2012 Annual Report
THE YEAR IN NUMBERS
meetings in Albany with NY State elected
officials and their staff for Placed
UNH Executive Directors.
interns at UNH member agencies for
fundraising, IT, and accounting. Graduated
college access staff
from Goddard Riverside’s Options Institute and another
managers from the UNH/Baruch Emerging Leaders course.
9 38 3,000 300
deserving college-bound students Viacom
Scholarships and Scholarship. Collected
agency staff with the Emily Menlo Marks surveys to document the Settlement
United 7 14 20 Neighborhood 60115 Houses: 15 50 The 80 Settlement House Advantage House Advantage. Provided
UNH After School Conservation Club activities. Made grants to “Innovation and Collaboration” projects involving
UNH member agencies and another
grants to support quality early
childhood and after school programs. Engaged
house Board Leaders in peer learning. Hosted
leaders at a summit focused on increasing access to fresh
healthy food. Posted
times on the new UNH Blog,
featuring the thoughts and musings of UNH Executive Director
Nancy Wackstein. Sent care packages to
thanks to the UNH Junior Board. Trained
first-year college students
settlement house staff
at the UNH advocacy conference.
K E E P IN G NE W YO R K â€™S CO M M U NI T IE S S T R O N G
Dear Friends, UNH promotes and strengthens the neighborhood-based, multiservice approach to improving the lives of New Yorkers in need and the communities in which they live. A membership organization rooted in the history and values of the settlement house movement, UNH supports its members through policy development, advocacy and capacitybuilding activities. UNH member Henry Street Settlement distributed blankets outside of their Lower East Side location.
It was a record-breaking year for the UNH Benefit, which raised over $700,000. Pictured here: Honoree and Board member David Kubie, Executive Director Nancy Wackstein, Honoree (Viacom) and Board Treasurer Jimmy Barge, and Board President Lew Kramer.
Hurricane Sandy brought an unprecedented challenge to New York Cityâ€™s neighborhoods and the settlement houses that serve them. Staff from UNH member agencies, especially those in the Lower East Side, Chelsea, Staten Island, and Brighton Beach, sprinted into action, walking, biking, and hitching rides to bring food, water, flashlights, and blankets to residents who were trapped in their apartments, alone and afraid. Hundreds of volunteers joined, knocking on doors and running up dark stairwells to make sure community residents had what they needed to get through cold nights. UNH agencies opened their doors for warmth, for information, and for counseling. UNH agencies are truly anchors in their communities, and continue to make sure that their most vulnerable neighbors are safe. Thanks to the generous support we received, UNH was able to provide several hundreds of thousands of dollars in Hurricane Sandy relief grants to our affected members. Board member Art Stainman and his wife Lois Stainman donated $100,000 to aid in early relief efforts, and UNH received special grants from several foundation partners as well, including the New York Community Trust and The Altman Foundation. These funds directly helped our members, some with damage to their facilities and whose staff worked overtime to lead relief and recovery activities. Hurricane Sandy truly reinforced the value of the UNH network of agencies to their neighbors. We thank you, as always, for your support of UNH and our member agencies as we continue to work together to improve the lives of New Yorkers in need. Sincerely,
Lew Kramer, President
Nancy Wackstein, Executive Director
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The UNH Junior Board sent 50 care packages to first-year college students who had been helped by UNH member college access programs. Recipients, including the winners of the Viacom Scholarship, were sent support and encouragement as they studied hard at Binghamton, Stony Brook, and Cornell University, the University of WisconsinMadison, and other schools. Thanks to donors, including UNH Board President Lew Kramer, Ernst & Young, New York University, Promo Direct, and The US Playing Card Company, the care packages were filled with items like water bottles, pens, gym bags, playing cards, and sewing kits – great for students away from home for the first time.
UNH brings together thousands of parents, teens, older adults, children, program staff, and advocates each year to fight for the supports that help families and make neighborhoods work.
Three New UNH Reports released in 2012: “PEG’d Away” highlights the impact of cuts to senior centers and home delivered meals. “Off Target” looks at why public housing communities are left out when NYC government uses zip code mapping for service delivery. “The New Frontier” tackles the issue of managed long term care plans for social programs for older adults.
F IN A N CI A L S
STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES, DECEMBER 31, 2012 (Selected Financial Data) SUPPORT, REVENUE AND GAINS Foundations and Contributions Investment Income Membership Dues
$ 2,713,600 $ 714,186 $ 340,750
Total Support, Revenue and Gains
EXPENSES Program Services: Member Agency Support Policy and Public Education Member Services Total Program Services Management and General Fundraising
$ 586,200 $ 748,873 $ 871,158 $ 2,206,231 $ 444,454 $ 385,905
CHANGE IN NET ASSETS
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION (Selected Financial Data) ASSETS Cash, Cash Equivalents and Investments Other Assets
$ 7,047,414 $ 278,746
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS General Liabilities Net Assets: Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted
$ 6,239,233 $ 763,136 100,000
Total Net Assets
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
20 12 S U P P O R T E R S
CORPORATE, INSTITUTIONAL & FOUNDATION SUPPORTERS ($1,000 AND ABOVE) The Abettor Foundation Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation Altman Foundation Anonymous ARAMARK Catherine & Joseph Aresty Foundation The Barker Welfare Foundation BNP Paribas BNY Mellon The Booth Ferris Foundation The Robert Bowne Foundation The William C. Bullitt Foundation Bunzl Distribution Florence V. Burden Foundation CB Richard Ellis Inc. CBS Corp. Citi The Clark Foundation Consolidated Edison DSI Systems of Hawaii, Inc. Eagle Capital Management The E.H.A. Foundation EmblemHealth Ernst & Young LLP FJC Malcolm Gibbs Foundation The Guardian Life Insurance Company The Marc Haas Foundation The Hagedorn Fund HBO Henry Street Settlement F.B. Heron Foundation HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Mary J. Hutchins Foundation IBM JP Morgan Kirkland & Ellis Foundation L-3 Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Levitt Foundation
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
Worthe Real Estate Group
The New York Community Trust
INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS ($1,000 AND ABOVE)
New York State Office of Children and Families
Richard and Iris Abrons
New York University*
Partnership for New York City
Anie Akpe- Lewis
Eric Andrus and Dena Sturm
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Burt and Joan August
Paul F. Balser and Paula Del Nunzio
The Riverbend Fund
James and Susan Barge
Darel M. and Carlos Benaim
The Roskind Family Foundation, Inc.
Patricia and Robert Carey
Royal Bank of Scotland
Thomas M. Cerabino, Esq.
The Rudin Foundation
The Scherman Foundation
Holly Delany Cole
Sentinel Corporate Partners
Julie Copeland and Robert Beller
Shearman & Sterling
The Sirus Fund
Marc and Missy Dieli
The Sourcing Group* Sunnyside Community Services
Julie Diffenbach and Michael Ouaknine
Andrew Tisch, Loews Foundation
Susan and Alan Fuirst
UJA-Federation of New York
Clifford and Katherine Goldsmith
United Way of New York City
Ira and Anita Gumberg
David and Susan Haas
The US Playing Card Company*
The Weismann Foundation
Nelson Hioe and Elizabeth Schwartz
In 2012, corporate volunteers included: Aramark, BlackRock, HSBC, IBM, Viacom (pictured below) and Wells Fargo, who painted, planted, danced, fed, and built their way around the UNH network, helping New Yorkers in need.
Helping Working Families to Keep Working!
Photo: Supporters from BNY Mellon, UNH Board member Patrick Vatel, Lisa Law, Stephanie Wu, Adim Offurum, and Lizanne Eberle Mary Ellen Johnson and Richard Goeltz
M. Bryna Sanger and Harry Katz
Paul and Pat Kaplan
Robert M. Kaufman, Esq.
Stanley S. and Sydney R. Shuman
Alain Kodsi and Rachel Foster
Lois and Arthur Stainman
Judy and Lew Kramer
Audrey and David Kubie
Mary Elizabeth Taylor
Ruth and Sid Lapidus Patrick Larmon
Christine Thomas and G.H. Denniston
Charles and Lorie Levy
Glen and Lynn Tobias
Paul and Keren Levy
Tina and Norman Levy
Keren and Guy Weltsch
Za and Donald Manocherian
Donald and Barbara Zucker
Ann L. Marcus Lisa McKay
HURRICANE SANDY DONORS
Alan and Ellen Meckler
Daniel and Margot Milberg
Philip and Cheryl Milstein
The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, Inc.
Alan and Joanie Mirken Rodman Moorhead Michael Moss Gene and Jennifer Nesbeda Kristin Nygreen and Patrick Butler David Offensend Carole and Mort Olshan Mr. and Mrs. George D. O’Neill John H. Pontius J. Donald Rice, Jr. Robert Roskind Gail Sanger and Albert Fenster
Byron & Joan Braymen Family FundTopeka Community Foundation Mary J. Hutchins Foundation Indian Tree Charitable Fund – Vermont Community Foundation Lewis and Judy Kramer The New York Community Trust Lois and Arthur Stainman Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund Union Bank Foundation *In-Kind Donor
The Campaign for Children successfully reversed Mayor Bloomberg’s budget proposal that would have eliminated over 47,000 children from child care and after school programs. UNH played a leading role, and helped collect nearly 60,000 signed letters and petitions (see photo). UNH member agencies mobilized parents and staff to speak at rallies and to participate
in petition drives, call-in days, and meetings with government officials. As a result, nearly $100 million in proposed cuts to child care and $50 million to after school programs were restored by the NYC City Council. UNH thanks the parents and children who shared their stories, and the many supporters who made it possible for UNH to continue advocating for affordable child care and after school programs.
M E M BE R S A ND B OA R D
UNH MEMBERS United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) is the membership association of 38 nonprofit community organizations called “settlement houses”. Serving over half a million New Yorkers each year at more than 400 sites, settlement houses strengthen neighborhoods by providing support, promoting community involvement, and organizing neighbors across the five boroughs of New York City. Settlement houses keep communities stable by providing a wide variety of services to all ages, such as child care, after school programs, senior centers, mental health clinics, homeless shelters, job training and placement programs. They are anchor institutions in their communities. Arab-American Family Support Center Broadway Housing Communities BronxWorks CAMBA Center for Family Life in Sunset Park Chinese-American Planning Council Claremont Neighborhood Center Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation East Side House Settlement Educational Alliance Goddard Riverside Community Center Grand Street Settlement Greenwich House
Hamilton-Madison House Hartley House Henry Street Settlement Hudson Guild Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House Kingsbridge Heights Community Center Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center Mosholu Montefiore Community Center New Settlement Apartments Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation Project Hospitality
Queens Community House Riverdale Neighborhood House SCAN New York School Settlement Association Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers St. Nicks Alliance Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center Sunnyside Community Services Union Settlement Association United Community Centers University Settlement Society Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation*
*UNH added new South Bronx-based member WHEDco (The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation) in 2012.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Officers Sidney Lapidus Honorary Chair Lewis Kramer President Patricia M. Carey, Ph.D. Vice President Roger Juan Maldonado, Esq. Vice President James W. Barge Treasurer Thomas M. Cerabino, Esq. Secretary & Counsel Directors Eric C. Andrus Rahul Baig Paul F. Balser
Darel M. Benaim, Ph.D. Arthur Byrd Julie Copeland Marc S. Dieli Daniel Eudene David Garza Mark Hershey Nelson Hioe Alain Kodsi Jack Krauskopf David W. Kubie Nandika Madgavkar Ann L. Marcus Ilene Margolin Michelle Neugebauer Kristin Nygreen Gary Pagano
J. Donald Rice, Jr. Stephan Russo M. Bryna Sanger, Ph.D. Thomas C. Skrobe Arthur J. Stainman Mary Elizabeth Taylor Patrick Vatel Wanda Wooten Michael Zisser, Ph.D. Emeriti Barbara B. Blum, Chair** Anthony D. Knerr, President Richard Abrons, Director Emily Menlo Marks, Executive Director
**United Neighborhood Houses notes with sadness the death of Barbara B. Blum, Chair Emerita of the UNH Board of Directors. Her distinguished career in government, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy was dedicated to improving the lives of children, adults and families.
UNITED NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSES OF NEW YORK 70 West 36th Street, 5th Floor • New York, NY 10018 212-967-0322 • www.unhny.org Executive Director, Nancy Wackstein