New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was guest speaker at the Westchester Government Relations Legislative Breakfast, hosted on Friday, March 16th, by UJA-Federation of New York and Westchester Jewish Council at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison. Mr. DiNapoli spoke about the current economic climate of New York and its impact on the Westchester community and nonprofits and agencies serving its population.
“The not-for-profit sector employs 14 percent of our state’s workforce. That’s 1.2 million people,” Mr. DiNapoli told the gathering. “New York is a stronger state when the not-for-profit sector is encouraged, supported, and enhanced.”
Attendees also heard from New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Westchester Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett.
About UJA-Federation of New York
For more than 95 years, UJA-Federation has inspired New Yorkers to act on their values and invest in our community for the biggest impact. Through UJA-Federation, more than 55,000 donors address issues that matter most to them, pooling their resources to care for New Yorkers of all backgrounds and Jews everywhere, to connect people to their Jewish communities, and to respond to crises close to home and around the globe. Working with nearly 100 network beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, UJA-Federation is the world’s largest local philanthropy; our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit our website at www.ujafedny.org.
About Westchester Jewish Council
The Westchester Jewish Council is the central communicating, coordinating, convening advisory and resource body for the county's Jewish community, representing over 150 Jewish organizations and serving 150,000 Jews. As Westchester's Jewish community relations organization, the Council unites Westchester Jewry with the State of Israel, fosters communication among Jewish organizations and cultivates and strengthens relations with other ethnic groups, elected officials and the community at large. The Council encourages participation in Jewish life and supports and develops initiatives and programs that meet existing and emerging Jewish communal needs. For more information, click on www.wjcouncil.org.