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JOBS JOBS JOBS
Dialing for $’s
Pennies for Charity
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by Fred Scaglione
The $1.2 Billion Question
Pennies for Charity: Every year for the Ten Years of Telemarketing in New York State
past eleven years the Attorney General’s
POINT OF VIEW Office has rung in the holiday season with
publication of this major report, which de- Year
tails the size and scope of fundraising by
charities using professional telemarketers. 2004 $170.6 million $63.5 million 37.2% $107.1 million
The Invisible And every year, the numbers are stagger-
2003 $187.4 " $63.2 " 33.7% $124.2 "
ing. During 2004, as outlined in the most
Thirty Two Percent recent edition of Pennies for Charity released 2002 $184.3 " $57.1 " 31.0% $127.1 "
in December, telemarketers raised $171 2001 $184.8 " $59.0 " 31.9% $125.8 "
million on campaigns registered in New
Page 5 York State. Charities only got to keep $63 2000 $188.4 " $59.3 " 31.5% $129.0 "
million, or $0.37 on the dollar. The profes- 1999 $194.1 " $55.3 " 28.5% $138.8 "
sional fundraisers kept $107 million, or
1998 $178.2 " $52.0 " 29.2% $126.1 "
63% of the total amount collected, in the
form of fundraising fees or other telemar- 1997 $145.2 " $35.9 " 24.7% $109.4 "
keting expenses. $163.6 " $60.0 "
“We think that they should change the 1996 36.7% $103.5 "
NEWS name of that report,” says Senny Boone,
Executive Director of the Direct Marketing
1995 $160.5 " $61.1 " 38.1% $ 99.3 "
Association Nonprofit Federation (DMA- Total $1.8 billion $566.4 million 32.2% $1.2 billion
NF) which represents professional
Governor’s Budget fundraisers involved in telemarketing and
direct mail. “It is a total misnomer. You are rectly to a charitable organization rather other forms of fundraising?
not talking about pennies. You are talking than through a professional telemarketing • Which charities are raising this $170 mil-
Page 6 about millions of dollars being raised to campaign and to review the annual finan- lion over the phone each year?
support organizations.” cial report of a charity before making a con- • Who are the telemarketers who do it on
Boone is certainly right about the tribution," he said while releasing the latest their behalf?
amounts being raised. It is a lot of money report. Pennies for Charity, itself, is de- • Is $0.37 on the dollar as low as it sounds?
and, over time, it really adds up. During signed as a public education document “to • What is the appropriate role of telemar-
the past ten years telemarketing cam- show New Yorkers how much of the mon- keting in a charity’s fundraising arsenal?
paigns registered in New York State have ey they contribute in response to telemar- • What is the right way to do it?
raised a total of $1.8 billion. keter solicitations actually supports chari- • What is the wrong way?
NEWS The Attorney General’s point, of table programs.” It is intended to shock • How does the AG’s office regulate and
course, is just how few pennies out of each New York’s generous and giving public monitor telemarketing fundraising?
dollar raised go to support programs at the into wary skepticism, thereby depriving Should it do more? Can it do more?
charities and how many are retained by less scrupulous telemarketers of their easi- Pennies for Charity provides a wealth
Mergers outside professional fundraisers. Here est prey. of information to help answer these ques-
again, the numbers really add up. During Despite these repeated public warn- tions – and raise others. The report’s 146
the same ten-year period, professional tele- ings by the AG’s office, telemarketing cam- pages of tables and analyses are the defini-
Page 7 marketers have retained $1.2 billion of the paigns are still an enormous source of rev- tive word on who is doing what with
total amount raised. That is billion with a enue – and a big business – in New York whom. It provides the basics on each of
“B”. And that is a lot of fundraising fees State. the 555 telemarketing campaigns conduct-
and expenses. Questions about telemarketing as a ed in New York State by 440 different char-
Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s posi- fundraising practice abound:
tion is clear. "Donors are urged to give di- How big is telemarketing compared to PENNIES FOR CHARITY continued on page 8
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Letters New York Nonprofit Press agrees with and supports the sentiments
expressed by the Ad Hoc Child Welfare Group in the attached open letter to
Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Quinn. The deaths of Nixzmary
Brown, Sierra Roberts and Dahquay Gillians were tragic. It also would be
tragic if a hasty and misguided response to these deaths were to derail the
substantial progress which the City’s Child Welfare System has made over
An open letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg the past decade.
and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn We are grateful to all those who have signed this letter and to Andrew
White of the Child Welfare Watch and the New School’s Center for New York
Ad hoc NYC Child Welfare Group In child welfare policy, there is too often an City Affairs for the opportunity to publish it.
c/o Andrew White overly politicized, whipsaw effect that results
Child Welfare Watch from the intense public scrutiny that follows a
Center for New York City Affairs child’s death. This can force administrators into
The New School extreme shifts in direction based on simplistic Ralph Dumont, Executive Director, Nora McCarthy, Editor, Represent!*
or ill-informed analysis. Instead, changes in child Lower East Side Family Union Carolyn McLaughlin, Executive Director,
January 20, 2006 welfare policies and services must be based on Ilze Earner, Director, Immigrants and Child Citizens Advice Bureau
evidence and experience in the field. Welfare Project, Hunter College School of Robert J. McMahon, Executive Director,
Dear Mayor Bloomberg and There is much work to be done. Oversight Social Work SCO Family of Services
City Council Speaker Quinn: and support of investigations will have to be Laurel Eisner, Executive Director, Claude B. Meyers, Executive Director,
Ten years ago, New York City’s child pro- reinforced, as will education and skill develop- Sanctuary for Families Abbott House
tection system was in severe disarray. ment for caseworkers.At least as important will Aubrey Featherstone, Executive Director, Lawrence Murray, CASA Fellow,
Investigators were overwhelmed and demoral- be energizing more effective collaboration Edwin Gould Services for Children and National Center on Addiction & Substance
ized, carrying 30 or more cases at a time and between front-line child protection staff and Families Abuse at Columbia University*
frequently not finishing their investigations on workers at community organizations and insti- John J. Frein, Executive Director, Beth Navon, Executive Director,
schedule. Management and accountability sys- tutions that serve families and children (includ- Catholic Guardian Society Friends of the Island Academy
tems were weak. The need for a thoroughgoing ing public schools). The city must redouble Michael Garber, child welfare consultant* Sharwline Nicholson, President,
reconstruction and renewal of the agency was recent efforts to improve Family Court so that Sister Judith Garson, Executive Director, Child Welfare Organizing Project*
evident even before the very public review of it effectively addresses the needs of children and Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Steven Parker, Executive Director, Rosalie Hall
the death of Elisa Izquierdo. parents and eliminates long and routine case Health Service Jim Purcell, Executive Director,
delays. And community-based, preventive family Martin Guggenheim, Fiorello Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies
Today, in the wake of the deaths of
support and foster care services must be LaGuardia Professor of Clinical Law, New Brother Philip Rofrano, FSC,
Nixzmary Brown, Sierra Roberts and Dahquay
strengthened further, including lower caseloads. York University Law School* Executive Director/President,
Gillians, the city’s child protection system is
once again the focus of intense public criticism Finally, New York must intensify its efforts Robert H. Gutheil, Executive Director, Martin de Porres Group Homes
and internal scrutiny. The signers of this letter to develop a more meaningful and effective Episcopal Social Services Sharonne Salaam, Executive Director,
spend much of our lives engaged with this sys- strategy for reducing family violence, not only Tony Hannigan, Executive Director, People United for Children*
tem and with the Administration for Children’s violence against children but against women as Center for Urban Community Services Donna A. Santarsiero, Executive Director,
Services, either as practitioners, parents, advo- well. Even as major crime rates have fallen Roseanne Haggerty, President, Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service
cates, attorneys, analysts or otherwise. And we steeply, family homicides and assaults remain as Common Ground Natasha Santos, Reporter, Represent!
state emphatically that the problems illuminated common as they ever were. Susan Halpern, President,The Sirus Fund Andrew Scherer, Executive Director,
by these recent deaths are very different from Rev. Msgr. Robert M. Harris, President & CEO, Legal Services for New York City (LSNY)
the wholesale dysfunction of the early-to-mid With sincere commitment for a steadily St.Vincent's Services, Inc. Alan Siskind, Executive Vice President,
1990s. They demand a very different kind of improving system for safer children and Keith Hefner, Publisher/Executive Director, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s
response. stronger families, we are: Youth Communications Services
Dianne Heggie, Associate Executive Director, Herbert W. Stupp, CEO/
The city’s response to these deaths and the Richard Altman, CEO, Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies Little Flower Children & Family Services
crisis of public trust will have to build upon the Jewish Child Care Association Sue Jacobs, Executive Director, David Tobis, Executive Director,
reform efforts of the last several years. Any Michael Arsham, Executive Director, Center for Family Representation Child Welfare Fund*
other approach would threaten to scuttle what Child Welfare Organizing Project* Poul Jensen, President/CEO, Graham-Winham Richard Wexler, Executive Director,
is surely one of the most successful, influential Bill Baccaglini, Executive Director, Jeremy Kohomban, President and CEO, National Coalition for Child Protection
system reform projects in urban government— New York Foundling Children’s Village* Reform
and one that all concerned recognize as far from Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, CEO, Safe Space Jack Krauskopf, Distinguished Lecturer, Andrew White, Director, Center for New York
completed. Ellen Baxter, Executive Director, Baruch College School of Public Affairs* City Affairs at The New School*
We support the Administration for Broadway Housing Communities Madeleine Kurtz, attorney* Fred Wulczyn, Research Fellow,
Children’s Services attention in recent years to Rolando Bini, Executive Director, Susan Lob, Director, Chapin Hall Center for Children, University
implementing rigorous accountability systems Parents in Action Voices of Women Organizing Project of Chicago*
and performance reviews internally and with its Bernadette Blount, Parent Organizer, Sister Paulette LoMonaco, Executive Director, Michelle Yanche, Executive Director,
contractors; pursuing low investigative case- Child Welfare Organizing Project Good Shepherd Services Neighborhood Family Services Coalition
loads and adequate pay for frontline workers; Andy Breslau, Executive Director, Rev. Alfred Lo Pinto,Vicar, Jill Zuccardy, Director,
providing investigators easier access to clinical City Futures Inc.* Human Services, Diocese of Brooklyn Child Protection Project, Sanctuary for
expertise on mental health, domestic violence Eric Brettschneider, Executive Director, Agenda and Queens Families
and substance abuse issues; strengthening and for Children Tomorrow Gerald P. Mallon, Professor, Hunter College
expanding essential community-based family Linda Lausell Bryant, Executive Director, School of Social Work* Affiliations are for identification purposes only.
support services; steering the foster care sys- Inwood House Gerard McCaffery, President/CEO,
tem toward better and more permanent homes Folasade Campbell, Executive Director, Seamen's Society for Children and Families * indicates Member, Child Welfare Watch
for children; emphasizing greater respect for and Concerned Citizens for Family Preservation
responsiveness to parents, youth and foster par- Gordon Campbell, CEO, Safe Horizon
ents; and much more. Gladys Carrion, Senior Vice President,
And we all agree that Administration for United Way of New York City* Corrections
We would like to correct the following errors which we made in the January issue.
Children’s Services Commissioner John John Courtney, Co-Director,
Mattingly and his executive staff, along with Partnership for Family Supports and Justice* The Point of View “Beyond the Boon: Burden of Technology” was written Michelle
Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs, are the best man- Alisa Del Tufo, Co-Executive Director, Yanche, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Family Service Coalition. We mis-
agement team we could hope for in learning Connect* spelled Michelle’s name.
valuable lessons from these recent, terrible Mario Drummonds, Executive Director/CEO A photograph of Dr. Richard Dina in our People Serving People section was incorrect-
events and using those lessons to further Northern Manhattan Perinatal ly identified at Tara Tate. We apologize to Dr. Dina and to Ms. Tate.
strengthen the reform effort. Partnership, Inc.
February 2006 New York Nonprofit Press www.nynp.biz 5
POINT OF VIEW
fined. The Vision and the Plan suggest im-
The Invisible Thirty Two Percent portant priorities, but with serious conse-
quences for children with special needs.
They call for "full integration" of the City's
In December, NYNP reported on a dren in Universal Pre-K; in fact, DOE ac- early childhood services while at the same
new initiative of the Administration for tually serves an additional 26,000 dis- time segregating out children with disabil-
Children's Services (ACS) titled An Inte- abled children in special ed Pre-K – an in- ities. They seek to "foster healthy devel-
grated Plan for Early Childhood Develop- visible 35%. DHMH reports that it has opment" of young children through pro-
ment in New York City. The ACS plan is 4,500 site-based providers; in fact, it has grams that are "developmentally focused",
a key component of Mayor Bloomberg's an additional 150 providers that it con- while excluding children with develop-
new Vision for Early Childhood Educa- tracts and monitors to serve infants and mental delays. They will simplify eligibil-
tion which he announced during the re- toddlers with disabilities – an invisible ity in order to "ensure accessibility," while
cent mayoral campaign. Quite under- 4%. And in testimony supporting the im- creating a plan which is inaccessible to dis-
standably, the article reporting this portance of the early childhood educa- abled children. At the same time that ACS
initiative was positive and upbeat, and tion initiative, a representative of the UFT is vigorously pursuing a lawsuit on access
for most of the early child- to special services for their foster children
hood community this news with developmental disabilities, they put
was as good as it gets. The forth a plan for their own day care servic-
dreams and advocacy efforts es which doesn't include access for
of more than a decade preschoolers with disabilities.
seemed to be coming to 64,000 young children Twisting the knife in the wound, the
Margery E. Ames, Esq.
fruition. problems are not limited to government Frieden and Commissioner Klein were
But the Mayor's Vision sector representatives. Every major early approached shortly after the release of the
and the ACS Plan were a ma-
jor disappointment and de-
with disabilities were not childhood advocacy group and profes-
sional group in NYC has weighed in, all
report, and this serious issue was called to
their attention. Both are honorable men
feat for another segment of with supportive and positive reflections who have proven over many years how
the early childhood commu- on the initiative. The Internet is replete deeply they care about the children with
nity – the invisible 32%. included in this new with websites of hoorahs and jubilation. disabilities in their care. The commis-
The initiative plans to en- Leading professionals and major "names" sioners responded immediately, recog-
hance the quality of services in the early childhood field have been nizing the pedagogical and political is-
to some "135,000 young chil-
dren who attend publicly
Early Childhood Development quoted. Some have, in the past, been lead-
ing voices in vigorous advocacy for the in-
sues raised, and both gave assurances
that the void would be resolved as plan-
supported early care and ed- tegration of special needs children with ning proceeded. I have no doubt that
ucation." In fact, there are al- their non-disabled peers. Yet not one of they will be true to their word. But I
most 199,000 young children planning process them, even those considered leaders in the would hope they, as well as Commission-
being served. The invisible field of early childhood disability services, er Mattingly, will recognize that there is a
32% are the 64,000 young appeared to notice that 32% of the children more important question to be asked:
children with disabilities who are missing from this plan. How did these how could any senior member of their re-
are served in publicly funded early inter- (United Federation of Teachers) states children just disappear from the collective spective administrations provide this
vention and preschool special education, that "There are no three year olds in pub- vision? data, respond to these questions, or par-
and who were not included in this new lic pre-school at all"; in fact, 13,000 three- Unfortunately, the answer is much too ticipate in this plan development, with-
planning process. year olds with disabilities receive pub- simple. Almost three decades after feder- out ever noticing the invisible 32%?
Were these children "forgotten" only licly funded preschool services, and 1,000 al and state legislation first posed the now Invisible numbers are important.
in the total count? It doesn't appear so. attend public school programs taught by well-established principles of integration They tell us where people's priorities are;
The initiative reports that the NYC De- UFT teachers. How did these children of children with disabilities alongside how they are thinking; what they think
partment of Health and Mental Hygiene just disappear from the collective vision? their typically developing peers, both the universe is. Invisible numbers tell us
licenses and monitors day care centers The problem isn't just with the num- public and private early childhood stake- so much more than mere numerical val-
serving 126,000 publicly-funded chil- bers. The Vision and the Plan both make holders still think, speak, count, and plan, ue; they tell us about human value.
dren; in fact, DHMH actually serves an free use of -- some might even say they in terms of "children" and "those children."
additional 37,500 children in its own Ear- "hijack" -- core values from the disability It's not that anyone consciously decided to Margery E. Ames, Esq. is Executive Di-
ly Intervention programs – an invisible community, turning these values to a leave out the special needs early child- rector, InterAgency Council of Mental Retar-
23%. The NYC Department of Educa- new use while inadvertently shutting out hood community, it's merely that it never dation & Developmental Disabilities Agen-
tion is reported as serving 49,000 chil- those for whom they were originally de- hit the radar screen. Both Commissioner cies, Inc.
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Governor’s Budget Proposal Includes there is an explicit mandate that counties by more than one-third, from $20.2 million to
have to pass COLAs on to all providers for $27.2 million. “The After-School Corporation
COLAs and New Initiatives whom MSARs are set, including Foster is delighted,” said Lucy Friedman, President
Boarding Homes and foster parents. That is of TASC. “This additional money marks the
Advocates and providers are finding Abuse Providers of New York State (ASAP). really good news.” first major increase in four years and should
much to cheer about – as well as several “The fact that this goes out over a couple of Advocates were still combing through translate into approximately 11,000 more af-
things to battle against -- in Governor Pataki’s years, even though we are talking about a budget detail to determine which programs ter-school slots statewide.”
final budget proposal for the year beginning new administration, sends a message that would be affected by the COLA proposals The Governor also ended a tradition of
April 1st. this is not a one-shot deal. This is something and how the proposals would be implement- budget battles over inclusion of funding for a
High on the list of positives are the Gov- that is going to be a challenge that will be ed. “We are still trying to figure out the broad array of HIV/AIDS services. “For the
ernor’s proposals for Cost of Living Adjust- with us for a long time.” specifics, but the Governor certainly should first time in years, the HIV/AIDS budget was
ments (COLAs) for providers in a wide range “The Coalition has long argued that the be commended for adding this money,” said not cut!” said the New York AIDS Coalition.
of programs in the areas of health, mental funding for many OMH-funded programs Allison Sesso of the Human Services Council. “All the programs that have been routinely re-
health, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and oth- and services is stagnant while provider’s ex- The Coalition of Voluntary Mental moved in past Pataki Executive Budgets are
er services. Advocates are also applauding penses steadily increase each year,” said Health Agencies also commended the Gover- now included in the baseline AIDS Institute
new initiatives in children’s mental health, ex- Michael Polenberg of the Coalition of Volun- nor’s $62 million Children’s Mental Health Budget at their 2005-2006 funding levels, in-
pansion of the Advantage After-School Pro- tary Mental Health Agencies. “We are de- Initiative, which will double both the number cluding Communities of Color programs,
gram, increased funding for Expanded In- lighted that Commissioner Carpinello and of current admissions to clinic treatment and Treatment Adherence, Permanency Planning,
Home Services for the Elderly (EISEP) and the the Governor took steps to address this sys- the number of Home and Community-Based Community Service Programs, Multi-Service
“baselining” of many programs, particularly temic problem in this year’s budget.” Polen- Waiver (HCBW) slots for children and ado- Agencies and Community Development…
in the HIV/AIDS sector. berg estimates that this year’s funding just lescents. We are excited that we can now spend our
Downsides include the Governor’s pro- for OMH COLAs will be $30.9 million with “We are encouraged that the State is pay- time this budget on securing increases to meet
posed $1.3 billion in cuts to Medicaid and the total three-year package providing as ing attention to the needs of those kids and the pace of New York’s growing AIDS epi-
Family Health Plus, expansion of the Flexible much as $90 million in new funding. “With looking creatively at ways to provide needed demic.”
Fund for Family Services block grant and a the exceptions of clinics, day treatment and resources,” said Purcell. “That is exciting.” Negatives in this year’s budget included
variety of restrictions in public assistance pro- continuing day treatment, virtually every Similarly, ASAP applauded several ini- proposed cuts to Medicaid and Family Health
grams. other OMH funded program, whether it re- tiatives to increase collaboration between Plus, re-introduction of “full family sanctions”
Providers are particularly pleased with ceives State Aid or Medicaid reimbursement, substance abuse providers and other service as well as other restrictions on Public Assis-
the Governor’s COLA proposals which ap- will be in line for a COLA. Case manage- sectors. “There is an initiative focused on co- tance and a proposal to expand the Flexible
pear to provide funding for 2.5% salary ad- ment, ACT, supported housing, occurring disorders, another one that looks at Fund for Family Services block grant. Once
justments during the coming year but also call outreach…the list includes some 70 pro- the interface between our treatment system again, the Governor has proposed to include
for additional increases tied to the consumer grams eligible for the COLA,” said Polen- and parole and one that looks at our collabo- $379 million in TANF surplus funds previous-
price index in subsequent years. berg. ration with the child welfare system,” said ly dedicated to Child Care within the FFFS
“The cost of living increase recognizes “We are very happy to see COLAs ex- Coppolla. “This is a theme we have been ar- grant, thereby offering localities an opportuni-
the need to make an adjustment to salaries plicitly acknowledged in a multi-year plan,” ticulating for a number of years. It is really ty to reallocate the funding to other purposes.
across a broad swath of the health and human said Jim Purcell, Executive Director of the great to see something in the budget now.” The budget reduces other sources of funding
services sector,” said John Coppolla, Execu- Council of Family and Child Caring Agen- The Governor proposed increasing fund- for Child Care slightly and holds funding for
tive Director of the Alcohol and Substance cies (COFCCA). “We are also pleased that ing for the Advantage After-School Program Universal Pre-K at current year levels.
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Catholic Guardian Society and the will broaden services to meet the growing The Catholic Guardian Society, people with mental retardation and de-
Catholic Home Bureau adopted a plan of challenges of caring for individuals with founded in 1908, recently diversified its velopmental disabilities, for individuals
merger effective on January 1, 2006, pend- mental retardation and developmental services to meet changing community with severe hearing impairments, and for
ing all regulatory approvals. The two hu- disabilities. needs. Along with such community- non-ambulatory, dually-diagnosed, and
man service agencies have been providing “The work of the Boards and execu- based child welfare services as child geriatric populations.
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The merger was described as “a
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de Paul Society in response to the large
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and needs for human services.” Both
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PENNIES continued from page 1
Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA),
ities during 2004. Each of the campaigns is went so far as to inform the IRS, FTC BIGGER THAN UNITED WAY
listed, showing the charity, the fundraiser, and the US Attorney General that his
the total amount raised and the net pro- committee had “identified Children's A Comparison of 2004 Fundraising on Long Island
ceeds to the charity. Simple math reveals Wish Foundation International, Inc.
what went to the professional fundraiser in (CWFI) as a purported wish-granting
United Way Telemarketers
the form of fees and campaign expenses. charity that may be engaging in de- of Long Island
$13 million $12.0 million Total Raised
ceptive fund-raising tactics.”
HOW BIG IS BIG? Number two on the list is the In- 12 "
While $171 million seems like a lot of ternational Union of Police Associa- 11 "
money, it is a mere pittance compared to tions, based in Alexandria, VA. As 10 "
the total amount of charitable donations with most of the many law enforce-
made by New Yorkers in any given year. ment-related organizations which do 9 " $9.4 million in
In 2002, for example, total contributions by telemarketing fundraising, the Inter- 8 " Fundraising Fees
households in the state were estimated at national Union of Police Associations 7 " $6.3 million
$14.7 billion. By these standards, telemar- isn’t a “charity” at all. Rather, it is a
keting accounts for little more than 1% of 501(c)5 labor union, that raised $6.8
total giving. It is also important to re- million from the general public in 5 "
member that Pennies for Charity shows the 2004, with 91% or $6.1 million going 4 "
amounts raised by all charities registered to its professional fundraiser in fees 3 "
to do fundraising in New York, even if the and expenses.
contributions came from donors living Two other charities in the top ten
1 " $2.6 million net
elsewhere. So, the New York share of these are both clients of Civic Development
contributions is likely to be considerably Group, LLC, based in Edison, NJ 0 " to Charities
smaller. (more about Civic Development a lit-
Nevertheless, we are still talking about tle later). Fire Victims Charitable “The Attorney General's work in Pennies for Charity is of vital importance to donors throughout the State and to all rep-
real money. In fact, the relative size of tele- Foundation from Westerly, RI, raised utable charities,” said Patrick Foye, President/CEO of United Way of Long Island. “Telemarketing fundraising that yields
marketing sometimes appears more signif- $4.1 million and kept only 14%. Can- 25 cents of each hard earned donor dollar is unacceptable. While most charities and fundraisers are reputable and effi-
icant when viewed in local terms and com- cer Fund of America in Knoxville, cient, this type of abuse gives a bad name to the charitable sector and calls out for regulation. Donors should ask those
pared with other forms of fundraising. TN, used Civic Development Group who call them at home: how much will go to the charity? What does the organization do exactly? Reputable charities
Long Island-based charities, for exam- to raise a similar $4.1 million but only should applaud Attorney General Spitzer's work and commit to work with his office to stamp out these abuses."
ple, raised a total of $12 million through kept 12%. On these two campaigns
telemarketing campaigns in 2004. This alone, Civic Development Group retained tal amount raised, with fundraisers earn- keting fundraising campaigns throughout
was actually twice the $6 million total $7.2 million in fees and expenses. It is also ing 45% in fees and expenses. New York the rest of the state. For a look at how these
raised by United Way of Long Island in the worth noting that, according to the BBB City’s role as headquarters for national ad- organizations dominate telemarketing ac-
same year. Since Long Island telemarket- Wise Giving Alliance, in January 2005 vocacy and international relief organiza- tivity on Long Island and in the Hudson
ing campaigns posted the lowest net re- Cancer Fund of America settled charges tions was one significant factor with these Valley, see “This is the Police!” on the op-
turns of any region – 21.9% -- charities only from the Massachusetts Attorney General organizations accounting for $12.5 million, posite page.
received $2.6 million. The professional that the charity and its fundraisers had vi- or approximately half of all funds raised.
telemarketers pocketed fees and expenses olated charitable solicitation laws by mis- Major players in this arena were Planned FEW CBOS TAKE TO THE PHONES
of $9.4 million. Yes, that’s right. The pro- leading potential donors to believe that lo- Parenthood Foundation which raised $3.6 Relatively few local health and human
fessional telemarketing fees alone were cal cancer patients and their families million and Amnesty International with service providers utilize professional tele-
more – a full 50% more – than United Way would directly benefit from all or substan- $2.3 million. Both of these organizations marketers as a fundraising strategy.
of Long Island’s entire campaign proceeds tially all of the funds raised, when CFA re- posted net returns to the charity in excess In New York City those organizations
for the year. ceived only 20%-30% of the proceeds, used of 60%. using telemarketing were:
a small percentage to provide indirect as- Local arts and culture organizations • New York and Presbyterian Hospital
WHO ARE THOSE GUYS? sistance to local cancer organizations, and are also significant telemarketers in New raised the most, $724,925, but had the
Pennies for Charity provides a complete donated only a small amount of money in York City, unlike some other areas of the lowest net proceeds of $222,595 or 31%.
list of the charities which raised money direct assistance to cancer patients nation- state. These groups, accounted for $8.1 • Gay Men’s Health Crisis raised $312,986
through telemarketing campaigns in New ally. million in total fundraising, or approxi- with a 58% net return of $180,178.
York during 2004. Many were calling from mately one-third of telemarketing activity • New York Cares raised $125,577 with a
somewhere else. In fact a total of $111 mil- THE LOCAL CONNECTION in the City. As a category, arts groups also 57% net of $71,398, and
lion, or almost two-thirds of all funds A New York perspective on national were most efficient in their fundraising, • God’s Love We Deliver received $78, 390
raised through telemarketing campaigns fundraising is interesting, but what does with approximately 67% of all contribu- with a 49% net of $38,079.
went to charities outside New York State. the telemarketing landscape look like a lit- tions going to the charity. Among those On Long Island and in the Hudson
Out of 215 of these national cam- tle closer to home. Who is using telemar- with the best results were Carnegie Hall Valley, Police Athletic Leagues appear to be
paigns, approximately 25 charities raised keting? How much do they raise? How Society ($2.9 million and a 75% net return), the main exceptions. The Suffolk County
at least $1 million and four solicited over much do they keep? the New York City Opera ($1.7 million, PAL used two telemarketing campaigns to
$5 million. Among the top ten are several The answers to these questions vary 68%), New York City Ballet ($1.4 million, raise a total of $444,003 in 2004. Net pro-
which you would expect to see: the Multi- substantially by region, even within New 58%) and the Philharmonic Society ($1.2 ceeds to the organization were $131,198, or
ple Sclerosis Association of America ($5.8 York State. Charities based in New York million, 66%). 30% of all contributions. Several PAL’s in
million), Mothers Against Drunk Driving City, for example, raised $24.5 million in Noticeably absent from New York City the Hudson Valley also mounted profes-
($5.4 million), the National Right to Life 2004 and posted the best results in terms of were the law enforcement-related organi- sional telemarketing campaigns.
Committee ($4.6 million) and NARAL Pro net proceeds. Charities kept 55% of the to- zations which are a mainstay of telemar- While local nonprofit human service
Choice America ($3.8 million).
The top fundraiser on the list sounds
familiar but may not be. Children’s Wish
Foundation International (CWFI), based in Top Ten Telemarketing Charities in New York City
Atlanta, raised $7.7 million in 2004. The or-
ganization, whose name is similar to the Total Net to % to Fundraiser
better known and more highly regarded Charity Raised Charity Charity Fees/Expenses
Make a Wish Foundation, has had some le-
gal scrapes in recent years. In 2002, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc. $3,639,765 $2,251,505 62% $1,388,260
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania found Carnegie Hall Society Inc. $2,894,651 $2,185,620 76% $709,031
that CWFI had made “41 false material Amnesty International of the USA Inc. $2,307,198 $1,395,794 60% $911,404
statements” with regard to the fair market New York City Opera Inc. $1,663,893 $1,133,340 68% $530,553
value of the gifts-in-kind it had made. That New York City Ballet Inc. $1,431,210 $829,718 58% $601,492
same year, Florida initiated a suit against it ASPCA $1,387,897 $522,201 38% $865,696
for filing reports which inflated the worth Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York Inc. $1,194,773 $782,402 65% $412,371
of toys and goods it provided to organiza- Planned Parenthood Action Fund Inc. $1,192,974 $546,752 46% $646,222
tions that cared for seriously ill children. Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith $977,358 $336,746 34% $640,612
The charity even came to the attention of Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. $747,333 $242,620 32% $504,713
the Senate Finance Committee whose chair,
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executives don’t see many colleagues in The vast majority of programs did we had to take on the burden ourselves we ing, to raising funds, to building aware-
Pennies for Chartiy, they find some names much, much worse. One fifth of all cam- would end up with less money. The fact is ness, or educating the general public on
they haven’t heard before. Long Island paigns received less than 20% of the total that we raise $800,000 to use in the com- important matters,” said the DMA-Non-
providers, in particular, found some sur- donated dollars. Forty-five of the cam- munity.” profit Federation in response to this year’s
prises. (See “On Long Island: Who is Call- paigns returned less than 10% and of these Clearly there are expenses associated report.
ing? Do I Know You?”) 23 actually lost money. with any fundraising activity. “If I charge “Some campaigns are very difficult,”
Under these circumstances, why somebody $200 to play in a golf tourna- said DMA-NF Executive Director Senny
HOW MANY PENNIES DO YOU WANT? would any charity choose to undertake a ment, I am not getting $200,” says Wald- Boone. “The nonprofit may be new. They
Pennies for Charity is intended to shock professional telemarketing campaign? bauer. “I have to pay the golf course, the may be prospecting for donors. You may
the general public with the fact that, on av- “I couldn’t do it here without them. I caterer, and all the rest. When you get to make a lot of calls to generate the interest.
erage, charities received only $0.37 of each would have nothing,” says George Wald- the bottom line, if I am making 40% on a It is going to cost a lot of money to raise a
telemarketing dollar raised during 2004. bauer of Suffolk County PAL which gener- golf tournament, I am making a lot of mon- dollar. That doesn’t mean the campaign
This, itself is an improvement, up from ated $131 ,198 with an average 30% net ey. If I have a solicitor out there generating wasn’t successful.”
$0.34 a year earlier. proceeds on his two campaigns. “We did a 40%, what is the difference?”
However, this average masks a very lot of this type of fundraising ourselves The DMA Nonprofit Federation ar- THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT?
wide range of performance which in turn years ago. By the time you get done paying gues that the “Pennies for Charity” measure- These finer points of strategy are not
raises additional questions about the po- your phone bills, paying your rent and ment of performance is one dimensional lost on organizations generating the high-
tential possibilities and pitfalls of telemar- paying your people, you can’t make the and fails to recognize widely varying goals est net proceeds from their telemarketing
keting as a fundraising technique. money. You are better off letting an outside which nonprofits set for their campaigns campaigns. Successful groups rarely do
A small number of campaigns – only guy do it.” and the various degrees of difficulties non- the cold calling associated with law en-
25 out of 550 – generated 65% of the funds “The benefit of having the telemarket- profits face. “The decision by a nonprofit forcement or other broad based telemar-
raised in net proceeds. This is the base lev- ing company is that they bear the expenses to work with a professional fundraiser keting campaigns.
el recommended by the Better Business Bu- and burdens,” says Fraternal Order of Po- must be based on the specific goals and ob-
reau’s Wise Giving Alliance standards. lice spokesperson Kevin Ryan. “We feel if jectives, which may range from advocat- PENNIES continued on page 10
“This is the Police!” A Fundraising Brotherhood
Fraternal Order of Police Empire State Lodge, Inc.
Law enforcement-related nonprofits are a dominating presence among &
telemarketing fundraisers throughout most of New York State – except for
New York City. On Long Island, nonprofits with a law enforcement theme
Civic Development Group LLC
accounted for almost three-quarters (73%) of all professional telemarketing Total Net to % to Fundraiser
calls, raising a total of $8.7 million in 2004. In the Hudson Valley, law en-
forcement-related organizations raised $4.4 million, or 60% of the telemar-
Year Raised Charity Charity Fees/Expenses
keting total. Local fire fighter associations and other organizations with a 1995 $4,381,256 $884,377 20% $3,496,879
fire fighter theme accounted for $288,934, or another 4%. 1996 $6,723,451 $1,265,926 19% $5,457,525
These law enforcement organizations range from the New York State 1997 $4,993,513 $749,027 15% $4,244,486
Fraternal Order of Police, a statewide organization with 20,000 members, to 1998 $4,343,576 $650,000 15% $3,693,576
dozens and dozens of smaller local groups -- the Eastchester Police Benevo- 1999 $1,720,195 $525,579 31% $1,194,616
lent Association, the Glen Cove City PBA, the Southampton Town PBA, etc.
2000 $2,340,784 $504,550 22% $1,836,234
It takes a scorecard to sort out the specific beneficiaries of campaigns on be-
2001 $1,229,557 $245,911 20% $983,646
half of groups such as the Suffolk County Detectives Association ($176,756),
Suffolk County Detective Investigators ($104,640), Suffolk County Police 2002 $5,273,828 $594,282 11% $4,679,546
Conference ($107,000) and the Suffolk County Police Memorial Fund 2003 $3,708,293 $464,000 13% $3,244,293
($99,388.) 2004 $3,559,053 $822,565 23% $2,736,488
Typically, law enforcement-related telemarketing campaigns are among Total $38,273,506 $6,706,217 18% $31,567,289
the least efficient when measured by the net proceeds to the organization.
On Long Island, these campaigns generated only 23 cents in net proceeds for
each dollar actually contributed. In the Hudson Valley, the net proceeds were 25 “I don’t want you to get the impression this is a total charity-based organization
cents on the dollar. and all the money they raised goes to charity,” says Ryan. He is right. In 2004 after
The larger law enforcement-related nonprofits are major fundraisers – gener- FOP raised $3.6 million in contributions and paid $2.7 in fundraising fees and cam-
ating as much locally as many national charities. They are also exceptionally large paign expenses, the organization only reported making $89,155 in contributions to
sources of fees and campaign expenses for professional telemarketers. other beneficiaries. The balance went to support FOP’s own management, adminis-
The Fraternal Order of Police Empire State Lodge (FOP) raised $3.6 million in tration and in-house programs. “They have other programs they implement within
2004, making it the largest telemarketing fundraiser on Long Island. Only the organization,” says Ryan, citing a Kids Care program which provides photo ID
$822,565 actually went to the organization with $2.7 million going to Civic Devel- kits for families, DWI training and a Road Rage program.
opment Group LLC (CDG) for fees and campaign expenses. The 23 cents on a dol- However, donors to law enforcement organizations may have reasons for mak-
lar return is apparently fine with FOP since they have been working with Civic De- ing a contribution, other than their sense of charity.
velopment Group for at the past ten years. During this time, they together have “There can be a coercive effect when the local police or fire support organization
raised $38.3 million from generous New Yorkers with $31.6 million of it – 82% -- calls for a donation,” says Sean Delany, Executive Director of Lawyers Alliance for
going to CDG in fees and expenses. New York. Delany served as Assistant Attorney General-in-Charge of the Charities
CDG also worked with Long Island’s second largest telemarketing nonprofit, Bureau from 1995 to 1997, during which the Attorney General published New York
the New York State Association of PBAs, which raised $2.1 million in 2004 but only State’s first Pennies for Charity report. “You want to make sure that you are getting es-
netted $328,251, or 16% of the proceeds. The balance, $1.8 million went to fundrais- sential services to protect your home and your business and you are afraid to say no.
ing fees and campaign expenses. I have heard more than one victim of these solicitations say that was a factor.”
Several questions arise out of the dominant role of law enforcement-related “It gives the impression that law enforcement is for sale,” says Pamela Delaney,
nonprofits in the world of professional telemarketing. What do these groups do? President of the New York City Police Foundation. “We never make telephone solic-
Are they charities at all? Why do donors contribute? itations for funds.”
“Their mission is to promote the law enforcement community, to support the Ryan discounts these concerns as unrealistic. “We are not trying to intimidate
law enforcement community and to help the law enforcement community get the anybody,” says Ryan. “I get calls, too, and I never get the sense that if I say ‘no,’ the
word out there about all the good things they do,” says Kevin Ryan, a spokesperson police are not going to carrying out their duties.”
for the New York State Fraternal Order of Police Empire State Lodge. “They do a lot Civic Development Group which raised money for both FOP and the NYS As-
of community outreach and donations to various charitable causes and interests. sociation of PBAs, does lots of work with law enforcement organizations and has
They have a strong relationship with Easter Seals, Sloan Kettering and Deborah run into some legal problems of its own as well. In 1998, CDG settled with the
Hospital in New Jersey. They do work with Special Olympics. They do work with Federal Trade Commission on charges that it had “misrepresented to consumers
probably about a dozen different charitable causes in this region where they donate nationwide that contributions they were soliciting on behalf of a non-profit or-
time, money and manpower.“ However, FOP, like most of the law enforcement-re- ganization, the American Deputy Sheriff's Association (ADSA), would benefit
lated groups, is not a charity. FOP is not a 501(c)3. Rather, it is a 501(c)8 Fraternal law enforcement in their own communities.” CDG did not return phone calls re-
Beneficiary Organization. As a result, contributions to it are not tax deductible. questing a comment.
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“We are not doing any cold acquisi- mation. 98-99% of the people we call have However, charities often neglect to weapon in their fundraising arsenal.
tion,” says Gregg Carlson, President of a relationship with the organization.” capitalize on these initial investments. Too “When we do sales calls to un-renewed
IDC which posted the highest net proceeds Even carefully structured campaigns often, nonprofits which rely on telemarket- subscribers for season subscriptions to the
to charity -- 93.70% -- for its campaign on like these will incur significant telemarket- ing firms appear to abandon their own opera, we don’t call them until they have
behalf of the Association of Graduates of ing fees and expenses. Top scoring IDC av- donor relations and list management. been sent a lot of reminders,” says Miller “I
West Point. “We are going out to their eraged a 73.5% net proceeds to charity on Some charities will surrender ownership of tell clients all the time that you should only
graduates, their parents and their friends. its four New York campaigns. DCM, contributor lists to their professional give us the people you can’t get any other
That is a very limited, affiliated group. Our which ranked sixth out of all 94 profession- fundraisers or act as if they had. They sim- way.”
number of prospects is small, but they are al fundraisers, averaged net proceeds of ply run the same high cost, low efficiency
very high producing and very cost effec- 61.8%. Nevertheless, both of these high cold calling campaign year after year. HOW LOW IS TOO LOW?
tive as a result.” performing organizations posted consider- “You have to have an institutional In the past, some state or local regula-
“We do very little to no cold calling,” ably lower returns on some individual commitment to taking an acquired donor, tors attempted to combat what they saw as
says Phil Miller, President of Brooklyn- campaigns. analyzing for greater potential and culti- abusive fundraising practices by establish-
based DCM which works with arts groups Net proceeds in the 20% and lower vating a relationship that moves a person ing legal guidelines on the percentage of
around the country including the New range which shock readers of Pennies for up the donor pyramid,” says Carlson. contributions which could go to fees and
York City Opera and the New York Shake- Charities are to be expected on campaigns “Don’t even bother doing a donor acquisi- expenses. The Village of Schaumberg, Illi-
speare Festival. “We call people who have which utilize broad-based cold calling, ar- tion program if you are not going to do nois required nonprofits to receive 75% of
a relationship with the organization, peo- gues Carlson. “It is expensive to reach out ‘moves management’ in support of it.” all donations in order to grant a permit for
ple who have been subscribers, ticket buy- to people who have no known relationship High return arts and culture groups door-to-door solicitations. Maryland sim-
ers or who have sent in requests for infor- to the organization,” he says. also utilize telemarketing as only one ply prohibited charities from paying more
On Long Island: “Who is Calling? Do I Know You?”
Pennies for Charity offers some surprises for the human service provider community mestic Violence. “As far as I know they provide no services in Nassau County.”
on Long Island. Most of the nonprofit executives with whom we spoke were stunned at “This has been going on for a very, very long time,” says Pamela Johnston of
the sheer magnitude -- $12 million - of telemarketing fundraising going on at Nassau and Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk. “There is somebody who answers the phone
Suffolk-based organizations. They were even more surprised to learn who was doing it who seems sweet and friendly. If you ask for any services, she refers you to one of
and how much these individual organizations were raising. the legitimate organizations. They don’t provide any services. All they do is oper-
As noted, the largest telemarketing fundraisers on Long Island were the Frater- ate this helpline.”
nal Order of Police and the New York State Association of PBAs. Taking third place Aside from its telephone listing, the organization’s sole means of advertising its
is an organization with a relatively low profile – the Coalition Against Breast Cancer service appears to be through telemarketing and fundraising appeals. It maintains
– based in St. James. no website and does not list with Long Island’s Community Resource Directory. A
In 2004, Pennies for Charity reports that the Coalition Against Breast Cancer volunteer who answered the helpline phone said that the organization makes refer-
(CABC) raised $728,866 in contributions through the Campaign Center, a profes- rals to shelters but would provide no further information. Lyn Speciale, the organi-
sional telemarketer based in Lindenhurst. CABC got 20% of the proceeds, $145,775, zation’s president was not available for comment.
and 80% went to Campaign Center for fees and expenses. Long Island Responds in Selden, which reports that it provides education and
What does CABC do with the money? Debbie Koppelman, the organization’s support for food pantries and shelters, drew a similarly questioning response from
Director of Development, indicated that CABC will cover the cost of a mammogra- providers in the field. For each of the past three years, Long Island Responds has
phy for women in need, provide transportation, has launched a scholarship pro- raised more than $180,000 through Mure Associates and paid a flat 90% of it in fees
gram and makes donations to other nonprofit organizations. Koppelman, who and expenses. Similarly, established providers did not know of the organizations.
started with the organization last Spring, was unable to provide detail on the num- “No, I have never heard of them,” said Judy Panullo, Executive Director of the
bers of tests which CABC provided or the level of contributions to other providers. Suffolk Community Council.
Lori Luskin, the organization’s president, was unavailable for comment due to a per- “No, and we have a network of 600 member agencies in Nassau and Suffolk,”
sonal health issue. Andrew Smith, CABC’s treasurer did not respond to requests for said Lynn Needleman, Executive Director of LI Cares, the food bank serving the
comment. emergency food system on Long Island.
CABC’s IRS 990 for 2003, the most recent one publicly available, indicates that NYNP was unable to reach Daisy Moriatis, the Executive Diretor, despite re-
the organization raised $951,000 in contributions and paid approximately $727,000 peated calls to the telephone number listed on Long Island Responds’ IRS 990.
in fundraising fees. Compensation to officers and directors – including Luskin and Nor were we able to reach Lillian Kleppe of Mure Associates despite repeated
Smith – totaled $105,639. No donations to other nonprofits were listed in 2003, al- calls to the number listed for the company with the Attorney General’s office.
though a year earlier, when CABC raised $945,977 from the general public, it did Long Island Respond’s telephone number, as listed on its own IRS 990, is the
make $19,000 in grants and allocations to a local hospital foundation. same number as Mure Associates.
CABC states that its primary purpose is “to create public awareness of the pres- Similarly, we were unable to get additional information regarding United Breast
ence and the needs of those individuals stricken with breast cancer and to increase Cancer Foundation, based in Huntington Station. The charity raised $78,713 in 2004
the community’s knowledge.” and kept $15,742.
“I know nothing about them,” says Geri Barish, President of 1 in 9: The Long Gerri Barish of 1 in 9 gave the same response as with the Coalition Against
Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition, which has played a leading role in address- Breast Cancer. “I have never heard of them,” she said. Once again, we were unable
ing community awareness regarding the disease on Long Island since 1990. to reach Audrey Mastroianni who was listed as the organization’s president. An in-
Several charities which raise funds through Mure Associates, a professional dividual who returned our call, declined to provide her full name or any additional
telemarketer located in Centereach, also drew blank looks or skeptical glances from information, citing a health problem.
providers in the field.
Mure Associates worked with five charities in 2004, according
to Pennies for Charity:
• Bi-County Helpline for Abuse Against Women and Children
• Long Island Responds
• United Breast Cancer Foundation
• Suffolk County United Veterans Halfway House Project
• Vietnam Veterans of America – Chapter 11
The relationship between this professional fundraiser and its
client charities seems particularly close. Long Island Responds actu-
ally used Mure Associates’ phone number as its own on the chari-
ty’s IRS 990 submission for 2004.
Bi-County Helpline has raised between $162,000 and $180,000
in each of the last three years, keeping 20% and paying the balance
to Mure Associates in fees and expenses. Several key providers
within the Long Island domestic violence community either had
never heard of it or knew it only as a fundraising organization.
“I don’t know them. I don’t know what they do,” said Sandy Oli- The telephone number for Long Island Responds, as reported on its IRS 990 submission, is the same as that listed for its profes-
va, Executive Director of the Nassau County Coalition Against Do- sional fundraiser, Mure Associates, in the Attorney General’s Pennies for Charity report.
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PENNIES FOR CHARITY
their donor base or being tainted by as-
Top Ten Telemarketing Charities in the Hudson Valley sociation with other, less reputable
Total Net to % to Fundraiser groups.
Year Raised Charity Charity Fees/Expenses The Council of Community Services
of New York State (CCSNYS) believes
Association of Graduates of the US Military Academy $1,685,626 $1,535,407 91% $150,219 that this strategic retreat may be a lost
New York Police Chiefs Benevolent Association Inc. $1,370,595 $219,295 16% $1,151,300 opportunity. In 2002, it began exploring
New York State Union of Police Associations Inc. $504,216 $143,990 29% $360,226 the concept of a nonprofit-based tele-
Consumers Union of United States Inc. $325,413 $165,439 51% $159,974 marketing fundraising service which
Scarsdale Patrolmens Benevolent Association $225,286 $72,586 32% $152,700 would operate according to a strict set of
Police Athletic League of Yonkers Foundation Inc. $212,525 $68,758 32% $143,768 ethical guidelines.
Rockland County Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Inc. $150,131 $55,891 37% $94,240 “Telemarketing is not going to go
Troopers Historic Association of New York Inc. $145,369 $18,537 13% $126,832 away,” says Doug Sauer, CCSNYS’ Exec-
Rockland County Sheriff’s Deputies Association Inc. $139,649 $48,877 35% $90,772 utive Director. “You could take the prof-
Dutchess County Correction Officers Benevolent Assn. $118,439 $23,688 20% $94,751 it out of it, put the transparency and eth-
ical disclosure in it and get a higher
return. Then, you can market that to the
than 25% of the amount received, unless a solicitations.” been looking closely at what we would be community as an acceptable way to con-
waiver was granted due to special circum- “That crack of daylight is very, very permitted to do consistent with Madigan,” tribute to nonprofit organization.”
stances. North Carolina prohibited important,” says Rosenberg. “If the he says. “My conclusion is that it would An initial survey of nonprofits
fundraisers from charging an “unreason- fundraiser affirmatively misleads the par- be permissible and consistent with the found significant interest in the concept,
able” or “excessive” fee. If the fee was 35% ty that is being pitched, that is actionable. First Amendment for states to go against particularly among smaller groups. The
or more of gross proceeds, the fundraiser The state is free to prosecute” a telemarketer who has misled by omis- service would stress a process of helping
was required to prove that the fee was nec- Proving misrepresentation and fraud sion. We are looking for an appropriate these organizations to identify and culti-
essary for advocacy or other specified rea- is not easy, however. “You have very se- test case where the telemarketer’s solicita- vate their own donors and prospects.
sons. rious problems of proof,” says Rosenberg. tion omits what any normal person would Development of the nonprofit
During the 1980s, however, the U.S. “The solicitor will deny having made the consider important material information “Charity Calls” service is still in the con-
Supreme Court overturned each of these misrepresentation in the call and will say about how the contribution would be cept stage. “We still think it is viable,”
attempts at regulation, stating that charita- that they adhere to the script.” used.” says Sauer.
ble appeals were a form of free speech and “Because these are oral solicitations, Copies of Pennies for Charity can be
subject to protection by the first amend- you need a critical mass of complaints to CHARITY CALLS downloaded from the Attorney Gener-
ment. The Court also stated that requiring make the case,” says Sean Delany, one of If Pennies for Charity demonstrates al’s Charities Bureau website, www.oag.
a minimum percentage of receipts to go to Rosenberg’s predecessors at the Charities anything, it is that there continue to be state.ny.us/charities/charities.html.
charitable purposes was not a direct way to Bureau. sources of charitable giving among the
prevent fraud because the costs of Nevertheless, Rosenberg believes general public which telemarketing is (All charts in this article are based
fundraising campaigns can vary widely. there are opportunities to prosecute abu- capable of reaching. Many health and on information from the Office of the
“There is no nexus between the percentage sive fundraisers under New York State’s human services providers have avoided New York State Attorney General, Pen-
of funds retained by the fundraiser and the legal definition of fraud. “Our office has using the strategy for fear of alienating nies for Charity reports.)
likelihood that the solicitation is fraudu-
lent,” the Court stated in one ruling.
The Court also threw out a North Car- Top Ten Telemarketing Charities on Long Island
olina requirement that professional fund
raisers disclose to potential donors what Total Net to % to Fundraiser
percentage of contributions on average Nonprofit Raised Charity Charity Fees/Expenses
they had delivered to their charitable
clients in the previous year. The Court con- Fraternal Order of Police Empire State Lodge Inc. $3,559,053 $822,565 23% $2,736,488
cluded that this forced disclosure incorrect- New York State Association of PBA's Inc. $2,088,710 $328,251 16% $1,760,459
ly presumed a charity did not benefit from Coalition Against Breast Cancer Inc. $728,866 $145,775 20% $583,091
funds collected in its name but paid in fees New York AMVETS Inc. $641,325 $20,000 3% $621,325
and “would almost certainly hamper the Suffolk County Police Athletic League Inc. $444,003 $131,198 30% $312,805
legitimate efforts of professional fund rais- Nassau Police Conference Inc. $432,555 $125,200 25% $307,355
ers to raise money for the charities they Long Island State Park Police Benevolent Association $379,784 $95,045 25% $284,739
represent." New York Veteran Police Association Inc. $267,905 $40,186 15% $227,719
These Supreme Court rulings have Hempstead Police Benevolent Association Inc. $252,235 $63,059 25% $189,176
created significant complications for regu- United States Police Canine Association/Region #7 $236,925 $52,124 22% $184,802
lators as they monitor fundraising cam-
paigns which, at least to a lay observer,
would appear to be abusive. Pennies for
Charity, and similar reports issued by regu-
lators in other states, would appear to be a
response to these limitations. If regulators
were not allowed to make a legal case
based on excessive fundraising fees, at
least they could take it to the court of pub-
The State has expanded required reg-
istration for a broader range of campaigns
by professional fundraisers – law enforce-
ment groups were not required to register
in the past. New York also requires profes-
sional fundraisers to disclose to potential
donors that they are being paid to make
the solicitation. “That law has never been
overturned,” says Gerald Rosenberg, As-
sistant Attorney General-in-Charge of the
In a more recent 2003 ruling, Madigan v
Telemarketing Associates, Inc., the Supreme
Court reaffirmed its First Amendment pro-
tections of fundraising solicitation as free
speech, but “took care to leave a corridor
open for fraud actions to guard the public
against false and misleading charitable
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number of paid staff be insuf-
Clubhouse of Suffolk: ficient to handle all club ac-
Poetry and PROS “Work-Ordered Day is
the foundation of a club,” ex-
Clubs are all about belonging, that there are no written contracts or plains Stotz. “Units -- teams
special feeling of warmth and safety agreements which enforce participa- of members and staff -- work
that comes through supportive friend- tion in club activities. to accomplish all the opera-
ships, common purpose and a shared Clubhouse of Suffolk was formed tions of the club.” A Clerical
sense of ownership. For individuals in 1990 by family members who had Unit maintains a database of
with mental illness -- stigmatized and come together through local support club members, handles all
often living in isolation -- this sense of and advocacy groups, particularly the communications, puts out a
belonging can be especially hard to Suffolk Chapter of the National Al- newsletter, sets up calendars
find. Since 1990, Clubhouse of Suffolk liance for the Mentally Ill. Dr. Davis of activities and sends out
has served as an oasis of physical and Pollak, a founder and still President of birthday cards. The Member-
emotional security for Long Islanders the Clubhouse of Suffolk Board, had ship Unit tracks attendance
Michael Stoltz, Executive Director
struggling with mental illness. been involved with the earlier, pio- and activities, does outreach
“I have been coming to clubhouse neering efforts of Fountain House and at psychiatric hospitals and
since 1993,” says Dale. “If it wasn’t for Venture House. clinics, offers tours and encouragement Long Island, also provide employment
Clubhouse, I would probably be in a “Both Fountain House and Ven- for potential new members, checks in opportunities for members. Participat-
mental institution today.” ture House helped us a great deal in with existing members who may have ing employers receive considerable
The Clubhouse community of car- formulating our two clubhouses,” missed clubhouse sessions, etc. The support, including guarantees of cover-
ing friends and supportive staff stands says Stoltz. “Fountain House is the Kitchen Unit takes care of all the tasks age for entry level positions held by
in stark contrast to an earlier life many grandfather of the clubhouse model associated with preparing and serving members.
members describe. “I used to live in and part of their mission has been to two meals a day for up to 75 club- “At the other end, we have mem-
my house with all the shades pulled help promote clubhouse model pro- house members – menu planning, bers who are fairly capable,” says
down,” says Elizabeth. “I wouldn’t grams all over the world.” purchasing, cooking and clean-up. Stoltz. “We have people who have
talk to anyone except my animals.” Clubhouse of Suffolk spent its For members, the Work-Ordered worked in warehouses as well as teach-
“I was isolated and depressed,” first year in borrowed space at Kings Day offers structure and purpose. It ers, lawyers and MBAs.” Here, the fo-
says Cathy, whose long term condition Park Psychiatric Center before finding integrates individuals who may have cus is on how members can find, get
became overwhelming after her three its current main location in become isolated through their illness and keep a job – how to explain that
children grew up and left home. Ronkonkoma. “We are geographical- into functioning teams which provide gap in the resume, how to deal with co-
While members often receive clini- ly right in the center of Suffolk,” says their own clubhouse services. Mem- workers or productivity issues. “Once
cal treatment through other mental Stoltz. After starting with 5,000 sq. ft. bers refresh and develop new commu- a week we have a dinner just to deal
health programs, they find a home and in the one-story building, the Club- nication and social skills required to with workplace issues,” says Stoltz.
hope for rebuilding their lives at Club- house and its programs gradually ex- accomplish the task at hand. In the “We can have anywhere from 5-25
house programs like Clubhouse of Suf- panded to fill the full 13,000 square process, they rebuild confidence in members on a Thursday night.” The
folk. foot structure. In 1997, it secured suf- their own abilities and develop new Clubhouse provides employment-relat-
“At its inception, Clubhouse of ficient funding to acquire the build- friendships with fellow club mem- ed support for approximately 80 mem-
Suffolk grew out of a sense of dissatis- ing. bers. bers from Ronkonkoma and another 20
faction among a group of family mem- In response to increasing demand “I got involved in the kitchen,” at Synergy Center in Riverhead.
bers with the range of services that for its services from eastern Suffolk, says Dale. “We serve two meals a day Similar support is available for
were available,” says Michael Stoltz Clubhouse of Suffolk opened a second and I take care of evening meals for members seeking to continue their edu-
who has served as Executive Director facility, Synergy Center, in Riverhead about 25 or 30 members.” Dale cred- cation. “We have people going to col-
at Clubhouse of Suffolk since its incep- in 1995. its her successful experience with the lege or who have never been to college
tion. “Family members had adult chil- Approximately, 290 members ac- Kitchen Unit for giving her the confi- but want to resume their education,”
dren who, prior to the onset of mental tively participate in the Ronkonkoma dence to try Supported Employment. says Stoltz who notes that onset of
illness, had been brilliant and success- Clubhouse at any one time while 100 mental illness often occurs between the
ful and wanted to overcome the effects more utilize Synergy Center, says SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT ages of 16 and 24, thereby disrupting
of their illness to return to productive Stoltz. In all, Clubhouse of Suffolk Supported Employment is anoth- high school and college plans. “We
roles.” serves more than 1,200 individuals an- er cornerstone of the clubhouse mod- have a relationship with Suffolk Com-
The Clubhouse model, which was nually through the two Clubhouses el, explains Stoltz. Services range munity College and a couple of the oth-
first developed in 1948 at Fountain with their associated programs and a from intensive Transitional Employ- er colleges that have offices of disabili-
House in New York City, is built upon separate Case Management Program. ment (TE) to simple, behind the scenes ty services. We help connect a member
the assumption that people with men- For members, the clubhouse is coaching on job searches and inter- with the support services they need –
tal illness can recover, can learn to one place where they can escape the view techniques for individuals with financial, remedial, help in picking a
manage their illness, and can live stigma which so often is attached to histories of mental illness. beginning course or a major.” Approxi-
healthy and productive lives. mental illness. “Transitional Employment is the mately 20 members at both Ronkonko-
Just as important, clubhouses as- “I don’t feel different here,” says most highly supported form of sup- ma and Riverhead now attend college.
sume that people with mental illness Cathy. “The people here have the ported employment,” says Stoltz. “It
can and must play an active role in same illnesses or similar ones. It is is for people who need an extended EVENING SERVICES
their own recovery. Consumers are one big family, even the staff. They period of side-by-side job coaching, Members develop their own per-
members, not patients. Membership is have classes where we learn coping people who have built up a lot of rust sonal plan for using the clubhouse ac-
voluntary and not subject to time lim- skills.” in terms of workplace experience or tivities to meet their own recovery
its. Members choose the ways in “This is the only place I know who may never have worked. They goals. A significant segment of mem-
which they utilize the clubhouse and where I feel safe and comfortable,” need to learn about the world of work bers already work or attend school and
the particular staff with whom they says Frances. “My own family does- – how to report to work, do a job, get use the Clubhouse to address specific
work. While members develop a per- n’t understand.” a paycheck. We go with the member issues. “They know they have serious
sonal plan to meet their chosen goals, In addition to the overarching cul- every day for a couple of weeks and mental illness and that they need to
ture of recovery, there are sever- then fade out. The employer knows learn how to manage it better,” ex-
al sets of programs which are the person is from the clubhouse and plains Stoltz. “They need assistance in
fundamental to the clubhouse that they have a serious illness. The getting a job or going back to school.
model: employer gets trained in how to be They know what they are looking for.
• Work Ordered Day supportive.” They come in, get what they need and
• Supported Employment Clubhouse of Suffolk has devel- go on.”
• Evening and Weekend Ser- oped working relationships with a Other regular and long term mem-
vices broad range of employers on Long Is- bers have psychiatric disabilities which
land. Members have held positions have prevented them from working or
WORK ORDERED DAY with for profit firms such as Bed, Bath attending school. For these, the club-
Members do the work nec- and Beyond, Computer Associates, house is an important place of respite
essary to make the club func- BJ’s Wholesale Warehouse, Sears, and a critical link to the outside world.
tion. Staff participate on an Minute Man Press and Ronkonkoma They come frequently over long peri-
equal footing, but accreditation Printing. Local nonprofits, including ods as they work towards recovery.
standards for clubhouse pro- the Animal Rescue Fund, Big Broth- “I come every day,” says Elizabeth.
grams actually require that the ers/Big Sisters and Hands Across “I am so happy I have a place to come.
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My life is nothing like it was before. I PROS
have mental illness, but I still have a
life.” Clubhouse of Suffolk is not
In order to serve both these alone in these financial difficul-
groups, Clubhouse and Synergy Cen- ties. Clubhouses and other reha-
ter operate daily, including evening bilitation programs throughout
hours until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays the state have suffered with stag-
through Fridays. nant funding for many years. In
Both clubhouses are also open and an effort to provide additional
available to members on most holi- funding – and shift a greater
days, periods which can be particular- share of costs to the Federal gov-
ly stressful for members. “A lot of ernment – New York State OMH
people here don’t have families,” says has been working for more than
Cathy. “They can come here and feel two years on a radical restructur-
welcome.” ing of the way clubhouses and
The clubhouses are not open on other rehabilitation programs are
weekends at present, although staff funded: PROS.
and members help facilitate opportu- Personalized Rehabilitation
nities for members to get together on Oriented Services (PROS) will be
the weekends. “We would like to be the latest in a long line of servic-
open,” says Stoltz. However, most of es which OMH has converted to
the Clubhouse’s contracts have not Medicaid-based funding streams.
been adjusted to reflect the real and PROS collapses a wide range of
rising costs of utilities, rent, insurance, rehabilitation programs, each
salaries and benefits for over 10 years with its own regulations and
and can no longer cover the extended unique contract structure, into a
hours. new series of program licenses.
The goal is to integrate treat-
ment, support, and rehabilita- Members do the work necessary to make the club function, such as preparing and serving two meals daily.
tion in a manner that facilitates
the individual's recovery.
PROS will include services under signed to assist individuals in at- prehensive PROS license requiring all
three broad umbrellas: taining specific goals such as em- three sets of services (CRS, IR and
• Community Rehabilitation and ployment, education or housing, ORS) or a Limited PROS license which
Support (CRS) designed to assist and; would allow only ORS and IR. In ad-
individuals in managing their ill- • Ongoing Rehabilitation and Sup- dition, Comprehensive PROS li-
ness and restoring skills and sup- port (ORS) to support individuals censees may also apply to provide
ports necessary to live successfully in managing their symptoms in the Clinical Treatment services.
Synergy Center is Clubhouse of Suffolk’s satel- in the community; competitive workplace.
lite facility in Riverhead. • Intensive Rehabilitation (IR) de- Providers can apply for a Com- continued on page 14
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Mental health providers have spent ready built on a firm rehabilitation the IPRT program. The IPRT will In 2001, Clubhouse of Suffolk be-
much of the past two years attempting and recovery base. “fold-in” to the PROS programs. gan providing case management serv-
to discern exactly what a transition to “For the past five years, we have “It includes a lot of education ices for consumers on the East End of
PROS will mean for rehabilitation pro- incorporated the Psychiatric Rehabili- about illness and recovery,” says Stoltz. Long Island. “We took over programs
grams whose culture and operations are tation Approach (PRA) as a platform “If you think of any other illness, such that had been run by two other
steeped in the philosophy of recovery. for all of our services,” explains as diabetes, there are many ways to get providers,” says Stoltz. “When we
Clubhouse of Suffolk will be Stoltz. “While the clubhouse model is information about the illness. You can started, there were 65 clients and now
among the very first providers in New the framework for how programs go online for research, see a dietitian, we serve 350. The two clubhouses
York State to find out. OMH is rolling happen, PRA is the process that staff visit local hospitals, attend supports help to anchor the case management
out the new PROS licenses in several use to help people in recovery reach groups and generally learn about the programs.”
counties, including Suffolk, and Stoltz their goals.” The Clubhouse has had importance of a healthy lifestyle. For
anticipates approval of the Clubhouse’ a collaboration with Boston Universi- people with mental illness, this infor- LOOKING AHEAD
application effective this Spring. (The ty Center for Psychiatric Rehabilita- mation is just as important. What is The transition to PROS -- with its
State’s first PROS license application tion which has provided training and my diagnosis? What does it mean? addition of clinical treatment services
was approved for Behavioral Health consultation. What do I need to ask my doctor about – is certain to keep the Clubhouse’s
Services North in Clinton County on Stoltz believes that this existing re- treatments and how they will affect my administrative plate full for the near
January 3rd.) lationship between clubhouse pro- life? What are the side effects and are term. However, Stoltz believes that
“The challenge is how do we retain grams and PRA theory will allow an they permanent? How about my rela- Clubhouse will always need to adapt
the culture that we have created and easier transition to the world of PROS. tionships with friends? Should I talk its services to meet the evolving needs
meet the PROS environment of regula- “A lot of what we are doing is cross- about my illness or shouldn’t I. How of members’ experiences with mental
tion and billing,” says Stoltz. PROS takes walking the models, translating PRA about with my employer? How can I illnesses. “The cohort of people we
programs with a decidedly non-medical and the Clubhouse model into the compensate? Our programs are a re- serve has really changed over the past
approach to service delivery and con- framework of the PROS provider.” sponse to people saying that they need ten years,” he explains. “There are
verts them to a Medicaid funding stream, Clubhouse of Suffolk also plans to help with managing aspects of their ill- larger proportions of people who have
complete with rate-based, billable units add clinical services to its array of ness.” had contacts with the criminal justice
of service in the form of face-to-face con- programming through its new PROS Clubhouse has also developed spe- system and the homeless shelter sys-
tacts. “We feel positive about the expan- licenses. “We will have psychiatrists cific tracks for individuals with differ- tems.” Stoltz would also like to ex-
sion in services that come with PROS but and nurse practitioners,” says Stoltz. ent levels of impairments and with co- pand services to younger clients, par-
it will require a big upgrade in adminis- occurring disabilities. “We found we ticularly in the 15-20 age range which
tration,” he says. IPRT & CASE MANAGEMENT had a lot of people with learning and so often marks the onset of mental ill-
However, despite wide-spread Clubhouse of Suffolk and Synergy cognitive impairments,” says Stoltz. ness. “Although we do have a cohort
fears among consumers and rehab ad- have strived to meet members’ needs “We have a cohort of people who are of 18-25 year olds, we now only serve
vocates about the possibility of an up- through Pathways, its IPRT (Intensive over 65. They are often reconciling adults,” he says. “Earlier intervention
coming culture clash, Stoltz believes Psychiatric Rehabilitative Treatment) losses and struggles with families, still is everything in health care and that is
Clubhouse of Suffolk’s transition to program. “IPRT is an aggressive way wanting to be productive and facing fi- no different in mental health.”
PROS can be mostly transparent to in- of working with people who have a nancial issues in terms of life planning. For information on Clubhouse of
dividual members. In part, this is be- pretty clear idea on the needs they There are a whole set of issues with Suffolk and its programs, call 631-
cause the Clubhouse’s programs are al- have,” says Stoltz. The Clubhouse has that group that we need to learn about 471-7242 or visit www.clubhouseof-
also applied PRA as a foundation for and respond to.” suffolk.org.
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PR OGRAM PR OFILE
Bushwick IMPACT Serves Parents
By J. Edward Mendez Jennifer Woo serves as IMPACT Bush-
wick’s Community and Family Engagement
Bushwick IMPACT (Informing More Par- Director. Deborah Rubien, ACT’s Director of
ents Across the Community, Together) is a Community Planning, provides supervision
new family resource center spearheaded by to the project.
Agenda for Children Tomorrow (ACT) where Even prior to the November official
parents help each other navigate the City’s opening, the program had helped at least 60
complex network of child care systems to find families gain access to neighborhood re-
quality care. ACT operates a sister IMPACT sources by walking families to day care sites
project in Washington Heights/Inwood. in the area, and guiding them through appli-
New York’s child care system has long cations. Family Literacy programs have
been know as a patchwork quilt of services served 250 children with their parents in
provided by separate agencies with different reading activities and through three lan-
legislative roots, regulations, hours of opera- guage development and pre-literacy skills
tion and eligibility requirements. Late last workshops. An Information and Referral
year, the City itself acknowledged the need for Program has assisted 135 families to find
better service coordination when it unveiled childcare, special needs supports, mental
its own plan for “Rethinking Child Care.” health services, after school programs, IMPACT Community and Family Engagement Director Jennifer Woo engages some family members in story time.
IMPACT is a community effort to get ESL/GED, school transfers, housing sup-
ahead of the problem now. “The Mayor is try- ports, domestic violence programs, and pub- project had multiple phases. for parents to connect to early care and edu-
ing to plan a way to weave them all together. In lic benefits. Through their Early Childhood The Citizens Committee for Children cation resources. They conducted communi-
the mean time, we help parents figure it out to- Supports program they have coached 36 par- was charged with identifying the funding ty-based research, focus groups, town meet-
day because children need help today,” says ents on reading activities to offer their chil- streams from the child care service models. ings, interviews and surveys with over 400
Eric Brettschneider, Executive Director of ACT. dren a smoother transition to kindergarten. “We found that providing a full day of edu- families and service providers, and used
An advocacy project documents cational services can be a challenge to the these findings to create IMPACT. “We found
client experiences and case studies many agencies responsible for the adminis- that the key points of delivering services in
to identify service gaps ad barriers tration of services. We wanted to map out Bushwick are to remain culturally relevant
to accessing child care services. exactly what some of those challenges were,” and to have a welcoming atmosphere,” said
Bushwick is a working class said Candice Anderson, Senior Policy Asso- McLaughlin. She added that information in
neighborhood where an estimated ciate for Education, Child Care and Youth the neighborhood gets around by word of
33% of the population consists of Services. mouth.
single parent households. In 2003, ACT’s role on the Early Learning Project The IMPACT project is funded soley by
there were 2,476 formal child care was to develop a model that would improve the United Way of New York City. ACT re-
slots in Bushwick for 10,175 chil- service accessibility for parents. IMPACT be- ceives in-kind support from ACS and HRA,
dren under five, according to Citi- came the answer that ELP sought to improve but is also funded currently by 13 private
zen’s Committee for Children’s accessibility for parents; a single access point donors.
Keeping Track 2003.
ACT chose to concentrate in
(left to right): Joanne Shanley, United Way New York City, Direc- Bushwick – as well as in Washing-
tor, Contract Administration and Data Analysis; Denise Rosario, ton Heights where IMPACT is also
Exec Director Coalition for Hispanic Family Services; Jennifer involved -- based on several crite-
EIGHTH ANNUAL Child Welfare Fund
Woo, IMPACT Community and Family Engagement Director; Elsa ria. One was the leadership and
Ramroop IMPACT Parent Advocate Volunteer; Cynthia Velez, IM- willingness of local providers to ac-
PACT Parent Advocate Volunteer; Cheryl-Ann Hodge, IMPACT tively engage in collaboration. An-
Parent Advocate Volunteer; Beatriz Diz, IMPACT Parent Advocate other was the neighborhood’s
Volunteer. readiness to maximize on existing
The IMPACT Family Resource Center resources and coordinate with other neigh-
model assists community parents through five borhoods on the project. Both Bushwick and
program components -- Peer Support, Family Washington Heights had an early childhood
Literacy, Information and Referral Program, coalition in the past.
Early Childhood Supports, Advocacy. “IMPACT is a Hybrid model with ele-
Parent Advocates, trained volunteers ments of other models around the country,”
5 Grand Prizes of $1,000 each
from the neighborhood, make up most of the said Loren Miller, the Policy and Program 15 Additional Prizes: $300 - $600
staff, and do most of the footwork. They are Associate for ACT. According to Anthea
out in the community with accurate informa- McLaughlin, ACT’s Associate Executive Di- The Child Welfare Fund is sponsoring an award to promote a more positive image of
tion on the various city systems – child care, rector,“ the heavily collaborative model has New York City foster youth. Five Grand Prize winners will receive $1,000 each, and
public schools, after school care, special edu- some roots in Family Support America, a na- 15 First Prize winners will receive $300 - $600 each.
cational services, and more. Being local par- tional think tank for family resource cen-
ents, they bring perspectives and experience ters.” ENTRANTS MUST
that reflect the diversity in the neighborhoods “It’s very real because it’s based on par- Who Can Nominate a Young Person:
WRITE TWO ESSAYS:
in which they work in. ents doing the work,” said Virginia Mason, Entrants can be nominated by an adult
Parents Advocates were recruited President and CEO of Family Support Amer- (including teachers, mentors, agency staff, Essay #1: Write about a challenge
through training facilitated by ACT. The three- ica. “Families are well served when they are youth workers, religious leaders, foster you’ve faced in care and how
month program featured Early Childhood De- working parent to parent, and family to fam- parents, biological parents). Adults should you’ve worked to overcome it?
velopment Training, Parent Advocacy, Parent ily.” Family Support American reports that nominate young people who have shown
Empowerment Training, Work Preparedness, there are an estimated 2,600 family resource resilience, helped others, and achieved Essay #2: How have you helped
Building Healthy Child and Parent Relation- centers in the country with models varying personal and academic success. others?
ships and Crisis Intervention. Additional to meet the needs and resources of individ-
training included housing issues, Family Lit- ual communities. Who is Eligible to be Nominated: Any
eracy and Immigration. Trainings were pro- IMPACT grows out of the New York
vided by experts in the field, including Bank City Early Learning Project, a project begun
current or former foster youth in the
New York City foster care system who was
Street College of Education, Alianza Domini- with funding from the U.S. Department of
cana, Best Beginnings, Cornell Cooperative Health and Human Services and subsequent
born from 1983 to 1992. March 1, 2006
Extension, Bushwick Right Start and Learning support from United Way. It was an 18 Download the complete rules and entry form at:
Leaders. month joint effort of Citizens Committee for
Parent advocates work with the local Children, Child Care Inc, and Agenda for www.youthcomm.org
sponsor agencies which are ACE Integration Children Tomorrow to promote collaborative Or call Laura Longhine at Represent magazine:
Head Start in Bushwick, and Fort George En- service delivery models, create an integrated 212-279-0708 x114
richment Center in Washington Heights-In- early care and education system, and to im- NYNP-01-06
wood. prove access to information for parents. The
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Long Island Summit Features Youth Communications Celebrates
Clinton and County Executives 25th Aniversary
Several hundred members of Long Is- Youth Communication celebrated its of the 1998 Sundance Prize for Best Feature
land’s nonprofit, business and labor com- 25th anniversary on January 18th with live and the just-released “On the Outs; ”and
munities turned out on January 9th to hear performances and a short film produced by “Bum-rushed by my Past,” by 17-year-old
U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, esteemed documentary filmmaker Ric Natasha Santos, who was recently adopt-
County Executives Thomas Suozzi and Burns. The sold-out event, held at Sympho- ed after having spent six years in foster
Steve Levy and others address a wide
ny Space located on 95th Street and Broad- care.
range of issues confronting the region.
"Supply and Demand in the Nonprofit way in New York City, featured performanc- The stories were adapted for the stage
World: A Leadership Summit for Nonprof- es highlighting the ground-breaking work by director Tamilla Woodward, a graduate
its, Labor, Business and Government on and writing cultivated by this acclaimed of Yale School of Drama, and by dramatist
Long Island," was hosted at Adelphi Uni- New York City youth organization. Sharahn LaRue McClung.
versity by Sen. Clinton, the United Way of Professional actors offered moving The film, Changing Lives, One Story at
Long Island, the Long Island Community dramatizations of stories published over a Time, executive produced by esteemed
Foundation and the Long Island Federa- the last 25 years in Youth Communica- documentary filmmaker Ric Burns and pro-
tion of Labor. tion’s award-winning magazines, New duced and directed by Marilyn Ness and
"Long Island's suburbs face significant Youth Connections, distributed to students Amy Brown, follows Garcia and Santos
economic and growth-related challenges,
at nearly 250 New York City public working on stories at Youth Communication
which are increasingly putting the pinch on
employers, community organizations and schools, and Represent, read in group to find their voices as writers and be heard.
residents alike," said Sen. Clinton, the homes, foster homes, and child welfare Many authors that make up the impres-
event’s keynote speaker. The Senator ad- agencies nationwide. Performances of sive Youth Communication alumni were first
dressed one of the Summit’s key themes true-life stories include “They Called Me published by Youth Communication while in
“Breaking the Myth of Suburban Affluence” ‘Crack Baby’” by Antwaun Garcia, who high school: They include National Book
and noted that her recent introduction of U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton overcame the stigma and taunts of having Award finalist Edwidge Danticat. Newsday
the Suburban Core Opportunity Restoration been born to a drug-addicted mother, Middle East Bureau Chief Mohamad Bazzi.
and Enhancement Act of 2005 (SCORE) an examination of demographic, social and learned to read at 10, and is working on Former New York Times South Africa Bureau
which would provide $250 million in feder- economic forces on Long Island. A panel his Associates Degree at LaGuardia Com- Chief Rachel Swarns and Daily News editorial
al funds to the nation’s older suburbs. The featuring County Executives Steve Levy
munity College; “Who is Bönz Malone?” board member Lion Calandra. Novelists and
bipartisan bill is being introduced in the and Tom Suozzi addressed issues of afford-
House of Representatives by Long Island’s ability and governmental fragmentation. by the alum turned actor/writer/produc- writers James Earl Hardy, Ernesto Quiñonez,
Peter King. United Way of Long Island President & er whose film credits include Slam, winner and Veronica Chambers.
The senator used the Summit to an- CEO Patrick Foye cited “a perfect storm” of “We feel both proud
nounce the launch of a new “Grant Re- rising costs in the areas of taxes, energy and and privileged to have
source Center” at her website www.Clin- housing. played such an important
ton.senate.gov. She also renewed her "We are excited about this opportunity role in the lives of the thou-
appeal for federal support for regional 2-1- to bring together leaders from across sectors sands of teens who have
1 call centers through passage of the “Call- to examine the critical issues facing Long Is- participated in our pro-
ing for 2-1-1 Act” which she has jointly in- land, and are grateful to Sen. Clinton for be- gram,” said publisher, exec-
troduced with Senator Elizabeth Dole. ing the catalyst for this discussion and the
utive director and founder
Senator Clinton cited the critical role which draw for this sold-out summit," said Suzy
local 2-1-1 call systems played during Sonenberg of the Long Island Community Keith Hefner, who won the
emergency response in areas hit by Hurri- Foundation. "If we hope to positively affect prestigious MacArthur “Ge-
canes Katrina and Rita. the future of the region, we must come to- nius” Fellowship for his
Carrie Meek Gallagher, director of the gether to build a unified agenda for collab- work in journalism and
Long Island Index, opened the summit with orative action." youth development.
For more information
about Youth Communica-
tion’s impact on teen writ-
Actors Charles Everett, Tiffany Jewel, andD.J. Monica Pineda bring ers and teen readers call
to life the true teen-written stories published in Youth Communica- Loretta Chan at 212-279-
tion's two magazines, New Youth Connections and Represent. 0708 x. 115.
Black Agency Executives
Host Dr. King Luncheon
Black Agency Executives (BAE)hosted us as African Americans as the most grace-
their 29th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther ful and benevolent people on the planet.”
King Jr. Luncheon and 17th Annual Janice Huff., meteorologist for
Founders Award Ceremony on January WNBC, served as Mistress of Ceremonies.
19th at The Sheraton Honored at the ceremony were
New York Hotel & Tow- Michael Flanigan, VP/Director of Com-
ers. The luncheon theme munity Relations, Citibank, N.A., Debra
was “Rebuilding Our Smallwood, Public Affairs Manager, Con
Communities: Through Edison and Deborah C. Wright, Chairper-
Above: Panel on “Breaking the Myth of Suburban Strength, Love and Ac- son & CEO, Carver Bancorp, Inc. Over 500
Affluence”: (Left to Right) Long Island Federation tion.” persons attended the event which includ-
of Labor, AFL-CIO President John Durso, Family Mayor Michael ed leaders in the fields of social services,
and Children’s Association President & CEO Bloomberg thanked BAE community service and business and pol-
Richard Dina, Long Island Association President for keeping the legacy of itics. The Honorary Chairs of the event
Matthew Crosson, Suffolk County Executive Dr. King alive and were Ralph Dickerson, Chairman, Black
Steve Levy, Nassau County Executive Tom touched on the issue of Equity Alliance and Arthur Barnes, Senior
Suozzi, and United Way of Long Island President education saying, “…the Vice President External Affairs and Cor-
& CEO Patrick Foye. Not pictured, panel moder- right to a quality educa- porate Contributions, HIP Health Plan of
ator and former Suffolk County Legislator Paul tion is just as important New York.
Tonna. as the right to vote.” Black Agency Executives is led by
Keynote speaker newly installed President Stephanie
Hon. Frank Melton, May- Palmer, who is also the Executive Director
or of Jackson, Mississippi, of New York City Mission Society. The
Ralph Dickerson, Honorary co-chair BAE MLK Luncheon and Chairman, Black Equi- thanked New York for its luncheon co-chairs were Melissa Moorer-
ty Alliance; Honorable Frank Melton, Mayor of Jackson Mississippi; Debra Small- support of the victims of Nobles who is also the Director of Human
wood, Founders Awardee; Stephanie Palmer, BAE President, Michael Flanigan, Hurricane Katrina and Resources at New York City Mission Soci-
Founders Awardee; Arthur Barnes, Honorary co-chair BAE MLK Luncheon and Se- Rita which he described ety and Carla D. Brown who is also the
nior Vice President for External Affairs & Corporation Contributions, HIP Health Plan as “a defining moment Executive Director of Charles A. Walburg
of New York for our culture. It defines Multi-Service Organization.
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Gibbs Named Deputy Mayor for Oliveira Named President/CEO at
Health and Human Services New York Women’s Foundation
Ana Oliveira has been appointed to be
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ap- the President and Chief Executive Officer of
pointed Linda I. Gibbs to the newly created the New York Women’s Foundation
position of Deputy Mayor for Health and (NYWF). Oliveira has a long history of serv-
Human Services. In this position, she will ice in the field of health, human services and
oversee the Department of Health and social justice, most recently as Executive Di-
Mental Hygiene, the Human Resources rector of Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GHMC).
Administration, the Administration for “Ms. Oliveira’s public service successes
Children’s Services, the Department of and commitment to social justice issues will
Homeless Services, the Department for the contribute greatly to the Foundation’s work
Aging, the Health and Hospitals Corpora- to empower women and girls to compete
tion, Department of Correction, Depart- economically on a level playing field in soci-
ment of Probation, Department of Juvenile ety,” said Barbara Wynne, Board Chair of
Justice, the Office of Health Insurance Ac- The Foundation.
cess and the HIV Health and Human Ser- “Gender inequities and poverty are so-
vices Planning Council. Gibbs is currently cietal factors that often deter women and
Commissioner of the Department of girls from achieving their potential. I am
Homeless Services. Linda Gibbs looking forward to working with the Foun- Ana Oliveira
“Linda Gibbs is the ideal person to dation and its constituents to build on the
oversee our City’s health and human serv- of United Neighborhood Houses (UNH). Foundation’s prominence and strong history of the Comptroller, City of New York, and
ice agencies,” Mayor Bloomberg said. “As “Linda is a great choice. She has a proven of providing support and a voice for women awards from the Association of Hispanic
competent as she is compassionate, she track record as a manager and is someone to overcome these challenges,” said Oliveira. Healthcare Executives and the New York
knows how to best help those in need, es- who understands policy and the interrelat- Oliveira has been executive director at City Mayor’s Office of AIDS Policy Coordi-
pecially the most vulnerable among us. I edness of all these areas of human servic- GMHC since 1999. Before that she served nation.
know this talented public servant will do a es.” the organization in Director of Women’s Ed- Other awards and acknowledgments
superb job at bringing fresh approaches to “This is the first time in a very long ucational Services and later as their Manag- include the Mutual Welfare League Certifi-
some of our most complicated challenges.” time that we have had a ‘go-to’ person in ing Director of Program Services. While at cate by the Osborne Association; the Liberty
Nonprofit service providers reacted fa- city hall,” said Ron Soloway of the UJA- GMHC she oversaw the establishment of Award from the Lambda Legal and Educa-
vorably to the move. Federation. “Linda has the respect of the ground-breaking initiatives, such as the In- tion Defense Fund; the Community Service
“We are excited on two levels,” said sector.” stitute for Gay Men’s Health and the Award from the Empire State Pride Agenda;
Michael Stoller, Executive Director of the The inclusion of the Departments of Women’s Institute. and NY State Senate Democratic Conference
Human Services Council of New York City, Correction and Probation within the Prior to GMHC, Oliveira directed pro- Community Civil Rights Award.
“first, that they have created a Deputy Health and Human Services portfolio ap- grams at the Osborne Association, Samaritan Ms. Oliveira will begin her new position
Mayor for Health and Human Services peared to represent a new way of thinking Village, and developed innovative acupunc- on February 20th, 2006.
and, second, that it is Linda Gibbs. We look about those services, noted Wakstein. The ture-based treatment approaches for the The New York Women’s Foundation is a
forward to working with her.” Department of Youth and Community De- treatment of substance abuse at Kings Coun- cross-cultural alliance of women helping
“I am delighted,” said Fatima Gold- velopment would continue to report to ty and Lincoln Hospitals. low-income women and girls achieve sus-
man, Executive Director of the Federation Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott. In 2004, Oliveira was appointed by tained economic security by providing fi-
of Protestant Welfare Agencies. “Linda is a In addition to her four years as Com- Mayor Bloomberg to the New York City nancial support to programs led by women
perfect choice. She has earned the respect missioner of the Department of Homeless Commission on AIDS, and was profiled in and girls, offering leadership to promote ef-
of those with whom she has worked. She Service, Gibbs’ experience in City Govern- the July 18, 2005 issue of Newsweek as part of fective public policy and philanthropic giv-
has experience and knowledge of the City ment includes service as Deputy Commis- a new series, “America’s Best,” honoring or- ing, and promoting leadership and alliances
and human services sector. And, she has sioner for Management and Planning at the dinary individuals who use their extraordi- among women and girls. For more informa-
the intelligence, creativity, persistence and Administration for Children's Services and nary vision to make a difference. She has tion about the NYWF call 212-414-4342 or
heart to make the changes that will be re- Deputy Director of the Mayor's Office of also received a commendation by the Office visit www.nywf.org.
quired.” Management and Budget. She was a Project
“We applaud the Mayor for creating Director at the Vera Institute of Justice.
such an essential position, something that
will promote efficiency in government,”
Gibbs received a BS at the State University
of New York at Potsdam and a JD at the
GMHC Names Hill
said Nancy Wackstein, Executive Director State University of New York at Buffalo. as Interim Executive Director
Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) an-
nounced the selection of Dr. Marjorie J. Hill
Madonia, Bloomberg’s Chief of Staff, to serve as the agency's interim Executive Di-
rector. Dr. Hill will serve in this position
Joins Rockefeller Foundation while a search is conducted to find a replace-
ment for Ana Oliveira,
Peter Madonia, former Chief of Staff to during his career. Prior to his appoint- “Dr. Hill is a recognized leader in the
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ment as Chief of Staff, he served as First HIV/AIDS community and brings a collec-
has been appointed chief operating officer Deputy Commissioner of the Fire Depart- tive wealth of experience and accomplish-
of the Rockefeller Foundation. ment, Deputy Commissioner for Budget ments to her new role as GMHC's interim
As COO, Madonia will provide high and Operations at the Department of Executive Director," said GMHC Board
level leadership and oversee critical finan- Buildings, and executive assistant to the Chair John Colón. "The Board is confident
cial and operational functions at the New Deputy Mayor for Operations. that she will further the agency's fiscal and
York City-based Foundation, which main- “As someone with an interest in phi- programmatic achievements that have great-
tains grant making staff and operations in lanthropy, I applaud Peter for joining the ly enhanced the lives of people living with
the United States, Africa and Southeast Rockefeller Foundation, a charity with an and affected by HIV and AIDS."
Asia, as well an international conference endowment of over $3 billion,” said May- Dr. Hill has a long leadership history
center in Europe. He will serve as point or Bloomberg. “ Our loss is their gain and with GMHC. Most recently she served as
person for Foundation President Judith I know that Peter’s problem-solving the first director of the Women's Institute,
Rodin on all operational issues, and be re- skills, strong work ethic and sound judg- and served as a Board member from 1994 to
Dr. Marjorie J. Hill
sponsible for the Foundation’s human and ment will serve that organization well in 1999 and Board co-chair from 1999 to 2001.
financial resources, domestic and interna- its quest to make the world a better In addition, prior to joining the agency, Dr.
tional offices and facilities, information place.” Hill worked in city government, under two Mental Hygiene under Mayor Bloomberg,
management as well as other knowledge “Peter's leadership and commitment administrations – first as the LGBT liaison where her achievements included expand-
and research services. to public service will be a crucial asset to under Mayor Dinkins, and then as Assistant ing needle exchange in the city and coordi-
Madonia has served in senior positions our ambitious domestic and global agen- Commissioner for HIV/AIDS Services at the nating citywide distribution of over 5 mil-
throughout New York City government da in the years ahead,” said Rodin. New York City Department of Health and lion male and female condoms in 2004.
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Barish Named President/CEO at LESC Agnew New Executive Director
Herbert Barish has been named Presi-
dent and CEO at the Lower Eastside Service
Center, a provider of recovery and mental Anstiss Agnew has been appointed as
health treatment services for New Yorkers the new Executive Director of Forestdale,
living with chemical dependency and men- Inc., a Queens-based provider of foster
tal illness. Barish was a founder of LESC, boarding home and other child welfare
and has served in many capacities during services. Agnew succeeds Joy Bailey who
the agency’s 46-year history. Most recently, retired late last year after serving the
Barish had been First Vice-President with agency for 23 years.
oversight responsibility for strategic plan- Agnew was Executive Director of In-
ning, grant development, program design, wood House from 1994 to 1998. She joined
housing and facilities development and that agency in 1990 as Assistant Executive
community relations. His contributions in- Director. Prior to joining Inwood House,
clude development of seven residential and Agnew spent two years with New York
outpatient treatment centers across the city, City’s Child Welfare Administration as Di-
with two new facilities currently under con- rector of Evaluation and Planning. Earlier
struction in Bronx. in her career, she had served in a variety of
Throughout his career, Barish has clinical, supervisory and management po-
played a key role in the development and sitions with Covenant House and the Jew-
design of most of the agency’s treatment pro- ish Board of Family and Children’s Ser-
grams, including the Pregnant Women and Herbert Barish vices. For the past seven years, she has Anstiss Agnew
Infants Program, Chinatown Mental Health maintained a private practice while devot-
Day-Treatment Program, Su Casa Short-Stay ly, on an industry-wide basis, he is serving ing time to her family. made sure that Forestdale had a great rep-
Recovery Residence Program, and Pencer as First VP for the Committee Of Methadone “Forestdale is a terrific agency with a utation,” said Agnew.
House supportive and permanent housing Program Administrators (COMPA), a mem- 151-year history of caring for children in Agnew holds a MSW from Columbia
for low-income New Yorkers living with ber of the Therapeutic Community Associa- need,” said Agnew. She expressed grati- and a BA from Goucher College in Balti-
HIV/AIDS. tion (TCA) and a Board member for Togeth- tude for Bailey’s prior leadership. “She more.
In October of this year, Barish was pre- er Our Unity Can Help (TOUCH) an AIDS
sented the prestigious LESC Distinguished services organization in Rockland County.
Achievement Award for his pioneering work Barish is a graduate of Western Reserve
in the recovery field, and he is soon to be in-
ducted into the National Association of So-
University and received his graduate degree
from the Columbia University School of So-
Moran Joins F•E•G•S as Senior VP
cial Workers Pioneer Hall of Fame. Current- cial Work.
F•E•G•S Health and Human Services
System has announced the appointment of
Colkin Honored Upon Retirement Margaret (Peg) Moran to the position of
Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health
Elizabeth Colkin was recognized for her sistant Executive Director of Astor’s Early Residential Services and Special Initia-
pioneering implementation of Dutchess Childhood Programs. During her time with tives.
County’s Head Start at a December ceremony Astor, she created Head Start, Early Head Moran joins F•E•G•S on the heels of
which drew early childhood professionals as Start, and preschool special education pro- an accomplished career in both public of-
well as federal, state and local officials. The grams, all acclaimed on local, state and na- fice and the private hospital sector. Most
reception was held in honor of Colkin’s retire- tional levels. Her commitment to the care recently, she was Vice President for Behav-
ment after more than 25 years with The Astor and education of infants, toddlers and their ioral Health Services at St. Vincent's Med-
Home for Children. families is unmatched and under her vision- ical Centers. Prior to that, she served in ex-
“Betty was a true asset, both to The Astor ary direction, Head Start grew each year and ecutive positions at Mt. Sinai Medical
Home and to Dutchess County,” said James has served more than 5,000 children to date. Center and Four Winds Hospital. Her
McGuirk, Ph.D., Executive Director of The As- NYS Senator Stephen Saland, Assem- background includes many years with the
tor Home. “She did so much during her time blyman Joel Miller, Commissioner Robert New York State Office of Mental Health
with us. It’s clear to me, and to everyone as- Allers and William O’Neill (representing and, formerly, with the Association for Re-
sembled here, that we are a better agency and County Executive William Steinhaus), and tarded Children. Moran has a Masters de-
a better county for having had her with us.” Lorie Patricola (representing Congressman gree in Social Work, held an academic ap- Margaret Moran
Since 1989, Ms. Colkin has served as As- John Sweeney) were on-hand to commend pointment at New York Medical College,
and served on numerous als a day throughout the greater New York
boards and public com- metropolitan region. She will also be re-
mittees, including the sponsible for the housing operations of the
Mental Health News, recently merged New York Society for the
New York Academy of Deaf, which provided specialized residen-
Medicine, and the Mental tial care to 250 individuals who are deaf
Health Association of and/or elderly, including those who re-
New York State. side in the Tanya Towers complex in Man-
At F•E•G•S, Moran hattan. As senior vice president, Moran
will oversee the agency's will be involved in the broad scope of the
extensive and diverse be- agency's operations, which reach more
havioral health housing than 100,000 individuals a year, some
operation, which serves 10,000 each day throughout the New York
more than 600 individu- region.
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Richards to Head Planned Parenthood Juvenile Diabetes Research
Federation of America Foundation Names President/CEO
Planned Parenthood Federation of The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foun-
America (PPFA) announced the appoint- dation International (JDRF), the largest
ment of Cecile Richards as its next presi- charitable funder of diabetes research in
dent. Richards is a prominent activist the world, announced today that it has
leader and will join Planned Parenthood, named Arnold W. Donald as President and
which is headquartered in New York City, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Donald comes
in mid-February after more than 20 years at to the New York City-based JDRF from
the helm of social justice movements. Merisant Company, a global consumer
"Planned Parenthood has recruited an food products business, where he has
experienced, proven leader who has the vi- served as Chairman and Chief Executive
sion and skill to lead Planned Parenthood Officer. At JDRF, he replaces Peter Van Et-
during a period of both opportunity and ten, who is retiring after six years as Presi-
challenge," PPFA Chair Esperanza Garcia dent and CEO at year end. Arnold W. Donald
"It is a great honor to assume the lead-
ership of an organization that stands for the
very freedoms embraced by the majority of
Americans; the ability to decide when and Earisman Named Director
whether to have children; and the impor-
tance of privacy, safety and access to health Cecile Richards
of LSNY Manhattan Program
care," Richards said. "I look forward to
working with Planned Parenthood affili- will head the organization received praise Legal Services for New York City
ates, staff and partners to realize the dream from PPFA Interim President Karen Pearl, (LSNY) has selected Peggy Earisman as the
of access to reproductive health care for all." who said, "Planned Parenthood has chosen Project Director for its new Manhattan bor-
Richards has a long history of work in a dynamic leader who will be an important ough-wide program, which combines
the reproductive rights community. She cre- voice in advocating for reproductive free- Harlem Legal Services and LSNY-Manhat-
ated and directed the Turner Foundation's doms around the world." tan. Cornett Lewers will serve as Board
national pro-choice project and has served Founded in 1916 by Margaret Sanger, Chair of the new program.
on the boards of the Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood is the world's largest The newly combined Manhattan pro-
Action Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice and most trusted voluntary reproductive gram was created to provide more effective
America. health care organization, with highly re- delivery of legal services to low-income res-
Richards also served as deputy chief of spected domestic and international pro- idents of Manhattan who face rising unem-
staff to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, grams. The federation has an advocacy ployment, a growing chasm between rich
founded the Texas Freedom Network to presence in every state, and its affiliates and poor, and a critical lack of affordable
counter the influence of the radical right manage more than 850 health centers housing. The program will have offices in
wing, and worked on the campaign of her across the nation, providing reproductive Harlem and lower Manhattan.
mother, former Texas Governor Ann health care and sexuality education for The merged staff of the new program
Richards. nearly five million women, men and teens brings enormous expertise and vast experi-
The announcement that Ms. Richards every year. ence, having provided free civil legal repre-
sentation to thousands of low-income resi-
dents of Manhattan for more than four (4) Peggy Earisman
decades. They have helped children who
aren't receiving the child support they are Larsen Award as Staff Attorney of the Year
Board of Directors entitled to; victims of domestic violence for Legal Services of New Jersey, and in
who need help and safe haven; people with 2001 she was awarded a Legal Services
Spano Elected to Leake and Watts AIDS and HIV; and the elderly, who need Award from the New York City Bar Associ-
help fighting eviction or unsafe living con- ation.
William A. Kirk, Jr., President of the this organization and assisting them in ditions. Cornett Lewers, who will chair the
Leake and Watts Services, Inc. Board of fulfilling their critical mission.” Earisman, who served as Interim Pro- Board of Directors of the newly merged
Directors, has announced the election of “We are delighted to welcome Mike ject Director of LSNY-Manhattan from Jan- program, began serving as Interim Director
Michael J. Spano of Yonkers to the Spano to our Board of Directors,” stated uary 2003 until her new appointment, is of Harlem Legal Services on a pro bono ba-
Agency’s Board of Directors effective William A. Kirk, Jr. “Mike brings a “excited about moving forward to create an sis early in 2005. Before working at Harlem
January 1, 2006. wealth of distinguished government enhanced Manhattan-wide program that Legal Services, Mr. Lewers was most re-
First elected in 1992 to the New service to Leake and Watts, having suc- will offer a broader range of services to our cently Vice President and Associate Gener-
York State Assembly as its youngest cessfully represented the interests of the clients and communities.” After graduat- al Counsel with Starwood Hotels, and he
member, Mike Spano represented his greater Yonkers’ constituency in Albany ing from Columbia University School of plans to return to the private sector after
hometown of Yonkers for six terms. and White Plains for well over a Law in 1980, Earisman began her career as a stepping down as Interim Director. Prior to
During his tenure in the Assembly, decade.” Housing Law attorney with the Passaic the merger, Mr. Lewers had been Chairman
Spano garnered a reputation as a Mike Spano is currently an associ- County Legal Aid Society in New Jersey. of the Harlem Legal Services Board of Di-
staunch advocate of children’s issues, ate with one of the leading public affairs She joined LSNY in 1992 as the managing rectors.
championing landmark legislation such and government/media relations firms attorney of a LSNY-affiliated office on Man- “After an extensive national search
as Megan’s Law, which protects young- in New York State: Patricia Lynch Asso- hattan’s west side. Over the course of her conducted with the assistance of a LSNY-
sters from sexual predators. He also pro- ciates. long and distinguished career, she has wide search committee, Ms. Earisman was
posed legislation to prevent children Mike and his wife, Mary Calvi worked to provide high quality legal servic- chosen from a field of excellent candidates
from being targeted on the Internet and Spano, a WCBS TV Week-end News An- es in a way that reflects communities’ needs because of her extraordinary commitment
called for the New York State Depart- chor, reside in the Colonial Heights sec- and desires. This includes representing to high quality community based legal
ment of Health to embark on a public tion of Yonkers with their three chil- public housing tenants and the Public services, and her enormous depth of expe-
education campaign on the dangers of dren, Michael, Jr., Alexandra and Housing Residents of the Lower East Side rience, legal talent and leadership abilities,”
Ecstasy use among teenagers. Prior to Christopher. (PHROLES) in seeking to enforce their said Andrew Scherer, LSNY’s Executive Di-
his election to the Assembly, Spano also Leake and Watts is a private not-for rights to grievance procedures and to retain rector. “LSNY also owes a great debt of
served as a member of the Westchester profit corporation dedicated to their homes; obtaining federal land to con- gratitude to Cornett Lewers for his incredi-
County Board of Legislators. strengthening resources for vulnerable struct transitional housing for homeless bly generous pro bono commitment to the
In expressing his gratitude and ap- children and families in the Greater families; and helping assert the voices of program during this transition period and
preciation on being elected to the board, New York Region by providing a con- low-income communities in the Lower as we move forward. Together, Peggy
Spano said: “As a long time supporter tinuum of high quality community- Manhattan rebuilding effort after the Sep- Earisman and Cornett Lewers will no
of Leake and Watts’s dedicated service based programs and specialized resi- tember 11, 2001 World Trade Center attack doubt develop the newly merged program
to the young people of the Bronx and dential, education and therapeutic through representation of the Rebuild into a premiere source of legal assistance
Westchester, I am proud to be joining services. Coalition. In recognition of her work, in for the low-income communities of Man-
1988 Ms. Earisman received the James B. hattan.”
20 New York Nonprofit Press www.nynp.biz February 2006
BBCS Appoints Key Executives De La Rosa Joins Bailey House
Brooklyn Bureau of Community Stephanie De La Rosa has joined Bai-
Service has announced the appoint- ley House as Fiscal Technical Assistance
ments of Donald Starcke as Director of Specialist. In this capacity, she will provide
Development and Cheryl Todmann as trainings and one-to-one assistance to help
Director of Community Relations. The HIV/AIDS service providers stabilize their
Brooklyn Bureau is one of the borough’s infrastructure and expand capacity by ac-
oldest and largest providers of social quiring effective fiscal management tools.
services to disadvantaged children, ado- In addition to its own direct program
lescents, families and adults. services, Bailey House’s Technical Assis-
“We are most pleased to have Don tance and Program Evaluation (TAPE) Ser-
and Cheryl in these very important vices offers support to HIV/AIDS service
roles,” said Executive Director Donna A. providers, community organizations and
Santarsiero. “Since joining our team in people with HIV/AIDS with the goal of
2004, Don has greatly contributed to the improving the availability and effective-
success of our foundation/corporate ness of HIV/AIDS services. The TAPE
grantwriting program and our special programs conduct a variety of activities in
events, which led us to expand his role New York City and across the country.
to Director of Development. We look Previously, De La Rosa served as Di-
forward to Cheryl’s contributions as rector of the New York Philanthropic Ad-
Director of Community Relations given Donald Starcke and Cheryl Todmann visory Service at the Better Business Bu- Stephanie De La Rosa
her track record of securing valuable re- reau of Metro New York. Before joining
lationships and partnerships that benefit The Golf Channel and Classic Sports Net- the BBB, she was the Employee Trade Cairo, Egypt, and serving in the Peace
the community-at-large.” work. Monitoring Coordinator in the Market Corps in Lesotho, Southern Africa. She
As Director of Development, Starcke Cheryl Todmann joins the Brooklyn Surveillance Division at the New York holds a B.A. in Elementary Education
oversees the agency’s private fundraising Bureau’s development team as Director of Stock Exchange. De La Rosa is formerly a from Wichita State University, and an
efforts, including foundation and corporate Community Relations and is responsible classroom teacher, primarily teaching in M.A. in International Development from
giving, special events, and individual sup- for increasing the overall visibility, commu- the international school setting including New York University.
port. Starcke joined the Brooklyn Bureau in nity awareness and support of the agency
November 2004 as Director of Foundation as well as assisting in its fundraising efforts.
Giving. Previously, he served as Director of Most recently, Todmann was Director of
Development for Community Access, a Corporate Sponsorship, Grants & Major
Manhattan nonprofit that provides housing Gifts for E.D.I.F.Y. Communities of New
Parker Jewish Institute Appoints
and services for people with psychiatric dis- York, Inc., the community-building not-for- Director of Special Projects
abilities, and earlier, was a workplace profit arm of St. Paul Community Baptist
fundraiser for United Way of New York Church in East New York, Brooklyn, where Parker Jewish Institute for Health
City. He also served as a volunteer in the she was responsible for securing partner- Care and Rehabilitation has announced
U.S. Peace Corps, working as a small busi- ships with corporate and individual donors the promotion of Daria Carioscia to Direc-
ness advisor in the Chuvash Republic, and community leaders to develop pro- tor of Special Projects for Development
Russian Federation. He is a 2001 graduate grams and services to empower the people and Public Affairs. She will be responsible
of the nonprofit management program of of the community. She is a graduate of for planning and implementing special de-
the Milano Graduate School at The New Syracuse University’s School of Manage- velopment and promotional events, de-
School, and his not-for-profit career follows ment and brings 15 years of marketing ex- signing the Institute’s collateral marketing
16 years of sales and marketing experience perience from media companies such as and promotion materials, and acting as li-
from a variety of cable television networks, Essence Magazine, The New York Times, aison with Parker’s Associate Board of
including Showtime, The Movie Channel, TV Guide and MTV Networks. Trustees.
After graduating from Flagler College
in St. Augustine, FL, Carioscia began her
career in the non-profit sector. She served
as Membership and Database Coordinator
2005 Open Society Institute with Old Westbury Gardens and as a Con-
sultant with Levy Philanthropic Counsel
NYC Community Fellowships on various membership campaigns includ-
ing the Long Island Chapter of AFP. Car- Daria Carioscia
Nine community organizers, activists The 2005 OSI New York City Commu- ioscia joined Parker Jewish Institute as a
and leaders have been selected as recipi- nity Fellows are: Development Associate in 2002. She is a offering sub-acute and long-term care, as
ents of the Open Society Institute’s 2005 • Ms. Nieves Ayress (Bronx) established member of the Long Island Chapter of the well as community health programs, in-
New York City Community Fellowships. Nuevo Podes desde los Margenes Association for Fundraising Professionals. cluding adult day health care, an
The nine fellows each will receive 18- ("New Power from the Margins") to con- Parker Jewish Institute is an interna- Alzheimer’s day care center, home health
month stipends of $48,750 to continue nect immigrant women, cultural, and tionally known 527-bed health care facility care and hospice programs.
their work on a range of innovative public youth groups and build an independent
interest projects, including safe housing base of activists to work within immi-
and medical treatment for transgender grant communities and advocate for
prisoners, support for South Asians progressive local and national reforms. and promote civic engagement and civil Art") to serve the Mexican-American
harmed by post-9/11 bias attacks, and a • Ms. Carmen Balentine (New York City) rights. community in Sunset Park. The project
writing program for teens that fosters crit- established Beyond HIV, Beyond Prob- • Ms. Loira Limbal (Bronx) created the will work to create a cultural center, in-
ical thinking and creativity. lems to train lesbian, gay, bisexual, Reel X Project, a social justice and cre- crease the Spanish-language skills of
Since 1997, the Open Society Institute transgender, and queer youth of color to ative filmmaking space for young peo- Mexican-American primary-school-age
(OSI) has invested some eight million dol- produce video documentaries to edu- ple in the Morrisania section of south- children, offer immigration forums for
lars to support the work of 78 social justice cate the public about sexual orientation west Bronx. The video training institute adults, and host family cultural events.
advocates working in underserved New diversity. The project will teach leader- will foster a new generation of filmmak- • Mr. Joseph Ubiles (New York City) creat-
York City communities. This is the last ship skills and develop cultural pro- ers dedicated to raising awareness and ed Power Writing/Youth Speaks to train
year that (OSI) will administer the New gramming for LGBTQ youth of color. organizing for social justice in their com- teens in writing and critical thinking.
York City Community Fellowships. In Jan- • Mr. Davim Horowitz (New York City) munity. The program works to strengthen read-
uary 2006, OSI will transfer the fellowship designed the Prisoners' Rights and Ad- • Ms. Robina Niaz (New York City) estab- ing, writing, and public speaking skills,
program to the Research Center for Lead- vocacy project to address transgender lished Turning Point for Women and and will offer intensive field study at po-
ership in Action (RCLA) at New York Uni- inmates’ needs for safe and gender-ap- Families to address the needs of Muslim litical, financial, cultural, and historical
versity’s Robert F. Wagner School of Pub- propriate housing and medical treat- women and children survivors of do- locations in New York City.
lic Service ment. mestic violence. Through crisis interven- • Ms. Margaret Williams (Bronx) will run
(www.nyu.edu/wagner/leadership). • Mr. Ahsanullah "Bobby" Kahn (Brook- tion, individual and group counseling, the Voter Enfranchisement Project for
RCLA supports leadership for social lyn) launched the Coney Island Avenue advocacy, outreach, education, and the Bronx Defenders. The project will
change within the public and non-profit Project (CIAP) to advocate on behalf of training, the organization aims to pro- work to educate people with felony con-
sectors. RCLA’s administration of the fel- South Asians detained or harmed by vide culturally appropriate services to victions about their right to vote when
lowships will reflect OSI’s original intent bias attacks in the aftermath of 9/11. the Muslim community. their sentence is complete, maximize
to support individuals that initiate com- CIAP will map and assess the needs of • Ms. Karla Quinonez-Ruggiero (Brook- Bronx voter turnout, and improve elec-
munity-led projects that empower neigh- the South Asian community and form a lyn) developed Nuestro Proyecto Voz y tion officials’ compliance with voting
borhoods and address critical social needs. community caucus to combat racism Arte Mexicano ("Our Mexican Voice and rights laws.
February 2006 New York Nonprofit Press www.nynp.biz 21
LEAKE AND WATTS SERVICES, INC., CONTROLLER
Isabella is a 705-bed long term care facility located
A LEADING CHILD WELFARE AGENCY, SEEKS: The Children’s Village, a nationally renowned Childcare in Upper Manhatten near the GW Bridge.
Agency, has an immediate opening for a Controller.This posi-
Social Workers/MSWs tion is a highly visible accounting management position SOCIAL WORKER
Group Homes, Bronx reporting to the Vice President Administration and Finance. ASST. MANAGER
The successful candidates will be responsible for Responsibilities include managing the overall accounting
individual service plan reviews, risk assessment, treatment activities of the agency, including ensuring that all accounting Home Care
plans, progress notes, counseling, and home visits. Non-Union Part Time/3days (21hrs)
transactions are properly authorized and recorded, that all Administers the LTHHCP's Social Work service in conjunction with the Social
After Service Coordinators financial reporting is timely and accurate; monitoring, report- Work Manager.
Preventive Services ing, and assisting in cash forecasting, and continuously • Master's degree in Social Work
reviewing operating and internal control procedures. • NY State Dept. of Educ. Certification
The experienced professionals we seek will handle crisis
• One year exp. in healthcare setting
intervention, housing, budgeting, and socialization activities. The successful candidate will have demonstrated exp with • Prior exp. in a Certified Home Health Agency or LTHC program preferred
Ensure that post-discharge service plans are in place and the specifics of not-for-profit accounting and reporting and • Interest in depression counseling and/or telemedicine a plus
conduct home visits on a monthly basis.
child welfare funding. Experience with Medicaid, foster care, • Excellent communication skills required
Case Workers federal, state, and city funding agencies is desirable.
Foster Boarding Homes, Bronx & Yonkers Bachelor’s Degree in accounting with CPA or 5 – 7 years SOCIAL WORKER
experience. Union Part Time/3days (22.5hrs)
In this role you will coordinate and supervise children in fos- Counsels residents throughout their stay in regard to psychosocial needs as
ter homes as pertains to emotional health, education, recre- Excel benefits, (medical effective 1st of month following they relate to their overall adjustment in a health care facility.
ation, and relationships with biological family. You’ll consult employment), on-site day care. Please send res w/salary req • BSW or MSW
with program staff and community services to diagnose to: • Fieldwork placement in geriatric/medical field preferred
problems and formulate treatment plans to achieve perma- • Excellent written and spoken English
nency for foster children. HR, TCV, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 • Knowledge of a second language a plus
Fax: (914) 674-4512, • Excellent documentation skills required
Recreation Specialist email: email@example.com. We offer an extensive benefits package and competitive salaries.
Residential Unit, Yonkers Visit our website: www.childrenvillage.org . Please forward resume to:
Plan, organize, and evaluate group and EOE. Encouraging a Recruiter, Isabella Geriatric Center,
individual activities for assigned houses. diverse workforce. 515 Audubon Ave,
We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a friend- New York, NY 10040.
ly, supportive environment. Fax: 212-781-3678,
Please send resume indicating e-mail: Recruiter@Isabella.org.
position of interest, to: EOE M/F
Mr. John Albert Rivera
Leake & Watts Services, Inc.
463 Hawthorne Avenue HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONAL
MAINTENANCE PERSON NEEDED
Yonkers, New York, 10705 Full time maintenance person needed for mid-town service organization. Daily
calls please. ADMINISTRATIVE office cleaning, some errands, occasional moving of furniture, etc. Applicant must
be trustworthy and have full identification.
SUPERVISOR Benefits plus vacation.
Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to
Min 3-5 yrs supervisory experience. Good clin- Resume must contain current references
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER ical skills to work with professional staff and cli-
and complete biographical information.
The Children’s Village, a leading child welfare agency serving the NY metro
region. We seek a qualified professional to join our fundraising department at nicians in an expanding Westchester, Rockland
our Dobbs Ferry, NY campus HQ in lower Westchester.
Therapeutic Foster Care Program. Experience SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Development, the qualified individual will Special Events Coordinator needed for a busy mid-town service agency.
be responsible for in child welfare systems (Connections). Applicant must be experienced in overseeing major fund raising events. Golf
Writing proposals to foundations, corporations and government agencies along Knowledge of OCFS regulations essential. Outings, Dinners, Luncheons, etc. Please email cover letter, resume and salary
with working closely with the VP for Institutional Advancement and the requirements to:
Assistant Director to raise approximately $4 million annually for a wide variety Good communication, superior leadership, Maintenance625@aol.com
of innovative programs serving children, youth and their families. team building and excellent problem solving
Additionally, you will perform grant management and reporting, collaborate with
program staff to develop new programs and sustain existing ones. Will research skills. Driver’s license & car required.
and cultivate new funding prospects, provide occasional support with special
events, other related duties as deemed necessary.
Competitive salary & benefits. EOE Good Shepherd Services
Must possess a Bachelor’s degree, experience in proposal writing preferred. Submit cover letter & resume to: A leader in NYC youth and family services is
Knowledge of philanthropy, foundations, corporate giving, non-profit sector.
Must possess the capacity to grasp and write effectively about complex issues
Asst. Exec. Director of HR looking for professionals for the following posi-
surrounding at-risk children and youth. Strong organizational and project man- ABBOTT HOUSE tions located in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the
agement skills, along with good financial and analytical abilities and experi-
ence creating budgets. Must be computer literate with Microsoft Word and 100 N. Broadway Bronx:
Excel; Raiser’s Edge a plus. Irvington NY 10533
We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience along with
excellent benefits including health insurance and 3 weeks vacation, as well as FAX: (914) 591-9435 * CASEWORKERS AND SOCIAL
opportunity for professional growth. Easy commute from NYC via Metro-North Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WORKER SUPERVISORS
from Grand Central. Affordable on-site daycare for working parents.
Fax, mail or email a cover letter and resume to: Visit us at www.abbotthouse.net * YOUTH DEVELOPMENT STAFF
VP of Human Resources, The Children’s Village,
Dobbs, Ferry, NY 10522;
FAX:914-674-4512, * EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL
E-mail: email@example.com. DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
An EOE. Encouraging a diverse workforce. SPECIALIST
Variety Child Learning Center, a large non-profit agency serving
young children with or at risk of developmental disabilities, and their
families, seeks senior level Director of Development, who will be * AFTER SCHOOL TUTORS
responsible for developing, managing and providing leadership for
fund-raising activities; identifying, cultivating, soliciting and maintain- * SENIOR FINANCE
ing relationships with major gift donors, corporations and founda- DEPARTMENT POSITIONS
tions. Five years+ fund-raising and development experience.
MARKETING REP Excellent written and oral communication, management and social
Help build a social enterprise. Westhab, Inc., Westchester's leading skills required. Knowledge of Raisers Edge preferred. Excellent
For a complete list of jobs
housing non-profit, created Top Chefs Soup to employ homeless women salary and benefits. and full descriptions, visit
in the business of producing and selling gourmet soup mixes. If you are
an exp marketing professional or event planner, have a car and are will- Mail, fax or email resume: our website:
ing to roll up your sleeves to join a motivated group of professionals, we Judith S. Bloch, Founder/CEO, Variety Child Learning Center www.goodshepherds.org
want to talk with you. Submit resume to HR, Westhab, 85 Executive Blvd, 47 Humphrey Drive, Syosset, NY 11791
Elmsford, NY, 10523. Fax 914-345-3139. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 516-921-8130; email@example.com EOE
A d v e r t i s e w i t h N Y N P I t W o r k s !
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JOBS JOBS JOBS
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR DIRECTOR OF The New York Foundling, in the tra-
dition of openness and compassion
Advertise with NYNP It Works! CALL 866-336-6967
Human service Agency in Queens opening new position - Development
Director – to work with the Executive Director, CFO and Board to create, HUMAN RESOURCES of its sponsors the Sisters of Charity,
helps children, youth and adults in FoodChange, improving lives thru
plan and manage a fundraising program that supports event planning, Responsible for managing all Human Resource functions for New need through advocacy and through nutrition, education & financial empow-
grant writing and building relationships with donors. BA/BS with min of 5 Alternatives for Children with a staff size of approximately 120. preventive and in-care services that erment seeks a Deputy Director to join
yrs professional fundraising experience required. Must have excellent ver- strengthen families and communities our senior management team in provid-
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: benefit administration, train- and help each individual reach his or ing day to day support and manage-
bal and written communication skills. Comprehensive benefit package.
ing, employee relations, compliance, Human Resource policies and main- her potential. The New York ment necessary to optimize the opera-
Submit cover letter, resume writing sample and salary requirements to:
taining up to date employee records. Foundling offers unprecedented pro- tions of the organization, manage the
ANIBIC, 61-35 220th Street, Bayside, NY 11364 Att: LV fessional opportunities in a challeng- effective delivery of programs and part-
or fax to 718-423-4010. Masters Degree with 5 to 8 years experience in Human Resources. ing and supportive environment. ner with the Executive Director and
Individual must be high energy, personable, and professional. Salary com- We invite you to join our dedicated Board in carrying out FoodChange’s
mensurate with exp. team. mission.
Key responsibilities include:
JOB DEVELOPERS Resumes to:
SUBSTANCE - Developing and implementing strate-
The Center for Employment Opportunities seeks job developers to New Alternatives for Children, Inc. gic planning initiatives and special
prospect employers to fill their HR needs. Individual must conduct tar- 37 West 26th Street, 7th Fl, New York, NY 10010 ABUSE SPECIALIST projects.
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org EOE CASAC and MSW or BA degree, 3 - Building on systems that will improve
geted job search campaigns to place clients who were formerly incarcer-
yrs prev exp in substance abuse field. the overall operation and effectiveness
ated. Candidates must be able to consistently meet monthly placement of the organization
quotas. Bachelor’s Degree; previous experience as a Job Developer; or JOB TITLE: Program Manager, SCAN-NY is looking for qualified indi- SOCIAL WORKERS - Providing financial analyses of budg-
two to three years experience working with a disadvantaged population; Cab Watch viduals for its intensive and general Bronx, Queens, Manhattan & ets, project proposals and business
sales/marketing experience a plus. Spanish/English a must. Salary $33 JOB DESCRIPTION: foster care prevention programs locat- Staten Island locations. trends in the multiple areas
- $48. Send resumes to 212-248-4432 or email@example.com The Program Manager will oversee all ed in the Bronx Opportunities are available for experi- - Developing appropriate quality assur-
aspects of Citizen's For NYC's Cab ance mechanisms to ensure smooth
• Supervisor: MSW and three (3) enced workers in Preventive &
Watch program, including: developing functioning of programs
years supervisory and child welfare Placement Services.
outreach campaigns, building coali- - Collaborating with the management
tions with city agencies, social service experience. *All positions require a BSW, or BA in team to develop and implement plans
CAREER COORDINATOR providers, ethnic/immigrant and social- • Caseplanners: MSW or related
related field, MSW preferred.
Previous experience in child welfare,
for the operational infrastructure
Riverdale Neighborhood House seeks a dedicated individual for service groups; supervising staff; and degree, or a Bachelors degree in Qualifications:
building rapport with drivers/industry crisis intervention, substanceabuse BA/BS degree (advanced degree is
this newly created full time position within our Teen Program. Qualified social science.
workers. Program Manager will also and/or bilingual English Spanish preferable); at least 10 years of man-
candidates will be comfortable working with young people age 13 to 19 conduct training and create curricula to • Substance Abuse Specialist: strongly preferred. agement experience; and demonstrat-
and able to interact with local businesses, colleges and schools on respond to the changing safety, health, CASAC certification with (MSW) or Please consider joining our diverse ed leadership ability.
economic, social and financial needs related degree.
their behalf. Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as workforce by sending/faxing We offer competitive compensation
of NYC's driver population. and excellent benefits. EOE
database skills required. Competitive salary with excellent benefits. • Consultants: Part-time consultant (212-886-4098) resume, along with
Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree
cover letter and salary requirement Please send/fax/email resume and
Recent graduates and retirees are encouraged to apply. Fax resume plus 3-5yrs. Operational, training, positions are available to conduct
cover letter with salary history to:
supervisory, and community organiz- workshops and individual consulta- to HR Dept. NPP, New York
to: 718-884-1645 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE. Foundling, 590 Avenue of the FoodChange
ing experience preferred. Candidate tions/counseling in domestic violence
should have knowledge of issues Americas, New York, NY 10011, Deputy Director Search, c/o
affecting NYC immigrants and low- Email: nyfhr6@NYFoundling.org. Community Resource Exchange
A minimum of (3) years experience in
income communities. Good communi- AA/EOE 42 Broadway, 20th floor
Human services or related field
New York, NY 10004.
Senior Medicaid cation, writing and computer skills are
required. Must work both collaborative-
required. In order to apply fax or mail
cover letters and resumes to:
Service Coordinator ly and independently, and thrive in a
creative environment. Bilingual pre- SCAN- NY
Innovative not-for-profit committed to indiv svcs for people w/dis- ferred. Salary commensurate with Evelyn Castro
abilities seeks energetic professional to provide svc coordination, experience. Send cover letter, resume, 1075 Grand Concourse
salary requirements, and short writing Bronx, NY 10452
supervise staff, participate on sr mgt team. Great oppty to shape A leader in the provision of human services
sample to: Fax: (718) 293-2674
& enhance svcs! BA; 2 years related exp. Salary Hi-$30’s, Attn: Richard Brouillette, Throughout New York City,
Resume/letter/salary requirements to email@example.com or fax Director, Civic Participation, STEINWAY CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES, INC.
212 921-5342. fax: 212-989-0983, INFORMATION & Seeks the following professionals due to growth:
email:firstname.lastname@example.org, subject ASSISTANCE ADVOCATE
line: "Program Manager, Cab Watch"
F/T Information & Assistance Advocate
for seniors/families. Required: PSYCHIATRIST
Since 1978 Services for the Underserved (SUS) has been CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU Bachelor's Deg. bilingual, computer liter- 1 Child Psychiatrist: MD, Certif. Preferred. Working in a variety of outpa-
providing residential and support services to individu- Job openings avail in lrg Bx non-profit ate, good phone/listening skills. tient clinical settings in Queens. Between 20 to 35 hours per week.
Background in human services helpful.
als with special needs, in New York City. Our mission org. Xlnt benefits & opport 4 advance-
Salary low 30's. FAX resume 516-227-
is "to provide services and supports for individuals with 8973. F/T SOCIAL WORKERS NEEDED
special needs to live with dignity in the community, HUMAN RESOURCES 8 Licensed Social Workers (LCSW / LMSW) to provide clinical services
direct their own lives and attain personal fulfillment." DIRECTOR to a diverse population which includes families, children and individuals, in
We are looking to fill the following positions in our DD, 2 oversee dept reqs a master’s in HR, SENIOR SOCIAL addition to group work, and school based services. Evening and Saturday
MH and AIDS Services Divisions: industrial relations, or related field 5 WORKER hours required for some positions. Positions available in Long Island City,
yrs exp wrkg in HR for a non-profit & 3- Brooklyn, and Howard Beach.
5 yrs supervisory exp. Kwldge in fed, CAMBA is seeking a Senior Social
RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM NYS & NYC employment laws also Worker for its Young Adult Borough
MANAGERS SUPERVISORS reqd. Send res/crv ltr to ET at 718-365- Center (YABC) and Learning-to-Work FULL TIME COUNSELORS /
0697 or email at email@example.com Center (LTWC) located at Erasmus
High School in Brooklyn. This program
PROGRAM SPECIALISTS provides services to 250-300 students 1 Program Supervisor for Queens Adult Blended Case Management
ages 17-21 that are overage and under- Program. MSW preferred with strong supervisory experience and back-
DAY HABILITATION SPECIALISTS credited toward graduation. The Senior ground with SPMI population. Provide direct clinical supervision to program
Social Worker provide individual and/or staff. Also responsible for administrative duties. Starting salary $45K
CASE MANAGERS group counseling services to assist 1 Supportive Case Manager for Queens Adult Blended Case
individuals and their families to achieve Management Program. High school Diploma and a minimum of 2 years
effective personal development and experience, or a BA/BS and 1 year experience providing direct services to
DESK SECURITY adjustment and counsel clients in deal- the SPMI population. Salary $32K
ing with such issues as: behavior, edu-
cational progress, family dynamics, 1 Intensive Case Manager – Bronx Children’s Blended Case Management
PSYCHOLOGIST mental and physical health, housing, Program. Starting salary $38K
personal finances, substance abuse, 1 Individualized Care Coordinator for Queens Home and Community
PSYCHIATRIST mental and/or physical trauma. BA or
BSW in Social Work, Psychology,
Based Services Waiver Program. Starting salary $38K
Intensive In-Home Per Diem Workers needed in Queens to provide brief
Counseling, or a related field and 3
in-home individual/family therapy for Home & Community Based Services
REGISTERED NURSES years of applicable experience. E-mail
cover letter and resume as a single
Please fax resume w/cover letter to: attachment in Microsoft Word to: sub- For the above positions, the qualifications are as follows: BA/BS with 4
Human Resources at (212) 633-0483 firstname.lastname@example.org years post graduate experience or MA/MS in Human Services with 2 years
or email to email@example.com. or mail to: CAMBA, Inc., 1720 Church post graduate experience working with Seriously Emotionally Disabled chil-
Avenue, 2nd fl, Brooklyn, NY 11226. dren, adolescents and families.
SUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer 3 Child Care Workers (Per Diem / On-Call) for Residential Program in LIC.
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Project Samaritan AIDS Services Inc. has been operating innovative programs
treating people with HIV/AIDS and substance abuse programs for over a decade. PROGRAM SUPERVISOR FOR PSYCHIATIC REHABILITATION
We are currently seeking qualified professionals for the following positions in our CASE MANAGEMENT Search for Change, Inc., a premier psych rehab provider in
Westchester and Putnam County, NY, is inviting new professionals to
residential and outpatient programs:
Join our dedicated management team in a professional, supportive environment. In this po- join our professional and dedicated teams. FT positions come w/
sition, you will supervise all aspects of our Medicaid-funded intensive case management Exc.benefits.
SUPERVISING CASE MANAGER program in Westchester County.
Provides direct services to clients, and supervise case management teams. To qualify, you’ll need a Master’s degree in Social Work (or equivalent) with a minimum of 2
Supports Site director with the management of the site. BS plus two years of exp. years of post-graduate experience which must include at least 1 year of providing supervi- FULL TIME SUPPORTED HOUSING
CASE MANAGEMENT TECHNICIAN
sion. OR a Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of strong management/supervisory background. CASE MNGR
If you are a high-energy person with a pro-active management style, attentive to detail, pos- 9-5 Mon-Fri with one Sat a month; White Plains.Assist clients in setting up
Conducts home visits, case findings and outreach. Provides direct case work sess excellent clinical skills with a demonstrated commitment to community case manage- a chosen household and sustaining this occupancy for as long as the client
activities, timely intakes, assessments, advocacy and referrals. AA plus 2 yr ment, you may be the person we are looking for. Access to a car and valid driver’s license desires. Provide support w/ socialization, budgeting, symptom mngmt, and
exp. required. comm. Supports.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package and generous time off.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR Please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: FULL TIME RESIDENTIAL
Conducts individual and group counseling, develops treatment plans, and engages HR Department, AIDS-Related Community Services
residents in therapeutic activities for drug free living. BS plus 2 yrs. exp. CASAC pre- 40 Saw Mill River Road Hawthorne, NY 10532 COUNSELORS
ferred. FAX: (914) 785-8227 1-9 pm Tues-Sat or Sun-Thurs; White Plains / Brewster area. Must have
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ing with HIV/AIDS and chemical dependency.
Send cover letter and resumes to:
HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATOR OVERNIGHT RELIEF COUNSELORS
Sarah Latimer, Project Samaritan in our White Plains/Carmel area community residences.
AIDS Services, Inc. We are seeking a Director of Health & Clinical Services for our large multi-service agency 8 pm- 8am sleeping shifts w/ med observation. Exp. in human services req’d.
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AIDS-Related Community Services is the largest AIDS service agency in the Mid
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fessionals in our Hawthorne (Westchester County) office. JOB SPECIALIST Esperanza The Vera Institute of Justice seeks experienced Field
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