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2012 Annual Report




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

children at

sites with

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

older adult

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.


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 City’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.


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

$ 3,768,536

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

Total Expenses

$ 3,036,590




STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION (Selected Financial Data) ASSETS Cash, Cash Equivalents and Investments Other Assets

$ 7,047,414 $ 278,746


$ 7,326,160

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS General Liabilities Net Assets: Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted



Permanently Restricted


$ 6,239,233 $ 763,136 100,000

Total Net Assets

$ 7,102,369


$ 7,326,160

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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


New York State Office of Children and Families

Richard and Iris Abrons

New York University*

Vince Abruzzini

Partnership for New York City

Anie Akpe- Lewis

Posel Foundation

Eric Andrus and Dena Sturm

Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

Burt and Joan August

Promo Direct*

Paul F. Balser and Paula Del Nunzio

The Riverbend Fund

James and Susan Barge

RLM Finsbury

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

Malcolm Chong

The Scherman Foundation

Holly Delany Cole

Sentinel Corporate Partners

Julie Copeland and Robert Beller

Shearman & Sterling

Martha Davis-Mangold

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

University Settlement

David and Susan Haas

The US Playing Card Company*

Mark Hershey


William Heyman

The Weismann Foundation

Nelson Hioe and Elizabeth Schwartz

Wells Fargo

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

Elan Schultz

Robert M. Kaufman, Esq.

Stanley S. and Sydney R. Shuman

Alain Kodsi and Rachel Foster

Lois and Arthur Stainman

Judy and Lew Kramer

Thomas Sturges

Audrey and David Kubie

Frederick Tanne

Renée Landegger

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

Greg Tobias

Tina and Norman Levy

Nancy Wackstein

David Lobel

Philippa Weismann

Bernice Manocherian

Keren and Guy Weltsch

Za and Donald Manocherian

Donald and Barbara Zucker

Ann L. Marcus Lisa McKay

Rolan Schnayder


Alan and Ellen Meckler


Daniel and Margot Milberg

Altman Foundation

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.


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 • Executive Director, Nancy Wackstein