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Habitat for Humanity - New York City

2009 Annual Report

Remembering Millard:

New York City Builds on the Founder’s Vision When Habitat for Humanity’s founder, Millard Fuller, died on Feb. 3, 2009, people around the globe paused to remember the international housing ministry he built and inspired throughout the world. Fuller called his work the “theology of the hammer.” “This theology is about bringing a wide diversity of people, churches and other organizations together to build houses and establish viable and dynamic communities,” he said. “It is acknowledging that differences of opinion exist on numerous subjects— political, philosophical, and theological—but that we can find common ground in using a hammer as an instrument to manifest God’s love.” In 1965, Millard and Linda Fuller gave up their millionaire life-style and in 1968 moved to Koinonia, a Christian community in Georgia run by Rev. Clarence Jordan. Dedicated to their new ideals, they moved to Zaire, Africa, in 1973 to begin building houses. When they returned to Georgia, they founded Habitat for Humanity in a converted chicken barn in 1976, with the mission of overcoming the cycle of poverty by building “simple, decent, affordable homes.” Habitat came to New York City in 1984 with its most famous volunteer, ex-President Jimmy Carter. Millard knew the Carters from Georgia and asked them to help in any way they could. One of their first responses was to bring a busload of church volunteers in 1984 and 1986 to renovate two multiple family buildings on New York’s Lower East Side. This spurred the founding of New York City’s affiliate, which adapts the rural “barn-raising” method of building homes to a dense, diverse urban environment. Jimmy and Rosalynn have been helping with the annual Jimmy Carter Work Project around the world since their founding JCWP in New York City. In 2000, the Carters returned to help Habitat-NYC build the 100,000th Habitat home in Harlem, with Millard and Linda on hand for the ceremonies. Millard Fuller left Habitat for Humanity International in 2005 and formed the Fuller Center for Housing, another worldwide housing ministry. He died suddenly four years later, still actively doing the work he loved.


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Habitat for Humanity - New York City:

Serving more Families than Ever 2009 Successes w Habitat-NYC completed one of the largest and greenest multifamily projects in the history of Habitat for Humanity nationally on Atlantic Avenue in Ocean HillBrownsville, Brooklyn.

w The Atlantic Avenue Complex received a LEED Gold certification for its green design and construction. Its 41 low-income homeowners will save approximately 30 percent on their energy costs, knowing their new homes are also eco-friendly and sustainable for the neighborhood.

w In one of the most expensive cities in the world, Habitat-NYC began construction on 16 Hart-Lafayette homes in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, the only affordable homes for ownership that New York City approved for construction during that fiscal year.

Mission: Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives and our city by building quality homes for families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.

w In the South Bronx, Habitat-NYC completed its share of work, including the placement of a living green roof, on the General Colin L. Powell Apartments, our first joint venture with a private builder of affordable housing.

w In 2009, thousands of volunteers worked 37,264 hours. They hailed from 40 companies, 13 schools, 11 community organizations, 45 faith groups and one government group – the U.S. Navy in Brooklyn.

w U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (at right) helped install shelves at our Atlantic Avenue complex as part of the national launch of President Obama’s United We Serve volunteer campaign.

w In Brooklyn and the Bronx, we built community as well as homes by refurbishing eight public spaces through Brush with Kindness projects in distressed neighborhoods.

w Habitat-NYC launched a new five-year strategic plan, aimed at building more homes and serving more families than ever.

w Habitat-NYC Tweeted! (As well as gathered more followers on Facebook, YouTube and Linked-In.)


Letter from the Executive Director,

Josh Lockwood We are living in astonishing times. With the onset of difficult economic times, many of Habitat-NYC’s supporters sought ways to step forward and offer service, knowing that Habitat-NYC’s work has never been more vital. We are proud to have provided opportunities for our volunteers and donors to help us meet the challenges of building affordable homes for New Yorkers in need and rehabilitating underserved neighborhoods. Amid this challenging environment, Habitat-NYC was able to report good news about building more homes, with more volunteers, for more low-income families than ever before. And our good news extended to more than homes, as community partners and volunteers worked with us on Brush with Kindness projects, painting and rehabilitating dozens of aged and dilapidated neighborhood facilities that are crucial meeting places and service centers for local residents. Having seen the power of Habitat to transform lives in our own city, I traveled to Brazil to build Habitat homes with a group of volunteers from the United States and Canada. We spent six days of hard labor constructing modest brick homes in a slum community called Divine Spirit. All involved in the week-long build—volunteers, family partners, and community members—were moved by the bonds we forged and the progress we made. There was still so much to be done for the poor people in one Brazilian town that it was hard to leave, yet I returned with renewed appreciation of how much one’s life can be changed by volunteering and with renewed commitment to serve the folks at home. Right here in New York City, I conducted a home visit with the mother of two children, an applicant to our homeownership program, who broke down in tears when she described the conditions she was living in—drug dealers in the hallways, refuse in the stairwells, continual threat of burglaries, and one dark week each month when the landlord turnes off the electricity. We are determined to help families like these find a better life in a safe, stable, green affordable Habitat-NYC home. We are grateful to you—our many devoted supporters and partners—for the successes outlined in this 2009 Annual Report. Together, we are changing the lives of hardworking families and changing the fortunes of low-income communities. With your continued support, 2009 will be a platform for even greater accomplishments!


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Letter from the Chair of the Board,

Father Mark C. Hallinan 2009 marked my first year

as the Chair of Habitat-NYC's Board of Directors, and I am deeply honored to have presided over such a momentous time in our affiliate's history. We've had many landmark achievements this year, as Habitat-NYC grew from a small organization with a huge heart to an affordable housing force with a growing impact on our low-income neighborhoods — and in City Hall, Albany and Washington. We've been at the forefront of initiatives that have improved housing policies and secured more funding on all levels of government, increasing access to decent, affordable homes for all New Yorkers. We've helped rebuild struggling neighborhoods by refurbishing the community centers and services that reach directly into the lives of families in need. We've built more — and better—homes than ever before in our history. Amid these achievements, one day stands out above all other: the September 2009 morning when 41 families blessed their new homes at our Atlantic Avenue complex in Brooklyn. This day marked the end of two years of construction, thousands of hours of sweat equity for our newly minted homeowners and years of planning and assembling the pieces that went into creating these beautiful, environmentally sustainable and LEED Gold affordable condos. Family partners, their relatives and friends, volunteers who built alongside our families, community leaders, Habitat-NYC friends and supporters—we were all profoundly moved as families received keys to their new homes. Every family had a heart-wrenching story of adversity and of the struggles over which they triumphed, working tirelessly to build new homes and new lives. This is the miracle of the Habitat model of homebuilding: lives changed forever; common bonds forged when people from all walks of life work together to build a home and to help a family in need; communities strengthened through construction of healthy, affordable homes whose hardworking homeowners are passionate about their neighborhoods. Our city is enriched by the twin spirits of compassion and action that Habitat fosters, and we are more committed than ever before to growing our efforts!


Building Strong Families for Responsible Homeownership Demographics:

The ripple effect of a stable home is virtually unlimited. Not only is a struggling

Our 41 Atlantic Avenue families are strengthening Brownsville, Brooklyn, an underserved neighborhood where the poverty rate is 35 percent and the homeownership rate is only 20 percent. Half the area families have children under 18, but 60 percent of these children perform under grade level in reading.

family’s life transformed, but wealthier, healthier, more educated and more engaged families have a huge impact on their communities. They take pride in keeping their homes and city blocks safe and clean. Higher graduation rates among children of homeowners mean more skilled workers in the job market, and more homeowners contribute more to the city’s tax base and economic development.

With unhealthy conditions in homes and in the community, five children out of 1,000 have been hospitalized for asthma.

And some home buyers, like Alecia Robinson, who was ready to close on her Atlantic Avenue home in 2009, have to struggle against such financial setbacks as being laid off. Habitat-NYC arranged a resumé-writing workshop, then helped circulate her newly polished resumé. To help all our families, we created a new Family Partner Post-Purchase Assistance Program and began developing Community Resource Manuals. “Having a support system at Habitat really helped,” says Alecia, who is now reemployed and living in her new Habitat-NYC home with her son Devon.


Habitat-NYC’s program has transformed more than 220 renter families into responsible homeowners. Even in the midst of a financial downturn that has produced mortgage foreclosures all over the country, Habitat-NYC’s partner families earn a 30-year fixed rate affordable mortgage by building their homes – and their pride — with 300 hours of “sweat-equity.” As they work alongside volunteers and donors, they learn construction skills, financial literacy for first-time home buyers, condominium management and maintenance of the green, healthy and energy-saving features built into their homes.


Building the Message:

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Telling a Timeless Story with New Media Recently graduated from college, Hannah Baek was a Cornerstone Volunteer in Habitat-NYC offices in Lower Manhattan a few days a week beginning in mid2009, assisting our Communications Department in telling the world about how Habitat-NYC helps overcome poverty and substandard housing one home and one low-wage working family at a time. As Hannah helped maintain our website at and assisted in preparing press releases, presentations, booklets, brochures and our quarterly paper newsletter, Habitat Times, which reaches more than 20,000 readers, she learned skills that she could put to use in the future. But when it came to new social media, Hannah’s youth made her our teacher. She posted updates about our events and monitored comments for 1,500 Facebook fans, 850 followers on Twitter, and 97 Linkedin group members. She let us know how many people view our habitatnyc Youtube videos, including 2009’s The '69 Miracle Mets and Citi Volunteer with Habitat-NYC or Today Show: Hoda Kotb & Habitat-NYC. Hannah kept us up to date on the sources of more than 200,000 website visits and 16,000 e-news subscribers in 2009. Next steps? Hannah is now putting her skills to work with a fulltime position at a youth development nonprofit organization. Check out 2009 on the Web!

w Archives of Habitat Times

w News Coverage

w Multimedia


Building Affordable Green Homes: Real Estate Construction Habitat-NYC

has been building green since 2003, when we received our first EnergyStar registration for 20 row homes in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Only six years later, we’ve completed the largest and greenest multifamily complex built by a Habitat affiliate in the U.S. Dattner Architects, with technical support from Global Green USA and Steven Winter Associates, designed our Atlantic Avenue complex in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Brooklyn, for a basic LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) designation. Then, in October 2009, as the happy families were beginning to move into their beautiful, healthy, energy-efficient, and eco-friendly apartments, we were delighted to receive a LEED Gold certification for features such as: Low-emissivity windows Low-flow plumbing fixtures Formaldehyde-free insulation EnergyStar lighting and appliances High-efficiency boilers and water heaters Low-VOC paints, caulk and adhesives Forest Stewardship Council-certified flooring Permeable pavers and drought-resistant plantings in the courtyard Programmable thermostats in each unit Occupancy sensors for public lighting Individual ventilation for improved air quality Trees, bushes and flowers selected for drought-tolerant, native and non-invasive plantings in courtyard. w Landscaping watered by an automatic, buried, drip irrigation system. w w w w w w w w w w w w

Could Habitat-NYC top that? Yes, we did, quite literally, with a living green roof high above Fox Street and Leggett Avenue in the South Bronx, on a roof patio for a sevenstory, 50-unit cooperative building, Habitat-NYC’s first joint venture with a private developer of affordable homes. The General Colin L. Powell Apartments received a LEED platnum certification, making it the greenest multifamily, affordable housing complex in the state. Habitat volunteers worked on the interiors of 12 of these co-op apartments, then spent a warm summer day helping to place a carpet of sustainable green plants lifted by crane to the building’s roof. The green roof will help keep the building cool in summer and warm in winter, saving on fuel. And residents are not the only ones to benefit – by the end of the work day, Habitat-NYC’s volunteer crew was rewarded with the sight of butterflies hovering over their new green playground.


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Building Neighborhoods: Brush with Kindness At Habitat for Humanity, we’re convinced of the fundamental role decent housing plays in the lives of families and as a means to fight poverty. But we also know we can’t view a home as an end in itself. Wherever we work, we seek neighborhood development and stabilization, which complements our efforts to create affordable ownership housing, the core of our mission. We form new partnerships with community groups, government agencies and other development organizations to help us meet each area’s collective needs. Brush with Kindness is our program that provides painting and minor renovations and repairs to community organizations, schools and other facilities that couldn’t afford the facelift on their own. Our program brightens life for local residents — some of them our Habitat-NYC families — who use the facility. In April 2009, Staten Island members of the Wagner College Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter worked alongside members of the African Refuge in Staten Island to give their youth center a bright and welcoming look for young immigrants, some of whom have suffered a great deal in their homelands. Habitat-NYC Brush with Kindness volunteers worked in the Bronx on the auditorium of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, a space for after-school and summer programs for the whole community, and at Prospect Interfaith Family Inn, a family homeless shelter serving 88 families from all around the city and also extending counseling services to local neighborhood residents. NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) was our partner for several Brush with Kindness projects in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where Habitat-NYC has provided homes for 41 families and kicked off construction for 16 more homes in December 2009. These NYCHA projects were held in community centers and senior centers. HabitatNYC volunteers painted main rooms, dining rooms, hallways, and a gymnasium, stage and playground. Neighborhood children helped our volunteers paint a mural and worked outside with them in the garden.


Building Community With Diverse Volunteers What do lovers,

Mothers, Hedge Fund Managers and members of the LGBT community have in common? Each of these different affinity groups came to build on a Habitat-NYC work site in 2009. In February, 20 couples spent Valentine’s Day homebuilding at our Atlantic Avenue complex in Brooklyn, where they raised more than $10,000 for construction. “We are enjoying spending time with each other and the chance to perhaps pay it forward so the good deeds we are performing continue to be repeated over and over again,” said Jim McQuade, who worked alongside “the love of my life,” Alice McQuade, his wife of 20 years (below). In April, 13 Hedge Fund managers and employees traded their white collars for hardhats and work boots, as they pushed wheelbarrows and pulled wagons in the courtyard of Atlantic Avenue. They raised shovels – and $6,000 – to help support our work to bring the benefits of responsible homeownership to low-income New Yorkers. In May, two dozen Women Build volunteers celebrated Mother’s Day at our General Colin L. Powell Apartments in the Bronx. They raised $10,000 for our cause. Shauna Long, a Habitat-NYC Board Member, brought her mother to work alongside her on the construction site (top left). “I was raised by a single mom, Ms. Carol Jo Long, who triumphed against all odds to raise two kids on her own with no support system, no relatives and no Habitat for Humanity,” said Shauna. “Mom didn’t own her first home until she was almost sixty. While we were growing up, in each new apartment/ house/shack/tent or car in which we lived, my mom always made sure to teach us how to fix and build and care for it . . . Building a home for a family is a talent my mom has shared with me, and now I share it with others.” In June, the renowned designer Todd Oldham, a Habitat-NYC supporter for many years, helped lead our first Unity Build, in honor of Gay Pride Month. Participants raised more than $6,000 for future Habitat-NYC homes.



Special Builds:

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Meet our Volunteer Stars The stars came out in the daytime when actress Melissa Gilbert (top right) volunteered for Habitat-NYC in August 2009. Actress Melissa Gilbert, child star on TV’s beloved Little House on the Prairie series, is now grown up and performing – as the mother of her character Laura Ingalls – in Little House on the Prairie: The Musical. Melissa and the cast spent August 3 installing dry wall at our General Colin L. Powell Apartments in the Bronx as part of the kickoff of their show’s 25 city tour. At each stop they built homes for Habitat. “An enduring message of Little House on the Prairie – the importance above all of a home and a strong family – is exactly the mission of Habitat,” Ms. Gilbert said of the show’s nationwide collaboration with Habitat for Humanity International to raise awareness about the need for affordable housing. And then Tom Seaver came to town. The star pitcher of the 1969 Miracle Mets – a New York Team that won the World Series that year – was invited back to New York City with his World Champion teammates to celebrate Citi Field in Flushing, Queens (which replaces Shea Stadium, the scene of their victory 40 years ago.) Along the way, the “Amazin’s” stopped in Brooklyn. Tom Seaver, pitcher, Jerry Koosman, first baseman, Ed Kranepool and coach Joe Pignatano put the final touches on Habitat-NYC’s Atlantic Avenue homes in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, installing the last cabinets and doors. Seaver swung a hammer with family partners Esther Huambo and Erickson Castillo, a young man who plays semi-pro baseball and was thrilled to meet the Baseball Hall of Famer. Two days later, the entire 1969 team participated in the 2009 Mets Miracle Build, joining Habitat and Citi volunteers in the parking lot of Citi Field to frame panels for a new home for a low-income family.


Building Corporate Partnerships:

Working for The Workforce Companies supporting Habitat-NYC’s

By the Numbers: In 2009, 40 different companies sent volunteer teams to our construction sites and most of them, about 90%, are eager to come back. New to our roster in 2009 were Yahoo, Fresh Fields, Own Energy, E-Trade and Skanska.

work help solve the affordable housing crisis, a critical issue for all New Yorkers, including the low-wage workforce that struggles financially to live near their jobs in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world. Our largest corporate partners in 2009 were: w American Express w Citi w Credit Suisse

w Delta Air Lines w Goldman, Sachs w United Technologies

They were among 73 companies, large and small, from many different business sectors, that helped us raise over a million dollars for our programs. Corporate teams that come to build with us for a site day meet and help New Yorkers in need who are building their own new Habitat-NYC homes. As the company’s volunteers work together, they build employee teamwork, morale and a sense of corporate responsibility. Corporate donors that sponsor a home receive recognition right on the spot, since they are included on signage at the construction site during the period that the homes are being built. Corporate donors and other supporters are invited to our festive November Builder Awards dinner, where we celebrate the special dedication of a family partner, a faith partner, a community partner and a corporate partner. In 2009, our Corporate honoree was Delta Air Lines, for their financial support and teams of volunteers who helped us place our first living green roof on the General Colin L. Powell Apartments in the South Bronx, worked on Brush With Kindness Projects and joined us in running the dedication ceremony for our Atlantic Avenue complex.


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Building Faith:

Theology of the Hammer Habitat for Humanity’s

building model has been modified to suit New York City’s complex environment. Along the way, we have had important support from its wonderfully diverse faith community, representing many major religions, all of which emphasize caring for people in need. In 2009, 45 different faith groups, including various Christian denominations, as well as the Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Jain faiths, joined us in our mission to care for low-income families by helping them build their own homes. Volunteers raised their hammers as a means of putting their faith into action and congregations sent donations to help underwrite the costs of the homes. People of different faiths worked together in the safe harbor of Habitat-NYC’s construction sites, providing an example of one of Habitat’s core principles – that when we respond to our spiritual call to help our neighbors, it is easy to forget our differences. As we build a home together, we realize that the things that make us the same are more important than those that keep us apart. During our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Build weekend on January 17-18, 2009, more than 100 volunteers of different faiths and backgrounds laid flooring at our Atlantic Avenue complex in Brooklyn. On that Sunday, volunteers, family partners, staff and supporters gathered at True Holy Church, across Atlantic Avenue from the three Habitat buildings, to hear Pastor Vivian Grubb (pictured below left, with his wife Beverly), as well as Rabbi Rolando Matalon of B’nai Jeshurun (center, with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Habitat-NYC's Josh Lockwood) share their insights on Dr. King’s lasting dream of service and social justice. Habitat-NYC also adheres to the faith-based principles of its founders by tithing a percentage of our funds for the building work Habitat does all over the world. It is gratifying to see how much impact our funds can have in countries where the cost of a home is so much less than in New York City. In 2009, we helped build approximately 10 homes, shared between Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Immigrants from these countries have a large presence in the congregations of some our faith partners and in Habitat-NYC homes.


Building Public Policy: Paper Houses and Loan Rangers Urban poverty in New York City is entrenched and systemic. Fixing it will require a sustained investment of time and effort, along with substantial changes in public policy. Habitat-NYC’s major legislative campaign in 2009 was for the passage into law of a dedicated state funding stream for affordable housing. We created a “postcard” that could be signed and folded into a little paper house to be delivered to Governor Paterson in Albany. The paper-house campaign sent these messages: wA  ffordable housing creates jobs, revitalizes neighborhoods, generates tax revenue

and creates decent, safe and permanent homes for all New Yorkers. wS  ign into law Assembly Bill A09115 and Senate Bill S5727, the Empire State Housing

Investment Fund Act of 2009. wN  ew York must join the 42 states that already have a true, affordable housing trust

fund. w I ncrease the state’s capital investment in affordable and supportive housing.

Habitat-NYC’s Loan Rangers financial literacy campaign addressed the legislative and personal aspects of predatory lending, which have very high, but hidden, interest rates. Predatory lending is a factor in ruining the credit of many low-income New Yorkers, who are often targeted by these schemes. Why do we care? Because many applicants for Habitat-NYC homes are rejected because of bad credit. Over the two years that we selected families for our 41 Atlantic Avenue homes, we had 9,000 requests for applications and still found it difficult to find low-income families who had a low debt-to-income ratio (41% or less) and a FICO score of at least 620. Habitat-NYC’s volunteer Loan Rangers have been riding to the rescue since 2008, with training about how to avoid predatory lending and safe, low-cost or free alternatives. In presentations to audiences in low-income communities, the Loan Rangers educate people and distribute informative flyers on: w w w w


c redit card reform  ow to improve your credit score h rent-to-own businesses tax refund anticipation loans


Rallying To the Cause:

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Building Louder The New York State Association

for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) named Habitat-NYC and our sister affiliates across New York State as “Non-Profit Developer of the Year” at its annual conference in May 2009. In presenting the award, NYSAFAH cited Habitat-NYC’s construction of the “largest, greenest multifamily building in the history of Habitat for Humanity” – the Atlantic Avenue complex, housing 41 families in healthy, eco-friendly homes in Ocean-Hill Brownsville, Brooklyn. NYSAFAH also noted Habitat-NYC’s recent launch of the “first multifamily joint venture project for Habitat for Humanity nationwide”—the General Colin L. Powell Apartments in the South Bronx, where Habitat-NYC families will live in eight of 50 cooperative apartments that they and Habitat-NYC volunteers helped to build. To help extend the benefits of affordable-housing to all low-income New Yorkers in need, Habitat-NYC has become a leader in the nonprofit community for its ongoing public policy initiatives. We not only talk the talk, but – with the help of our advocacy volunteers – we walk the walk. Undeterred by 90-degree heat on August 19, Habitat-NYC joined housing advocates from every corner of New York State to rally on the steps of City Hall. State Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. introduced the Investment Fund bill into the Senate and Assembly Member Vito Lopez introduced it into the Assembly. “As he has for many years, Assembly Member Lopez is again demonstrating leadership in highlighting the return-on-investment that New York State realizes from constructing new affordable homes for families that need them,” said Habitat-NYC Director of Advocacy Paige Bellenbaum. “According to a National Association of Home Builders’ report, 1.51 jobs are created for every new multifamily apartment and 3.24 jobs are created for every single-family home,” said Executive Director Josh Lockwood. Habitat-NYC’s advocates have been sending little paper houses to the Governor ever since.


Helping Make It Happen: 2009 Donor List $200,000 and Up Brooklyn Community Foundation Citi Credit Suisse New York State Affordable Housing Corp.

$100,000 to $199,999 Corporation for National & Community Service Peter & Peg D’Angelo Delta Air Lines, Inc Goldman, Sachs & Co.* New York State Division of Housing & Community Renewal United Technologies

$50,000 to $99,999 American Express* Anonymous The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation The Clark Foundation Kathy Ferguson & Mark Zurack The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Aura Levitas Polo Ralph Lauren Southern Wine & Spirits of New York Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Evan & Joan Bauer Bingham McCutchen LLP Les Bluestone Robert & Melissa Burch Charles Spear Charitable Trust W.J. Deutsch & Sons Ltd The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. Stuart Feffer & Elizabeth Armet Tara Higgins J. Christopher & Ellen Hoeffel The Hyde and Watson Foundation Jewish Funds For Justice LaCrosse Global Fund Services, LLC MasterCard Worldwide The McGraw-Hill Companies McKinsey & Company, Inc. H. Roemer & Constance McPhee Mendocino Wine Co. N.S. Bienstock Inc New York Mets Baseball Club New York State Energy Research & Development Authority Oliver Wyman Financial Services Alex Porter Marcia Raff Connie & John Sargent Andie Simon Sutter Home Winery Vertical Design Construction Corp. Wisin y Yandel La Revolución Tour

$5,000 to $9,999

$25,000 to $49,999 Anonymous Bloomberg California Community Foundation Collegiate Church Corporation Deutsche Bank The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Maureen McPhilmy O’Reilly & William O’Reilly Carole Pittelman David Terveen

$15,000 to $24,999 Anonymous BlackRock Group Computer Associates Cross County Federal Savings Bank Hope For New York, Redeemer Presbyterian Church John & Sueanne Kim Lamb & Barnosky, LLP Mellam Family Foundation The Moody’s Foundation* NYSE Euronext Paradysz Matera Co., Inc. The Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims PricewaterhouseCoopers Travelers Company, Inc.

$10,000 to $14,999 Advent Software Inc. Anonymous David Bach The Bank of New York Mellon


Alston & Bird LLP Anonymous Avenue Capital Group Sandra Baron & Gregory Diskant Robert Barry & Josh Lockwood David Boroff The Brick Presbyterian Church Tom & Meredith Brokaw Brookfield Properties Corporation Louis & Marilyn Brus Church of the Heavenly Rest Condé Nast Publications Inc. Kevin & Denise Conway The Margaret A. Darrin Foundation Debevoise & Plimpton LLP E*Trade Martin Elling European Investors, Inc. Scott Ferguson Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP John & Gillett Gilbert Green Holland Ventures Anne Gumowitz Suzanne Halbardier Gail Hessol Sung-Eun Stephan Kim Peter Knitzer & Roni Berg Leslie Lane & Alan Vorchheimer Charles Laven M&T Charitable Foundation Claudia Machaver & Michael Bloome Marble Collegiate Church Morgan Stanley* Park Avenue United Methodist Church Martha Parrish

Robin Reardon Red Crane Foundation The Renfield-Miller Foundation Alex Rigopulos The San Francisco Foundation Seyfarth Shaw LLP Skanska USA Civil Northeast, Inc. Sony Corporation of America Sovereign Bank The Staten Island Foundation Surdna Foundation Turner Construction Co. U.S. Bank NA Ellen Violett & Mary Thomas Warburg Pincus LLC The Judith C. White Foundation, Inc Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati The Winters Family Fund The Woodbourne Foundation, Inc. Yahoo! Employee Foundation

$1,000 to $4,999 291 Foundation Sam Abbay Peter Ackerman Gillis Addison Advent Lutheran Church American International Group, Inc.* Roger & Elizabeth Ailes Priscilla Alexander Allen & Company LLC Adrian & Christine Alley Mark Almeida & Theresa Galvin Amalgamated Life Insurance Co. Jeremy Amar Anonymous Jennifer Armstrong Dwight Arnesen Aviva Investors Ayco Charitable Foundation Bryan Baker Ann Barber Stephen Baum Stephen Belber Alice Bergman Susan Besse Beyer Blinder Belle Rajeev Bhaman David & Mary Blair Rene Blank Mara Flash Blum Jonathan & Sheri Boos Anthony & Nancy Bowe Frediano & Connie Bracco Bridgemill Foundation Barbara Brody Jeanette Brooks David Brown Jean Brown Johnson Susan Buckley & Lance Sherman Norman & Jenny Buggel Efrain & Maryann Byrnes-Alvarado Hermia Byron Jeffrey Calkins Cambridge Corporate Services Loretta Cangialosi William Canovatchel

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Deirdre Carson Brian Champeau Ruey-er Chang Chase Community Development Banking Neil Cheng The Church in the Gardens Donald & Ruth Clausen Common Cents New York, Inc. Paula Cooper Peter Cott & Kenneth Leedom Tom Cramer Molly Crichton Estate of Mary Cross Rosemary Darmstadt Laura Day Michael Dean & May Kin Ho DeLancey Charitable Trust Susan & Jim DeMaio David & Anna-Karin Dillard Mark Dixon Danilo Dixon Dawn Doherty The Donald R. Mullen Family Foundation, Inc. Suzanne Donohoe Arden Down James Duffy Christopher Duffy & Min Jin Lee Adam Dworkin & Dale Riedl Henry & Kathleen Elsesser Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Episcopal Church Women of Long Island Roger & Irina Erickson Ernst & Young Fabric Traditions J. Pepe Fanjul Judith Feldman Lawrence & Pauline Feldman Bryce Ferguson Stephen & Nikki Field The Fifth Ave. Presbyterian Church Fischl Gornik Family Foundation Matthew Fishbein Anita Friedman Huntley & Emily Garriott Jane Gelb Nicholas & Amanda Gelber Robert & Lois Geller Vincent & Lorraine Gesualdi Wendy Goldberg Lisa Gomez & John Banks Google, Inc.* Wade Guyton Linda Hacker Patricia Hall Rev. Mark Hallinan Etsuko Hamada Barbara Hanlon Dana Hart Douglas & Katie Harter Health Plus Felicia & John Hendrix Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP Holborn Corporation Craig & Vicki Holleman Babette Hollister K. Hovnanian Homes Mark Hummell John Isaacs Jacob Bluestein Foundation D. Jacobs

Nathaniel Jacobson Laurie Ann Jacoby Sarah Jeffords Steven Jeraci The John L. McHugh Foundation C. Vernon Johnson Ellie & James Johnson Kevin & Elise Jusko Salar Kamangar Diane Katzin & Richard Kurnit Neil Kittredge Laura & Marc Klein Engeline Kok Angela Kopp William Kourakos The Kreilick Family Foundation, Inc. Cynthia Krupat John Kwon & Jeanne Cho Robert & Bohak Kwon Theresa Larre Karen Lawrence Gabrielle Layden Matthew & Sabrina LeBlanc Richard Ledes Barry LePatner Vicki Levine Brian Lewis Alexander Liberatore & Margaret Iannuzzi Lichtenberg Family Foundation Jeffrey Lin Dean & Jill Lin Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, PC The Lipton Foundation Shauna Long Grace Lyu-Volckhausen Kerrie MacPherson Gigi Mahon Brian Mak Namita Mani Kayalyn Marafioti Marks Paneth & Shron LLP Susan Martin Georgene & Hamish Maxwell Judith Maysles Christine McGuinness Mary McKercher MCR Restoration Corp MDG Design & Construction LLC Tarek Meguid Robert and Joyce Menschel Family Foundation Meredith Corporation Cindy Mernick John Miraglia Mizuho Trust & Banking Company (USA) Moen Incorporated Keith & Linda Monda Myrtho Montes David Moody Thomas & Thomas Moore Cynthia Morales Shepard Morgan Janet Mulligan Duncan Murdoch & Wai Ling Chan The New York City Transit Authority New York University Maryam & Howard Newman Dana Niblack Sean O’Brien Clare O’Brien

Ann Oestreicher Ken O’Hara & Diane Thomas Own Energy, Inc P.S. 212Q School Fund Tae Kyu Park Pascal de Sarthe Fine Art Douglas Paul Jane Pauley & Garry Trudeau John & Patricia Pegram Pfizer Foundation* Greer Phillips Sharon Pietrzak Jackie Piraquive John Potter Fred & Vivian Price Prudential Foundation* Chris Puma Queens High School of Teaching R.E.M. Marina Rabinovich & Igor Goshchinsky Molly Reinhart Michael Robinson Rochester Area Community Foundation Robert Roslawski Valerie Ann Rowe & John Rowe Chris Ruggeri Rutgers Presbyterian Church Todd & Marie Ruth Mary Beth Ryan Bernard Salanie Estate of Salvatore Saraceno John Saunders Ruth & John Schaeffer Rachel Schnoll Michael Sears Rajeev & Anupama Shah Patricia Ellen Shevlin Robert Sinko & Mary Ellen Sinko Steven Stankiewicz & Louise Kurahara Sarah Stevens-Miles The Margot Sundheimer Foundation Susan Tanaka & Lewis Alexander Julie Taymor Craig & Nancy Tenney Valerie Tootle Aaron Topol Brian & Cynthia Trudell Dawn Tsien Ueberroth Family Foundation Roberta & Thomas Van Buskirk Venable Foundation, Inc. Vila Family Foundation Paul & Andrea Vizcarrondo Josh Wallach Milton & Caroline Walters Wearable Collection, LLC West End Collegiate Church William Morris Agency, LLC Graham Willoughby Zali Win Peter Wood Pauline Yoo & Jahangier Sharifi Hidekuni & Laura Yoshida Alice Young Sally Zasloff Jeffrey Zeidman & Oscar Rinaldi

*Donation includes a matching gift program


Combined Statement of Activities Unrestricted

Temporarily Restricted


Revenue and support Contribution and grants Government subsidies Mortgage discount amortization - Note 3 Interest income Special event Less: direct expenses Other income Recovery on early sale of homes - Note 17

$ 2,393,945

Total Revenue and support Net assets released from restrictions

Total Revenue and Support

$982,994 1,709,950

$3,376,939 1,709,950 447,171 32,465 856,313 (85,999) 6,767 208,285

3,858,947 10,254,390

2,692,944 (10,254,390)

6,551,891 -




447,171 32,465 856,313 (85,999) 6,767 208,285

Expenses Program Services Management & General Fund-raising

10,482,350 492,611 1,190,797

10,482,350 492,611 1,190,797

Total Expenses Before Capitalization Capitalization of Construction Expenses

12,165,758 (4,271,477)

12,165,758 (4,271,477)



Expenses - Net of Capitalization Change in net assets from operation before unrealized loss Unrealized loss-Note 14

6,219,056 (21,385)


(1,342,390) (21,385)

Change in net assets Net assets at beginning of year

6,197,671 9,529,470

(7,561,446) 9,876,121

(1,363,775) 19,405,591




Net assets at end of year


Program expenses

10% 86%

Management & General Fundraising



2009 Board of Directors

Rev. Mark Hallinan, S. J., Chair

Chris Hoeffel

Society of Jesus, New York Province

Investcorp International

Neil Bader, Vice Chair Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Karim Hutson, Vice Chair Genesis Partners

Shauna Long, Vice Chair Fuji Films, Outside Counsel

Christine McGuinness, Vice Chair Schiff Hardin, LLP

Claudia Machaver, Treasurer

Rabbi Bob Kaplan New York Center for Community & Coalition Building

Peter R. Knitzer Citigroup

Doug Paul Credit Suisse

Nia Rock Sovereign Bank

Ted Schweitzer

Connie Sargent, Secretary

Tishman Speyer Properties


Andie Simon

Jennifer Armstrong

Warner Brothers Records

David Bach FinishRich Media

Evan Bauer Robert L. Burch A. W. Jones Company

Annual Report

Rev. Thomas Synan Church of the Heavenly Rest

Julia Taylor Platinum Caterers ___________________



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