The Ivy Cup Charity Polo Match is organized by Charity Network of New York City benefiting small charities focused on children's needs.
Some of the most effective and important charitable
work is done by the smallest and least known charities. Despite
their great contributions, small charities struggle to survive
and grow because they lack fundraising, infrastructure and visibility.
Charity Network was created to help these charities. CN consolidates
sponsors, locations, volunteer staff, and marketing assistance
to help produce fundraisers that make a difference. Small, worthwhile
charities gain both funding and exposure while incurring little
or no cost.
At the 2005 Ivy Cup, Charity Network recognized
the Fisher Foundation for its $25,000 grant to the New York Opportunity
Network (NYON). Pictured: Benefactor Chip Fisher and NYON founder
Jessica Switzer. Fisher was introduced to NYON at a Charity Network
function earlier in the year. See