energy, experience and passion of their global Parkinson’s community.

David Kaufman

2014 Recipient

David Kaufman of EisnerAmper selected The Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS). The Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS) fosters financial stability and opportunity among lower-income New Yorkers by providing access to safe and affordable credit in the form of interest-free loans.