Harlem Barbecue

Harlem Barbecue


On June 18th, The Doe Fund held our 17th annual summer barbecue at our Harlem Center for Opportunity. The annual barbecue is a fun and exciting event filled with delicious foods. It offers a unique opportunity for staff members to get together in celebration of the hard work they do to further the organization’s mission. The Doe Fund’s Culinary Arts team looks forward to catering the event each year.

Founder and President George McDonald and Executive Vice President Harriet Karr-McDonald presented Employee Recognition Program awards to some of our hardworking and dedicated employees who have worked for The Doe Fund for 10 years or more. The awards are an opportunity to celebrate the amazing work they do day in and day out. In fact, two of our very own Culinary Arts team members were awarded for their contribution over the past 10+ years.

Gino Dalesandro has worked for The Doe Fund for 11 years as the Director of Food Services. He is the man responsible for making it all happen in Culinary Arts, and his dedication and passion are palpable in all that he does. He is truly a living embodiment of being Ready, Willing & Able. Barbara Saunders, the Food Coordinator at our Gates Avenue kitchen was also awarded for her many positive impacts at the Doe Fund over the past 10 years.

The long-term dedication of our staff members is a true testament to the uniqueness of The Doe Fund and the incredible life-changing work of the organization. The Doe Fund has made unparalleled strides in combatting the plight of homelessness over the past 30 years, which would not have been possible without the hard work and devotion of our employees. Congratulations to all of this year’s Employee Recognition Awards recipients!


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