Students of the Year Fairfield Westchester

Spencer Katz | Team Katz Fights Cancer

Team Katz Fights Cancer!

Mar 11, 2021

Hi! Today I am thrilled to share with you that 6PM tonight marks the culmination of the 2021 LLS Students of the Year campaign! It has been quite the journey raising funds for LLS with my team, and I wanted to update you all as you have helped shape this experience for me!

To date we have raised over $16,000, and we have the rest of the day to increase that number. Thank you so much for those who have gotten involved by making a personal or corporate contribution. You have helped prove that even in a pandemic we can make a difference and impact thousands of patients and families across the country. I am so proud that you could help me honor my mother, Lisa Katz, and all those who are fighting blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.

Now I am asking that if you have not contributed to please help us reach our goal! I know that with your help, we can achieve our goal by the finale date, which is tomorrow, March 11th!

There are still several ways to get involved including:

1. Making a contribution to my fundraising page here.

2. Bidding on my silent auction item - #166 - a necklace donated by the great jewelry store Desires by Mikolay here:

3. Joining me at the Grand Finale Gala event and pledging a donation to my team and I at the paddle raise! YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!

-For individuals 18 years of age or older, please register here - Please note, a credit card is required to bid or donate and will only be charged if you win a silent auction item(s) or donate through the online system.

-For individuals under 18 years of age, please register here -

I can’t thank you all enough for supporting me during these times. It's because of generous donors like you that our team (Katz Fights Cancer) can leave our best possible mark on the community in honor of all patients battling blood cancers!

With my sincerest gratitude,

Spencer Katz and Team Katz Fights Cancer

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Mar 08, 2021

We are thrilled to share that the silent auction for the 2021 Westchester Fairfield Students of the Year campaign is now live and will remain open until March 11th at 6:45 p.m. Support Team Katz Fights Cancer by bidding on ITEM 166 pictured here (donated by the fabulous Desires by MIkolay) and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by bidding now.

Ready to start bidding? Visit our Grand Finale websiteat


Need to Register? All guests are asked to register for the event. In the days leading up to the event, LLS will provide all registered guests with an exclusive Zoom link and password.

For individuals over 18 years of age, please register here ( or text SOYNewHaven21 to 76278. Please note, a credit card is required to donate or bid on auction items through GiveSmart. The credit card on file will only be charged if you win a silent auction item(s) or make a donation through GiveSmart.

For individuals under 18 years of age, please register here (




Feb 28, 2021


Congratulations to Lindsay Soyka! You are the winner of the Xbox Raffle from Team Katz Fights Cancer!

Thank you to all who participated in the raffle. Your support and contributions to ending cancer make you winners in our eyes!


Thank You Desires by Mikolay!

Feb 28, 2021


Thank you Tara Mikolay and the entire team at Desires by Mikolay!! They raised $2000 for Team Katz Fights Cancer and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! Thank you to all who came out to support the cause!


Bling Away Those Winter Blues!

Feb 17, 2021

Bling away those winter blues with Team Katz Fights Cancer! 

Please join us to shop for a cause at the fabulous Desires by Mikolay in Chappaqua. 10% of all proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  There will be drinks and jewels!! Need we say more??

Thank you Tara Mikolay for teaming up with us for this important cause.


Cancer and Video Games

Feb 11, 2021

Cancer doesn’t stop and neither will Team Katz Fights Cancer!  The raffle for the Xbox is still open. But Xbox not your thing? How about a raffle for a brand new, sold out PlayStation 5?

100% of proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 




  • Nataliya and Scott Le Vine

    We lost my sister to metastatic breast cancer this past year. Thank you for taking this initiative.

  • Laurie Berg

    Martha Fergusoñ & you honoring your mother Lisa!

  • Benjamin Palancia

    Good luck with the fundraising!!!

  • Vicki and Bart

    My brother is also a survivor of blood cancer. Always happy to support!!

  • Lauren Levin

    Go Team Katz!

  • Victoria Rosman

    Thank you for the hard work for such an important cause!

  • Nichelle Maynard-Elliott

    Happy to support this worthy cause, Lisa! We thank God for all the cancer survivors and pray for families who are in the struggle or have lost loved ones. - Nichelle

  • Marnie Ann Piazza

    Thanks for doing this, what a great cause!

  • Cheriff & Fink, P.C.

    Thank you for raising money for this important cause. I hope you meet and exceed your goal soon! Cheriff & Fink, P.C.

  • Jackie and Mel Cohen

    It is our pleasure to donate to such a worthy cause. Your mom’s successful fight to beat cancer inspired us and all that know her. Love, Jackie and Mel Cohen

  • Anonymous

    Very impressed - Alan Sheptin

  • Michele Gregson

    I have had a number of friends struggle with lymphoma and leukemia. We must find a cure!

  • Laura Lazarus Goldstein

    Happy to support! Laura Lazarus Goldstein

  • Lauren Cohen

    Go Spencer! What a great cause, we are so proud of you.

  • Andrea Sanseverino Galan DiPreta

    I’m so happy to support this meaningful work!!

  • The Malter Family

    What a cause! All the best!

  • David Kasow

    Great job Spencer for a great cause! Good luck meeting your goals! The Kasow’s

  • Laurel

    For Team Katz

  • Barbara Buxbaum

    I am donating in honor of my sister, Judy Fine Edelstein, and best childhood friend, Betsy Blank.

  • Stacy Morse

    Great cause. My husband has done the Columbia Tower, firefighter stair climb for this same cause.

  • Daniel and Rebecca Damon

    Great cause!

  • Ryan Preston

    Hi Team Katz, I am contributing to the football pool - 4 squares. Great job!!!

  • Carol and Eli Reiter

    We are so proud of your accomplishments! Keep up the good work! Love, Grandma and Eli

  • Jennifer and Cliff Seltzer

    Keep Giving Back

  • Denise Krieg

    Team Katz

  • The Warshaw Family

    Good luck with your fundraising efforts! The Warshaw Family

  • Platt Family

    Great job Spencer and good luck! The Platt family

  • Ann and Bruce Loeb

    In honor of Spencer Katz and Team Katz Fights Cancer

  • Robin Thea

    In honor of Danielle Leventhal ❤️❤️ Keep on fighting sweet girl❤️❤️

  • Michelle Katz

    Thanks for keeping us in the know, Spencer.

  • Rhonda Shepardson

    Praying we can find a cure. My heart goes out to all the families that have lost their loved ones and to all the survivors.

  • Ronni Diamondstein

    Such a great cause! Good luck!

  • Brad Handler

    Best of luck reaching your goal, Spencer!

  • Anonymous

    I am happy to see our younger generation is going in the right direction. Writing a check is easy, but giving your time for others is noble. Best wishes and good luck with your fund raising effort.

  • Lauren Budow Cohn

    Great work Spencer - you are making a big difference in the world!!

  • Barrie Radbill

    This is in memory of my dear friend Staci Stone. This campaign inspired by your mom is so incredible.

  • Eileen and Michael Gallagher

    Happy to support such a vital cause.

  • Eric Lebenson

    Great job, Spencer!!! Thank you for raising money for LLS - such an incredible organization that is helping to eradicate blood cancers!!!

  • Tomasello Family

    Way to go Spencer

  • Michael Kassel

    Congratulations on a successfully fundraiser.

  • Ellen ORourke

    Way to go!

  • Nechama and Shmuli Slonim

    In honor of Arden Katz

  • Daniel and Rebecca Damon

    Best of luck on a great cause!

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