New Memorial Foundation for Popular Radio Personality Makes Donation to Children’s Aid in the Bronx

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The newly created Erika Roman Memorial Foundation made its first donation to The Children’s Aid Society’s Next Generation Center for services for youth in or aging out of foster care on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010.

Erika Roman, a popular Latina radio personality in Orlando, was born and raised in New York City. She spent time in the foster care system as a child and remained a role model to other foster children through mentoring.  Tragically, Erika passed away in 2009 at the age of 33. In an effort to continue her work with children in the foster care system, the Erika Roman Memorial Foundation was created.

The evening featured a plaque dedication and a check presentation.  Senior executives from the Erika Roman Memorial Foundation also had the chance to meet with 40 teens who participate in programming at the Next Generation Center. The evening’s food and refreshments were provided by the NGC Caterers, a group of teens from the Center who formed a professional catering company specializing in healthful, innovative cuisine.