Daniel Neiditch | Charitable Foundation

Daniel Neiditch | Charitable Foundation

About Daniel Neiditch

Daniel Neiditch is a real estate mogul, sustainability advocate, and philanthropist in New York City. He is the President of River 2 River Realty, a top-tier real estate firm with a distinguished reputation for serving the city’s residents as a trustworthy brokerage, landlord, property manager, and developer. Neiditch is also oft-recognized for his work as President of The Atelier Condo, a sustainability-forward luxury building in New York City.  It is the tallest residential solar-powered building in the United States, and Neiditch was at the forefront of the solar movement as an earlier pioneer of the technology.

Daniel Neiditch’s early-career successes have allowed him to support several charitable causes and organizations, especially in education, healthcare, community-building, and youth services. Having grown up in the Bronx, Neiditch is passionate about empowering disadvantaged children and their families living in his native borough.

Neiditch is particularly focused on eradicating homelessness. As a child, he saw the painful reality of homelessness and financial insecurity take its toll on his friends and neighbors. Today, he strives to connect those experiencing homelessness with medical care, jobs, and housing. Several years ago, Neiditch even went undercover and lived on the streets for three days to gain a first-person understanding of how it feels to be without shelter and support. He is working with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to find a solution to help the homeless population in New York and beyond with his innovative ideas to create jobs and housing.

As the preferred luxury realtor of noted celebrities — including Ed Harris, Dania Ramirez, Michael Douglas, Lindsay Lohan, Amy Brenneman, and Hillary Duff — Daniel Neiditch collaborates with his expansive network to expand his philanthropic reach and amplify awareness for worthy causes. Neiditch has been a personal guest of honor in the home of Michael J. Fox for his support of the Adaptive Sports Foundation, an organization that provides life-changing experiences for children with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Neiditch’s philanthropic partnerships have drawn considerable media attention and facilitated significant charitable impact. For example, Daniel Neiditch held a celebrity boxing match atop one of his Midtown residential buildings with heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. Holyfield’s signed boxing gloves were put up for charity auction; by the end of the match, the pair had raised over $100,000 for autism awareness.

Neiditch also had a boxing match with the legend Sugar Ray Leonard to support childhood diabetes in Los Angeles. In addition, he was honored by the  Shaquille O’Neal Foundation for his support by walking down the red carpet with Shaq during the premiere of his HBO documentary. Billy Crystal honored Neiditch for his support of the Drama League backstage at his Broadway Show, Mr. Saturday Night.

Daniel Neiditch has also been heavily involved with Room to Grow, a nonprofit that offers structured coaching, material goods, and community connections to support parents and children alike. He has collaborated with actors Bruce Willis and Uma Thurman to host Room to Grow’s annual benefit. Most recently, he helped adapt the event to a virtual format when COVID-19 would have otherwise made an in-person fundraiser impossible. Neiditch also supported the Say Organization, which helps children with stuttering issues as a VIP, and had a private bowling event with Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd to raise money.

Neiditch also notably hosted the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) fundraiser with artist Jeff Koonsand was a host for the Montclair Film’s annual fundraiser and was on stage with Stephen Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in front of a 3000-person crowd. Neiditch was an honorary guest three times at the Israel Day Parade for his tremendous support of Israel and was honored by driving his one-of-a-kind Lamborghini down the parade route.

Daniel Neiditch is also heavily involved with Literacy Partners, an adult education nonprofit dedicated to strengthening NYC families through increased literacy. He is a regular contributor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and has also supported the Ryan Seacrest Foundation together with the Jonas brothers. Neiditch has traveled to Africa to help underserved populations and is a longtime contributor to the Clinton Foundation and The Bush Foundation. He has also contributed to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund, initially founded in response to the destructive earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Neiditch is the chairman of the board for the Max Alexander Foundation, which helps underprivileged communities in Africa by building schools and giving supplies needed to educate the youth there. Neiditch was an honored guest backstage at Shania Twain’s concert in Madison Square Garden for this support of Shania Kids Can, which helps underprivileged and abused children with economic, social, and personal sufferings.

Neiditch has been honored five times to throw out the first pitch at Major League Baseball games by the Minnesota TwinsBoston Red SoxPhiladelphia PhilliesChicago White Sox, and the St. Louis Cardinals for his tremendous support in those local communities to help the underserved population. Neiditch believes sports can be a powerful tool in philanthropy. Neiditch was honored backstage by late show host Seth Meyers at NBC studio for supporting the Chris Everett Foundation, which helps children in need from drug-addicted families. He also supported the 1 in 6 Foundation with acting legend Anthony Edwards to spread the word for men who have been sexually assaulted as children to get their stories out and save others by heightening awareness.

Neiditch was an honored guest and walked the red carpet at the 2023 Drama League awards with Grammy winner Josh Groban and other stars such as Jessica Chastain & Ben Platt. Neiditch and Groban help young artists in underprivileged communities get the chance to start in the music industry. Daniel Neiditch donated money to support scholarships for underprivileged students in the Bronx with the support of NY Yankees Harrison Bader and Aaron Judge. Neiditch has worked with actor Lou Diamond Phillips, who is on the board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures, with their mutual support of the ACLU. Neiditch was an honored speaker at a celebrity golf event for the Boys and Girls Club with NY Giants Saquon Barkley and other NFL players.

Daniel Neiditch facilitated a toy drive in NYC public schools with the Shark Daymond John. Neiditch purchased thousands of gifts for underprivileged children and personally handed them out. Neiditch sees the importance of making an impact on young children’s lives and that every child should get a gift for the holidays even when their family cannot afford it. Neiditch had a legendary hockey face-off for charity with the greatest hockey player of all time, Wayne Gretzky. Neiditch is a big supporter of his foundation, which helps unprivileged children get an opportunity to play hockey. Facing off with this legend was easy, and the hard work is going to be building skating rinks in areas where children previously did not have access to one.

Daniel Neiditch is a longtime proponent of child education and welfare worldwide and is serving as a board member of the Promise Project Charity, which helps diagnose underprivileged children with learning disabilities and help them receive a proper education. He presented a lifetime achievement award to New York City Mayor Eric Adams, commemorating his dedication to the education of children in New York. Neiditch and Mayor Eric Adams will continue to work together to ensure the children of New York City are educated properly – and that no child goes undiagnosed for dyslexia again.

Daniel Neiditch was honored by a New York City Public school as a principal for a day in the South Bronx. This school is in the poorest district of the United States. Neiditch met with the school staff and children to get a better understanding of what needs to be done to ensure these children are getting the proper education. A large percentage of these children are not meeting the basic skills because they have undiagnosed learning disabilities. Neiditch will continue to work with the school administration to make important changes to get this going in the right direction.

Daniel Neiditch teamed up with baseball legend Darryl Strawberry, New York Knicks John Starks, and NY Giants Quarterback Tommy Devito for a day of sports to support the Promise Project in Westchester, NY. The day began with a friendly basketball match between Neiditch and Starks, showcasing their competitive spirit and demonstrating their passion for the cause. The game was followed by a baseball session with Strawberry, where Neiditch shared in the joy of the game with the legendary World Series Champion outfielder. The highlight of the day was a football game with Tommy Devito, who has quickly become a fan favorite with the NY Giants. Devito’s passion for giving back to the community was evident as he played alongside Neiditch, showcasing his talent and generosity. The event served as a platform to raise awareness for the Promise Project Charity.

Daniel Neiditch was honored as a guest on the red carpet, as Bindi Irwin’s guest, at the 12th annual Blossom BallThe illustrious red carpet event was adorned with stars and dignitaries. This was a glittering affair dedicated to raising crucial funds for the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Daniel Neiditch’s presence as an honored guest lent an air of prestige to the evening, underscoring his unwavering commitment to philanthropy and advocacy for women’s health. Dan Neiditch has collaborated with the renowned actor Jason Alexander in their shared commitment to advancing minority rights, civil liberties, and women’s rights. Jason Alexander and Daniel Neiditch both attended Boston University, embarking on distinct career paths that have converged in our united efforts to support others.

Daniel Neiditch teamed up with Debra Messing from the Will and Grace famed TV show to spend time with remarkable wounded warriors who have risked their lives for democracy and freedom. These young soldiers have shown tremendous bravery and resilience. Daniel Neiditch hosted them for events and supported a charity that helped get the wounded soldiers medical treatment as well as a relaxing time to get their minds off of war. 

Daniel Neiditch serves New York as an on-call chief emergency first responder and an Honorary Fire Chief for New York State. He is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council and is an active contributor to Entrepreneur and SCORE NYC, the nonprofit mentorship arm of the Small Business Association. He firmly believes nonprofits can be powerful allies to local governments if given a chance.