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Purchase's Coco And Bruce Lefkowitz To Be Honored By Kidney Foundation

Purchase residents Coco and Bruce Lefkowitz.
Purchase residents Coco and Bruce Lefkowitz. Photo Credit: Contributed

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Purchase residents Coco and Bruce Lefkowitz will be honored by the National Kidney Foundation at its seventh-annual Springtime in New York gala at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 in the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The couple will receive the Chuck Fruit Award of Excellence. This award honors a media executive whose professional achievements and personal qualities match the iconic example set by Chuck Fruit, a transplant recipient who tragically passed away in 2008 from kidney disease and its complications.

Bruce Lefkowitz is executive vice president of Fox Networks Group and last April, his wife Coco donated a kidney to their son, Coby. Coby is now a thriving freshman at New York University where he is a member of their basketball team. As a family, the Lefkowitz' are tireless advocates in the fight against kidney disease and are committed to raising awareness and money for NKF’s life-saving programs and services.

“Coco and Bruce give so passionately and generously of themselves in both business and their personal lives, they set a powerful example for us all,” said Melissa Saul, executive director, NKF Serving Greater New York.  “We are honored to be recognizing both Coco and Bruce for their ongoing support of the National Kidney Foundation, their accomplishments in their professional careers and their commitment to those with kidney disease.”

Monica Karo, CEO of OMD USA, also will be honored at the gala with the Visionary Leader Award for her work making OMD one of the most awarded media communications agencies in the world.

“Monica understands the power of messaging and building awareness, it’s what OMD has mastered under her leadership,” Fitzgerald said. “We’re privileged to have Monica’s support, and to honor her among colleagues this spring.”

For more information about attending the Springtime in New York gala, contact Nicole Carrea, National Kidney Foundation, at nicole.carrea@kidney.org or 212-889-2210, extension 232.

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