record serving children supporting families strengthening communities vol. xxxi issue no. 1
Blanche T. Enders Charitable Trust Funds Educational Coordinator Position
School-Based Helping Children and Their Families
ictor, a second grader from PS30 in Harlem, was struggling last fall with behav-
ioral problems that caused him to fall behind in school and disrupted his home
With the support of a $25,000 grant from the Blanche T. Enders Charitable Trust,
life. Victor’s mother needed help. She was concerned that her son was in a
downward spiral and that her three other children would follow the same path. “Victor
Graham Windham will be able to hire an
can be helpful around the house, but he is starting to act badly and I don’t want his
educational coordinator for Bronx foster
brothers and sisters to start acting the same way.” She reached out to Graham Windham.
care children. The educational coordinator
Working one-on-one with a preventive service counselor from our School-Based
will work with the New York City public
Mental Health Program, and later as part of a group, Victor found out how to address
school system to ensure that children are
and overcome his frustrations. He learned basic social and classroom skills; he learned
enrolled in school within two weeks of
how to listen to and respect others; he learned how to control his temper and he
entering foster care, monitor educational
learned to take responsibility for his behavior. “I want to go to college and I’d like to
progress, and coordinate tutoring and
make studying something that I’ll do for the rest of my life,” Victor said.
other academic supports. It is Graham
Graham Windham staff also worked with Victor’s mother and helped her estab-
Windham’s goal that 100% of the children
lish limits and rewards connected to behavior improvements and accomplishments in
in our care are promoted to the next grade
school. By the end of the school year, Victor was awarded the “Most Improved
level and maintain math and reading
Student” award for his accomplish-
scores relevant to their grade level.
ments by the principal of PS30. “I am so thankful to Graham Windham for
“Foster children routinely fall behind in school, and by the time they reach ado-
helping my son,” Victor’s mother said.
lescence, they are often three to five years
“He is going to graduate near the top
behind grade level in reading and math,
of his class, and that is much more
with little hope of reducing this gap,” says
than I could ever have hoped for.”
continued on page 8
Graham Windham’s School-Based Mental Health Services are provided at
inside J Holiday Volunteers
PS 30M, The Raphael Hernandez Langston Hughes Learning Academy in East Harlem. The program offers individual and family counseling, case management, empowerment group counseling, art therapy, a Rites of Passage after school program, emergency financial assistance to families and a school-based summer enhancement program. Parent development workshops are also available. Please call Dara Elebe-
Mentor Q & A
Williams, Director of School-Based Mental Health Program, at 212 987-0641 for more information.
First Person: Interview with G.W. Mentor, Francisco Passade, Personal Trainer at Equinox and Eusabio, age 13, 7th grade.
Early Head Start Program Success Continues
What did you learn from your experiences at the Graham School
Suzy Sanford as Graham
We are delighted to report that our
that helped you most in your adult life?
Windham’s new Director of
We are pleased to announce the appointment of
What made you decide to become
Eusabio’s mother: Since I am a sin-
Early Head Start program has been
“One of the most valuable things I learned when I lived at
Family Permanency Planning
gle parent, having a positive male role
awarded a $12,000 Best Practice grant
Graham was the ability to get along with many people with
Services (family foster care).
Francisco: As a kid, I could have ben-
model in his life is very important. I
from the U.S. Department of Health
diverse personalities. Our after school work program taught us the
efited from having more positive adults
am so delighted that Fransisco and
and Human Services for 2004 that will
value of being responsible and reliable on jobs assigned to us. Of
in my life.
Eusabio plan to continue their relation-
be used for staff and policy council
course, we were also taught the practical, day-to-day skills such as
as Director of Permanency Services at Edwin Gould, where she
ship. Francisco is pushing Eusabio to
development. This program was recog-
housekeeping and cooking.”
significantly increased their EQUIP scores by 23 points in two
What stands out in your mind as a
do well in school and make plans to
nized by the U.S. Department of Health
highlight of the past year?
attend college. This extra encourage-
and Human Services as “Outstanding”
Hastings High School. As a senior, my class went on a trip to
ACS and at Forestdale. Her BA is from St. John’s University and her
Francisco: I knew I had made a real
ment is exactly what my son needs.
in June of 2004.
Washington D.C. Ms. Ehinger, who was a Graham School
MSW is from Hunter College.
connection with Eusabio when I came
Eusabio’s teacher: Eusabio has dra-
back from vacation last summer but
“I lived at Graham from 1949 to 1955 and attended
Windham after having served
years. Prior to her position at Edwin Gould, Suzy held positions at
“This grant comes at the perfect
administrator in charge of purchasing, was kind enough to fund
matically improved in school. Not only
time,” says Graham Windham Vice
my trip. When I tried to repay her some years later, she told me
didn’t get to see him right away. I told
is he meeting class standards, but also
President, Charmane Wong. “With the
that the best way I could repay her
Eusabio that my girlfriend had asked
exceeding some of them. Eusabio’s
additional children who are now in our
was to find some way to help another
about him and he said ‘at least some-
more recent report card testifies to the
care, we have a much greater respon-
Graham School youngster some day.
remained very close to the people she
one was thinking about me.’ I knew
positive effect of having a mentor in
sibility to ensure their intellectual and
That is how I got involved in the men-
grew up with at the Graham School.
then that he missed me.
his life – he has become a highly moti-
toring program at Graham.”
She travels frequently and often visits
Eusabio: For my birthday, he took me
vated, conscientious worker and
to a basketball game at Madison
exhibits more self-control in and out of
Windham was selected from approxi-
ing Jason at the Graham School.
California to Florida. Many of these
Square Garden. We sat way down
mately 15 other early head start pro-
During this time Jason, her mentee,
people have become like brothers and
grams in the city to provide services for
became ill and was hospitalized.
sisters and Marge considers them part
88 new children who were enrolled in
Marge became his advocate; she
of her extended family.
What would you say to someone who
the American Red Cross’s early head
worked with the agency to be sure he
is thinking about joining a mentoring
start program. The American Red Cross
What advice would you give to Graham
relinquished its contract at two of its
Francisco: It is easy but complicat-
mid-town locations due to internal
ed. You need to start out knowing
restructuring. As a result, Graham
what you are expected to do and be
Windham’s EHS went from serving 60
prepared to make a consistent and
children to 148.
front! Man, it was so big! Mentor Francisco Passade and Eusabio
regular effort with your student. Eusabio: It’s fun! Francisco is better
In December 2004 Graham
Valerie Jackson, director of Early Head Start, will work with Charmane
We welcome Suzy to the Graham Windham family.
Throughout her life, Marge has
In 1988, Marge started mentor-
with other Graham alumni from
“…the best way I could repay her was to find some way to help another Graham School youngster some day. That is how I got involved in the mentoring program.” MARGE HAY
“I know that living away from your home and family is difficult, as it was for me. If you can put aside your anger and resentment and make use of all the programs that are offered at Graham, such as education, work pro-
than a brother. He takes me to good
Wong on the management of this new
places and buys me things. I remem-
program. Early Head Start services for
ber our first outing, we went to
children up to three years of age are
got the medical care he needed and, eventually, an adoptive
start and help you to move on with your life. It is important to
ESPN Zone. He always walks me to
offered in the homes of child care
home. Jason, now 25, is working, still close to his adoptive fami-
finish high school and go on to more education, either college or
ly, and still in touch with Marge.
technical training which will enable to you get a good paying
my door. I feel safe. I don’t want it to be over in a year.
relationship for the long haul.
these things will help you get a good
After Graham, Marge married, divorced and raised 3 chil-
Francisco: It won’t end. We have a
continued on page 8
gram, sports and independent living,
job. You can learn on the job and advance in your field. Finally,
dren. She went back to college attending night school at age 40
you can make some of your peers and staff who are positive and
and received her BS in Accounting/Finance at age 44, and retired
supportive at Graham part of your extended family.”
from Citibank in Harrison where she was an Assistant V.P.
winter 2005 GW
$50,000 + Bank of America Foundation Citigroup Foundation $25,000 + Altria Employee Fund Blanche T. Enders Charitable Trust The Frances L. & Edwin L. Cummings Memorial Fund Toys R’ Us Children’s Fund, Inc. The Walbridge Fund, Ltd. $10,000 + Bain Capital Children's Charity Ltd. Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Inc. Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust James T. Lee Foundation Inc. John F. Welch Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Todd S. Thomson The New York Times Company Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Keith Winn $5,000 + Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Abrahamson Commonwealth Metal Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fuscone Mr. Joseph L. Rice and Ms. Franci J. Blassberg Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Saunders $2,500 + Mr. and Mrs. Warren J. Adelson The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation Ms. Carole D. Crocker Mr. Kenneth M. DeRegt The Epstein Philanthropies Estate of Stephen Lysak Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Ferrari Mr. and Mrs. Craig J. Foley Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hilibrand Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Muqaddam
thanks and gratitude to all of our holiday and year-end supporters and friends
Mr. L. Patrick and Ms. Madeline Eckett Oden Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Paul Mr. and Mrs. John S.W. Spofford $1,000 + Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Berger Mr. John L. Cecil and Ms. Celia Felsher Daily Mirror Associates Mr. and Mrs. Michael Delaney Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Joslin Mr. and Mrs. Roger C. Kline James A. Macdonald Foundation Marine Corps League Mr. and Mrs. Vincent McMahon Mr. and Mrs. Michael McManus Mr. and Mrs. Howard McMorris,II Mr. and Mrs. Richard McVey Mr. David J. Megley and Ms. Therese Guadagno Mr. and Mrs. Richard Menschel Metzger-Price Fund, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. T. Guy Minetti Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Nelson Newmark & Company Real Estate Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Paolercio, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. John W. Rowe Mr. and Mrs. Arthur V. Savage Mr. Raj Seshadri Mr. and Mrs. C. Nicholas Spofford Mr. and Mrs. Hugh D. Sullivan The Sulzberger Foundation, Inc. Mr. Zubin Taraporevala The Wahrsager Foundation Ms. Joan H. Weill Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Xhema
$1 - $999 2726 Realty, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Joel Ackerman Mr. and Mrs. Takeo Akiyama Mr. Diego Arria and Ms. Eugenia Maury Associated Telephone Design, Inc. Mr. Peter M. Baiardi and Ms. Shirley Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Bauer Bendiner & Sohlesinger, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Stiles Bennet Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Benziger Ms. Lenore Berkovitz Mr. and Mrs. Raul Betancourt Mr. Paul Bird and Ms. Amy Parsons Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Birkler Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Ned W. Branthover Mr. John J. Brasino M.D. Mr. and Mrs. J. Barry Brokaw Mr. and Mrs. R. Kenneth Bryant Mr. and Mrs. John M. Burke Ms. Helen T. Burton Dr. Herman Buschke and Ms. Bertelle Selig Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Byrne Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Carnage Mr. and Mrs. Noble O. Carpenter, Jr. Chernoff Diamond & Co., LLC Mr. and Mrs. Pat Ciriello Ms. Fay Cohen Mr. Kevin Conroy Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Costa Mr. and Mrs. Gennaro Crisci Mr. and Mrs. Max C. Chapman Mr. Christopher Cimino Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Comfort Mr. Christopher Cooney and Mr. James Blumenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Corteville Ms. Dianne G. Crary Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. D’Antoni Ms. Lucy Day DBA Ashley Goddard Interiors
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Delafield Ms. Noreen P. Denihan Mrs. Ruth Dewey Mr. Khirsh Dimant and Ms. Giselle Klein Mr. and Mrs. Raymond P. Dipaoli Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan J. Doyle Elite Auto Repair, Inc. Ellis & Kustell, Attys At Law Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Engelhardt Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Erickson Mr. and Mrs. C. Scott Fahey Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fahrenholtz Mrs. John G. Farrow Mr. and Mrs. Paul Frank Ms. Dorothy L. Furness Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. of New York The Garden Club of Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Gerard Mr. and Mrs. Allan H. Glick Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Glover Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Goldman Mr. Walter Gollinge Mr. and Mrs. William Gollner Mr. and Mrs. William R. Goodell Mr. and Mrs. David M. Gordon Mr. Mark C. Gordon and Ms. Anne M. Zweibel Mr. and Mrs. George R. Goresen Mr. and Mrs. James Grass Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Gray Mr. and Mrs. Evan G. Greenberg Mrs. Marion T. Greenup Dr. Alufiel Grier Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Groves Mr. and Mrs. James F. Grubiak Ms. Jean L. Guttman Ms. Susan L. Hannah Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Hannon Mr. and Mrs. Volker H. Hase Mr. and Mrs. Arthur John Heath
Ms. Melissa Hoglvna Mr. David Hunt Mrs. Consuelo V. Hutton Mr. and Mrs. John Iannitto Miss Carol D. Isermann Mr. Richard Ithier Mr. and Mrs. Kim E. Jeffrey Ms. Jennifer Jenkins Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Kane Mr. Daniel J. Kaplan and Ms. Amy S. Graydon Mr. and Mrs. Misuzu Kato Ms. Joyce Garver Keller Mr. and Mrs. James M. Kellogg Ms. Deborah C. Kessler Mr. and Mrs. Wesley M. King Mr. Arti M. Kirch and Ms. Cynthia L. Siegel Mr. Donald Kirsch Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lafortezza Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Landy Ms. Shamika Lee Ms. Annette Lester Mr. and Mrs. Worth B. Lintz Mr. John G. Macfarlane, III Mr. and Mrs. William J. Maloney Mr. Gerald H. Markowitz Mr. and Mrs. William Matassoni Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mayer Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. McCraw Mr. and Mrs. Matthew M. McKenna Mr. William E. McLaughry and Ms. Nicole Noyes Mr. Jose Medina Mr. and Mrs. Ronald P. Meloni Mr. and Mrs. Paul Minarsky Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Monaco Mr. and Mrs. David M. Morris Mr. Lester Morse Mr. and Mrs. Greg C. Mosher Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Mountcastle, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Allen K. Merrill Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Molina
Mr. and Mrs. John Morale Mr. Marion Flinn Moulton Mr. and Mrs. John O’Leary Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Mr. Peter B. Orthwein Mr. and Mrs. Douglas I. Ostrover Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan F. Pedersen Mrs. Joan A. Pendergast Mr. Robert E. Peduzzi and Ms. Diane Smook Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pennoyer Mr. and Mrs. Laurence G. Peters Ms. Lela S. Philip Mr. and Mrs. Peter Pilzer Ms. Jane W. Price Ms. Gloria K. Prisament Mr. John C. Qua and Ms. Suzanne P. Schutte Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Quinn Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Quirk Mr. and Mrs. Larry Radzely Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Richter Mr. and Mrs. Michael Riess Mr. and Mrs. Peter N. Rigby The Robinson Family Mr. and Mrs. Philip J. Rosenthal Mr. Romolo Rubeo and Ms. Linda Lorusso Mr. and Mrs. James P. Rutherfurd Mr. William A. Sabia Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. Schaaf Ms. Ellen L. Schaible Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Schecter Ms. Mary Alice Schulte Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Seaton Mrs. Frederick Selch Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Sheldon Ms. Margaret B. Shiverick Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Sidman Mr. Michael Silber Ms. Edith H. Silberstein Mr. Paul Silberbush Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Silleck, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Steve A. Smith Ms. Helene M. Smoller and Ms. Abbey D. Smoler Mr. Joseph S. Solimene Mr. and Mrs. Pat Sotiridy Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Spinrad
Ms. Melie T. Spofford Mr. and Mrs. William Sprague Mr. Carl C. Steckle Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Steinberg Mr. Nicholas A. Stephens and Ms. Lisa Kunstadter Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Stone Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Streeter Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Stuart Mrs. James Sumption Mr. and Mrs. John C. Sweeney Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP Mrs. James Thackara Mr. and Mrs. William J. Tingue Mr. Richard Tom Mr. and Mrs. Jaap L. Tonckens Mr. and Mrs. Arnold H. Tracy Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Turner Mr. and Mrs. Anthony R. Ullmann United Way of New York City Ms. Frances A. Velay Verizon Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Vick Mr. and Mrs. Roger B. Vincent Mr. Ronald Walcott Ms. Elaine Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Jay D. Waxenberg WCA Technologies, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Weiland Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Weiss Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Weiss Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm H. Wiener Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Winter Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Wipfler Mr. and Mrs. Dennis P. Yeskey Ms. Elaine B. Zamore Gifts In-Kind Atlanta Spirit — Atlanta Hawks BadBoy Worldwide 100 Black Women Coalition Bear Stearns Big Apple Circus Blackbeat Magazine Bloomberg LLP Bright Horizons Family Center Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc. Commonwealth Fund Consumers Union
Dartmouth Alumni Club Diamond Diary The Federated Department Stores Fox & Fowle Architects, P.C. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fuscone The NY Hampton Alumni Society Hastings Volunteer Fire Department Hope on Wheels The Indiana Pacers Keith Bulluck: Believe and Achieve Foundation The Life Lord and Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Brian McVeigh Merrill Lynch The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation Morgan Stanley New York Cares The New York Giants New York Life Insurance Company Pajama Program Penny Hardaway Inc. Rye Racquet and Tennis Club Sony Sponsors for Educational Opportunity St. David’s School/Lower School St. Thomas More School Toys for Tots/Westchester Marine Corps Vibe Magazine White Plains Presbyterian Church Wolet Construction Corp.
Special Thanks, continued Holiday Volunteers Ms. Cathy Abboud Ms. Carter Adrian Ms. Iris Hiskey Arno Ms. Joanna Atkinson Ms. Maureen Barton Ms. Cynthia Beglin Miss Courtney Beglin Miss Karina Benziger Ms. Judy Bergsma Ms. Susan Bettino Mr. and Mrs. Willing Biddle Ms. Lucy Bitas Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bogle Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd Ms. Jeannie Branthover Ms. Honde Brasco Bronxville 7th Grade Bronxville Middle School Mrs. Denise Burns Miss Allison Cane Ms. Mariellen Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Fred Charles Ms. Georgia Ciaputa Ms. Mary Civello Mr. John Cioffi Ms. Dreux Claiden Miss Virginia Connor Ms. Kathleen Cordsen Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Cote, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. J. Jeffers Cox The Crater Family Ms. Rose Crawford Ms. Karen Cumbus Ms. Anne Curran Ms. Meghan Daval Mr. and Mrs. Mark Davis Ms. Lucy Dean Ms. Susan Delaney Mr. Chris Dennen Ms. Sharon Diamond Ms. Sheryl Donner Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Dresdale Mr. and Mrs. James Drumm The Durfee Family Ms. Lindsay Dupont Mr. Philip Eisenberg and Ms. Ellen Siegel Ms. Phyllis Epstein Mrs. Ruth Epstein Ms. Laura Ann Farms Ms. Michelle Faselt
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Ms. Lisa Favaro Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fields The Finnegan Family Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fino, Jr. Mr. Jimmy Flannery Ms. Judith Fleisher Ms. Judy Foley Ms. Erin Fraser Miss Joanna Freeman Ms. Aria Freidman Ms. Bertha Frimmel Ms. Jennifer Frost Ms. Virginia Gentile Miss Emma Geoff Mr. and Mrs. Scott L. Gerber Mr. and Mrs. Parker Gilbert Ms. Michelle Gillanas Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Giordano Mr. and Mrs. Giovanni Miss Brooke Gogel Ms. Betsey Goodell Ms. Betsy Grass Mr. and Mrs. James F. Grubiak Mr. and Mrs. George Grunebaum Ms. Ranson Hanau Mr. and Mrs. Kurt B. Harrison Mr. and Mrs. David L. Henle Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hennessy Ms. Kathryn Hicks Ms. Andrea Horn Ms. Nancy Hubert Miss Lucy Jackson Ms. Kelly Jelensperger Mr. and Mrs. Bart A. Johnston Ms. Julia Katz Mr. John Karol Ms. Janet Kelly Ms. Margaret Ann Kelly Ms. Jessica P. Kemm Ms. Mary Louise Kernan Ms. Laura Klimley Ms. Debbie Kolb Ms. Evelyn Kramer Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Kreek Ms. Karin Kuhns Ms. DeDee Kunhardt Ms. Barbara Landau Ms. Marcy Landy The LeBrun Family Ms. Christine Lehner Ms. Ellen Likovich
Support from Friends Makes the Ms. Susan Lopeman Ms. Lisa Lovering Ms. Karen Lynch Ms. Susan Machtiger Ms. Jennifer Mackesy Mr. William Mahood Mr. and Mrs. Roger Manco Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mandelbaum Ms. Maggie Marrone Ms. Michelle Mayer Mayor’s Volunteer Center Ms. Jennifer McGrath Miss Megan McLean Ms. Barbara McGraw Ms. Lara McLonahan Mr. Charlie McGraw Miss Nina McManus Ms. Sandy McManus Ms. Tracy McVey Miss Lane McVey Mr. Coale Mechlin Mr. Todd Venderink and Ms. Susan Meigs Ms. Jodie Meyer Ms. Pam Minetti Ms. Candy Monaco Ms. Carolyn Moriarty Monroe College Criminal Justice Club Mr. and Mrs. Chris Morley Mr. and Mrs. George Morrow Ms. Kim Morse Mr. Peter Moskowitz and Ms. Theresa Mohan Ms. Kathy Mullen Ms. Kerri Mulligan Mr. Chris Murray Ms. Jean Murrer Mr. and Mrs. Richard Naso Ms. Liza Near Ms. Dore Normile Ms. Susan O’Brien Ms. Kim O’Toole Ms. Madeline Eckett Oden Ogilvy & Mather The Ohler Family Ms. Rose Ortiz Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Paolercio, Jr. Ms. Louise Parzick Ms. Margaret Paul Mr. Alex Paul
Ms. Patty Pedersen Pelham Girls Under 11 Travel Soccer Teams Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Peltz Elizabeth Podgorski Mr. Conor Price Ms. Jill Rappaport Mr. and Mrs. John M. Regan Ms. Sara Reynolds Ms. Taylor Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Riegel, III Miss Anna Rogers Ms. Nataliya Ruchkina Ms. Kamie Rudisill Ms. Tracy Rutherfurd Miss Chanler Rutherfurd Ms. Andrea L. Schaefer Ms. Jane Sears Ms. Beth Severino Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Sparks Ms. Jennifer Spitz Ms. Liz Sprague Ms. Irena Choi Stern Ms. Julie Sullivan Ms. Karen Talbot Ms. Diane Tarbell Mr. and Mrs. Peter Tobeason Ms. Joan Toffolon Ms. Margaret Torell Mr. and Mrs. Todd E. Turchetta Ms. Phyllis Vine Mr. and Mrs. James Walker Ms. Maggie Walker Ms. Georgia Wall Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Weiss Ms. Bea Welch The Whitman Family Mr. and Mrs. Richard Whitney Miss Kathryn Whitney Ms. Margy Whyte Ms. Kathleen Winter
2004 Holiday Season Meaningful. raham Windham received an
Finest Care Child Care Center at New
year,” said Shenise C., a Graham
abundance of support from
York Life’s headquarters in Manhattan.
the 2004 Holiday Season extraordinarily
hosted a party at the YWCA in down-
special for our children and families.
town Brooklyn for Graham Windham’s
The Bronxville Friends, in their
teens. Shamika procured gift donations
ed at the Family Permanency and Plan-
11th year of supporting Graham
from many generous corporations. (A
ning party at Washington Irving HS in
Windham’s children and families, filled
full list appears on pages 4-6.)
NYC. Volunteers from Monroe College’s
many friends this year, making
countless baskets with holiday meals,
GW Board member Shamika Lee,
“It was perfect. It made me proud to give something to others.” said Jose V. More than 200 children participat-
The Graham School Bengals
Criminal Justice Club provided arts and
utensils, clothing, toys, books, and
demonstrated the holiday spirit of good
crafts for the children, along with a deli-
games for 30 happy families in Harlem
will by collecting toys for fifteen chil-
cious dinner and dance music.
for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
dren who are hospitalized at St. John’s
They also spread holiday cheer by adopt-
Riverside Hospital. “It was fun to think
ing and beautifully decorating four resi-
about others. We will do it again next
dential cottages at the Graham School. Bloomberg’s 2004 Holiday Volunteer Program hosted a party for fifty children in Graham Windham’s Beacon and Beacon Ties preventive programs at IS 195. Vera Caines at New York Life Insurance Company hosted a party for fifteen of our preschoolers from
Clockwise, from top left: GW board member, Shamika Lee and friend at the Independent Living holiday party; Graham School residents decorate with Bronxville Friends; Santa makes an appearance at New York Life’s holiday party; GW children at Bloomberg’s Volunteer party; GW board member, Tracy Rutherfurd, decorates Young Cottage.
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Graham Windham helps under-served children overcome obstacles on the path to
Charitable Trust, continued from page 1 Poul Jensen, Graham Windham President and CEO. “The educational coordinator position allows us to address this educational gap and ensure a level of continuity in a foster child’s often chaotic life.” “Enhancing the education of disadvantaged children is a priority of the Blanche T. Enders
self-sufficiency by giving them
Charitable Trust. We felt that the educational coordinator program at Graham Windham was an
the skills to succeed, support-
important initiative to fund given the many obstacles children in foster care face in obtaining a
ing and strengthening their families and, when necessary, supplementing their families.
meaningful education,” says Jacqueline Elias, Vice President, JP Morgan Private Bank Global Foundations Group, who administers the Blanche T. Enders Charitable Trust. As our signature mission, literacy and education provide the tools for all children to learn and grow toward self-sufficiency in their lives.
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