SAAGNY Foundation Elects 2012-2013 Board of Trustees
The SAAGNY Foundation, the non-profit charitable organization of the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY), has announced its newly elected board of trustees.
The 2012-2013 board of trustees are:
Chair - Rhonda Blum, CAS, Motivators Inc.
Vice Chair/Events - Eileen D. Lynch, Norwood & BIC Graphic
Vice Chair/Fundraising - Scott Nussinow, MAS, Points Of Light
Treasurer - Mike Schenker, MAS, Dard Products
Secretary - Idelle Schwinder
Trustee - Marian Gordon, Group 27
Trustee - Kim Keogh, Ek Success Brands
Trustee - Joan Lasser, Promotional Concepts
Trustee - Donna Lopinto, Print This!
Trustee - Anthony Stover, MAS, MAC Specialties Inc.
Rhonda Blum, the newly elected chair, stated that she "plans to bring new energy and vision to the foundation." She added, "The new board is planning frequent, fresh and festive fundraising events, possibly including a casino night and the return of the popular theatre parties." The foundation is also planning on hosting more events for needy and worthy recipients of their hands-on volunteering experiences.
Currently, the foundation routinely hosts various charitable events, primarily for children in the tri-state area. These events include a full day of activities at Happiness is Camping, a sleep-away camp for children with cancer in Hardwick, N.J.; a full day of activities at the Hilltop School, a school for children facing a variety of learning, social and emotional difficulties in Nyack, N.Y.; visits to the Lavelle School for the Blind and the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center, both in the Bronx, N.Y.; ongoing writing instrument and clothing drives for needy school children in the New York metropolitan area; and a variety of other activities.
Additionally, the Foundation continues to award $4,000 college scholarships ($1,000 per year for up to four years) to deserving members of the SAAGNY community. Since the scholarship program's inception in 1999, over $150,000 has been awarded to the dependent children of SAAGNY members.
To learn more about the Foundation go to www.saagny.org.