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2013

MINUTE

Annual Meeting Celebrates Successful Year

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WHAT’S INSIDE

n Thursday, June 6, volunteers gathered at All Souls Church for the 2012–2013 Annual Meeting, presided over by NYJL President Fiona Grant Small. Volunteers received an update on the highlights and progress of the 2012-2015 strategic planning goals, including the announcement that the NYJL Annual Fund had raised an unprecedented $121,611. Volunteers were also introduced to the NYJL new core values (see back page), as well as the “I Volunteer” campaign that will allow volunteers to share their reasons for joining the NYJL. During the awards ceremony, the Caffrey-Conroy Learning Center was honored as the recipient of the NYJL’s Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund. Executive Director Betsy Hendry accepted the $15,000 grant on behalf of the Breezy Point-based organization. The Community Improvement Project (CIP) was awarded Committee of the Year for its work with community partner Urban Dove. The following nine women were honored for their extraordinary contributions to the NYJL: Sustainers to Watch Katherine Tsougranis and Zoe Stolbun and Women to Watch Mary Catherine Burdine, Melanie Cecka, Kim Galloway, Rachel Geringer-Dunn, Courtney Guzman, Kimberly Pike, and Maryn Tillman.

• Thank You Annual Fund Donors

• Meeting the NYJL Leadership Team

• Welcome New Actives and Transfers

NYJL Gives Fort Tryon Park Back to Community

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n Saturday, June 1, the NYJL celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the Playground Improvement Project (PIP), with a medieval-themed ribbon cutting ceremony that returned a revitalized For t Tryon Park to the Washington Heights community. Since 1992, this NYJL signature project committee, in conjunction with the New York City Depar tment of Parks and Recreation, has been selecting a different park each spring to refurbish. In addition to various small projects including gardening and painting park benches, the more than 1,000 volunteers who par ticipated in this year’s project worked on a wide-scale lawn restoration and construction project.

The Playground Improvement Project revitalizing Fort Tryon Park. Photo by Brook Christopher.


NYJLMINUTE NYJL Mission Statement The New York Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Fiona Grant Small President Suzanne Manning Executive Vice President Cynthia Irons Internal Communications Council Head Lauren Goodwin Communications Associate Jennifer Farrell, Casey Cammatte Internal Communications Associates

Please send submissions for the November/December 2013 issue to publications@nyjl.org by September 15.

NYJL Minute is a publication of The Junior League of the City of New York, Inc. 130 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10075 Phone: (212) 288-6220 nyjl.org

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OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Dear NYJL Volunteers, Welcome back! As I write, the “dog days” of August have arrived, which means summer will soon be drawing to a close. The fall season is shaping up to be very busy at Headquarters, and personally I am very excited about all of the opportunities that await us. Last year was one of both transformation and accomplishment at the NYJL. Working with Urban Dove, we completed our first Community Improvement Project (and we are already well underway with the process of selecting this year’s partner). We hosted a number of successful events and fundraisers that brought Actives, Provisionals, Sustainers and friends of the NYJL alike together, all with the common goal of helping us further the NYJL’s mission—and of course we’ll be doing the same this year! We raised more than $120,000 for our Annual Fund (and let me once again give a big “thank you” to all the donors), which will help us to lay the foundation to remain a strong supporter of both the community and our programming going forward. And, we came together to develop the skills and leadership of our volunteers through various programs and activities. Without your hard work and dedication, we wouldn’t be able to provide assistance to all of those in the community who rely on us. As always, thank you for giving your time and resources to the NYJL. And, I believe the outlook for the year ahead promises to be equally dynamic and rewarding. One of the most important steps we will be taking will be the implementation of many of the strategies the Board developed last year in support of the five goals that comprise our current strategic plan. As we discussed at the Annual Meeting in June, one of the most visible initiatives we’ll be launching this fall is reinvigorating our brand identity and infusing our new core values (back page)—namely, that we are Passionate about Our Community; have Respect for Individuals; are Acting Responsibly; and are Promoting Opportunity—into all that we do. It is important that we keep these core values in mind, whether we’re working within the NYJL or volunteering with members of the community, because by doing so we improve both our interactions and our organization. And this is just one part of our new communications efforts, which we hope will help everyone effectively articulate who we are and what we do. Ensuring our community programming is aligned to the needs of the community at large remains a key focus of the Board’s strategic planning. Last year, the Board’s Community Alignment Task Force helped us develop a roadmap that clearly sets out those community issues we want to address, where we see our capabilities and strengths being put to the greatest use in developing new community programming and, importantly, ensuring we are building our community programming around the interests of our volunteers. This year we will be putting our roadmap into action and start to reshape our community programs to achieve our vision and ensure we build sustainable community programming and partnerships for the future. We will also be continuing our efforts to diversify the NYJL’s revenue sources, and this year will be placing special emphasis on increasing funding from corporate sponsorship, foundation grants and planned giving. And a newly formed Board Task Force on Leadership and Training will be focused on helping us build a strong foundation for volunteer leadership succession by developing strategies to improve communications around the leadership recruitment process and, importantly, ensuring volunteers at all levels in the NYJL can access the right training and tools to help them succeed. I am also excited to share with you details about many of the great events happening this fall. First and foremost, Homecoming will be taking place on Friday, October 4 (back cover). This year’s theme is Moonlight Masquerade – I hope everyone will be there, and not just hiding behind your masks! I hope you also will join me at the Fall House Tour in October to see some of the city’s most fabulous residences while raising critical funding for the NYJL (page 3). And, last but not least, I’d like to encourage all of you to consider whether there is an exceptional volunteer with whom you work that you’d like to nominate as an Outstanding Sustainer (page 4) or Outstanding Volunteer (page 6)! As we start the second year of my term as President, I want you all to know how much it means to me to be a part of this organization. It is truly an honor to have the chance to work with your Board of Directors and your Management Council to achieve our goals and to address the challenges that we face. I look forward to working with you in the coming months to improve the lives of our fellow New Yorkers. Once again, thank you for all that you do to make the NYJL the extraordinary organization that it is today.


Calendar

House Tour

Visit the calendar on the Membership Area of nyjl.org for additional event information.

SEPTEMBER 2 Monday Labor Day, NYJL Closed 3 Tuesday Pine Room and Pantry reopen 10 Tuesday Dining Room service resumes Daytime Book Group, A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway, 12:30 –2:00 p.m. 11 Wednesday Great Decisions /Daytime, Humanitarian Intervention and U.S. Policy, 11:00 a.m. Intermediate Bridge Class, 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Advanced Bridge Class, 1:30 –3:30 p.m. 12 Thursday Advanced Beginners Bridge Class, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Sustainer Fall Cocktail Reception, 6:30–8:30 p.m. 17 Tuesday August Birthday Lunch, 12:00 p.m. 18 Wednesday Intermediate Bridge Class, 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Career Networking, 12:30–2:00 p.m. Advanced Bridge Class, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Evening Book Group, Lessons in French: A Novel, by Hilary Reyl, 6:30–8:30 p.m. 19 Thursday Advanced Beginners Bridge Class, 1:00–3:00 p.m. 24 Tuesday Nonfiction Book Group, 6:30 p.m. 25 Wednesday Intermediate Bridge Class, 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. September Birthday Lunch, 12:00 p.m. Advanced Bridge Class, 1:30–3:30 p.m. 26 Thursday Advanced Beginners Bridge Class, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Great Decisions/Evening, Humanitarian Intervention and U.S. Policy, 6:00 p.m. Thirsty Thursday, Meet the Board of Directors and Management Council, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

O C TO B E R 1 Tuesday Nonprofit Boards in Today’s Economy, 6:30 p.m. 2 Wednesday Intermediate Bridge Class, 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Advanced Bridge Class, 1:30–3:30 p.m. 3 Thursday Advaced Beginners Bridge Class, 1:00 –3:00 p.m. Evening Salon Discussion: Speaking of Theater, 6:30 p.m. 4 Friday Homecoming, 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. 5 Saturday Opera/HDLive ‘Eugene Onegin’ and Brunch, 11:15 a.m.

The 19th Annual Fall House Tour, hosted by the Home Design committee, is on October 26. Devoted to highlighting architecture, art, history, and the exquisite style of interior design, House Tour takes you inside some of the city’s most prestigious and luxurious residences. The tour commences with a breakfast at the Astor House, followed by a self-guided tour, buffet lunch, and post-tour cocktail reception. There is also a kick-off party on October 25. Tickets are available at nyjl.org.

8 Tuesday Daytime Book Group, Washington Square, by Henry James, 12:30 –2:00 p.m. VTL, 7:00 p.m. 9 Wednesday Intermediate Bridge Class, 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Advanced Bridge Class, 1:30–3:30 p.m. 10 Thursday Metropolitan Museum of Art Lecture: French Painting from Delacroix to Courbet, 11:00 a.m. Lecture Luncheon: Knapp Commission Counsel Gets Behind the Headlines, 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 15 Tuesday Duplicate Bridge, 1:15-4:00 p.m., Lunch 12:00 p.m. VTL, 7:00 p.m. 16 Wednesday Great Decisions/Daytime, Iran and the U.S., 11:00 a.m. Intermediate Bridge Class, 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Career Networking, 12:30–2:00 p.m. Advanced Bridge Class, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Metropolitan Museum Lecture: Dr. Albert Barnes and the Barnes Collection, 2:30 p.m., optional lunch beforehand. Evening Book Group, Blood Tango, by Annamaria Alfieri, 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. 17 Thursday Metropolitan Museum Lecture: French Painting from Delacroix to Courbet, 11:00 a.m. Advanced Beginners Bridge Class, 1:00–3:00 p.m. 21 Monday Trips and Tours, United Nations, 10:45 a.m. 22 Tuesday Nonfiction Book Group, 12:30 p.m. 23 Wednesday Intermediate Bridge Class, 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Advanced Bridge Class, 1:30–3:30 p.m. 24 Thursday Advanced Beginners Bridge Class, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Great Decisions/Evening, Iran and the U.S., 6:00 p.m. 25 Friday Fall House Tour – Kick-Off Party, 7:00 p.m. 26 Saturday Fall House Tour, 7:00 a.m. 28 Monday VTL, 7:00 p.m. 29 Tuesday October Birthday Lunch, 12:00 p.m. 30 Wednesday Philharmonic Rehearsal, 9:30 a.m. Intermediate Bridge Class, 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Advanced Bridge Class, 1:30–3:30 p.m. 31 Thursday Travel Talk, 12:30 p.m. Advanced Beginners Bridge Class, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

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Sustainers Dear NYJL Volunteers,

Sustainer Nominating Committee Seeks Honorees

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he Sustainer Nominating committee is seeking

recommendations for the two Outstanding Sustainer awards to be presented at the NYJL Winter Ball on Saturday, March 1, 2014. These awards celebrate two Sustainers who have worked diligently to make New York City a better place, following in the tradition and training of the NYJL and its founder, Mary Harriman. Candidates who have been Sustainers for at least eight years are

At NYJL Headquarters and on the NYJL website, you will notice many responses to the “Why I Volunteer at the NYJL” campaign launched this past spring by NYJL President Fiona Grant Small. I hope that you will join me and share with the membership why you volunteer at the NYJL. An important aspect of this challenge is to remind us of the core values and the mission of the NYJL, which are instrumental to your successful volunteer efforts. The NYJL core values are to be passionate about our community; respect individuals; act responsibly; and promote opportunity. I encourage all of you to participate in this campaign and share with your fellow volunteers your reasons for volunteering at the NYJL. Your words of wisdom and continued commitment will inspire many volunteers to stay focused and dedicated to the mission of the NYJL. Why do I volunteer? I volunteer because I want to be a part of and work with an extraordinary and diverse group of women with whom I share the passion to serve and improve our community. I hope to see you at the Sustainer Fall Cocktail Reception on Thursday, September 12. I look forward to hearing why you volunteer at the NYJL! With warm regards, Jeannie Egas-Trouveroy Sustainer Chair and Council Head for Sustainers Knapp Commission Counsel to Speak at October Luncheon Join us as Michael Armstrong, chief counsel of the Knapp Commission and author of They Wished They Were Honest, describes the challenges and explosive hearings that captured headlines, exposed police corruption in New York in the 1970s, and changed American law enforcement. This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 10 (reception, 11:30 a.m., lecture and lunch, 12:00-2:00 p.m.; cost $40, beverages are additional).

eligible for consideration. Recommendations may be submitted to Sustainer Nominating chair Robin Rivera at sustainernominating@nyjl.org

by Friday, September 27.

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Sustainer Spring Cocktail Reception At the Sustainer spring cocktail reception on June 5, attendees celebrated another successful year at the NYJL. The evening commemorated Sacha MacNaughton’s two-year leadership as Sustainer Chair and Council Head for Sustainers. Marion Bott’s daughter surprised the crowd by singing to Ron Gold’s tunes on the piano. It was a perfect way to end the evening’s festivities—and the season. Photo by Laura Hilton.

Applause! Applause! Congratulations to Zoe Stolbun and Katherine Tsougranis for being selected 2013 Sustainers to Watch. Thank you for your tireless efforts on the Sustainer committee and Provisional Training committee, respectively.


MEET THE 2013-2014 NYJL LEADERSHIP

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he NYJL is governed by volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors and the Management Council. The Board of Directors is responsible for determining and implementing long-range strategic planning and fiduciary oversight. The Management Council is charged with managing the day-to-day volunteer operations of the NYJL. The Nominating committee slates all members of the Board of Directors, who are voted on by the NYJL membership at the Annual Meeting. Each member of the Management Council is also slated by the Nominating committee and voted on by the Board of Directors.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Fiona Grant Small President

Suzanne Manning Executive Vice President

Caroline Tyburczy Secretary

Heidi Thompson Treasurer

Marcia Pearson Sendax Nominating Chair

Colleen L. Caden Director At Large

Shanette Barth Cohen Director At Large

Linda Fraser Director At Large

Soo Won Hwang Abrams Director At Large

Stacey Lawrence Lee Director At Large

Barbara Anne PaddockSprechman Director At Large

Mary Prevosti Shelton Director At Large

Jephtha Tausig-Edwards Director At Large

Derval Whelan Director At Large

MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

Suzanne Manning Executive Vice President

Crystal Matsibekker Secretary

Jana Beauchamp Culture & the Arts Council Head

Theodora Blanchfield Public Affairs Council Head

Lauren Jenkins Chung Strategic Planning Council Head

Jeannie Egas-Trouveroy Sustainer Council Head

Serra Eken Special Events Council Head

Cynthia Irons Internal Communications Council Head

Whitney Kneisley Child Health & Welfare Council Head

A. Gale Kroeger Nominating Vice Chair

Susanne D. Kuligowski Chief Operating Officer

Anne-Marie Peterson McMahon Volunteer Development Council Head

Brooke Moorhead Special Events Council Head

Amanda Koenig Stone Adult Education & Mentoring Council Head

Leah Wenger Affiliation Council Head

Julie Zawislak Children’s Education Council Head

Finance Council and Training Council Heads are open positions.

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NEWS Nominating Committee Seeks Your Recommendations

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ach year the Nominating committee selects the five Active volunteers who will be honored as Outstanding Volunteers. These women will be celebrated at Winter Ball on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Recommendations for

Outstanding Volunteers should be sent to Marcy Sendax, Nominating committee chair, at nominating@nyjl.org by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 20. Please note that the following individuals are ineligible for consideration: past Outstanding Volunteers; the current President and all Past Presidents; the Special Events Council Head overseeing Winter Ball; Internal Communications Council Head, Public Affairs Council Head

and current volunteers on the Winter Ball and Nominating committees. Recommendations and self-nominations are also sought for the NYJL’s 20142016 President. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 11 and the deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 18. For more information including the job description, or to submit a nomination, visit the Nominating tab on nyjl.org.

Welcome New Actives Eda Aguilar Katherine Amundsen Hayden Andersen Radhika Anderson Jenna Angell Connor Atkinson Anna Buning Ellery Badcock Elizabeth Barry Courtney Beam Audrey Beerman Lauren Bernstein Kimberly Bigelow Kathleen Bily Rachel Black-Maier Jennifer Bleys Alix Boulud Laura Bradley Meghan Brophy Eleanor Brown Griffin Burke Kathleen Buskirk Emily Caracandas Carolina Cardoso Meghan Carney Maria Caucci Jacqueline Churchwell Lauren Coles Antonina Corso

Jamie Cristello Ashley Crowe Jessica Curley Danielle D’Amelio Kristen Davis Mallory Davis Jennifer Dawson Tarara Deane-Krantz Joy Deibert Lauren DeLaCruz Jessica DeSantes Caroline Echols Jessica Elbar Brooke Ellis Alexandra Elvenaes Caroline Emch Melanie Endo Amelia Endo Natalie Fiedler Meghan FitzPatrick Andrea Fox Kimberly Fraser Danielle Froelich Xixi Fu Lannise Galbraith Tonya Garrett Katie Gorman Lauren Gorrell Dana Gray

Allison Greenberg Christie Grell Gina Grilli Emily Hache Kathleen Helme Anneloes Hesen Melanie Hildebrant Deesha Hill Elizabeth Hoffman Gabrielle Holbrook RyAnn Hooper Charlie Horan Hannah Kay Hunt Kristi Ibello Jessica Jensen Shelby Jergens Amanda Jimenez Whitney Jones Gaetane Joseph Jaclyn Kelly Lisa Kennedy Samantha Kiersey Cynthia Kitch Emily Kostic Natasha Kotlyar Katherine Krantz Barbara Kulesza Elizabeth Langer Sheri Ann Laza-Schmitz

JuLee Leopard Lauren Liberatore Katharine Listes Sarah Looney Kate Loughran Madeleine MacDonald Kelly MacKenzie Megan Maguire Rachel Martin Sarah Mason Ashley Mathis Lauren Maximovich Stephanie McCracken Sydney McCutcheon Andrea McDermott Tiffany McFarquhar Alison McGuire April McHugh Ashley McKnight Sarah McMillan Selby McRae Natascha Merchants Cecily Millen Jessica Mitchell Melissa Mitreski Alexandra Moncure Ashley Moore Catherine Morrison Marisa Muscari

Amanda Myers Morgan Newman Mai Nguyen-Huu Melissa Parenti Emily Park Digyna Patel Erica Pearl Caroline Peck Kelly Peralta Indiana Porta Jessica Posey Whitney Reubel Jane Reynolds Mimi Rich Leah Rivard Sara Rodiger Shara Rose Ashley Royce Nathalie Sanchez Julia Sandler Veronica Sandoval Anne Sanford Sarah Sarna Katherine Savarese Katherine Schoff Jennifer Schramm Sticca Christina Scott Rachel Serna

Peri Shaplow Sarah Simon Kathleen Singer Lauren Siracusa Gillian Small Patricia Smith Stacey Stell Justine Stone Ami Suchde Chloe Summers Michelle Sutton Natalie Sutton Rachel Tashjian Eden Taylor Xuan Thai Nailah Timberlake Alandrea Timmons Coille Van Alphen Lauren Veres Lauren Vitale Caroline Walker Erin Walsh Katie Wartman Elizabeth Wight Mary Winans

Welcome New Transfers Tammi Bedolla, Baltimore, MD Ann Bellows, Boston, MA Blair Berrigan, Stamford-Norwalk, CT Katherine Bryan, Charlotte, NC Allison Cargile, Washington, D.C. Lee Carpenter-Long, London, England Ashley Coppola, Fort Lauderdale, FL Paige Donnelley, Chicago, IL Jessica Durden, Salt Lake City, UT Emily Engel, Indianapolis, IN Kimberlee Eten, Boston, MA Fawn Everett, Los Angeles, CA

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Sharon Faulk, Brooklyn, NY Amber Fearon, Boston, MA Rebekah Gandy, San Antonio, TX Allison Herron, Washington, D.C. Lisa Hofflich, Bronxville, NY Emily Iwan, London, England Anna Kaplan, Atlanta, GA Suzanna Keith, North Harris and South Montgomery Counties, TX Jennifer Kelley, San Antonio, TX Alison Kenworthy, Washington, D.C. Peggyann Klein, Long Island, NY

Kristin Knowles, Washington, D.C. Margaret Kremer, Philadelphia, PA Tara Lang, Louisville, KY Mercedes Mann, Sarasota, FL Elizabeth Marren, Greenwich, CT Patricia Miller, Washington, D.C. Margaret Mund, Greenwich, CT Hailey Nicholson, Boston, MA Jean Poh Contestabile, Seattle, WA Griffith Roberts, Washington, D.C. Ashley Roessner, Seattle, WA Hansini Sharma, Dallas, TX

Virginia Sigety, Princeton, NJ Kristin Smith, Raleigh, NC Kelsey Sparks, Washington, D.C. Sandra Stanfield, Cleveland, OH Sarah Steinberg, Philadelphia, PA Susan Tierney, Boston, MA Nia Elizabeth van der Velden, Austin, TX Rachel Wolfe, Washington, D.C. Yujin Yong, Dallas, TX Alli Zamora, Bergen County, NJ


Thank You to Annual Fund Donors

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ore than 835 individuals and 19 corporations generously donated to the 2012-2013 NYJL Annual Fund, exceeding goals and raising an unprecedented $121,611. Notably, 201 donors joined The Annual Fund Leadership Circle, which recognizes contributions of $150 or more. Thank you to all our additional donors who also contributed to the Annual Fund this year, helping us to achieve a 33% volunteer participation total. In addition to 100% participation by the Board of Directors and the Management Council, the Auction, CHAMP, Board Development, Girls Leadership Institute, Nominating, Nonprofit Boards Clearinghouse, NYJL Living Well Guides, Placement, Research & Strategic Planning, and Sustainer Nominating committees all had 100% participation. Leadership Circle Donors Soo Won Hwang Abrams Caroline Adams Daria Albinger-Incorvaia Mrs. Peter W. Allport American Express Charitable Fund Joie Anderson Mrs. Harry B. Anderson III Anonymous Bunty Armstrong Shari Aser Margaret L. Aycock Bank of America Elizabeth Smith and John Barrie Elizabeth Batiuchok Jana Beauchamp Laura Norwalk Bendelius Susanne Rehm Bentley Linda Newman Bernstein Melissa and David Bernstein Alliance Bernstein Page E. Bigelow Linda J. Blatz Amy Bloom Sharon Bonanni Neepie Bourne Mary Jane Brock Cook Herlihy Brogan Susan Buchanan Sara Burke Sally T. Butler Colleen Caden Danielle Campisi Allison Conway Carey Margaret Carnwath Lea Carroll John and Dayna Cassidy Rebecca Cavallaro Melanie Cecka Charlene Chuang Lauren Jenkins Chung Alison Hart Cirenza Charity Clark Cornelia W. Clifford Sarah Cloonan Shanette Barth Cohen The Washington Post Company Missy Condo Elizabeth Conti Mary Cooper Ms. Catherine C. Crane Anne Curtin Rosemarie E. Dackerman Laura Danforth Elizabeth Daniels Joan E. Danziger Heather T. Davies

Christina R. Davis Meredith Dawson Kathleen de Guzman Chrisanthi Demetriou Mrs. Bruno Desforges Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation Lauren K. DiPaolo Christine Drinan Bridget Duffy Kelly Duffy Kara A. Dunn Danielle Dineen Earls Jeannie Egas-Trouveroy Melissa Ehmann Serra Eken Barbara Etzel Paula D. Fagan Mary Ellen Fahs Christina M. Feicht Kristin Fey Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Elizabeth V. Finan Deban Dawson Flexner Mary Franke Linda Fraser Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Foundation Patricia Mosle Friedman Gail Irwin Hartman Foundation Kim Galloway Randee Lee Ganter Traci Hallett Genovese Rachel Geringer-Dunn DeNora Getachew Pamelia Giffin Lucretia Gilbert Victoria Gilbert Deane Allen Gilliam Lauren Giordani Mrs. Rudolph W. Giuliani Anne Griffin Courtney Guzman Jung Eun Ha Caroline E. Hackney Cynthia A. Hallenbeck Victoria Hartman Joan Heath Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heine Leigh Held Mary Henry Christiane Hiegel Julie Horner Colleen Kaye Hoy Alexandra Hoyle Rebecca B. Hsu Mrs. Craig Huff

Bettysue Hughes Maja Janko Patricia Jones JP Morgan Chase Foundation Eileen Weiler Judell Pat Swinney Kaufman Kirsten Kern Patricia Klestadt Whitney Kneisley Phyllis Kraft Ana Kreyszig A. Gale Kroeger Susanne D. Kuligowski Joseph and KoKo Lance Stacey Lawrence Lee Olivia Leon Serena H.J. Lese Margo T. Lewis Kamie Lightburn Nora Linn Amanda Lister Caroline Lowndes Mrs. James H. MacNaughton Elizabeth Maier Suzanne Manning Valerie Mashburn Mrs. Pavel Matsibekker Gladys Mattson-Sullivan Claudia Mazzi Anne-Marie Peterson McMahon Ruth Ann McSpadden Melinda Mehfar Andrea Melton Gayla Merrick Mrs. G. Russell Miller Patricia Miranda Leighanna Morbey Melody Morgan Claire Luppi Mungiguerra Elizabeth Nations Dana Obrentz Justine Oddo Nicole O’Hagen Bonnie Orlowski Barbara Paddock Joan Pedley Stephanie Pendray Kim Essency Pillari Stephen & Alexis Plauche Beth Player-DiCicco Cynthia Plehn Jennifer Askin Pollock Nan Pollock Mari & Michael Quilio Celeste Rault Lynn Raynault Pamela Bimson Reade

Maria Reina Susan Relyea Melissa Richards Lisa Robateau-Epps Kaitrin Roberts Diann Rohde Frances A. Root Ellen Rose Tracy Dockray Rudd Amanda Scheiman Pamela C. Scott Mrs. Victor I. Sendax Aneesa Sheikh Mary Prevosti Shelton Teresa Signorelli Susan Sim Diana Skerl Fiona Grant Small Frederick M.R. Smith Yohanna Sowler Cullen Stanley Kathryn L. Steckler Lisa Hathaway Stella Mary Steuart Rose Stewart Zoe Stolbun Amanda Koenig Stone Stone Family Foundation Brenda Neubauer Straus Gregg Swain Leigh Bishop Taub Jephtha Tausig-Edwards The Ford Foundation Suzan Thomas Heidi Thompson Anne Bahr Thompson Jennifer Tonkel Carol Traynor Mary Beth C. Tully Caroline Tyburczy UBS Nia Elizabeth van der Velden Kara S. Van Norden Katherine Walthausen Nancy Ward Shayna Webb Mrs. Bradley Wendt Derval Whelan Shannon Whitt Dana Wolf Beth Wyckoff Bridget Wysong Christine Yordan Julie Zawislak

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Introducing Our Core Values

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mong the many things that make the NYJL the extraordinary organization it is today is our unique culture, and we want to share that culture with everyone who touches our organization. Last year, the Board of Directors took steps to more clearly define the NYJL’s culture, resulting in the creation of four core values. Unveiled at the Annual Meeting in June, these values are reflected in everything we do and every interaction we have. Our core values form the framework under which we make our decisions and from which we draw inspiration. • Passionate about Our Community: We are passionate about our community and believe in maximizing our impact through strategic external partnerships, advocacy and volunteer action to achieve our mission. •R  espect for Individuals: We respect each other, those with whom we work and those we serve in the community. We strive to understand others, to respect differences and to treat everyone with dignity. •A  cting Responsibly: We recognize that our decisions and our actions can affect others and we strive to uphold our commitments and act honorably and responsibly in all that we do. • Promoting Opportunity: We are committed to helping each other achieve our potential. We foster a supportive and motivating environment that enables continuous learning, encourages mentoring and develops future leaders. As we embrace and embody these core values, we hope they will help us to shape our future and serve as the foundation for all we do.

Homecoming is a Masked Affair

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uests are invited to don their best disguise for a night of mystery and merriment at Astor House for the Moonlight Masquerade Homecoming on Friday, October 4, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets include admission to an exclusive after-par ty and are $75 for NYJL volunteers (limit 2), $85 for the general public until September 20, then $95 for all star ting September 21 and at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit www.nyjl.org.


NYJL August September 2013 Minute