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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      Committee Members

      Jeff Cohen

      Empower Solar

      Matt Silver

      Business Leader

      Jamie Austin

      CAS Worldwide

      Evan Bloom

      Sir Speed of Westbury

      Nancy Cohen

      National Foundation for Human Potential

      Bill Corbett

      Corbett Public Relations

      Dean DeCarlo

      Mission Disrupt

      Scott Guber

      SFG Business Management

      Sal Ferro

      Alure Home Improvements

      Laraine Girnus

      Hilton Long Island

      Sandy Kane


      Steve Kirschbaum


      Chuck Merritt

      Merritt Environmental

      Charlie Razenson

      Unique Impressions

      John Redican

      Alexandria Capital

      Todd Ringler

      Calm Waters Consulting

      Alan Schwartz

      Law Offices of Alan J. Schwartz P.C.

      Jeff Schwartz

      Conceive Believe Achieve

      Riva Schwartz

      Law Offices of Alan J. Schwartz P.C.

      Jeff Stern

      Eagle Business Systems

      Elissa Weick

      Long Island Fight for Charity