Jay Zises, chairman of A Cap Inc, Investment Management, is a native of New York City. One of the local charities to which Jay Zises contributes is Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged, or H.E.L.P.
H.E.L.P. is an organization that provides homes, jobs, and services for impoverished citizens of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Washington, DC. Recently, H.E.L.P. organized a presentation featuring Maria Cuomo Cole, an award-winning film producer and chairman of H.E.L.P. USA. As a philanthropist, Cuomo Cole has worked to help the homeless and those in low-income populations, as well as spreading awareness of issues that she feels strongly about through her films.
Some documentary films to which Maria Cuomo Cole has contributed include Living for 32, which details the Virginia Tech shooting of 2007; NEWTOWN, about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings; and the Academy Award-nominated The Invisible War, made to create an awareness of the rape epidemic within the US military.