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    Recognizing Keith Jaffee and Kathryn Bufano for Their Commitment to Philanthropy

    by Former Representative Bradley S. Schneider

    Posted on 2013-03-14

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    SCHNEIDER of illinois in the house of representatives Thursday, March 14, 2013 Mr. SCHNEIDER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the deep commitment to charity exhibited by Kathryn Bufano and my good friend Keith Jaffee, this year's recipients of the Housewares Charity Foundation Lifetime Humanitarian Award and Humanitarian of the Year Award.

    Since 1998, the Housewares Charity Foundation has raised more than $20 million, including $12 million for breast cancer research. This year's gala was an outstanding success and benefitted the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. It truly takes a full community approach to tackle the issues before us, and organizations like the Housewares Charity Foundation are what help keep us strong and safe.

    In recognition of her long history of philanthropic endeavors, Kathryn Bufano is well deserving of the HCF Lifetime Humanitarian Award. Her own charitable work and the work of Belk and the Belk Foundation have accomplished incredible good over the years.

    I am thrilled to congratulate my good friend Keith Jaffee on receiving this year's Humanitarian of the Year Award. His huge heart and lifelong commitment to helping others are an [[Page E296]] inspiration to those of us who know him. Since he first became a member of the board of the Housewares Charity Foundation, he has worked tirelessly to help them make a difference. Through these difficult times, HCF has consistently raised more than $2 million each year--a testament to Keith's dedication and the entire organization's commitment to helping others.

    I wish both honorees only the best and look forward to following their charitable work in the future.


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