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Our Founder - Samuel Field

Samuel Field created and led the very successful Adams Real Estate Corporation and was a major philanthropist within the New York Jewish community. His wife Helen was an accomplished singer. They were involved with the Hebrew National Orphan Home in Tuckahoe and subsequently, UJA - Federation of New York, and numerous other worthy causes. In 1964, Samuel Field, provided the funding to build the Samuel and Helen Field Building in Little Neck, New York. Samuel and Helen Field were the parents of two daughters, Claire Perlman and Jean Ruth. Claire acknowledges that her father, Samuel Field, firmly believed in the importance of actively contributing to the Jewish community and encouraged his family, including his daughters and their families, to continue the Field family tradition of philanthropy. Samuel and Helen Field have passed on but their legacy continues. They spent their lives giving to others and their commitment and generosity have enhanced the lives of countless individuals. Claire and her children maintain an active interest in, and vital support of the Y, and its programs.