NEW YORK, NY (May 13, 2013) — EmblemHealth, the largest New York-based health insurer, honored seven nonprofit organizations during the second installment of its "Commitment to Care Lecture & Award Series" on Monday, May 6 at Ginny's Supper Club at Red Rooster of Harlem.
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.
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 are:
- 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
- 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)
|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.
EmblemHealth, Inc., through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 3.4 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs and dental and vision care. EmblemHealth offers a choice of networks, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tristate area, and physicians and hospitals across all 50 states. For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com.