Elie Hirschfeld Makes Charitable Gifts to Support Roosevelt Hospital's Emergency Department

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A new commitment of $50,000 from Elie Hirschfeld, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hirschfeld Properties and a Trustee of Continuum Health Partners, will help further underwrite Roosevelt Hospital's Emergency Department (ED) Expansion and Redesign Project.\r\nHis gifts to the initiative, to date, total over $150,000. "As a member of the real estate community, I am well aware of the booming development in the neighborhood surrounding Roosevelt Hospital," Elie Hirschfeld said in announcing his latest gift. "It was easy to see that the Emergency Department would need to expand to keep pace with the rising demand associated with the growth in the surrounding neighborhoods."His first gift of $100,000 named the Ambulatory Triage Unit in the Roosevelt ED - a fitting recognition for his critically important initial commitment that launched the fundraising program for the entire ED project in 2004. "Early support from the Board of Trustees was key to the success of our effort and we are so grateful for Elie Hirschfeld's leadership and generosity," said Frank J. Cracolici, President of St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals.

This major expansion and renovation is timely due to the significant residential development in the neighborhood surrounding the hospital, particularly west of 11th Avenue. Elie Hirschfeld recently made a second commitment of $50,000 to the project because, as he explained, "Manhattan's West Side is experiencing a lot of change that warrants this important project to expand emergent care services at Roosevelt Hospital. I am pleased to play a role in making a significant and lasting impact on the health and well-being of my fellow residents."

For additional information regarding the philanthropic endeavors of Elie Hirschfeld, visit http://hirschfeldfoundations.com. About Elie Hirschfeld President and CEO of Hirschfeld Properties since 1997, Elie Hirschfeld has dedicated his professional life to real estate development planning and implementation. Since joining the company in 1976, Elie Hirschfeld's projects have included the development of prominent New York City properties such as the Grand Sutton, the Hotel Pennsylvania, the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and Park Avenue Court. Elie Hirschfeld is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the company and leading all aspects of development including new project analysis, lease marketing and negotiation, legal strategies, and architectural and construction management. Elie Hirschfeld directed Hirschfeld Properties, LLC into partnerships with other distinguished real estate development firms such as the Zeckendorf Organization, the Donald Trump Organization, The Silverstein Organization, Empire Realty Group, Belz Enterprises of Memphis and the shopping mall development group, The Mel Simon Organization.

Additionally, Elie Hirschfeld is an avid sportsman, having completed the New York City Marathon and the New York City Triathlon several times, and the Mighty Hamptons Triathlon for the last twenty consecutive years.