Francine LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being

OUR MISSION

 

The mission of the Francine LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being is to unite initiatives that address the key dimensions of health and wellness, using holistic well-being support to propel success throughout the Barnard community.

Rendered here is the entrance from Barnard Hall. 

 

 

The Francine LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being will include state-of-the-art spaces for financial fluency and wellness programs, a fitness center, and dance spaces. By uniting initiatives that address the many dimensions of health and wellness — physical, mental, and financial — we are able to offer our students and staff holistic well-being support that propels success.

Rendered here is the Financial Wellness Center, which will host programs for all Barnard community members to learn financial fluency. 

The Francine LeFrak Center will include state-of-the-art spaces for financial fluency and wellness programs, a fitness center, and dance spaces. By uniting initiatives that address the many dimensions of health and wellness — physical, mental, and financial — we are able to offer our students and staff holistic well-being support that propels success.

Rendered here is the fitness center, which will be available to all Barnard community members.

The Francine LeFrak Center will include state-of-the-art spaces for financial fluency and wellness programs, a fitness center, and dance spaces. By uniting initiatives that address the many dimensions of health and wellness — physical, mental, and financial — we are able to offer our students and staff holistic well-being support that propels success.

Rendered here is a work space for students.

Get in Touch

General inquiries can be sent to our email address, at healthandwellness@callpinger.com.

If you would like to discuss the Francine LeFrak Center’s fundraising priorities in greater detail, please contact Kate Martinez, Associate Vice President for Development and Alumnae Relations, at (212) 853-8329 or kmartinez@callpinger.com.

 

Francine LeFrak Center Programming for the Barnard Community

TWYLS Celebration

Financial Wellness 

Using a framework that is inclusive of all members of the community and beyond, the Francine LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being addresses the key dimensions of financial literacy by providing programming and tools to propel success. 

 

Walk and Talk

Physical Wellness

The Francine LeFrak Center is setting the new standard for well-being in higher education —  and education at all levels and in all settings — by applying a wide lens that includes multiple dimensions of well-being in it’s programming. Our Walk and Talk series, was created to promote both physical movement and learn about topics of wellness from experts in our community.

Wellness Where you Are

Mental Wellness

Signature programming created by the Francine LeFrak Center team amplifies the importance of holistic well-being, particularly with programming to address key mental health issues, especially for girls and women.

Vice President of Health and Wellness, Chief Health Officer

Marina Catallozzi, M.D., MSCE

Meet Barnard’s health and wellness leader. 

About Francine A. LeFrak

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Francine A. LeFrak

Francine A. LeFrak has demonstrated a strong personal and philanthropic commitment to women’s empowerment and the generous continuation of her family’s legacy at Barnard.

“This is a dream come true and a culmination of my work supporting women that I have done for so many years. I am delighted to be on the forefront of this innovative and more complete definition of wellness. I have seen firsthand how wellness is an intersection of financial, physical, and mental well-being. This Center will be a point of hope for women. Like my mother, Ethel, Class of ’41, the Francine LeFrak Foundation Center for Well-Being is a trailblazer in the wellness and empowerment of women. I am so proud and excited to be working closely with Sian on this project. With the Francine LeFrak Center on its campus, I believe that Barnard is destined to be a leader in health and wellness and a model for others to follow. As a woman and a philanthropist, I can’t think of anything that could be closer to my heart.”

Francine A. LeFrak is the daughter of the late Samuel J. LeFrak and Ethel Stone LeFrak ’41, who served as a Barnard trustee from 1981 to 1985.

Meet our Ambassadors

We currently have five LeFrak student ambassadors who develop and run programming to support our work in the physical, mental, and financial spheres.