EmblemHealth Honors Queens Nonprofits at Commitment to Care Lecture and Award Series

EmblemHealth Honors Queens Nonprofits at Commitment to Care Lecture and Award Series


NEW YORK, NY (June 20, 2013) — EmblemHealth, the largest New York-based health insurer, honored five Queens nonprofit organizations during its "Commitment to Care Lecture & Award Series" on Wednesday, June 12. It was the third time Emblem has honored New York City nonprofits in the series, and the first time Queens nonprofits have been recognized. The evening reception, lecture and awards ceremony was held at Antun's in Queens Village.

EmblemHealth's Commitment to Care program recognizes nonprofit organizations that positively impact the lives of New Yorkers. The program honors the important work of successful nonprofits, and provides strategic advice through a lecture to ensure the nonprofit organizations continue to grow and serve their communities.

Featured speaker Evan M. Kingsley, President of The Whelan Group, said the key characteristics for a successful nonprofit organization are visionary leadership, the ability to meet real needs, strategic planning and collaboration, effective communications, and fiscal responsibility.

Honorees were recognized by EmblemHealth representatives and presented with an award by Earl "The Pearl" Monroe.

"The nonprofits we honor tonight serve constituencies from various backgrounds and stages of life, but they all share an unrelenting spirit and commitment that allows them to be successful," said David Flemister, Director, Brand Strategy and Community Marketing at EmblemHealth and the event's master of ceremonies. "EmblemHealth honors and draws inspiration from them as we all strive for a stronger New York."

The evening's awards and honorees are:

  • Commitment to Care Award for Promoting the Prosperity of American Immigrants
    Haitian-Americans United for Progress
  • Commitment to Care Award for Advancing the Independence of Homeless Families
    Homes for the Homeless
  • Commitment to Care Award for Enriching the Lives of Older Adults
    Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults
  • Commitment to Care Award for Empowering Latina Women and Their Families
    Latin Women in Action
  • Commitment to Care Award for Cultivating the Leadership of African American Women
    National Council of Negro Women (Queens Section)
Front row (left to right): Beverly, Collier, Executive Director, Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults; Haydee Zambrana, Founder, Latin Women in Action; Gladys Keller, President, National Council of Negro Women (Queens Section); Michael Fahy, Administrator, Saratoga Family Inn, a program of Homes for the Homeless; Marie Charles, Deputy Director, Haitian-Americans United for Progress.
Back row (left to right): David Flemister, Director, Community Marketing, EmblemHealth; Marci McCall, Community Marketing, EmblemHealth; Earl "The Pearl" Monroe; Ari Pollack, Senior Marketing Specialist, Brand Management and Advertising, EmblemHealth.

About EmblemHealth
EmblemHealth, Inc. 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.

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