The Jewish Board Wins 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Award

NEW YORK, NY: November 9, 2016 — The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (The Jewish Board), New York City’s largest human services provider, is one of only three nonprofit organizations to win the 2016 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Award. The award, which is administered by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC), recognizes excellence in nonprofit management.

The Jewish Board and the two other winners, Neighbors Link and Per Scholas, will be honored at an award presentation on December 2, 2016, at The New York Academy of Medicine. The event will include a panel discussion moderated by Stephanie Thomas, President of Stetwin Consulting and a board member of NPCC, about the management practices responsible for each organization’s success.

Said David Rivel, chief executive officer of The Jewish Board: “We are proud to be one of only three nonprofit organizations chosen for this honor. The award is a testament to the talent and dedication of our Board of Trustees, our senior leadership, and every one of our 3,000 employees. I congratulate them and our fellow winners.”

Each nominated organization underwent a 360-degree review of its management approach. Eight key performance areas were examined: overall management, governance, financial management, diversity and inclusivity, human resources, information technology, communications and fundraising. A 32-member expert selection committee chose the three winning nonprofits from a pool of six finalists following an intensive round of interviews with each organization’s leadership.

The Nonprofit Excellence Awards were created in 2006 to teach, recognize and encourage outstanding management practices within the large and diverse community of nonprofit organizations in the five boroughs, on Long Island, and in Westchester. The awards highlight the role that the thousands of New York-area nonprofits play in improving residents’ lives and communities. The program helps nonprofit leaders by spotlighting best practices in nonprofit management — practices that enable nonprofits to serve their communities better and to achieve their missions.

About the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services: For more than 140 years, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (The Jewish Board) has been helping New Yorkers realize their potential and live as independently as possible. We promote resilience and recovery by addressing all aspects of an individual’s life, including mental and physical health, family, employment and education. Across the five boroughs and in Westchester, we serve more than 43,000 New Yorkers from all religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds each year.

Alix Friedman
LAK Public Relations, Inc.