Lauren Profeta joined the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund in 2013. Previously, she served for three years as the Development Director of Only Make Believe, a nonprofit organization that brings interactive theater to children in hospitals. Prior to that, Lauren was a litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP where she dedicated significant time to pro bono cases and charitable causes. Lauren graduated summa cum laude from St. John’s University with a B.A. in English Literature and cum laude from Harvard Law School. She is a native New Yorker and the proud sister of three NYC First Responders.
Rachel joined the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund in 2016 as the Office Manager but has since changed roles to Program Manager and then Development Manager. Previously, she worked with the Benefit Fund as a Development Intern in the Summer of 2015. Rachel graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University, class of 2016, where she received her B.B.A. in International Business. Rachel was born and raised in Buffalo, New York.
Julie Hartman joined the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund as Office Manager in August 2017. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2015 and received her M.A. in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in 2017. As a native Long Islander and granddaughter of a retired NYPD Detective, she is honored to play a role in facilitating Answer the Call’s mission of supporting the families of New York City first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice.