EmblemHealth Honors non-profits at Second “Commitment to Care Lecture and Award Series”

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EmblemHealth Honors non-profits at Second “Commitment to Care Lecture and Award Series”

EmblemHealth, the largest New York-based health insurer, honored seven nonprofit organizations during the second installment of its “Commitment to Care Lecture and Award Series” this past Mon., May 6th at Ginny’s Supper Club at Red Rooster of Harlem.

Front row (left to right): Marci McCall, Community Relations, EmblemHealth; Linda Walton, Executive Director, Harlem Arts Alliance; Ann Williams-Isom, Chief Operating Officer, Harlem Children’s Zone; Catherine Thurston, Senior Director, Programs, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE); Karen Dixon, Executive Director, Harlem Dowling – West Side Center for Children and Family Services; Thelma Dye, Executive Director, Northside Center for Child Development and Dr. Gary Butts, Associate Dean, Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine. Back row (left to right): David Flemister, Director, Community Marketing, EmblemHealth; Steven Bussey, CEO, Harlem United; Earl “The Pearl” Monroe; David Mahder, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, EmblemHealth and Evan Kingsley, President, The Whelan Group.

Front row (left to right): Marci McCall, Community Relations, EmblemHealth; Linda Walton, Executive Director, Harlem Arts Alliance; Ann Williams-Isom, Chief Operating Officer, Harlem Children’s Zone; Catherine Thurston, Senior Director, Programs, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE); Karen Dixon, Executive Director, Harlem Dowling – West Side Center for Children and Family Services; Thelma Dye, Executive Director, Northside Center for Child Development and Dr. Gary Butts, Associate Dean, Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine. Back row (left to right): David Flemister, Director, Community Marketing, EmblemHealth; Steven Bussey, CEO, Harlem United; Earl “The Pearl” Monroe; David Mahder, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, EmblemHealth and Evan Kingsley, President, The Whelan Group.

The Commitment to Care program recognizes nonprofit organizations that exemplify a commitment to providing care, services and support to the residents of New York City.

EmblemHealth hosts the evening reception, lecture and awards ceremony to celebrate the organizations and provide nonprofit leaders with strategic insight they can use to strengthen their impact in the community.

David Flemister, Director, Community Marketing, EmblemHealth; Evan Kingsley, President, The Whelan Group; Earl “The Pearl” Monroe and David Mahder, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, EmblemHealth.

David Flemister, Director, Community Marketing, EmblemHealth; Evan Kingsley, President, The Whelan Group; Earl “The Pearl” Monroe and David Mahder, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, EmblemHealth.

Evan M. Kingsley, president of The Whelan Group, presented key characteristics to being an effective nonprofit organization, which include: visionary leadership, the ability to meet real needs, thoughtful planning and strategic partnerships, effective communications and fiscal responsibility.

Following the lecture by Kingsley, honorees were recognized by EmblemHealth representatives and presented with an award by Earl “The Pearl” Monroe.

“EmblemHealth and these nonprofit organizations share an unwavering commitment to the Harlem community,” said David Mahder, Vice President, Marketing and Communications at EmblemHealth and the event’s master of ceremonies. “It’s our honor to recognize their preserving spirit, dedication and contributions to the people they serve.”

The evening’s awards and honorees were:

Commitment to Care Award for Promoting the Success of Young Children
Harlem Children’s Zone

Commitment to Care Award for Enriching the Creative Spirit of Children
Harlem School of the Arts

Commitment to Care Award for Building a Healthy Community through HIV/AIDS Prevention
Harlem United

Commitment to Care Award for Nurturing Harlem’s Youth in Medicine
The Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine

• Commitment to Care Award for Preserving and Strengthening Families Harlem Dowling – West Side Center for Children and Family Services

Commitment to Care Award for Providing Mental Health and Educational Services in Harlem
Northside Center for Child Development

Commitment to Care Award for Empowering LGBT Older Adults
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)