Our Work 2017-03-16T19:36:17+00:00

What we do?

The Chynn Family Foundation seeks to identify areas of unmet need and to advance solutions to addressing them. We believe passionately in the promise and importance of creative thinking, strategic leadership and strong organizations to help bring about change. Our intention as a Foundation is to help make measurable progress in improving the lives of others.

Here are some of our projects.

LASEK Donation

Dr. Emil Chynn donates one LASEK each and every year to a worthy charity, and has raised $100,000 over the years for various charities in this fashion, including organizations as varied as the Dartmouth Club of NY, the Mt. Sinai Medical Student Free Community Health Clinic, V-Day (prevent violence against women), Pups for Peace (train bomb sniffing dogs to work in Israel), and Haitian Hurricane Relief.


Helping to Advance the Medical Field

By donating to Mount Sinai School of Medicine we are providing better service to patients by extending available programs, contributing to ground-breaking research, building state-of-the-art facilities and making student scholarships available.


Women around the world don’t enjoy the same liberties everywhere. Some are subject to hardship simply due to their sex. Dr. Chynn advocates fairness for all.

Training Dogs To Detect Terror

Dr. Chynn loves dogs, he himself has a Borzoi. Rhett is a Russian wolfhound a big sweet dog we love having at the office. Pups for Peace is an organization that trains dogs to identify landmines in war torn countries.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is the first to answer and offer solutions in the time of a crisis. Dr. Chynn appreciates their extraordinary efforts.

American Heart Association

Heart disease and Stroke are the number one and number three killer of American’s today, respectively. Donations to the American Heart Association help fight these killers by funding educational programs, research and community outreach.

Essay Contest on Ethics and Morality

Winners of the essay contest on Ethics and Morality were announced at the 8th Grade Advancement Ceremony on May 17. Seventh-grader Charles Findlay and eighth-grader Chandler Gordon were each named a recipient of a $750 award towards an educational enrichment program of their choice, funded by the Chynn Family Foundation. The awards were presented by Dr. York Chynn, founder of the foundation, and his son, Dr. Emil Chynn, a former biology teacher at St. Benedict’s, who shared his father’s vision and interest in expanding the essay contest into an annual program.

Thank You Letter From a Student

Dear Dr.Chynn,

Thank you for the opportunity that you gave me. You let me express my feelings about life and how I look at it. By writing my essay, I learned why morals and ethics are important and how your choices can effect your life and your future. But, I really just want to say thank you for the opportunity, again. May God Bless You.

Chandler Gordon 

Donations to Fordham University

Dr. Chynn’s mother attended Fordham University where she received her master’s in –. They now donate to the school to give less fortunate students an opportunity for a better education. The donation’s by the Chynn family are divided among scholarships and research.

Our Lady of Pompeii, Dr. Chynn’s church

Dr. Chynn is a Catholic, and his church is Church of Our Lady of Pompeii, to which he donated a generous amounts of money.

Giving Back to the Community

Dr. Chynn helps students get ahead by contributing to research and making resources available.

Helping Our Kids Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Dr. Chynn has donated to Vernon Skatepark Memorial Organization in an effort to build a free public state park in Vernon, New Jersey. This is a cool way to keep kids in this community safe and active. making healthy habits fun make them easier to maintain.

Ensuring a Brighter Future for Kids With Autism

Dr. Chynn appreciates the hard work and patience the teachers and employees of Alpine Learning Center display everyday to help children with autism reach their potential. Dr. Chynn’s donations have made resources available to give the children the opportunity to work toward their best.

Hurricane Katrina

Dr. Chynn has donated to several families who lost their homes during the unfortunate natural disaster.

From The Nature Conservancy’s Young Professionals Group:

“Thank you, Dr. Chynn, for Park Avenue LASEK’s donation of a LASEK treatment procedure (silver package), which was featured at The Nature Conservancy’s Young Professionals’ 2011 Benefit: Wild at Heart: Cooking up a Sustainable Life. The event was attended by approximately 400 people and raised nearly $350,000 for The Nature Conservancy’s work! The success of the evening would not have been possible without your support. Thank you.
Proceeds from the evening will support the protection of the Heart of the Adirondacks, a historic conservation purchase to protect 175,600 acres of important forests, lakes, rivers, and mountains for generations to come.

Donations to Tien Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan

Dr. Chynn’s aunt is a nun (Sister Mary Ann) she works at the Tien Hospital in Teipei. Dr. Chynn’s donations to this hospital help those less fortunate get necessary medical attention.