Combating COVID-19 in honor of Brett Schwartz

Campaign Creator

Jon Gottlieb

Change cover photo

My Progress


100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

185 Supporters and Counting
0 Days to Go
Give Now Join this team

Combating COVID-19 in honor of Brett Schwartz

Back to Top

About My Campaign

Friends & Family-

Jessie, Charlie and Jon would like to invite you to contribute to their fundraising campaign for NYU's Community to Fight COVID-19. We are raising funds in honor of our beloved Brett Schwartz. Brett ran his first, and last, half marathon with Charlie and Jon back in 2017 -- and tragically passed away three weeks later. Charlie and Jon have continued to run the Brooklyn Half Marathon every year as a tribute to Brett. Jessie was slated to make her Brooklyn Half debut this year in Brett's honor, but unfortunately the race was cancelled due to COVID-19. To celebrate Brett’s legacy, we will be running 13.1 miles on May 16th, despite the race being cancelled and are pairing this year’s efforts with a philanthropic cause.

We are partnering with NYU's Community to Fight COVID-19 because they are caring for patients with coronavirus, providing relief to frontline workers that are fighting this disease and researching ways to improve testing and speed diagnoses to deepen our understanding of the virus to help stop the spread.

If you feel inspired to donate, any amount would be deeply appreciated. Your gift would mean a lot to us, and even more to so many others who depend on the work of this great organization.

Thanks so much for your support.

How Your Support Makes a Difference

This campaign supports: COVID-19 Response

Your gift supports the greatest needs of patients with COVID-19, and of frontline teams and researchers as they work to combat—and ultimately end—this pandemic.


Congratulations Jon!
Great thing to be doing, Jon!
Great work Jon!
Amazing tribute for your friend and a great cause. A quote that stuck with me after my dad passed away - "Love is how you stay alive even after you're gone" and you are doing just that!! Good luck with the half!
Go Jon!
We'll be cheering you on virtually every step of the way!! You rock and we love you ❤️
Jon, This is a great thing you're doing in memory of Brett. Have a good run tomorrow! Much love always, G'ma
Run healthy Jon! Love you! Xoxo
You guys are amazing for doing this! Missing Bretty so much. Wish I could join the run!
Jonny - that was some walk we went on in the Gorge Chuck - "not now chuck!" Nice work here gents. Let's run our asses off.
We miss and love Brett and honor him every single day <3
Time winding down, Gottlieb at the buzzer - BANG! IT GOES IN! MIAMI WINS THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Glad u came up with an alternative way to continue your run! What a fabulous tribute to your friend! Go Jon Go!
Good luck Charlie and friends! Thanks for including me in this fantastic cause!
Good luck! Run hard!
From Jake and Audrey- great job all <3!
What an accomplishment to be able to run a half marathon Jessie! I am proud of you. Love, Grandma
Sending much love, Jon. And good luck with the run! Love, Ali & Nurit
Go get em Chaz
Proud of you Jawn! #InTheRain
Good luck Jon!!
We are happy to contribute in memory of your friend. Feel proud --- we applaud you Arlene and Norman
good friends doing good things
Go Jon!
Go, Jon, go!
In loving memory of Brett 💙 good luck with the run!
Thinking of you today Brett and we are proud of you Jess.
This is a very worthy cause and so nice what you boys are doing!! It is always better to give to others than to receive.
Really proud of you and what you, Jessie and Charlie continue to do to support such worthy causes and honor Brett's memory in such a meaningful way.
We wish we could cheer you guys on from Stillwell Avenue like we did three years ago. He'll be running along side the three of you so keep up!
So proud of you Jon! Sending all my love!! RUN JON RUN!!!!!
Good luck runners, so proud you're still doing this. Thinking of you Brett and everyone affected by COVID.
Good Job Mr. Gotti. JD and Donna
Good luck with the 13.1, Charlie!
So nice of you to honor Brett's memory by helping others during this especially difficult time. Thanks for including us.
Miss him everyday. Great work guys.
Thank you for fundraising to fight COVID-19!
You guys are amazing! Love you Bretty
So so proud of you three! Can't wait to cheer you on from the sidelines <3
A beautiful way to memorialize someone special to all of you <3
Go Charlie go!
Good luck Chuck!!
Go Jon go.. always proud of you. xo Wendy and Neil
Go Jon!!!!!
Good job, Jonathan!
Great cause - go get em guys!
Fantastic cause - I will be rooting for you guys!
In loving memory of my nephew, Bretzky
Run Charlie Run!
In honor of Brett Schwartz
Thank you to Jon, Charlie and Jessie for running and raising money for such an important cause in Brett's honor.
Great work for a great cause!
We're so proud of you Jon!
Good luck Jon..... Your friend Brett would be very proud, and so are we!
Good work chuck

Want to start your own campaign?

It's easy to make a difference.

Start Now

The content or links contained in this page are not products of NYU Langone Health.