HOPE FUND FOR CHILDREN
History of the Charity
BOB FUND FOR CHILDREN, INC. was incorporated in 2010 as a New York not-for-profit corporation and, in 2011, was quickly approved by the IRS as a tax-exempt charity under IRC 501(c)(3). BOB FUND was founded to establish an independent charity for a named memorial scholarship, the Robert G. Chin Scholarship, administered from 2001 through 2009 at the NAPABA Law Foundation, a longstanding national 501(c)(3) organization.
Since 2010 and continuing to date, BOB FUND has administered scholarships, book awards and gift baskets to needy young adults and children affected by family cancer. Beginning 2013, BOB FUND has administered an annual scholarship through the University of Miami to a financially needy student affected by a diagnosis of cancer in the family.
In 2018, New York State approved BOB FUND's request for a DBA of HOPE FUND FOR CHILDREN. HOPE FUND FOR CHILDREN will continue the mission of directly awarding scholarships, book awards and gift baskets to needy young adults and children affected by family cancer. BOB FUND, under its original organizational name, will continue to fund the University of Miami memorial Robert G. Chin scholarship.
Board of Directors
Peter B. Rockholz, MSSW LCSW
Peter Rockholz, MSSW (Columbia '78) is a licensed clinical social worker and faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine. Mr. Rockholz served as Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services from 2004-09, appointed by Governor M. Jodi Rell. With over thirty-five years of experience in the behavioral health field, he is a nationally-recognized expert in adolescent substance abuse treatment, therapeutic communities (TC), and institutional culture assessment and change. He is author of numerous articles, chapters and papers in these areas. Mr. Rockholz worked as a national consultant in 23 states with criminal and juvenile justice agencies, individual correctional institutions and the U.S. Department of Justice; he has received several appointments at both state and national levels. Mr. Rockholz is a reviewer for the American Journal of Addictions and the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research and is on the editorial board of the Offender Programs Report.
Roy B. Kim
Mr. Kim is a managing agent for a Manhattan based commercial real estate management company. Primarily, he serves as a liaison between the tenants, vendors, and the property owner, making sure the property operates efficiently and provides a maximized return for the owner. He prepares operating budgets, processes financials reports, enforces leases and prepares vendor contracts. Mr. Kim has degrees from Boston University and Rutgers University.
Kim Kozina Evanoski, CMC MPA LMSW
Ms. Evanoski is the owner and CEO of Care Manage For All LLC, a care management service for individuals with disabilities, elders and their families. Her specialties include: paliative care, severe chronic care, and care management.
Donna C. Chin
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Chin serves pro bono as the charity's CEO and CFO. She is a graduate of Cornell University (BA) and New York University.