Charles Lafitte Helps Groups Grow and Succeed

Meet Charles Lafitte. He’s not your conventional philanthropist, he’s a black Labrador retriever.

One Million Dollar Donation to Ranney School

Supporting quality education is a key value of CLF.  One million dollars was donated to construct the Lower School facility.

CLF’s Summer of Giving

$550,000 raised for Comfort Zone & $220,000+ awarded to Saint Barnabas Child Life, Lakewood Computer Clubhouse, Liberty Science Center, Angel Flight, ChildSight, Habitat for Humanity & The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide.

$25,000 Donation to Hurricane Sandy Victims

CLF reaches out to our neighbors affected by Hurricane Sandy with a $25,000 donation to victims.  Our support will continue as the community rebuilds.

Kyra Honored by Girl Scouts

CLF is honored to announce that Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore named Kyra Citron as the first Junior Woman of Distinction.


$700,000 Grant For Children

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center is proud to announce a $700,000 donation from CLF, in support of the pediatric expansion project.

Wall Street Journal’s Donor of the Day

Jeffrey Citron featured as Donor of the Day in The Wall Street Journal discussing CLF and last year’s Charity Golf Classic beneficiary.

Introducing Changemaker!

It is our pleasure to present the Charles Lafitte Foundation’s first showcase of community giving! Get an inside look at how our events, partners and beneficiaries are making a difference. Click here for the electronic version.

11th Annual CLF Golf Classic

The 11th Annual CLF Golf Classic was a day to remember.  The event raised $375,000 for Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Jersey. Thank you to our golfers and sponsors!

Summer Essay Contest

Enter our contest for a chance to win $1,000 for your school library and a Kindle for you! The deadline to enter is Sept. 15!

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The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. The Foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: education, children’s advocacy, medical research & issues, and the arts.


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CLF is honored to have awarded $136,896 in grants to the St. Barnabas Child Life Program.  Read about the impact made on some of the most vulnerable children.


Click to view video highlights from our 10th Annual CLF Charity Golf Classic that raised over $730,000 for the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide.