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12/4/14 - Valerie S. Peltier Elected Chairman of The New York Community Trust


David L. Marcus, Director of Communications and Marketing

Valerie S. Peltier Elected Chairman of The New York Community Trust

NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 2014) — Valerie S. Peltier has been elected chairman of The New York Community Trust’s Distribution Committee, the governing board of the 90-year-old foundation dedicated to improving New York.

Peltier succeeds Charlynn Goins, who is stepping down after five years as chairman. Goins will remain a member of the board.

Peltier is a Managing Director of Tishman Speyer, a global real estate firm. She has served on the board of The Trust since 2008, after she was nominated by the Chairman of the Partnership for New York City.  Born and raised in New York City, Peltier is a graduate of Harvard College, and received her J.D. from Columbia Law School.

“As a lifelong New Yorker, I am amazed by the incredible ingenuity and diversity of this City displayed in each new set of grants,” Peltier said. The Trust, with $2.4 billion in assets, is one of New York’s largest grantmakers. It gave $141 million to nonprofits last year.

The New York Community Trust
Since 1924, The New York Community Trust has been the home of charitable New Yorkers who share a passion for the City and the suburbs—and who are committed to improving them. With its donors, The Trust supports an array of effective nonprofits that help make the City and suburbs vital and secure places to live and work, while building permanent resources for the future. The New York Community Trust ended 2013 with assets of $2.4 billion in more than 2,000 charitable funds, and made grants totaling $141 million.


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