Profiles in Leadership: Andrew Davidsburg


Age: 32

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Education: B.A., Marketing and International Business, University of Maryland

Occupation: Show Sponsorships at FOX Broadcasting

SACH Position: Young Professional Committee Member

Why I joined SACH: I was introduced to SACH through a mutual friend knowing very little about the organization. The more I learned about the wonderful things this organization does, the more I wanted to be involved. In 2013 I visited the SACH house in Holon and was blown away by the bravery of the children and the dedication of staff and volunteers. I feel extremely lucky to be part of such an amazing group!  

MJ’s Third Annual Birthday Bash for SACH!

September has arrived and you know what that means…. its time for MJ’s charity birthday bash (check out photos from MJ’s other SACH themed birthday parties here and here)!


Please join our Executive Board Vice President Melissa Jane Kronfeld and the SACH Young Leadership crew on Saturday, September 20 from 8 pm until closing at Rumors Pub (933 8th Avenue, between 55th and 56th street). Light fare will be served at 8 pm and the cash bar will be open all night!

As is tradition, we will be raffling off tickets to an upcoming concert (artist and date TBD) courtesy of Universal Records and 100% of the proceeds will go to SACH. Raffle tickets will be sold for just $10 at the event, but if you make a donation of $30 or more online before the party, you will automatically receive FIVE raffle tickets!! 

Please click here to enter to win the raffle or to make a birthday donation of any size today! Every penny goes directly to providing life saving medical surgery for children in the developing world.

There is no RSVP or donation necessary to attend MJ’s birthday bonanza, so there is NO excuse for us to NOT see you there! And feel free to use our Facebook event page to invite all your friends to join us!

Looking forward to a wonderful and wild time!

- The SACH Young Leadership Group Executive Board

Profiles in Leadership: Julie Pham


Age: 36

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts 

Education: B.A. in Finance, Suffolk University

Occupation: Actor and a Know-It-All Specialist at Building Link

SACH Position: Marathon Team Captain (check out Julie representing SACH in our past marathons here and here and learn more about why Julie runs for SACH here).

Why I joined SACH: I joined SACH because I know that my efforts, energy, and support will go directly to a child in need of a free heart surgery to survive. There is no ambiguity here and their organizational structure is pretty transparent. And of course, their social fundraising events are a lot of fun and they make me feel like I’m a part of a big international family! Honestly - nothing can beat this, and nothing  is more rewarding than to see the pictures of survivor kids, smiling and playing after their surgeries. I HEART SACH forever!

Asian Fashion Week Celebrates SACH in New York!

YaJu Events invites you to join them for an Asian Fashion Week Extravaganza on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 6 pm at the renowned Libation NYC (137 Ludlow Street) in honor of Save A Child’s Heart 

Enjoy fashion from some of the best emerging Asian/Hong Kong designers and mingle with young professionals, entrepreneurs, esteemed special guests, and community leaders. It will be a memorable night filled with fashion, live entertainment, music by Lunagram, raffles and auction items, gift bags and so much more! 

Tickets to this amazing event are just $45 so reserve yours today! Click here to purchase your ticket now! 

And in the meantime check out the Couture Night Out fashion show YaJu events hosted for SACH last year!

The SACH team would like to thank Yanna Begelman, Co-Founder of YaJu Events, for her continued commitment to our children!

Yana tells us, “SACH’s mission is very much in line with with one of the main missions that drives me in life - helping those in need in poor areas of the world, primarily in third world countries. Kids are the future, and deserve a chance to live their life and make a difference in the world.”

She adds that “I admire what SACH is doing and want to do everything I can to help SACH pursue its mission. I know that SACH is a respected and highly recognized organization and am proud that I am able to contribute to raising awareness of this wonderful cause as well as help raise funds to further its mission.

"Given the work SACH is now doing in China with training medical staff, it is indeed in sync with Asian Fashion Week’s theme. I feel that every event, while fun, should shed the light on what is truly important and raise awareness on what we don’t yet know about!"

Thanks again Yanna! And we look forward to seeing everyone at the event!

- The SACH Young Leadership Group Executive Board

Boston Hearts SACH at Cornhole Competition!

On Sunday, July 27 the Boston chapter of Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) hosted a round-robin Cornhole Tournament at the Grand Canal.



During this incredible event twenty different teams competed to be crowned the Boston Cornhole Champion.


In all, the Boston chapter was able to raise over $600 from this event and over 50 people came out to learn about SACH and to participate in the event.


We would like to thank our generous hosts and sponsors, who provided us with incredible prizes for our champions, as well raffle items for our attendees.

imageAs a committee we believe the significant growth in attendance at our events over the last two years signifies that as an organization we are building a greater following.


It was great to see so many new faces at this event as we continue to expand our reach throughout the greater Boston area. We are looking forward to our next event, taking place at the Harpoon Brewery in September!

- The SACH-Boston Young Professionals Committee

Second Annual SACH Young Leadership Conference

The SACH Young Leadership Executive Board is proud to announce the second annual Save A Child’s Heart Young Leadership Conference in New York! The conference will be held on Friday, November 21 to Sunday, November 23 in WeWork at 173 Lafayette Street  (please note that Sunday’s sessions are open to SACH members only).


Special guests and speakers include SACH doctor Hagi Dekel  from Toronto and SACH co-founder and chief surgeon Professor Arie Schachner from Israel.


We will also feature a conversation with Dawn Strauss, whose 15 month old daughter, Shayna Strauss (both pictured above), lay in the cardiac ICU unit at a children’s hospital in Dallas, fighting for her life after a very difficult open heart surgery, just seven years ago. Incredibly grateful to the hospital and all those who helped Shayna, Dawn founded Team Shayna in 2010 as a way to raise money for the center that saved her child. Four years and over $50,000 later, Team Shayna has grown into a fundraising and educational force. Dawn will talk about her struggle and will work with attendees on turning ideas into an action plans. 

Registration is open to the public for just $72. But from now until August 31, we are offering an early bird rate of just $54. SACH committee members can register at a discounted price of $36 from now until the conference.


Check back here for updated information on all the events that we will be hosting and all the speakers who will be in attendance. In the meantime, check out what happened at last year’s conference.

We are so looking forward to seeing you at #SACHCon2014!

- The SACH YLG Executive Board

SACH Salsa’d Its Heart Out!

On Friday, July 18 the SACH Young Leadership New York joined forces with Executive Board member and salsa enthusiast Michael Gershman (pictured, right) in support of his budding music career.



Michael and his classic salsa band, Avenida B, hosted an incredible concert at SOBs in New York.



And in honor of SACH, the band donated 10% of the proceeds of their album sales that night to help our children and encouraged the crowd to learn more about our life-saving medical work.


The place was packed with people dancing salsa all night long and everyone had a blast!

And for those salsa newbies - a dance class was provided at the beginning of the evening. Mojitos were sipped, hips were shaked, and new friends were made, while old friends were embraced.


A huge thanks to all the SACH team for putting together such a successful event and we look forward to seeing you at the next one.

- The SACH YLG Executive Board

SACH-Boston Gets Corny This Summer!

The SACH-Boston committee invites you to join us on Sunday, July 27 for beer, fun, games and whole heap of heart-saving at the first annual SACH Summer Corn Hole Tournament at The Grand Canal (57 Canal Street) in Boston!


Pre-sale entrance for a two person team are just $15 or pay $20 at the door. This fee will cover registration for both team members and a raffle ticket for some great prizes! However, if you do not have someone to partner up with - don’t worry! We can help find you a teammate; individual registration is just $7.50 pre-sale or pay $10 at the door. Tournament starts at 1:30 pm.

Don’t wait, buy your ticket right now! And use our Facebook event page to invite all your friends to compete along side of you.

We can’t wait to see you there!

- The SACH-Boston Young Professionals Committee

#Comptroller #Scott #Stringer speaks with #SACH and the #CYJP about #Israel and #NewYork #Jewish life

#Comptroller #Scott #Stringer speaks with #SACH and the #CYJP about #Israel and #NewYork #Jewish life

Check out Ethiopia TV’s feature about what Israel is doing to revolutionize pediatric cardiac care in the African nation through the work of the Save a Child’s Heart. Extra special thanks to Jeff Hoffman, without whom this documentary would never have been made!