The Garden of Dreams Giving Program

Hope through the Giving Program at the Garden of Dreams

East Rockaway attorney, Marc Rovner, contributes his time and money to a number of area causes. Outside of his work as an attorney for BETA Abstract, LLC, based in Oceanside, one of the causes Marc Rovner contributes to is the nonprofit Garden of Dreams, based in New York City.

The Garden of Dreams provides NYC children with access to funding opportunities through its Giving program. The nonprofit collaborates with MSG Entertainment, MSG Sports, and MSG Networks, Inc. to help kids in the city experience life-changing opportunities they might not have on their own.

The program funds both scholarships and projects that enrich the community. Since 2015, the Garden of Dreams has awarded more than $2.5 million in scholarships through its Inspire Scholarships to high school students in the Tri-State area.

Outside of giving scholarships to high school seniors, the Giving Program also funds community projects. Some of the projects that have been funded include refurbishing the gymnasium at SCO Family Services and remodeling the outpatient welcome center at Hackensack University Medical Center, among others.

The Annual Garden of Dreams Foundation Talent Show


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Garden of Dreams Foundation

A magna cum laude graduate of Boston University and a resident of East Rockaway, New York, Attorney Marc Rovner serves as the general counsel for BETA Abstract LLC. In Oceanside , New York. Also a dedicated philanthropist, Marc Rovner volunteers with nonprofit groups such as the Garden of Dreams Foundation, a social services organization in New York City.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation partners with the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers, and dozens of other New York-area organizations to support children with serious illnesses and children from underserved communities. In addition to offering grants for community projects and scholarships to area students, the Garden of Dreams Foundation hosts an annual talent show.

Held each year at Radio City Music Hall, the Garden of Dreams Foundation Talent Show brings together more than 125 children and their families to perform on the legendary stage. The theme of the 2018 event was “Together We Dream.” In addition to the performers and their assembled families and friends, the show featured celebrity presenters and participants such as John Oliver, Michael Che, Victoria Canal, and the Rockettes.