Since 1877, more than 1.8 million children from New York City’s underserved communities have participated in The Fresh Air Fund’s free and enriching programs, making it one of the oldest and most respected not-for-profits in the country.

Board Chairman and Palm Beacher William Lauder, along with longtime partner and architect Lori Kanter Tritsch, recently toured the camp with a group of supporters who witnessed firsthand the impact of its many innovative core programs. A new initiative, developed and supported by Kanter Tritsch, offers campers the opportunity to learn about architecture and design in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design.

A fall benefit will take place at the Edison Ballroom in NYC on November 1, and a second fundraising event is planned for Palm Beach this winter.

William Lauder and Lori Kanter Tritsch with campers and counselors at the Fresh Air Camp in Fishkill, NY. (Photo courtesy of the Fresh Air Fund.)