Variety international Award 2017
Presidential Citation Winner- Davida Layer
Awarded to honor an unsung hero who has helped improve the lives of children who have special needs.
Thanks to Davida Layer, the Chariman of the David B. Lichtenstein Foundation, our annual Variety Bikes for Kids event always starts at top speed.
Davida, and the Foundation, have been major contributors to Bikes for Kids since 2010. In that time, and with her vital support, more than 1400 kids have received a therapeutic, or regular, bicycle, and have enjoyed the freedom and sense of belonging that other kids take for granted.
And on that Saturday before Thanksgiving, when special kids get their special bikes, you’ll find Davida and a whole team of Lichtenstein family members helping to put together a number of bikes themselves.
Davida’s passion for Variety was handed down from her father, who was a great supporter of Variety from 2002 until his death in 2011.
Compelled to carry forward her family’s philanthropic work, Davida not only took over her father’s role as Chairman of the family foundation, but also took his place on Variety’s Board of Directors.
In the words of Executive Director Brian Roy, “It means so much that Davida has kept her family involved with our mission to help Variety families.” We send our heart filled congratulations to Davida for this well deserved honor!