Beth Kelly-Peelle

Charity Work in New York City

About Beth Kelly-Peelle

A resident of New York City, Beth Kelly-Peelle enjoys contributing her time to numerous charities that help those who are underprivileged. One such organization is the Children’s Aid Society, which works to help children born into poverty succeed despite disadvantages. In order to accomplish this goal, the Children’s Aid Society offers numerous services, including legal advocacy, sports and recreation, and youth development. Elizabeth Kelly-Peelle also supports the Food Bank for New York City, which delivers food to those in need, as well as Citymeals-on-Wheels.

When she is not volunteering, Beth Kelly-Peelle explores numerous hobbies, including rock climbing and cooking, and she is particularly fond of French and Asian cuisines. She also enjoys traveling, especially to the Bordeaux region of France, and has visited Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, and China. Professionally, she is a guidance-counseling consultant who works with private high schools in New York City. With an interest in ADD and ADHD in teens, she is currently writing a book about the effects of ADHD on performance in high school.

The Basics of Bordeaux Wine

Elizabeth “Beth” Kelly-Peelle, an experienced guidance counselor and consultant to high schools, enjoys learning about wine and winemaking in her free time. Particularly interested in wines from the Bordeaux region of France, Beth Kelly-Peelle has visited vineyards and taken winemaking courses there.

When discussing wines from Bordeaux, the most important factor to consider is location. The region became famous for its wines largely because of its geographical situation, which allowed early winemakers to build their reputation with visitors to the port city of Bordeaux. Now, with the region's reputation already established, winemakers from Bordeaux classify themselves largely based on their position in the area.

All Bordeaux red wines, the most well-known variety in the region, are a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Those wineries on the left bank of the Gironde River use a higher concentration of Cabernet Sauvignon, whereas those on the right bank include more Merlot. This makes right bank wines softer and fruitier, whereas left bank wines are rich and powerful in flavor.

Jumpstart Organization's Second Annual Fall Luncheon

An active presence in her community, Elizabeth “Beth” Kelly-Peelle supports numerous charitable organizations within the New York City area. Dedicated to helping others, Beth Kelly-Peelle offers her time to Jumpstart.

A national program that uses community and adult-child relationships to help children build on language and literacy skills, Jumpstart began in 1993. Focusing on children from low-income backgrounds, Jumpstart has helped more than 76,000 preschool students located across the country since its inception. It relies on 36,000 trained college students and community volunteers to achieve its goals.

On November 5, 2015, Jumpstart hosted its second annual fall luncheon, which occurred at Manhattan’s Upper Story by Charlie Palmer. Fundraiser guests feasted on a three-course lunch, hors d’oeuvres, and wine. The luncheon focused on the theme Bookmarks: The Special Books That Define Moments and Places in Our Lives and welcomed authors Maggie Kneip (Now Everyone Will Know) and Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (How to Be a Grown-Up, The Nanny Diaries) to discuss their personal bookmarks and perspective on writing.

The luncheon raised nearly $60,000 to benefit local New York Jumpstart programming.

Annual Campaigns from Jumpstart NYC

An experienced guidance counselor and consultant, Beth Kelly-Peelle has held positions in the New York City Public School System and with City University of New York. Elizabeth Kelly Peele also actively supports Jumpstart, a national early education organization focused on training college students and community members to provide services for pre-school children in low-income areas.

Among the organization’s annual campaigns is Read for the Record, a fundraising effort that invites citizens around the world to participate in a collective reading event. Scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2016, the event aims to raise awareness of the importance of early learning. Since it began 10 years ago, the campaign has grown into a global reading effort that reaches more than 17 million individuals worldwide.

In addition to Read for the Record, Jumpstart NYC organizes an annual Scribbles to Novels fundraising event, bringing together educational professionals, acclaimed authors, and celebrities in support of early childhood education and kindergarten readiness.

After-School Programming from the Children’s Aid Society

A graduate of New York University and Hunter College, Beth Kelly-Peelle is a guidance counselor and consultant with experience in the New York City school system. In her free time, Elizabeth Kelly Peelle supports a number of charitable organizations, including the Children's Aid Society, which provides critical services for New York children and their families.

Committed to providing resources and opportunities for children living in poverty, the Children’s Aid Society offers after-school activities at each of five sites in New York City. Available for three hours five days per week, after-school programming covers interests such as technology, sports, arts, and life skills, as well as character and career development. Children also receive homework support and a healthy snack each day. All programs adhere to standards outlined in the National School-Age Care Alliance Standards for Quality School-Age Care, ensuring that staff interacts with children in healthy, productive ways. To learn more about the Children’s Aid Society and its extensive services, visit

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