PRLog - Nov. 15, 2012 - Toll Brothers Group President Chris Gaffney was elected to the Board of Directors of Covenant House New York in 2010, and since then has been a fundraiser and advocate for the organization and homeless youth. Initially scheduled to run in the New York City marathon on November 4, 2012, he will now take to the streets for a Sleep Out and marathon run, with only a few days between the two events, in his continued commitment to the cause.
Toll Brothers Group President and Covenant House Board Member, Chris Gaffney
“My goal is to push myself to the limit for these kids by taking on these events,” Gaffney said. “I have a number of coaches…one for the marathon training and numerous kids from the Covenant House shelter for the Sleep Out. These kids are genuinely worried about me, which is truly ironic. The one tough night that I will experience is nothing compared to what some of these kids have endured all of their lives,” he added.
On Thursday, November 15th, along with hundreds of executives from North America, Gaffney will spend one night sleeping on the streets of New York City in solidarity for the homeless youth of Covenant House. Over 300 business leaders will participate in the Sleep Out which is scheduled to take place in twelve cities throughout North America. Less than two days later, Gaffney participates in the Philadelphia Marathon.
Gaffney has raised over $17,000 for these events. “I have been very fortunate to have tremendous support from family, friends, and colleagues. My choice is simple, sleep in the streets so fewer homeless kids have to, ignore the part of my marathon training that calls for rest and simply push my body to the limit, all to raise awareness and much needed funds to help provide better lives for homeless kids," Gaffney said.
Founded in 1972, Covenant House provides transitional housing, crisis counseling, and much more in 21 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Central America. They provide a hearty meal, a warm bed, a safe shelter, and numerous services such as street outreach, health and medical care, high school diploma and vocational training, drug abuse treatment and prevention, mother/child services, and much more. For more information, visit http://CovenantHouse.org.
Christopher Gaffney joined Toll Brothers in April of 1997. During his tenure he has managed numerous communities and markets in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, among others. As Group President, Mr. Gaffney oversees all of Toll Brothers’ suburban home building activities in New Jersey. He also manages Westminster Security, a wholly owned Toll Brothers subsidiary.
Toll Brothers has been named 2012 Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine and becomes the first builder to win this honor twice. Toll Brothers is also honored to have won two other coveted awards in the home building industry: America’s Best Builder and the National Housing Quality Award.
Toll Brothers began business in 1967 and became a public company in 1986. Its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TOL." The Company serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult, and second-home buyers and operates nationwide. For more information, visit http://TollBrothers.com.
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