Errol D. Rappaport, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, born, in New York, currently serves on several charitable Advisory boards. He is being honored with The Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award by the National Meningitis Association of American for his long time work and support for the group. “Errol has been one of our most passionate volunteers over the years, it was a unanimous decision by Nick Springer and the Springer family that he be honored for his devotion and dedication as we continue the fight to educate people about the disease,” said board chairman Lynn Bozoff.
Over the years, Mr. Rappaport has dedicated and donated time and resources to the causes in which he deeply believes, and to which he has personal ties. These include the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation which shines a spotlight on domestic violence. He is also a powerful advocate for The Water Initiative, a global effort by the business community to develop water systems addressing local contaminant conditions in third world countries.
Mr. Rappaport also has supported the Children Uniting Nations, which encourages youth through mentoring and academic programs. The program works in combination with the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation in certain areas, and advocates early childhood learning. He also produced polo matches at the Beverly Hills Polo Club for The Pet Orphan Fund and RADD, Recording Artistes, Athletes and Actors against Drunk Drivers
Other charities supported over the years by Mr. Rappaport include, but are definitely not limited to, GLAAD in LA, ,the Barbara Sinatra’s Children’s Center, the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and its annual Carousel of Hope Ball.
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