Celebrating 25 Years of Positive Change Moujan & Elham Vahdat Present
Changemaker Awards & Celebration Tuesday November 29, 2016 Tribeca Three SixtyÂ° New York City
We’ve Always Focused on Change In 1991, we opened our doors as a group of dedicated volunteers staring down the AIDS crisis. Twenty-five years later, we’re also helping those affected by chronic hepatitis, diabetes, addiction, and mental health issues to create a positive change. And today, we’re excited to announce the next chapter, and look forward to another 25 years and beyond as The Alliance for Positive Change. Building on our 25 years of HIV expertise, we’ve expanded our services and partnerships. We have acquired the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center (and needle exchange program), making their services a program of the Alliance. We created a Peer Training Institute and strengthened our Peer Power internships and back-to-work programs. We opened the Pelham Grand Supportive Housing center in the Bronx in 2014. We continue to partner with NYC’s biggest and best health systems – NewYork-Presbyterian, Mount Sinai, HHC, Bronx-Lebanon, Amida Care, Healthfirst, MetroPlus, SelectHealth, Institute for Family Health, and Ryan Health Center.
You too can become an ally and join us at The Alliance for Positive Change! Support the Alliance with a donation, by volunteering, or by joining our unique one-on-one mentoring program from the Peer Training Institute. Together, we are the Alliance.
Website: www.alliance.nyc Social Media: @TheAlliance_NYC
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ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
William Toler, Chair Michael Kaminer, Vice Chair Ellen Birenbaum, Secretary Allen Zwickler, Treasurer John Goldman John Koster Jesse Antonio Lopez Patrick Maher Mitch Markson Jennifer McNeely Saba Vahdat Anita Venkiteswaran
Alliance’s 25th Anniversary Celebration & Changemaker Awards Presented by Moujan & Elham Vahdat Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Tribeca Three Sixty° New York City CHANGEMAKER HONOREES
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Greg Louganis, US Olympic Diving Gold Medalist Joseph Saltarelli, Esq., Hunton & Williams HOST
Javier Morgado, Executive Producer of NEW DAY on CNN LIVE AUCTION
Cate Smit, Auctioneer HONORARY CHAIR
Marc Shapses, Savills Studley ALLIANCE BOARD CHAIR
ALLIANCE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO
Sharen I. Duke
November 29, 2016 Dear Friends, Welcome to ASCNYC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration & Changemaker Awards. • 25 years on the front lines of AIDS activism and social change. • 25 years demanding access to medications. • 25 years fighting bigotry, stigma and shame. • 25 years distributing clean needles to drug users. We’ve learned a lot in 25 years of helping individuals manage through HIV/AIDS. And we’re applying that experience, innovation, and knowledge to create positive change for a wider range of New Yorkers facing multiple chronic conditions. Beginning January 1, we’ll be called The Alliance for Positive Change. At the Alliance, the goal is the same: To move towards health, recovery, and a better future – and to create positive change for our clients, our city, and our world. Thank you for sharing this historic night with us and saluting our 2016 Changemaker Honorees: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Olympic Gold-Medalist Greg Louganis, and attorney Joseph Saltarelli, Hunton & Williams. Your partnership and support make our work possible. Now more than ever, it is vital for us to strengthen our Alliance —together we can build a powerful and lasting community where hope, health and positive change become paths to healing. Thank you for being our Ally. Sincerely,
William Toler, PA Board Chair
Sharen I. Duke, MPH Executive Director/CEO
Honoring The Alliance for Positive Change Political Vision Changemaker
New York Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo For his leadership in promoting the campaign to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020. Governor Cuomo has broken new ground in advocating for the reduction of HIV infection rates to only a few hundred in New York State by the year 2020, which represents outstanding model leadership for the rest of the country.
Honoring The Alliance for Positive Change Social Impact Changemaker
Greg Louganis US Olympic Diving Gold Medalist
For his courage as an HIV+ and LGBTQ rights champion. Along with his HBO special and being included at long last on the Wheaties box of sports champions, Greg Louganis is a model of leadership, athleticism, mentorship, and giving back to the LGBTQ community.
November 29, 2016 Dear Friends: It is a great pleasure to join AIDS Service Center NYC in welcoming everyone to its Changemaker Awards Celebration. Our city is dedicated to ensuring that New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS have equal access to quality care, resources and affordable housing, and our outstanding medical professionals, hospitals, and clinics are committed to providing the highest standard of care to maintain their health and quality of life. For 25 years, AIDS Service Center NYC has been an important partner in these efforts by connecting New Yorkers living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS to the treatment and services that they need. Through its peer education and training programs, mental health services, counseling, specialized women’s services, support groups, and more, this organization is improving the lives of so many of our residents. New York has always been at the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the United States but we are also at the forefront of ending it. I am proud to join in applauding ASCNYC’s dedicated staff and supporters for their untiring efforts that strengthen the HIV community. On behalf of the City of New York, congratulations to all of tonight’s honorees and best wishes for a wonderful celebration. Sincerely,
Bill de Blasio Mayor
MOUJAN & ELHAM VAHDAT WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE
ASCNYC ON THEIR
25th ANNIVERSARY OF PROMOTING POSITIVE CHANGE FOR NEW YORKERS SEEKING A BETTER FUTURE WE ARE PROUD TO BE YOUR PARTNERS
Honoring The Alliance for Positive Change Corporate Leader Changemaker
Joseph Saltarelli, Esq. Hunton & Williams
For his 15 years of pro bono legal guidance and dedication to The Alliance for Positive Change. He has tirelessly given his keen legal advice and support enabling the Alliance to produce transformation and positive change for tens of thousands of New Yorkers.
Positive Change In Action:
“Positive Change means that you can come from a rocky road, and you can change your whole life around. The Alliance supports that process in so many ways. If you’re homeless, we have housing services. If you’re not getting medical care, we connect you and sit right there with you until you see your doctor. We help you understand your meds. We provide a hot meal and a warm coat if you need it. That’s what we do at the Alliance. We help.” —JOSEPH, Alliance Peer Graduate & Peer Navigator
Give the Gift of Positive Change.
A gift for you. A gift for New York This holiday season, give the gift of positive change, and donate to the Alliance in honor of your friends, family members, or colleagues. Giving is easy. Visit the Alliance Holiday Shop at www.alliance.nyc/holiday to pick-up your Alliance t-shirt, tote bag, mug, or holiday card. The perfect gift for anyone on your list is just a click away. Plus, your gift helps others find the path to happier healthy lives. With your donation, the Alliance will provide warm coats and outerwear, hot nutritious meals, new homes and countless positive futures.
Wishing you a positively wonderful holiday!
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Presenting Sponsor Moujan & Elham Vahdat
Every year, about 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with HIV.
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Savills Studley is proud to support Alliance for Positive Change (ASCNYC) for their commitment to building community, connection and stability for New Yorkers living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS. Congratulations to this yearâ€™s honorees: New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo Political Vision Changemaker award recipient
Olympic Diving Gold Medalist, Greg Louganis Social Impact Changemaker award recipient
Joseph Saltarelli, Esq., Hunton & Williams Corporate Leader Changemaker award recipient
A special congratulations to Sharen Duke, ASCNYCâ€™s founder and CEO, and her incredible team for building a truly amazing organization that helps countless people.
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Congratulations ASCNYC & 2016 Honorees
Davina V. Prabhu
Andres R. Nieto
Director - Community Health Education & Outreach
Director - Columbia Campus
Director - Weill Cornell Campus
Practice Administrator Comprehensive Health Program
Peter Gordon, MD
Medical Director Comprehensive Health Program
Samuel T. Merrick, MD
Medical Director Center for Special Studies
Suzanne M. Schlegel
Practice Administrator Center for Special Studies
TO SHAREN DUKE AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON
25 YEARS OF POSITIVE CHANGE.
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! WARMLY, THE ZWICKLER, LEVINE, PIKITCH AND SILVER FAMILIES
THE PHIL ZWICKLER CHARITABLE AND MEMORIAL TRUST www.pzfoundation.org
The Mount Sinai Health System And Kenneth L Davis, MD Congratulates ASCNYC: The Alliance for Positive Change And the 2016 honorees Governor Andrew Cuomo for his leadership to end the AIDS Epidemic by 2020 Joseph Saltarelli Greg Louganis
VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is proud to salute
And we join in celebrating 2016 Positive Changemakers: Governor Andrew Cuomo Greg Louganis Joseph Saltarelli
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Joseph Tahl and Rodney Propp Congratulates
ASCNYC For their leadership in our community!
Preserving and Developing Affordable Housing
Congratulations on 25 years of making Positive Change in the lives of so many people affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. We are honored to help celebrate Sharen’s tremendous vision and leadership, ASC staff’s remarkable talent and commitment, and its clients’ hard work and perseverance to overcome and thrive. All the best for continued success! LeLan Martin and Patrick Maher
The William F. Ryan Community Health Network congratulates
on 25 years of positive change in the lives of New Yorkers
E. Ronald Guy, Board Chair, William F. Ryan Brian McIndoe, President & CEO, Ryan Network Leslie Pargament, Executive Director, Ryan-NENA Charles Shorter, Executive Director, Ryan/Adair and Ryan/Frederick Douglass Walter Delacruz, Board Chair, Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton William Murphy, Executive Director, Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton
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Awards and Celebration Your work and advocacy save lives! Amida Care and ASCNYC ENSURING HIGH QUALITY HEALTH SERVICES FOR NEW YORKERS
ACHIEVING YOUR POTENTIAL IS HUMANLY POSSIBLE ManpowerGroup is proud to support ASCNYC in their mission to help those in need reach their full potential.
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Wellpartner congratulates you on your twenty-fifth anniversary. You can be very proud of the growth achieved throughout these years and the lasting positive changes instilled in those you serve. You have built your company through hard work, compassion and service.
Itâ€™s been a great partnership and we are proud to play a small part in your success. Best wishes in the coming years.
The Institute for Family Health congratulates
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Greg Louganis & Joseph Saltarelli, Esq. The Institute for Family Health is proud to partner with AIDS Service Center NYC to improve the health of our community.
The Board of Directors of ASCNYC: The Alliance for Positive Change salutes our Changemaker Award honorees for 2016, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Greg Louganis, US Olympic Diving Gold Medalist Joseph Saltarelli, Esq., Hunton & Williams and thanks our presenting sponsors Moujan & Elham Vahdat Your vision, courage, and generosity of spirit inspire us to strive for positive change every day. Ellen Birenbaum John Goldman Michael Kaminer John Koster
Jesse Antonio Lopez Patrick Maher Mitch Markson Jennifer McNeely
William Toler Saba Vahdat Anita Venkiteswaran Allen Zwickler
â€œNever doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.â€? -Margaret Mead
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Special Thanks The Alliance for Positive Change extends a heartfelt thanks to many wonderful and inspiring individuals and organizations for their extraordinary contributions to our 25th Anniversary Celebration & Changemaker Awards. The Alliance Clients & Peer Educators Presenting Sponsors Moujan & Elham Vahdat 25th Anniversary Sponsors CHANGEMAKER HONOREES
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Greg Louganis, US Olympic Diving Gold Medalist Joseph Saltarelli, Esq., Hunton & Williams VIP HOST
Javier Morgado Cate Smit
HONORARY EVENT CHAIR
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THE ALLIANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Brooke Brailey, Mitch Case, Rosie Whiteside, Brenda Starks-Ross, Susan Oher, and the entire Alliance for Positive Change staff for contributing their time and energy to the 25th Anniversary Celebration & Changemaker Awards. BOARD CHAIR
William Toler EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Sharen I. Duke
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You too can become an ally and join us at The Alliance for Positive Change! Support the Alliance with a donation, by volunteering, or by joining our unique one-on-one mentoring program from the Peer Training Institute. GET INVOLVED AT www.alliance.nyc DONATE NOW BY Text ‘POSCHANGE’ to 69866 KEEP UP WITH THE ALLIANCE @TheAlliance_NYC GET CARE 212.645.0875 Together, we are the Alliance.
The Alliance for Positive Change helps New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions make lasting, positive changes toward health, housing, recovery, and self-sufficiency. From nationally acclaimed peer training to poetry workshops, medical care to support groups, thousands of people each year get a second chance to take charge of their health and reclaim their lives with the Alliance. Learn more at www.alliance.nyc.