Ready to make every step count in 2024?

You can create a world of difference in the lives of individuals with autism and developmental disabilities by supporting a runner on the 2024 Birch Family Services United Airlines NYC Half team. Birch Family Services provides critical education, residential, community services, and employment programs for 2,000 individuals throughout New York City.

Your donation will make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and families who rely on Birch Family Services’ programs.  Support one of our amazing runners and come out to cheer for them on March 17, 2024.



Meet Our Runners

Catherine Rinaldo

Catherine Rinaldo has been a Birch supporter for five years. She joined the Young Professionals Board at its inception and has since been a steadfast Board Member. An avid runner, she has participated in two half marathons in the past and when the opportunity to do another one and support Birch at the same time arose, she couldn’t pass it up!




Benjamin Nottingham

Ben Nottingham has been involved with Birch for the past three years. A member of the Birch Young Professionals Board, Ben has been a dedicated supporter of Birch, lending his time and effort at our events and running in our past 5K Fast Track to Empowerment races.  When he found out about the chance to support Birch for the United Airlines NYC Half, he jumped at the opportunity!




Alec Uly

Alec Uly is an EisnerAmper Employee who has participated in a past event sponsored by Birch Family Services. A dedicated runner, Alec has completed many races in the past and is set to run in the NYC Marathon this November. A firm believer in Birch’s work, Alex can’t wait to run in support of Birh’s mission. This would be his first event participating as part of the Birch Family Services Team.