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EWB Leadership   President     Iana  Aranda     president@ewbny.org     Vice  President     Stephen  Morse     vp@ewbny.org     Secretary     Monica  Louie     secretary@ewbny.org     Treasurer     Alia  Nagm     treasurer@ewbny.org    

ATDT   Stefano  Braganti     atdt@ewbny.org     Education  Committee     Sara  Schultzer     Jessica  Miller     education@ewbny.org     Fundraising  Committee     Kerwin  Julien     Chanel  Lubin     fundraising@ewbny.org     Marketing  Committee     Segen  Tilahun     marketing@ewbny.org     Web  Manager     Solkem  Gottingar     administrator@ewbny.org  

Emeritus Board    

Matt Sisul,  President,  2006  –  2009   Matthew  Barber,  Vice  President,  2006  –  2008   Jason  Kass,  Vice  President,  2008  –  2010   Scott  Snelling,  Treasurer,  2006  –  2008   Kerwin  Julien,  Treasurer,  2008  –  2010   Victor  Shey,  Secretary,  2007  -­‐  2009  

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TABLE OF  CONTENTS     1.  

Leadership ……………………………………………….…………………  

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Message from  the  President  …………………………………………  

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Financial Performance…………………………………………………    

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Programs &  Projects   4.  

Belén, Peru………………………………………………………………......  

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Usalama, Kenya…………………………………………………………….  

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Yamabal, El  Salvador…………………………………………………….  

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Appropriate Technology  Design  Team…………………………..  

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Education Committee……………………………………………………  

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Fundraising Committee…………………………………………………  

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Marketing Committee……………………………………………………  

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Activities &  Accomplishments    

Acknowledgements 11.  

Featured Member…………………………………………………………  

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Volunteers……………………………………………………………………

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Partners &  Sponsors.…………………………………………………….  

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“Our volunteers  never  cease  to  amaze   us  with  their  professionalism,   generosity  of  spirit  and  commitment   to  solving  quality  of  life  challenges   worldwide.”  

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Message from  the  President  

  It’s   time   to   look   back   at   another   amazing   year   of   developing   sustainable   solutions   with   communities   that   need   them   most.   I’m   proud   to   be   issuing   the   EWB-­‐USA   NY   Professional   chapter’s  2nd  annual  report  and  reflecting  on  our  year  of  assisting  communities  in  meeting   their  basic  human  needs  with  safe  and  accessible  water,  electrification  solutions,  effective   sanitation,  community  spaces  and  educational  outreach.     Completing  our  8th  year  as  a  professional  chapter,  we  have  a  strong  foundation  of  over  70   active   members   and   a   growing   reach,   2   successfully   completed   projects   and   a   thriving   portfolio   of   programs   touching   the   lives   of   communities   both   locally   and   globally.     Our   programs   include   a   potable   water   distribution   system   at   a   district   hospital   and   development  of  functional  water  kiosks  in  Kenya,  sanitation  systems  in  El-­‐Salvador,  a  new   hospital  in  Peru  and  educational  outreach  in  New  York  City.    Our  chapter  has  also  served   as   an   incubator   for   social   entrepreneurs   and   successful   ventures   worldwide.   In   this   annual   report   we   highlight   one   such   success   story   from   our   featured   member   –   Jason   Kass  –  who  founded  Toilets  for  People  following  his  experience  with  our  Peru  program.         This   year   we   also   deepened   our   multidisciplinary   partnerships   with   New   York   University’s   Graduate   School   of   Public   Health’s   Global   Public   Health   Action   Network   (GPHAN).     Completing   our   public   health   analysis   in   Matunda,   Kenya   and   launching   our   health  impact  study  in  Usalama,  Kenya  along  with  our  mentee  chapter  -­‐  the  City  College   New  York’s  project  in  Milla  Tres,  Honduras.    Our  Educational  Committee  also  continued   their   partnership   with   NYC’s   educational   leader   -­‐   Salvadori   Center   and   placed   EWB-­‐NY   members  throughout  NYC’s  underserved  schools,  lead  lessons  based  on  our  projects  and   inspired   local   kids   to   consider   a   career   in   engineering.   Additionally,   in   2012,   our   Appropriate   Technology   Design   Team   consulted   a   water   project   in   the   community   of   Wassa  Adansi,  in  western  Ghana  on  locating  a  potable  water  supply.    While  our  mentors   advised  EWB  Student  Chapters  at  Princeton  University,  Columbia  University,  City  College   of   New   York   and   Rutgers   University   Chapters   of   EWB-­‐USA,   sharing   knowledge   about   project  development,  design  and  development  challenges  unique  to  engineering  projects   in  developing  nations  and  assisting  those  chapters  in  developing  their  ideas.     Our   volunteers   never   cease   to   amaze   us   with   their   professionalism,   generosity   of   spirit   and   commitment   to   solving   quality   of   life   challenges   worldwide.     They   are   continually   exceeding   the   highest   standards   of   EWB-­‐USA   and   leading   by   example   in   communities   worldwide.   I   invite   you   to   support   them   alongside   me   as   we   prepare   for   the   accomplishments  of  the  year  ahead!       Best  regards,  

Iana Aranda  

EWB-­‐USA NY  Professional  Chapter  President  

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In 2012,  EWB-­‐NY  spent  more  than  $28,800  to  address  sustainable,  developmental  projects  around  the   world.    This  amount  was  down  41.97%  from  the  previous  year  because  of  the  completion  of  the  final   stage  of  the  Matunda  Water  Project  in  Matunda,  Kenya.     EWB-­‐NY  continues  to  review  development  problems  around  the  world  for  potential  projects  that  meets   our  skill  set  and  resources.     EWB-­‐NY  relies  on  financial  support  from  corporate,  individual  and  grants  programs  to  fund  its  work.     EWB-­‐NY   continues   to   thank   all   those   who   make   its   work   possible.     Below   is   a   breakdown   of   the   revenue  and  expenses  for  2012.  

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Statement of  Financial  Position   2012

2011

2010

ASSETS Current*Assets Cash*&*Equivalent Advances Held*by*National*for*NY*Chapter

$*102,714.03

$***86,131.00

$*********398.00 $*125,202.00

Total*Current*Assets

$*102,714.03

$***86,131.00

$*125,202.00

$***************L $***************L

$***************L $***************L

$***************L $***************L

TOTAL'ASSETS

$*102,714.03

$***86,131.00

$*125,202.00

LIABILITIES Accounts*Payables*&*Accrued*Expenses

$***************L $***************L

$***************L $***************L

$***************L

Total*Liabilities

$***************L

$***************L

$***************L

NET'ASSETS

$*102,714.03

$***86,131.00

$*125,202.00

Total'Liabilities'&'Net'Assets

$*102,714.03

$***86,131.00

$*125,202.00

Property*&*Equipment Other*Assets

TOTAL%ASSETS% $$125,202.00$$ $$102,714.03$$ $$86,131.00$$

2010$

2011$

2012$

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Statement of  Financial  Activity   2012 Unrestricted Revenue Membership-Dues Contributions-:-Corporations Contributions-:-Individuals Grant-Allocation Other Total1Revenue Expenses Advertising-&-Marketing Fundraising Supplies Postage-&-Delivery Travel Air/Rail Hotels-&-Meals Other-Transportation Other Meetings Miscellanous-Expenses Project-Materials-&-Supplies Project-Labor Program-QA/QC Program-Infrastructure

2011

Restricted

Total

Total

$-----------1,193.00 $---------19,090.40 $---------12,810.00 $--------------------: $-------(14,616.15)

$-----------4,999.60 $-----------1,968.00 $--------------------: $---------20,016.15

$-----------1,193.00 $---------24,090.00 $---------14,778.00 $--------------------: $-----------5,400.00

$-----------1,025.00 $-----------3,100.00 $-----------5,180.00 $-----------1,000.00

$1111111118,477.25

$1111111126,983.75

$1111111145,461.00

$1111111110,305.00

$-----------2,061.47 $--------------259.30 $------------------2.95

$-----------1,547.44 $--------------------: $--------------------:

$--------------423.72 $-----------2,833.35 $--------------150.00 $-----------5,200.00 $-----------1,700.00

$---------10,742.48 $--------------989.19 $-----------1,306.07 $--------------------: $-----------1,665.60 $-----------1,968.16 $-----------2,833.35 $--------------150.00 $-----------5,200.00 $-----------1,700.00

$---------18,228.00 $-----------8,877.00 $-----------3,580.00 $-----------2,050.00 $--------------232.00 $-----------3,493.00 $---------11,318.00 $--------------448.00 $--------------------: $--------------------:

$-----------2,061.47 $--------------259.30 $------------------2.95 $--------------329.01

$-----------1,665.60 $-----------1,544.44

$---------10,413.47 $--------------989.19 $-----------1,306.07

Total1Expenses

$111111111115,862.77

$1111111123,015.80

$1111111128,878.57

$1111111149,773.44

Net1Revenue

$1111111112,614.48

$111111111113,967.95

$1111111116,582.43

$1111111(39,468.44)

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Revenue

Other Grant   12%   Allocation   0%  

EWB-­‐NY raised   $45,461   in   2012.     This   was   a   341%   increase   over   the   previous   year.       Revenue   across   the   board   increased   in   2012   with   the   exception  of  grant  funding.  

Contributions -­‐   Individuals   32%  

       

Expenditure

Program Infrastructure   6%  

Expenses   for   2012   total   $28,878.     This   amount   supported   travel,   labour,   materials   and   chapter   expenses   among   others.     Total   expenses  fell  41.97%  from  2011.       Travel   represents   the   greatest   share   of   expense   for   the   year.     It   is   expected   that   the   increase   of   Program   QA/QC   in   operations   would   keep   costs   manageable   and   allow   for   more   efficient   use   of   resources.  

Membership Dues   3%  

Revenue 2012  

Contributions -­‐   Corporations   53%  

Expenses 2012   Fundraising   7%  

Program QA/QC   18%   Project   Labor   0%  

Supplies 1%   Postage  &   Delivery   0%  

Travel Air/Rail   37%  

Project Materials   &  Supplies   10%   Miscellanous   Expenses   7%  

Meetings 6%  

Travel -­‐   Transportation   5%  

Travel -­‐  Hotel  &   Meals   3%  

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Community Meeting,  Yamabal  

EWB-­‐NY Programs  and  Projects    

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“Completing our   8th   year   as   a   professional   chapter,   we   have  a  strong  foundation  of  over  70  active  members  and  a   growing   reach,   2   successfully   completed   projects   and   a   thriving   portfolio   of   programs   touching   the   lives   of   communities  both  locally  and  globally.”  

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Belén Clinic Project Belén,  Peru  

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Belén Clinic Project Belén,  Peru  

Initially started   as   a   joint   EWB-­‐USA   Binghamton   University   and   Brown   University   Student   Chapter   project,   the   Belén   project   proposed   to   design   a   clinic   in   Belén,   Peru,   which  would  provide  basic  health  care  services  for  the  area’s  74,000  residents.  EWB-­‐NY,   in   collaboration   with   Amazon   Promise,   has   been   leading   the   project   since   2007.   Developments  since  the  project’s  adoption  have  changed  the  scope.  The  Belén  project  is   now   tasked   with   building   an   off-­‐grid   drinking   water  purification  system  and  a  composting  toilet   EWB-­‐NY,  in  collaboration  with  Amazon  Promise,  The  Peruvian  Ministry  of  Health,  and  the   local   Peruvian   architects,   developed   a   revised   conceptual   design   of   the   clinic.   The   project   team   split   into   several   working   groups   comprised   of   Structural,   Geotechnical,   Water/Sanitation,   Electrical,   Mechanical,   Construction,   Sustainability   and   Architecture,   and  Fundraising/Marketing  disciplines.   belen.ewbny.org  

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Usalama, Kenya

Usalama Water Project


Usalama Water Project Usalama, Kenya

BACKGROUND   Usalama,  originally  established  as  a  resettlement  community,  is  located  in  a  dry  and  arid   region  of  Kenya.    EWB-­‐NY  and  partner  organization,  Mwikali’s  Gift,  began  work  there  with   the   goal   of   providing   a   safe   and   potable   water   supply   to   the   community,   as   well   as   improving  educational,  sanitation  and  health  facilities.       PROJECT  SCOPE   Due  to  its  low  flow  rate,  the  current  water  system  can  neither  provide  water  to  three  of   the   five   kiosks   nor   deliver   the   recommended   minimum   of   eight   liters   of   water   per   person   per   day.     The   system   only   supplies   approximately   four   liters   per   person   per   day.   EWB-­‐NY   aims   to   rehabilitate   the   water   system   such   that   it   supplies   water   to   the   entire   community   and   meets   the   minimum   demand.     The   Kenyan   government   is   concurrently   building   a   municipal   water   line   that   runs   along   Usalama,   which   the   village   has   been   given   permission  to  use  as  a  source  for  their  water  supply.   usalama.ewbny.org  

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Yamabal Health & Sanitation Project Yamabal, El Salvador

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Yamabal Health & Sanitation Project Yamabal, El Salvador BACKGROUND Yamabal   is   a   mainly   rural   municipality   in   Morazán,   the   poorest   and   most   war-­‐torn   department   of   El   Salvador.   The   effects   of   the   12-­‐year   civil   war   are   still   very   evident,   even  nearly  two  decades  after  the  peace  accords  were  signed  in  1992.  In  addition,  the   community  has  been  impacted  by  several  natural  disasters  in  recent  years,  including  a   category  5  Hurricane  Mitch  in  1998,  a  7.7  and  a  6.6  magnitude  earthquakes  in  January   and   February   2001   respectively.   Education   opportunities   are   limited,   as   most   communities   currently   only   have   direct   access   to   primary   education,   with   a   few   high   schools   scattered   throughout   the   municipality   and   very   limited   higher   education   opportunities.     The   area   has   several   hundred   persons   who   will   be   impacted   by   the   project:   30   –   60   families   will   be   directly   PROJECT  GOALS   The   goal   of   the   overall   program   is   to   partner   with   Yamabal   to   improve   public   health   and  livelihoods  through  sustainable  water  and  sanitation  solutions.  In  addition,  other   ambitions   of   the   program   include   efforts   to   improve   the   only   road   that   leads   to   the   community,   encourage   the   community   to   work   together   despite   political   differences,   improve  indoor  air  quality,  and  increase  access  to  energy/electricity.  This  first  project   aims  to  provide  the  technical  expertise,  training,  and  financial  support  to  build  a  first   round  of  latrines  in  partnership  with  the  community.     yamabal.ewbny.org  

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Programs and  Projects   Appropriate  Technology  Design  Team  

The  ATDT  group  is  comprised  of  engineering  professionals  across  the  discipline.    It  was  initially   formed   to   keep   track   of   usual   technologies   developed   by   the   chapter   and   into   seek   out   other   useful  technologies  as  it  pertains  to  EWB  main  projects.    As  our  roles  developed,  we  became  more   focused   on   project   work   which   did   not   directly   fit   into   the   EWB   5   year   mold   strictly   as   a   third   party  advisory  role.         The   group   has   continued   to   evolve   and   is   partnering   with   EWB-­‐NY   Education   Committee   and   EWB-­‐NY   marketing   Committee   to   put   on   a   PDH   seminar,   the   first   of   many   to   come.     We   are   comprised  of  a  small,  dedicated  group  (less  than  6  people)  and  yet  we  have  accomplished  much   due  to  the  lack  of  bureaucracy  and  quick  response  to  client  side  requests.    Ultimately  we  would   like   to   grow   the   team   to   handle   multiple   discipline   3rd   party   consulting   to   EWB   project   teams,   EWB   student   chapters,   NGOs   or   anyone   else   with   a   sad   story,   some   money   and   need   for   infrastructural  design.   For  information  or  to  contact  ATDT  email:  atdt@ewbny.org  

Education Committee     This   committee   develops   partnerships   with   local   non-­‐profit   organizations   and   schools,   coordinating   and   communicating   opportunities   for   EWB   volunteers   to   participate   in   local   educational  outreach  projects.     In   addition,   the   committee   develops   educational   curriculums   based   on   real-­‐world   EWB   projects,   and   delivers   lessons   within   NYC   low-­‐income   public   and   private   schools.     In   collaboration   with   ATDT   Committee   the   Education   Committee   plans   and   executes   professional  development  workshops  for  EWB  volunteers.  

For information  or  to  contact  the  Education  Committee  email:  education@ewbny.org  

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Programs and  Projects   Fundraising  Committee    

As the Chapter continues to grow, the need for streamlining the funding and donor-management requirements in a central location, has also increased. Formerly set up in 2011, the Fundraising Committee was established to secure the funding and donor management requirements of the Chapter by a central, dedicated team. The Committee organizes fundraising activities to benefit the chapter and supports individual projects in their fundraising efforts. It also works in conjunction with the marketing committee to enhance chapter reporting and promote the great work of the chapter and many accomplishments of its members. The committee used the first few months of its inception to formalize its operating guidelines to ensure seamless integration with other committees and overall chapter objectives. This included appointing co-leads, lead officers handling grant management, procurement, database management, and outreach. For information  or  to  contact  the  Fundraising  Committee  email:  fundraising@ewbny.org  

Marketing Committee  

Works closely   with   graphics   team   to   produce   marketing   materials,   and   the   fundraising   committee  to  promote  chapter  events  and  support  funding  drives.    The  committee  creates   communication   structures   and   procedures   for   Chapter   and   Project   Teams   to   follow   in   accordance  with  EWB-­‐USA  guidelines  and  brand.         In   addition,   the   committee   manages   and   streamlines   marketing   materials   and   social   media  outlets  to  deliver  up-­‐to-­‐date,  consistent,  and  EWB  brand-­‐appropriate  information   to  members  and  the  general  public.   For  information  or  to  contact  the  Marketing  Committee  email:  marketing@ewbny.org  

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EWB-­‐NY hosted  a  very  successful  panel  and  networking   event  on  “The  Future  of  Project  Finance:  Public   Private  Partnerships”.    Dubbed  P3,  here  are  some  photo   recaps.  

Two e vent  organizers   -­‐   C hanel  and   G race.  

Group Photo  

Panelists

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Poor road   conditions  led   to  materials   delivery  truck   getting  stuck.  

Usalama, Kenya    

Unloading sand  and   gravel.  

  Usalama,  Kenya  

Volunteers at  an  Uslama   fundraising   event.  

Community Workshop     Yamabal,  El  Salvador  

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FEATURED MEMBER J A S O N K A S S   “EWB helps connect givers with skills and heart to communities in need.”

Back in   2006,   Jason   got   connected   with   Engineers   Without   Borders   –   NY   Professional   Chapter   almost   by   chance:   A   co-­‐worker   at   his   consulting  firm  had  scheduled  a  project  meeting   for   the   Matunda,   Kenya   water-­‐supply   project   in   their  office.  It  was  a  perfect  fit.  Since  then,  Jason   has   been   a   major   contributor   to   the   Belen,   Peru   team  and  the  Yamabal,  El  Salvador  team.    He  has   also  been  a  leader  in  the  organization  serving  as   Vice  President  of  the  chapter  from  2008  –  2010.   Whether   its   been   providing   mentoring   guidance   to   university   EWB   chapters,   collaborating   on   project  designs  in  midtown  high  rises,  or  leading   in-­‐country   water   and   sanitation   projects,   Jason   has   proven   a   dedicated   team   player,   willing   to   contribute   to   all   aspects   of   a   project   to   make   it   successful.   Jason   has   taken   the   lessons   learned   from   seven   years   of   work   with   EWB   and   is   now   applying   them  to  his  newest  venture:  Toilets  for  People,  a  social  enterprise  that  aims  to  bring  sanitation   solutions   to   the   world’s   most   vulnerable   communities.   A   finalist   in   Wharton’s   inaugural   Social   Venture   Business   Prize,   we   look   forward   to   watching   Toilets   for   People   grow   under   Jason’s   leadership.  

“Through EWB project work, we find out what our client community needs and what they want—and then help make that vision a reality for them. At the same time, the work provides engineers meaningful experiences by allowing us to apply our skills to do good in the world.”

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Collecting data  from  the  users  of  a  well  pump.     Usalama,  Kenya  

A c k n o w l e d g m e n t s

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Volunteers   The  success  of  our  Programs  and  Projects  would  not  be  possible  without  the  hard  work  and   dedication  of  the  men  and  women  of  EWB-­‐NY  who  donate  their  time  and  expertise  to  solving   problems  in  communities  all  over  the  world.    Below  is  a  short  list  of  the  many  persons  we  would   like  to  thank.  

Belén Dave  Russo  

Kate Aglitsky   Joseph  Caciola   Tamar  Caplan   Fred  Constantino   Ethan  Cotton   Alex  Gil   Devon  Graham   Jason  Kass   James  Landry   Nathalie  Lascarro   Juan  Carlos  Lopez   Doris  Lozada   David  Lynch   Oliver  Martinez   Lauren  McNally   Alex  Nadolishny   Rick  Naumann   Jennifer  Paull   Michael  Pucket   Jasmin  Rivera Jonathan  Shanin   Nikols  Sokol   Segen  Tilahun   Mike  Thomas Colin  Van  Lang   Katie  Walker   Ronald  Ying  

Usalama

Yamabal

Laura Bendernagel   Charly  Bertran   Lisa  Boyd   Mary  Sue  Castillo   Suraj  Cheema   Sean  Ferrarini   Judy  Hodge   Patrick  Farnham   Adam  Goossen   Jess  Miller   Christine  Min   Sarah  Phelan   Naga  Pranay   Nick  Rose   Anh  Ngyuen   Dareen  Salama   Marc  Santos   Matt  Sisul   Claire  Wang   Kary  Wu    

Adrian Betanzos   Andrea  Shear,  PE   Rachel  Webre   David  Weyburn   Alia  Nagm   Zovia  Neely   Nathan  Chase,  PE   Emily  Hwang   Jason  Kass,  PE   Felipe  Lorca   Heather  Goetsh  

Interested in  volunteering  with  EWB-­‐NY  Professionals?   EWB-­‐NY   is   always   looking   for   skilled   and   motivated   professionals   to   join   our   project   and   committee   teams.   For   more   information   please   visit   our   website   at   www.ewbny.org   or   contact   any   one   of   our  members.  

ATDT Stefano  Braganti   Nicholas  Azadian   Iana  Aranda  

Marketing   Solkem  Gottingar   Segen  Tilahun  

Fundraising  

Kerwin Julien   Ron  Weissbard   Chanel  Lubin   Rachel  Webre   David  Weyburn   Alia  Nagm   Grace  Uang   Tim  Weiss   Hannah  Moore    

Education Sara  Schultzer   Jessica  Miller   Erin  Qureshi  Cuddihy   Amanda  Meyer   Nicholas  Azadian   Davesh  Shah   Max  Kostow   Robin  Chamberlain   Sarah  Fleisch   Anasa  Scott   Mike  Sofronas   John  Barrot   J.  Raúl  Ramírez   Sebastián  López-­‐Velásquez   Joan  Dieter   Mimi  Gupta  

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Partner &  Sponsor  Recognition   The  work  and  accomplishments  of   EWB-­‐NY  would  not  have  been  made   possible  without  the  help  of  our   donors,  sponsors,  partners  and  many   individual  contributors.       EWB-­‐NY  is  extremely  grateful  for  the   support  over  the  past  year  and  look   forward  to  their  continued  support  in   2013  and  beyond.  

Other Partners GPHAN     SALVADORI  CENTER  

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EWB NY Professional Chapter Annual Report - 2012  

2012 Annual Report for Engineers Without Borders - NY Professional Chapter

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