A nonprofit lands two new board members

An aerial view of the Hudson River with a bridge crossing it
An aerial view of the Hudson River with a bridge crossing it

A nonprofit lands two new board members

And other updates from across New York.
June 13, 2019

There are two new board members at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. Clifford Weber is general counsel and chief risk officer at PCSB Bank and PCSB Financial Corporation, according to a press release. He lives in Yorktown Heights and is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School. Joining him on the board is Jane Sovern, an attorney specializing in higher education who will be joining the New York City office of the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King. She lives in Larchmont and is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law.


There is a blitz of new contracts coming from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Posts on the City Record show that new contracts for mental health services and supportive housing are coming to nonprofits such as: Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter ($890,544, $2.1 million), Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services ($1.37 million), CAMBA ($1.41 million), Hour Children ($1.36 million), and Project Hospitality ($1.43 million). Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton Manhattan Beach is getting a $201,600 contract to provide mental health services to children and adolescents.

The Human Resources Administration HIV/AIDS Services Administration is giving a $950,664 contract to Lantern Community Services. The money will fund permanent housing and supportive housing services for people living with AIDS/HIV. Start Treatment and Recovery Centers is getting a $2.83 million contract from the Administration for Children’s Services to provide mental health services for juveniles in detention.


Sanctuary for Families raised nearly $2.4 million at a June 5 event in Manhattan. “Late Night” host Seth Meyers was among the more than 1,000 people at the event, according to a press release.



The Arc Westchester raised more than $230,000 at a recent golfing event in Mamaroneck. More than 130 people took part in the event, which benefits ongoing programming that helps children with autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities supported by The Children’s School for Early Development, according to a press release.


The New 42nd Street has a new president and CEO. Russell Granet, most recently acting president of Lincoln Center, is taking on the role, Deadline reports. He will succeed Cora Cahan, the founding president of the organization credited with transforming Times Square into a family-friendly tourist destination.

“I’m committed to build on Cora’s legacy to ensure that every child living in or visiting our great city has equal access to the transformative power of theater,” Granet told Deadline. “it is important that young people see themselves accurately represented in the arts. It is that personal engagement that unlocks unlimited possibilities.”

The original version of this post misstated Russell Granet's latest position at Lincoln Center.


The New York Foundling celebrated its 150th birthday over three days from June 6-8. More than 1,000 families took part in events that included a mass led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, a “reunion day” at NYU’s Kimmel Center, and a block party in Chelsea, according to a press release.

Zach Williams
Zach Williams
is a staff reporter at New York Nonprofit Media and sister publication City & State.