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January 2011
In This Issue
UNH 2010 Benefit a Success
Exciting Changes at UNH!
Healthy Eating in Our NYC Communities
Member Agency News
UNH 2010 Benefit a Success
                       UNH 2010 Benefit- Honorees

UNH would like to thank all the wonderful supporters that made the UNH Benefit on November 8th a great success, raising almost $642,000 to help UNH to support settlement houses and New Yorkers in need throughout our great city. Special thanks to this year's New Yorkers Who Make a Difference: ARAMARK, Roger Juan Maldonado, Esq. and Mary Elizabeth Taylor Wohl, our emcee Michelle Yu (SNY), and our Golden Benefactors including Paul Balser and Paula DelNunzio, Citi, EmblemHealth, Ernst & Young LLP, Judy and Lew Kramer, Ruth and Sid Lapidus and Lois and Arthur Stainman and all those who supported and attended the special evening at Tribeca Rooftop.


A highlight of the event, attended by more than 325 supporters, were the words of honoree Beth Taylor, a longtime UNH Board member which reflected her experience with UNH member Goddard Riverside Community Center over the years:


....the formerly homeless man who didn't speak for years who participated in a theater group, the 100-year-old woman who lived in the residence for seniors....and was always the first to help prepare the holiday meals that Goddard serves to thousands, a former teen so withdrawn he refused to leave home but who was urged to go to college....and is now an astrophysicist with a doctorate from Princeton.


We thank you for your partnership as we work to strengthen New York City's neighborhoods at a very challenging time for those struggling to succeed.

Exciting Changes at UNH!

Anthony Ng, Director of Policy & AdvocacyUNH is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Ng as UNH's new Director of Policy and Advocacy, replacing Susan Stamler who leaves UNH after 10 years of dedicated service.  

Prior to joining UNH seven years ago, Anthony focused on affordable housing and community development at Asian Americans for Equality and the Mount Hope Housing Company.  In September 2009, City Hall News named Anthony one of their "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" and we certainly agree with their assessment! 

"While at UNH, Anthony's efforts have directly resulted in service improvements and funding allocations for programs related to youth, summer jobs, adult literacy and immigrants. I very much look forward to working with Anthony and the excellent UNH Policy & Advocacy team going forward," said Nancy Wackstein, Executive Director of UNH.

Anthony is a graduate of Bates College and has a Masters degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   Born in Hong Kong and raised in Brooklyn, he lives with his family in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Healthy Eating in Our NYC Communities

On November 19th and 22nd, UNH held the second (of four) training sessions in "Cooking for Healthy Communities," a new initiative offered to UNH member agencies in collaboration with The Children's Aid Society of New York. The project is training staff who cook meals in child care programs, senior centers and other programs to incorporate more fresh, whole foods into their menus. Fifty cooks from 17 UNH members are participating.

                    Cooks Training

UNH's Third Annual Advocacy Conference
Making Democracy Work: Organizing Our Communities' Voices
January 14, 2010
8:20 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
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Conference Agenda:

8:30 to 9:00 A.M.
Breakfast & Registration

9:00 to 9:15 A.M.

9:15 to 10:15 A.M.
The Importance of Advocacy and Leadership in Politics

10:15 to 11:15 A.M.
Media Panel Discussion: How to Tell the Story

11:15 to 11:45 A.M.
Roundtable Discussions: Taking Action Now

11:45 to 12:00 P.M.

12:00 to 1:00 P.M.
Advocacy Skills Workshops

1:00 P.M.
Closing Remarks

To R.S.V.P. for this conference, please contact
 Norah Yahya at nyahya@unhny.org or 212-967-0322 ext. 316.

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Honorary Chair
Sidney Lapidus

Lewis Kramer

Vice Presidents 
Patricia M. Carey
Roger Juan Maldonado

James W. Barge
Secretary & Counsel
Thomas M. Cerabino

Board Members
Eric C. Andrus
Paul F. Balser
Darel M. Benaim
Julie Copeland
Marc S. Dieli
Sue Fox*
Mark Handelman*
Mark Hershey
Nelson Hioe
Alain Kodsi
Jack Krauskopf
David W. Kubie
Anne C. Kubisch
Ann L. Marcus
Ilene Margolin
Carolyn McLaughlin*
Eugene P. Nesbeda
Kristin Nygreen
J. Donald Rice, Jr.
Stephan Russo*
Thomas C. Skrobe
M. Bryna Sanger
Arthur J. Stainman
Beth Taylor
Patrick Vatel
Wanda Wooten*
Michael Zisser*

*Member agency representatives

Richard Abrons
Barbara B. Blum
Anthony D. Knerr
Emily Menlo Marks

Executive Director
Nancy Wackstein

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Member Agency News

New Settlement Apartments

UNH welcomes "New Settlement Apartments" as its newest full member.

Check out the New Settlement Apartments College Access Center an example of their great work helping young people in the Bronx.

To learn more about UNH membership, please contact Ken Walters, Director of Member Services.