Long Island Fight for Charity, the nation’s only all-volunteer charity boxing event, is one of the most anticipated events in the region, attracting over 1,200 fans and supporters.

We are the only program in the United States or the world where local business people step in the boxing ring to raise funds for charity.

This 501(c)3 nonprofit organization was co-founded by Jamie Austin, Jeff Cohen and Matt Silver in 2002, initially as a fundraising effort to seed the Long Island Community Chest, a charity with a mission to help individuals and families in need. This effort evolved into the founding of the Long Island Volunteer Boxers train for months and face each other in the ring at the Fight for Charity Main Event.

Events leading up to and including the Main Event provide business networking and promotional opportunities as well as a fun-filled, energizing atmosphere. Long Island corporations, small businesses, professionals, community leaders and food service companies support the Fight for Charity mission through sponsorships and donations.

Since 2002, over 400 volunteer boxers have participated in Fight for Charity and over $1.7 million has been raised for local charities including Long Island Community Chest, Genesis School, National Foundation for Human Potential (FREE) and more.

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      Local Gym Sponsors

      Co-Founders LI Fight for Charity

      Jamie Austin

      PSP Turnkey Solutions

      Jeff Cohen

      Empower Solar

      Matt Silver

      Business Leader

      Chairman - LI Fight for Charity

      Steve Kirschbaum


      Executive Director - LI Fight for Charity

      Elissa Weick

      Long Island Fight for Charity

      Committee Members

      Bill Corbett

      Corbett Public Relations

      Paul Feigenbaum

      Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions

      Laraine Girnus

      Hilton Long Island

      Chuck Merritt

      Merritt Environmental

      Marc Palker

      MPP Associates Inc.

      Charlie Razenson

      Unique Impressions

      John Redican

      Alexandria Capital

      Todd Ringler

      Calm Waters Consulting

      Jeff Stern

      Eagle Business Systems