About us

the founders

KidCare is a charitable, not for profit organization formed in 2009 dedicated to helping underprivileged and homeless children in our communities. We are committed to helping children reach their full potential by making philanthropic grants, performing charitable services, strengthening families and contributing to their overall health and vitality. Our ultimate mission is to simply "Let Kids be Kids" and alleviate the stresses that impoverished children often face giving them every opportunity to thrive.  Brian puts it well "Our hope is for our contributors to watch the kids we sponsor transcend together with us which will undoubtedly encourage them to stay involved and sponsor new children going forward."

 

Early on we teamed up with Homes for the Homeless which provides shelter for over 750 children throughout New York. KidCare is proud to have been able to sponsor and initiate many programs including yearly Tee Ball team for children 5-7yrs old, numerous job hops, after school arts program, movie nights, a trip for children living in the LAFH shelter to the 2011 NBA All-Star festivities, and of course our yearly toy drive which to date has collected over 15,000 toys all going to make the children we support holidays a bit brighter.

Jon Dorfman - Founder

 

Born in Plainview, NY attended college at Indiana University and currently resides in NYC working as an equities trader. Jon's passion for charity work began in Chicago where he was a tutor for the Cabrini Green Tutoring Organization. Upon moving back to New York he continued tutoring with the Fresh Air Fund for several years and although not currently involved in the program still maintains a friendship with his former student & family. Jon has also volunteered and fundraised for the Grand Central Neighborhood Soup Kitchen in NYC. Founding KidCare along with Brian, Morgan, and Adam was a dream come true. Just seeing the smiles on the kids faces is what makes all the hard work worthwhile.

Brian Morgan - Founder

 

A native of Dix Hills, New York, Brian Morgan has been a resident of New York City since 1999. He has a bachelor’s in communications from Penn State University and a certificate in film from NYU.  In 2005, Brian joined Citi-Habitats, where he now holds the title of Vice President. His hard work and tenacity has led to several awards including Rookie of the Year in 2006 and the prestigious Platinum Award for three consecutive years (2006-2008).  Although Brian is a hard working real estate agent, he takes time for charitable organizations.

Adam Turkewitz - Founder

 

Grew up in East Meadow, New York and went to college at the State University of New York College at Geneseo where he studied business.  While attending school, one of his friends came down with cancer and passed away just after graduation.  Following this terrible tragedy, Adam started a scholarship fund at his college in his friend’s name, as a result he became heavily involved in charity and volunteer work. In 2007 Adam began volunteering with children at Asphalt Green as a soccer coach.  He is adamant that all children deserve every opportunity to make something great out of their lives and he is committed to helping make that happen through Kid-Care.

Morgan Turkewitz - Founder

 

Morgan was born and raised in East Meadow, New York. She earned a degree in Human Services & Business Essentials, Summa Cum Laude from the University of Delaware.  As an undergraduate she fully circumnavigated the world and visited 13 countries while studying abroad with S emester at Sea. In 2016, Morgan joined Compass, where she leads The Turkewitz Team.  With an unwavering dedication to exceeding client's expectations, Morgan believes that by keeping her clients' needs and goals at the forefront, everything else will fall into place. Her tireless dedication to KidCare has been essential in allowing the organization to continue to help the homeless and underprivileged of our community.