HANYC Foundation’s Charitable Donation to Citymeals on Wheels.

In early 2024, the Foundation made an additional $4,000 donation to  Citymeals on Wheels to support Citymeals’ mission to provide a lifeline of nourishment for homebound elderly New Yorkers.

A $10,000 donation to Citymeals on Wheels was made by the HANYC Foundation from part of the proceeds from the 2023 HANYC Foundation Red Carpet Hospitality.

Learn more about Citymeals on Wheels: https://www.citymeals.org/

HANYC Foundation "Pathways to College Success"

HANYC Foundation scholarships are open to children/wards of employees working in any Association member hotel who are not eligible for other industry scholarships. Each scholarship award is for $10,000 spread over the four years of an undergraduate education. The award ceremony is held in June of each year with awardees, their families and senior management of the respective hotels/companies in attendance.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 HANYC Foundation Scholarship Awards:

Kaitlyn Farran – Daughter of Terri Farran, Senior Human Resources Manager at Martinique New York on Broadway, Curio Collection by Hilton;


Anne Tully – Daughter of Irene Reidy, Director of Marketing & Communications at the Harvard Club;


and Matilyn Dixon – Daughter of Kimberly Dixon, Senior Area Director of Revenue Management for Hyatt Hotels.



  • Children/wards of employees working in any Association member hotel who are not eligible for other industry scholarships.

  • Applicants for scholarships must be in their senior year of high school and plan on attending an accredited four year college/university in the fall.

  • Applications are evaluated with all aspects of the student’s profile taken into consideration.

  • Selected students are usually at the highest percentile of their class both in academics and extra-curricular activities with many going on to study in the very best colleges and universities in the US.

HANYC Foundation Providing Relief During Hardship

The HANYC Foundation has contracted with DHS and is working with NYC to administer the program for housing of migrants in hotels. HANYC previously stepped up during the COVID crisis to administer a program at the request of the administration to move homeless individuals out of shelters and into hotels in order to facilitate social distancing and to help keep the homeless population safe.

We know unexpected life-altering events can impact our ability to operate at full capacity. Whether it’s a family situation or a health issue that requires overnight accommodations on a limited basis we want to do our best to provide relief for you. Our goal is to provide short-term hotel room stays for individuals and families who have suffered significant hardship as a result of a natural disaster, family death, medical emergency or other unforeseen designated events.

Statement of Impartiality:
The Foundation makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress. We will not question individuals about their citizenship status, nor will we request birth certificates, immigration papers, passports, social security cards or similar documents that could be interpreted as being used to identify the nationality or immigration status of persons seeking assistance.

HANYC Fighting Against Human Trafficking

HANYC is now partnering with Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) to provide FREE human trafficking training for HANYC members and their staff.

Human trafficking — also known as “trafficking in persons” — is believed to be one of the fastest-growing criminal industries in the world. Human trafficking involves the recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining of people for the purpose of various forms of exploitation. Victims are often controlled through force, fraud, or coercion. While it is commonly thought that human trafficking is the smuggling or movement of people, in fact, the crime involves exploitation and control. Victims of human trafficking can be men or women, adults or children, and U.S. citizens or foreign-born immigrants.
Human trafficking can be difficult to recognize. Human trafficking victims may be forced to work as prostitutes, domestic workers, landscapers, in restaurants and bars, as forced panhandlers, in cleaning and janitorial jobs, in nail salons, or in other roles.


  • Provide an overview of sex trafficking and labor trafficking and their impact on the hotel industry.

  • Discuss common indicators of human trafficking and case examples.

  • Give action steps for how to respond to and prevent human trafficking.

  • Discuss key takeaways and provide additional resources, including modules to address real scenarios or receive more in-depth training.