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Celebrating 40 years of providing


Andrew Zimmern

with the Leadership for a Better New York Award TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2018

Faces of S:US

“I want you to know how much I appreciate your help with my rent arrears and helping me preserve a roof over my family’s head. It’s good to know that in difficult times you can count on your organization and good people. The work of S:US staff is highly appreciated.” Rudy was underemployed

To say Alberto’s simply a “friendly” person would not capture his true essence. And if you catch him at the right time, you may get him to show you his signature dance move which has become a big hit at S:US events. Alberto

and at serious risk of losing his apartment and having to move into a shelter. S:US helped Rudy by giving him housing and other support.

“When everybody turned me down S:US picked me up and put the broken pieces back together. They gave me a new start.” Stephan

“I like to draw and paint as I like to think I’m artistic; it relaxes me and I feel free!” Aubrey

Since 1978, we’ve been providing services for people in and around New York City whose lives have been unsettled by circumstances beyond their control. Since then, our growth has been driven by the growth in needs and their complexity. Every day brings fresh opportunities to address these needs one person at a time. This anniversary is not just a number but a cause for celebration, and what we celebrate is not just the passage of time but the particular meaning of the milestone. For the S:US community this is not only a happy occasion but a moment to think about the meaning of four decades of working to create opportunity for all New Yorkers. We don’t usually have much time to reflect on all this, but when we do, we come back to some of the qualities that define this city: optimism, resilience, grit…and the belief that we all do well when we each do well. We know that this sprawling city is actually a patchwork of many unique communities. And if we know how quickly lives can come undone here, we also know that New Yorkers come through. If Paris is known as a city where you fall in love, New York is the city where you fall and get up again. And that’s where S:US comes in. We assist people in the hard work of turning their lives around. As we toast our 40 years, we celebrate with the S:US family, our staff and Board, our generous supporters, and our many champions and allies, our partners and friends in countless neighborhoods and in many walks of life. Thank you for joining us to raise a glass to S:US, to this sometimes challenging but always astonishing city….and to our next forty years together. Cheers!

Message from

Gareth Old

Donna Colonna

Chair, Board of Directors, S:US

Chief Executive Officer, S:US

Now is the time! Time to showcase S:US’ services which, for 40 years, has meant partnering with some of New York City’s most vulnerable individuals and families to create pathways to lives of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been out there 24/7 giving people the tools they need to address their life challenges. We have tapped into the optimism which is at our core, into the resilient nature of those who come to us for services, and into the “can do” spirit that makes our city great. Currently, we successfully serve and support 35,000 New Yorkers as they transform their own lives. With four decades of providing housing and support services for people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness, we help shape a city where there can be opportunity for all. Last year we prevented 1,200 evictions, keeping hundreds of individuals and families from entering the shelter system. And on any given night of the year we provide housing and shelter to more than 4,500 individuals. Our successes to date have emboldened us to do even more. And so now, we are calling on all New Yorkers—the business community, civic groups, neighborhoods where we live and work, foundations, and generous individuals to work in partnership with us through our New Yorkers for New York Campaign. New Yorkers for New York believes we can fulfill our vision of a city where everyone has a roof over their head, is healthy, productive and socially engaged. New Yorkers for New York will create opportunity for ALL New Yorkers to live their best life. And why not? Stories that define us as New Yorkers are about New Yorkers who work hard to overcome obstacles to succeed. As New Yorkers, we believe that nothing is beyond our scope IF we work together. Please accept our deep gratitude to all of you who so generously support S:US’ vital work.

Program Performances by

Inti and the Moon Alice Tan Ridley Welcome

Donna Colonna S:US CEO Honoring

Andrew Zimmern

TV Personality and Chef Member, S:US Board of Directors with the

Leadership for a Better New York Award

Honoree Andrew Zimmern is a four-time James Beard award-winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and gracious dinner guest. As the creator, executive producer and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise on Travel Channel, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food and The Zimmern List, he has explored cultures in more than 170 countries, promoting impactful ways to think about, create and live with food. He has written three books, appears monthly in Delta Sky Magazine, is a contributor at Food & Wine Magazine and an entrepreneur-in-residence at Babson College. Andrew is the founder and CEO of both Intuitive Content, a full-service production company that develops and produces dynamic original content, and Passport Hospitality, a restaurant and food retail development company. He is devoted to his charitable endeavors and sits on the board of directors for Services for the UnderServed, Second Harvest Heartland and Taste of the NFL. His life’s work is about demonstrating and promoting cultural acceptance, tolerance and understanding through food. More at

Thank You to Our Opportunity Makers 40th Anniversary Sponsor Lamb Insurance Services Partner Sponsors Alliant Employee Benefits BDO USA Patron Sponsor Corporate Climate Control Richman Housing Resources Supporter Sponsors Bronx Pro Group Real Estate Management Executive Pest Management Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP John McKesson Ropes & Gray Slate Property Group Advocate Sponsors Capalino + Company CB Emmanuel Realty, LLC Chicago Title Insurance Community Care Rx Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Federated National Land MHH Clinical Services PLLC Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP

List as of September 28, 2018

Photo by Noam Galai

Tonight’s Entertainment

New York City subway soul sensation Alice Tan Ridley rose to fame through her heart-throbbing performance on America’s Got Talent in 2010. People Magazine named her “America’s Got Talent’s top vocalist,” and The New York Post, TIME Magazine and Oprah Radio gave her glowing reviews. Alice has appeared on HARRY, The View, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Until her big reveal on America’s Got Talent, she was one of New York City’s best-kept secrets, busking on subway platforms around the city for 30 years. Once a jewel kept hidden, Alice now captivates audiences with her scintillating performances in theaters across the country and the world. In September 2016 she celebrated the release of her debut album “Never Lost My Way” at the age of 63. The New York Times followed Alice’s rise to success in a featured cover story following her album release

Tonight’s Entertainment

Inti and the Moon is a Latin/Spanish guitar trio & percussion blending the sounds of Spanish guitar & Latin, South American & Middle Eastern grooves. The trio plays often at the main venues in the city such as Shire, Silvana, Drom NYC, Marriott Hotel, Le Solei Hotel among others. With the whole Band which includes a violinist, bass player and singer, the band has toured Central Asia ( Sharq Taronalari Festival Samarkand Uzbekistan 2015). NPR Tiny Desk contest 2017 ( Selected 10 best entries by NPR Alt Latino between more than 3000 entries). NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2017 ( One more time selected as the 10 best entries by NPR Alt Latino between more than 5000 participants.).

About S:US Our Mission We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our Vision We envision a city where everyone has a roof over their head, is healthy, productive and can enjoy the social connections that create a life of purpose. We’re a nonprofit with a staff of 2,400 that provides more than $200 million in services. Our efforts are supported by various local, state and federal government entities as well as foundations, corporations and individual donors. Most importantly, our vision allows us to deliver the same quality of services to one individual or to thousands. No challenge is beyond our scope. Our Uniqueness Our Uniqueness lies in our ability to take what we learn on the ground and use it to change systems and impact policy. By delivering high quality services that address the complex circumstances of each person, we help transform lives, improve neighborhoods and boost future generations. Why We’re Here

“We don’t empower people. We give people the tools to empower themselves.” –Donna Colonna, CEO, Services for the UnderServed

At S:US, we don’t prescribe paths that define people but offer solutions that support each person’s definition of a life of purpose. When you look closely, the injustices facing our society are really a universe of highly individual obstacles. When an individual’s life is put on hold for circumstances unique to them, establishing a relationship with them is step one. It’s our guide to the services we provide. The results: Individuals and families no longer limited by their obstacles but propelled by opportunities for a richer experience with the world. A ripple effect that extends from individuals out into their communities. This is how we beat back stigma. This is how we build communities. This is how we create Opportunity for All.

S:US Board of Directors Gareth Old, Esq. Chair Jen Press Marden Vice Chair Scott Millimet Secretary Edward Hubbard Treasurer Members Josh Bider Earl D. Brown Chris Cheney Sherrie Dulworth Peter Friedland Lawrence Hamdan Jacquie Holmes Andrew Hurwitz, Esq. Joshua D. Liston, Esq. John A. McKesson Linda Nguyen Carolyn P. Powell JoAnn Y. Sacks, Ph.D. Deborah Wolfe, Esq. Andrew Zimmern Affiliate Members Michelle Ballan, Ph.D. Amelia Wright Brewer Scott Drevnig Peter Lattanzio Phillip A. Saperia Advisory Council George C. Biddle Robert B. Catell Alice Korngold Saundra Thomas Elaine Weinstein

Event Task Force Jen Press Marden, Chair Josh Bider Earl D, Brown Scott Drevnig Susan Gendal Lois Krasilovsky Peter Lattanzio Linda Nguyen Carolyn P. Powell JoAnn Y. Sacks, Ph.D. Drew Train Barbara Warren Deborah Wolfe, Esq. Andrew Zimmern Campaign Cabinet Jen Press Marden, Chair Chris Cheney Sherrie Dulworth Peter Friedland Lawrence Hamdan Jacquie Holmes Edward Hubbard Joshua D. Liston, Esq. John A. McKesson Scott Millimet Gareth Old, Esq.

S:US is grateful to the following individuals, corporations and foundations for their generous annual support of S:US in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to date. $75,000 + Bob Woodruff Foundation Peter and Erin Friedland, and The Hess Philanthropic Fund Nancy and Fred Poses, and Poses Family Foundation The Robin Hood Foundation Sandra Stark and James Mersfelder, and The Waterview Foundation, Inc. $25,000 – 74,999 The Barker Welfare Foundation Barbara Lehrer and Beacon Therapy Clifford Chance US, LLP Enterprise Community Partners Euroclear Bank First Nonprofit Foundation The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation L+M Development Joshua and Cara Lamberg, and Lamb Insurance Services Jennifer Press Marden and James Marden Gareth Old and Janine Tramontana The PIMCO Foundation Richman Housing Resources LLC Phyllis R. Schwartz $10,000 – 24,999 Adams & Co. Real Estate, LLC Alliant Employee Benefits The Bay and Paul Foundations BDO USA, LLP Joshua Bider Bronx Pro Real Estate Management Chris and Jamie Cheney Craig Newmark Philanthropies Consolidated Edison Company of New York Corporate Climate Control David Felsenthal Goldman, Sachs & Co. Lawrence and Theresa Hamdan Marie Isabelle Palacios Hardy Edward and Fernanda Hubbard Interior Design Society Long Island Chapter KPMG Peter and Margaret Magistro Samantha Magistro

Scott Millimet Slate Property Group Taconic Investment Partners, LLC Kenneth Tropin William Talbott Hillman Foundation York Capital Management Andrew Zimmern $5,000 – 9,999 Blake Holdings Donna Colonna Dana Cowin Dunn Development Corporation Executive Pest Management Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC Scott Ferguson Larry Glosten Guggenheim Partners Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP Jacquie Holmes Shimmie Horn Valerie Kane Greg Klurfeld John A. McKesson M&T Bank The Marc Haas Foundation Ropes & Gray Andrew Steginsky Meghan Somers Shane Tintle William Morris Endeavor Entertainment 599 Ralph Ave Development LLC $2,500 – 4,999 Daniel Abelson Aetna Foundation Bank of America Merrill Lynch Leslie Bider Tailin Brecher Amelia Wright Brewer Capalino + Company Louis F. Cavaliere CB Emmanuel Realty, LLC Chase Community Development Banking ChemRx Pharmacy Services Chicago Title Insurance Company (CTI) Community Care Rx, Inc. Diamond Touch Security

Thelma Dye Federated National Land, LLC Fluent, Inc. Mrinal Jha, and MHH Clinical Services PLLC Judith E. Jones Katten Muchin Rosenman Foundation, Inc. Kiwi Partners Trish Marsik and Drew Akason Gail Kachadurian McCallion Mutual of America Perry Perlmutter Zeina Pike Carolyn P. Powell Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP Weeks Lerman Group Barbara Warren Arthur Webb Stacey Weston Deborah Wolfe $1,000 – 2,499 Anthony Paratore Jaco Mechanical Inc. Bradley Alperin Claire Altman James Anderson Audrey & Martin Gruss Foundation Ares Operations, LLC Brooke Barr David S. Barr Benchmark Title Agency, LLC Cheyne Beys George C. Biddle Samuel Biele-Fisher Earl D. Brown Canarsie Glass & Lock Service, Inc. Charles Calomiris James Capalino Casino Security Corporation Julio Castaing Robert B. Catell Oscar and Jane Monell Chase Citi Community Capital CLA Cohen, Hurkin, Ehrenfeld, Pomerantz & Tenenbaum, LLP Donald A. Crocker Wanda Cruz-Lopez Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Carol Davidson Sherrie Dulworth Scott Drevnig Neil A. Falcone Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

Doris J. Figueroa Priscilla Fuller Mark L. Freyberg Peter Gaslow Gerner Kronick & Valcarcel Architects DPC Susan Getz Rodney D. Gibble John Gibney Kerry Golden Michael Goldsmith Christina Grdovic Emily Hoffstetter Michael J. Hood Robert G. Hubbard Andrew P. Hurwitz The Hyman Levine Family Foundation: L’Dor V’Dor Corinne Jacoby Kiera Jekos Lois Krasilovsky Kathy Krein Marjorie Kuhn Peter Lattanzio Lizzie Lewis Joshua and Tiffany Liston Carmen Lopez Pat Lukaszewska Gary Matt Charlotte M. Marden Leslie Mendell Milbank Memorial Fund MRW Consulting Group International, LLC Daniel F. Murphy Charles Nordlander John Papadopoulos Arnold Penner Lisa and Philip Pine Red Stone Equity Partners Carolyn Reilly Richard Roberts Luis Ruelas Raymond V. Schrag Seiden Advertising Donald Shobrys Michael Shuman, and 4Food Brooke Schooley S9 Architecture and Engineering, PC John Woelfling James E. Vassalotti, and Vassalotti Associates Architects, L.L.P. Vincent J. DiCalogero, CPA’s LLC Robert Young List as of September 27, 2018

New Yorkers for New York Campaign S:US is grateful to our generous lead New Yorkers for New York Campaign donors listed below. The New Yorkers for New York Campaign (2018-2020) celebrates S:US’ 40 years of service and funds S:US’ capital projects and programs and services that help people overcome obstacles to leading a productive life. New Yorkers for New York is an investment in our shared future as New Yorkers and an acknowledgment that assisting people in the hard work of recovery and well-being makes sense for all of us. Gareth Old and Jen Press Marden, Campaign Co-Chairs Bradley Alperin Michelle Ballan Joshua Bider Tailin Brecher Amelia Wright Brewer Julio Castaing Louis Cavaliere Arlo Chase Chris and Jamie Cheney Donna Colonna Scott Drevnig Sherrie Dulworth Doris Figueroa Peter and Erin Friedland Michael Goldsmith Priscilla Fuller Lawrence and Theresa Hamdan

Jacquie Holmes Edward and Fernanda Hubbard Judith E. Jones Peter Lattanzio Joshua and Tiffany Liston Wanda Cruz-Lopez Jen Press Marden and James Marden Trish Marsik and Drew Akason John A. McKesson Linda Nguyen Gareth Old and Janine Tramontana Perry Perlmutter Carolyn Powell JoAnn Sacks Stacey Weston Deborah Wolfe Andrew Zimmern

List as of September 28, 2018

About the Journal Colors Traditionally, precious metals are used to indicate rankings -- usually gold, followed by silver and then bronze. The practice spread from sports events to other contexts, and today it is often used to recognize fundraising contribution levels, including sponsorships. At S:US, we decided to use our own colors, if only for the opportunity to remind ourselves why they were selected in the first place. After all, a color is just a color until we pause to think about what it represents to us. In this Anniversary Journal, gold, purple, green, blue and silver indicate levels of support as well as the significance for the organization and its values:

The yellow gold, the color of the sun, represents optimism and warmth. The purple is associated with wisdom. The green suggests growth and rebirth. The blue symbolizes health and healing.

The silver stands for valor. Together, using our colors for this purpose represents gratitude. Your generous support makes a world of difference.

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S:US is the most inspiring organization I’ve ever known. Congratulations on 40 years of service that has so positively impacted people’s lives.

Here’s to the next 40! Carolyn P. Powell S:US Board of Directors

Congratulations to

for the difference we have made in the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers over the last 40 years.


You are an inspiration to us all.

Board of Directors

Services for the UnderServed

SAVE THE DATE 06.04.2019

DINNER FOR A BETTER NEW YORK Tuesday, June 4, 2019 6:00pm

Cocktails and Tasting Stations


Dinner and live auction, followed by dessert and spirits

Tribeca 360

10 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY Curated by chef Andrew Zimmern, this extraordinary culinary experience will celebrate more than 40 years of S:US meeting the needs and improving the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers.


Jen Press Marden Vice Chair, S:US Board of Directors


Josh Bider and Deborah Wolfe

All of us at S:US are immensely grateful to

Andrew Zimmern

for his extraordinary leadership and support.

Thank you Andrew!


Andrew Zimmern

YOU INSPIRE. Thank you for your leadership. Jen and Jimmy Marden

We’re Always Thinking of You

Proud to Support the Inspiring Work of 212.247.3331

Congratulations to


on your 40th anniversary! Your remarkable work touches the lives of so many New Yorkers in need. It is an honor to be amongst everyone involved. Barbara Warren

MESSAGE WALL s and ar ye 28 er ov r fo S :U S at d ke “I’ve wor else.” I would not want to be anywhere -Judith I am in awe of S:US’ har

d-working, highly-capable, and passionately dedicated staff. Very inspiring! -- Sta cey

I have worked for S:US for over 31 years and what a great ride it’s been - Louis

Here is how I spell excellence, comp assion, dedication and fun… S-E-R-V-I-C-E-S F-O-R T-H-E U-N-DE-R-S-E-R-V-E-D!!! -Jozette

30 years. st mo al r fo S :U S at d ke or w e ’v “I continued ly mi fa S :U S g in az am my ng hi is W Doris success in the years to come!” -

I’ve been around for half of S:US! Congratulations on 40 years! - Sharon

It is an honor to serve the SUS familyProud advocate for DD individuals, familie s and staff - Chichi

Faces of S:US

“It’s clean, safe and affordable so I decided that it would be the best option for me at this time. This is the perfect environment for me to go to school. It’s very supportive.” Kerry Army Veteran who lives at our S:US’ Knickerbocker residence for veterans.

She cleans up everything in the house, enjoys washing clothes, sweeping floors — she likes to keep things nice and tidy. Yin

She battled bouts of depression and crying spells, but today she’s all smiles. Her S:US supervisors are often impressed by her unique love for cleaning.

“We’re going to get a big bell here and ring it to celebrate each time someone gets the keys to an apartment.” Robin

Air Force Veteran about the S:US veterans program she now manages.

“I focus on perfecting my recipes for traditional Italian favorites like lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs, and often prepare meals for my fellow residents.” Diane Resident at Valentine residence and enjoys being in the kitchen.

Faces of S:US

He has a heart of gold and loves to be around people, even if he isn’t the one doing the talking. Ben

After five minutes it’s easy to understand why he’s at the center of our social circles, and how pivotal he is in creating the warm, inviting atmosphere where he and his housemates can thrive. Jesus

“The stability of allowing services into my home will allow me to go back to work, have a viable income. Now I will change lives like someone helped me change my life.” Kendra After experiencing domestic violence, Kendra and her son who has autism, went into a shelter. S:US helped them move into an apartment.

“It’s very important for veterans to feel someone is on their side.” Shawn When Shawn came out of service he was homeless and unemployed but already had his mind set on going back to school. Then S:US gave him a job supervising not only unemployed and homeless veterans but also people with Hep C and HIV.

Last year:

Individuals with intellectual/developmental disa S:US volunteered over 50,000 hours to their


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