WE ARE PROUD RECIPIENTS OF THE NEW YORK STATE BAR FOUNDATION GRANT!
For Release: Immediate Contact: Deborah Auspelmyer
Date: May, 2019 Foundation Executive [email protected] 518-487-5650 518-487-5535
THE NEW YORK BAR FOUNDATION
THE AMERICAN CIVIC ASSOCIATION GRANT
(Left to right): George Haddad, Board Member at the American Civic Association; Richard B. Long, Attorney at Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP; Mayra Garcia, Executive Director/CEO at the American Civic Association; Regina Pereira, Assistant to the Executive Director & CEO at the American Civic Association.
The New York Bar Foundation recently presented a grant to the American Civic Association. The grant will be used to support their Immigration and Case-management program.
“This is the first time in the history of our community and organization that a grant of this amount has been given by the New York Bar Foundation to the American Civic Association’s Immigration program” said Mayra Garcia, Executive Director and CEO of the American Civic Association. “This grant will help us in a number of areas, including but not limited to, providing our staff with the necessary training and case-management software needed in our immigration program to better accommodate the current ongoing changes in immigration law. On behalf of the American Civic Association and the community we serve, we are very thrilled and grateful to the NYS Bar Foundation for this opportunity.”
Foundation grants assist non-profit organizations with essentials-of-life issues such as child support, consumer debt, housing, access to health care and education, and family matters such as domestic violence and family stability.
“The New York Bar Foundation has allocated nearly $700,000 in grants to more than 85 programs across New York significantly increasing the total dollar amount of grants over the past several years,” said Lucia Whisenand, chair of the Grant Review Committee. “The issues we touch on are extensive and impact people in life changing ways.”
By raising awareness of the need for access to civil legal services and allocating resources to help meet these needs, the Foundation will help make access to justice a reality for New Yorkers and, thereby, enhance the understanding of and respect for the rule of law.
“Through our grant-making program we help improve access to justice by providing seed grants to innovative legal projects piloting new ways to help those in need,” adds June Castellano, Vice-chair of the Grant Review Committee. “When you give to the Foundation you help make a difference across New York State.”
The New York Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the charitable arm of the New York State Bar Association. Established in 1950, the Foundation is dedicated to aiding charitable and educational projects to meet the law-related needs of the public and the legal profession. To learn more about the Foundation and how you can support its programs, go to www.tnybf.org or email Deborah Auspelmyer [email protected]