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Hamburger Company Honored to Focus on Immigration with Hagedorn Foundation

We’re proud to note that one of our clients, The Hagedorn Foundation, was recently featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. (subscription required)

Their mission is to “support and promote social equality across Long Island.” Hamburger Company developed communications and messaging for their Long Island Wins campaign to emphasize the positive impact of immigrants on the community. We also worked with Hagedorn Foundation to create awareness about "hard to count" communities with immigrants for the 2010 Census.




Take a look at highlights from the article below:

It’s fitting that that Darren Sandow heads a foundation built on the Miracle-Gro fortune.

Fans of Mr. Sandow’s work say he has nurtured impressive results out of the Hagedorn Foundation, which was founded eight years ago with just $58 million. Mr. Sandow’s local and national leadership on immigration issues has greatly benefited Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the two Long Island counties at the center of the foundation’s work, they say.

Last month, Mr. Sandow received the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking, which comes with a $10,000 prize, at the Council on Foundations’ annual meeting in Chicago.

… the foundation “isn’t afraid to play outside of its weight class,” says Monona Yin, a consultant to the Four Freedoms Fund, a group of foundations that give to immigrants-rights groups.

“Darren is a model for what a good regional funder can and should do,” she says.

In 2007, Hagedorn made a $230,000 grant to set up Long Island Wins, a communications campaign designed to highlight the positive contributions that immigrants were making in the community.

He helped lead the Funders Census Initiative, an informal group that worked to ensure that hard-to-count communities, including immigrants, weren’t overlooked in the 2010 census count.