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Ryan Field helps enCourage Kids provide toys at Bellevue Hospital

The enCourage Kids Foundation launched its national toy distribution campaign Tuesday with the help of our very own Ryan Field, Eyewitness News sports anchor and foundation ambassador.

Jean Butler

EKF announced the hiring of Jean Butler as the new President & CEO taking the place of the late Michele Hall Duncan.

Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital Receives Donation from enCourage Kids Foundation

This month Joe Wessely, Board Chair of enCourage Kids Foundation, presented a $50,000 check to Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital in support of KidZone TV in memory of EKF’s late CEO Michele Hall-Duncan.

In Memoriam: Michele Hall-Duncan

The enCourage Kids Foundation (EKF) lost an integral part of our family when Michele Hall-Duncan, our President and CEO, passed away on June 7th, 2022.

Industry Rules

I had the opportunity to catch up with Michele Hall Duncan, President & CEO of enCourage Kids Foundation.

The Wave

When Michele Hall, the president, and CEO of the enCourage Kids Foundation talks about the organization, it’s clear she’s all in.

Fox 5 Good Day New York

Chef Ralph Scamardella, partner of the Tao Group, and Michele Hall Duncan, CEO of enCourage Kids Foundation, talk about their fundraiser Oct. 19 at The Lighthouse in Chelsea.

Times Square Chronicles

On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, the enCourage Kids Foundation hosted their Serving Up Smiles premier tasting event

The Donna Drake Show

The Donna Drake Show Visits Gala for enCourage Kids Foundation.

Crain’s New York

Our President & CEO, Michele Hall-Duncan, was chosen to be part of the Notable Black Leaders and Executives list made by Crain’s New York.

Times Square Chronicles

There is no doubt that the pandemic will continue to cause issues for children in hospitals. As we approach the second month of 2021, organizations like enCourage Kids are getting ready to share the love with pediatric patients for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.

Social Lifestyle Magazine

Last week, Justin Hartley, NBC This Is Us, took over the web and hosted the enCourage Kids Serving Up Smiles virtual event presented by Revel Spirits. Michele Hall Duncan, President & CEO enCourage Kids Foundation along with Ryan Field, ABC Sports Anchor, who emceed the event, was live at Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse in NYC.

In The Zone

Justin Hartley, NBC This Is Us, took over the web and hosted the enCourage Kids Serving Up Smiles event along with Ryan Field, ABC Sports Anchor.

Times Square Chronicles

The enCourage Kids Foundation hosted their annual Serving Up Smiles event this week in Manhattan and successfully raised over $100,000.

Times Square Chronicles

Elizabeth Taylor writes about enCourage Kids Foundation’s Virtual Camp EKF and how we are continuing to support our families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.


enCourage Kids hosted a Virtual Camp EKF for our families. Chandra Gore from Medium interviewed Michele Hall-Duncan to hear more about the impact of camp on our families.

Thrive Global

“Ask your job to invest in you.” Michele Hall-Duncan is interviewed by Ben Ari from Thrive Global, where she speaks about enCourage Kids, her career, and more!

Business Leadership Series

Michele Hall-Duncan is interviewed by Derek Champagne from the Business Leadership Series. Take a listen to the podcast to hear from Michele and Derek about leadership, enCourage Kids, and more!

Social Lifestyle Magazine

Michele Hall-Duncan speaks with Olivia Rahim from Social Lifestyle Magazine about enCourage Kids and how COVID-19 has affected our organization and the nonprofit and healthcare world as a whole.


Gaby Acevedo reported on enCourage Kids Foundation’s food donation to The Bowery Mission amid the cancellation of their 35th Anniversary Gala due to COVID-19.


Michele Hall-Duncan and Tyrese fill everyone in our upcoming 35th Anniversary Gala with CBS2 anchors, Cindy Hsu and John Elliott.

Michele Hall-Duncan

Sizzle reel of enCourage Kids Foundation’s President & CEO, Michele Hall-Duncan, at various speaking engagements.


Shannon Elizabeth Lends a Hand at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital in Support of National Teddy Bear Day & enCourage Kids Foundation

Authority Magazine

Black Men and Women of The C-Suite: “ Diversity isn’t just about representation, it’s about agency and impact” with Michele Hall of enCourage Kids Foundation

CEO Blog Nation

28 Entrepreneurs, including our President & CEO Michele Hall-Duncan, Share Their Tips and Tricks of Staying Motivated

The Donna Drake Show

President & CEO, Michele Hall-Duncan, joins Donna Drake to share about the enCourage Kids mission


Ryan Field emcees enCourage Kids Foundation Gala in Midtown

CBS2- New York

enCourage Kids Foundation Challanges Kids to Overcome Health Obstacles