Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff Celebrity Speaker

Jean Shafiroff With Aimee Simpierre And Ester R. Fuchs

NEW YORK, NY – For the third year, New York Nonprofit Media honored 40 rising stars in the nonprofit industry under the age of 40. Awardees were honored today at a celebratory breakfast event at The Capital Grille in Downtown Manhattan, and profiled in a special print publication distributed at the event.

This year’s awardees are 40 individuals who have made great strides in their career and hold the promise of a bright future in New York’s nonprofit scene. The celebratory event featured remarks by Matt Sturiale, CEO, Birch Family Services; Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, activist and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life By What You Give; and Ester R. Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

The event was sponsored by: Birch Family Services; Breakthrough NY; CliftonLarsonAllen; The Doe Fund; JCCA; Oracle + Netsuite. This year’s honorees are: Julian Adler, Center for Court Innovation; Lauren Anderson, CCS Fundraising; Jaime A. Angarita, The Child Center of NY, Inc.; Glennis Aquino, The Armory Foundation; Veronica Aveis, Planned Parenthood of New York City; Erica L. Ayala, MPA, Westchester Children’s Association; Patrick Bardsley, Spectrum Designs Foundation;  Nicole Bertran, The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills; Alexina Cather, New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College; Michael D. Cohen, Simon Wiesenthal Center; Lindsey Cosgrove, Girl Scouts of Greater New York; The Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, Church of the Incarnation; Toney Earl Jr., MADE Transitional Services; Kevin Froner, NYC DOE; Michael Glickman, The Museum of Jewish Heritage; Nathan Gould, Brooklyn Academy of Music; Eric Grossman, Women’s Prison Association; Michael Haynes, Long Island Cares, Inc.; Angel Hernandez, The Bronx County Historical Society; Alexander Horwitz, The Doe Fund, Inc.; Pamela B. Jacob, Social Impact, Oracle + NetSuite; Josef Kannegaard, Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness; Jeremy L. Kaplan, Phipps Neighborhoods; Kate Krug, HelpMeSee; Catherine Lapsley, SCO Family of Services; Marleen Litt, JCCA; Jonathan C. Marin, City Access New York; Janos Marton, JustLeadershipUSA; Sandy Myers, Selfhelp Community Services; Morgan Pehme, EffectiveNY; Carmen Maria Rey, Sanctuary for Families; Giselle Routhier, Coalition for the Homeless; Josh Scher, Birch Family Services; Ari Schrier, Pipeline Theatre Company; Jadayah Spencer, International Youth Leadership Institute; Ian Straughter, Great Good Lives; Jessica Swensen, The Bronx Defenders; Ashley Wessier, Accion East; Rhea Wong, Breakthrough NY.

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