Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Invites You to the 2019


Featuring the Presentation of the



Thursday, October 3, 2019
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Brooke Astor Auditorium
331 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021

RSVP to 212-218-0487 or asnowden@lenoxhill.org

Join us to celebrate the many volunteers who help us serve our community, and to honor our 2019 Elizabeth Rohatyn Award Recipients - Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, and our friends at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President - 2019 Elizabeth Rohatyn Award Recipient
Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Borough President of Manhattan, responsible for advising the Mayor and City Council on borough concerns, commenting on all land-use matters in the borough and advocating for the borough in the municipal budget process and appointing members of Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. In 2018, Ms. Brewer served as Chair of the Large Cities Council of the National League of Cities, and has been named a member of their 2019 Human Development federal advocacy committee, which advocates NLC policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health policy and immigration reform. Ms. Brewer previously served on the City Council for 12 years, from 2002-2013. Gale has been a strong advocate for and staunch supporter of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, the 15,000 clients we serve each year and the issues that affect their lives. Brewer has an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and did her undergraduate work at Columbia University and Bennington College.

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP - 2019 Elizabeth Rohatyn Award Recipient
From offices strategically located in the world’s principal financial centers, Fried Frank advises the world’s leading corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. Fried Frank’s pro bono program continues their firm’s long-standing tradition of public service. This commitment is currently reflected in the wide-ranging pro bono work performed by attorneys, summer associates and legal assistants in such areas as domestic violence, civil rights, criminal prosecution and community development, political asylum and real estate. Fried Frank has provided vital assistance to hundreds of older adult clients of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House by helping them access and choose appropriate Medicare health plans. Fried Frank also provides world-class advice, counsel and representation to the Neighborhood House on a diverse array of critical organizational matters, including contract negotiation, employee relations, government regulation and organizational governance.

Elizabeth Rohatyn (1930–2016)
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House established the Elizabeth Rohatyn Award for Community Service in 1994 to honor Elizabeth Rohatyn, a past Board President and Honorary Chair of the Board of Directors. Mrs. Rohatyn, one of New York’s leading philanthropists, worked tirelessly to improve our organization and the lives of thousands in need. We are grateful for her many years of service and generous support, which have helped so many New Yorkers. In the spirit of her good work, Rohatyn Award recipients are selected for their outstanding commitment to Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and for their exemplary support of those in need in our community.

Thank You to Our Volunteers!
The 2019 Volunteer Recognition Celebration honors the over 1,100 volunteers who give their time, expertise and energy to help make programs at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House successful and vital. From programs for children and families, homeless and formerly homeless adults, older adults, adult learners and thousands more, 15,000 neighbors in need rely on our volunteers each year to improve their lives and our community. Our thanks to all of our volunteers. We are grateful that each and every one of you is part of the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House team!

Recent Past Recipients of the Elizabeth Rohatyn Award for Community Service 2006-2018
The Barker Welfare Foundation
Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (former)
Citigroup: CitiLegal Pro Bono Initiative
Cristo Rey New York High School
Dechert LLP
The Frances L. & Edwin L. Cummings Memorial Fund
Maura D. Frank, M.D.
Daniel R. Garodnick, City Council Member, 4th District (former)
Mark Gilbertson
Allison Gorman, M.D., M.S.
JPMorgan Private Bank
Liz Krueger, New York State Senator, 28th District
Jessica S. Lappin, City Council Member, 5th District (former)
Mayer Brown LLP
Morgan Stanley
New York Life Insurance Company
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Rolex Watch U.S.A.
Patricia A. Romandetto
Robert Rufino
Saint Jean Baptiste High School
Saint Peter’s Church
Professor Barbara Schwartz
Rebecca A. Seawright, Assemblymember, 76th District
Christopher Spitzmiller
The Starr Foundation
David J. Stern
Sunny and Abe Rosenberg Foundation
Temple Emanu-El
Tiger Foundation
Barbara Turk, New York City Director of Food Policy (former)
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Melanie Wilson-Taylor, M.D.
The Women’s Association of The Brick Presbyterian Church