"I was already working with a woman named Gretchen Buchenholz, who founded the Assn. to Benefit Children during the time of the AIDS scourge in New York. It was a townhouse on East 91st Street that was housing infants, AIDS and crack-addicted infants. Gretchen was the first person I saw who was cradling AIDS babies, rocking them, caring for them because they slipped through the cracks of the federal services. Nobody wanted to deal with them. Nobody wanted them on their block." Gifford said...Read Full Story
Cody Foundation is Kathie Lee Gifford's family philanthropic foundation. "Early on, I wanted to make sure that I loaned my name to what was legitimate," says Gifford. "I didn't want to be all over the map with a million different causes.