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The New York Community Trust’s events are free and open to our donors, advisors, and their guests. Please contact Vice President for Donor Services, Gay Young, or visit the Events tab on MyNYCT for information on upcoming events.

Our events have gone virtual!

Looking Under the Hood: Decoding a Nonprofit’s Financials
4:30p.m. | Wednesday, June 23

The Trust’s chief financial officer, Carolyn Weiss, and vice president for donor services, Gay Young, will help you learn to read and decode the publicly accessible tax filings nonprofits submit to the IRS to understand how a charity is performing financially

Impact Investing and You
Noon | Wednesday, July 21

The Trust’s president, Lorie Slutsky, talks with Georgia Levenson Keohane, author of Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World’s Most Urgent Problems, about social enterprise and impact investing. Explore how donors are making a difference beyond the grant by investing capital in social good.

Selected Past Events

Women's E
Evening Briefing

Our Women’s Health & Retirement series featured a panel of legal, financial, and mental health experts.

Taking Charge On My Own

Hosted by Bernstein Global Wealth Management, this event was part of our Women’s Financial & Philanthropic Learning Series. The session featured:

  • Kim Isaacs Katz, Principal at Bernstein Global Wealth Management in New York
  • Gretchen Beall Schumann, Esq., Partner, Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann LLP
  • Catherine Thurston, LCSW, Chief Program Officer, Service Program for Older People
  • Patricia Caldwell, Partner, Managing Director at Gordian Group (moderator)

At right, participants listen to speakers and get tips on retirement planning.

Read the takeaways from this event.

Javits Center Green Roof
Hidden New York Tour

Our donors joined program officer Arturo Garcia-Costas and New York City Audubon Society on a tour of the Javitz Center Green Roof to learn how green roofs are made and how they benefit our city.  

At left, Trust donors toured the Eastern Seaboard’s largest green roof, which is also a wildlife sanctuary. Photo by Hannah Williams

court-watch-event
Criminal Justice, Bail Reform, and Court Watching: A Hands-On Training

Our donors participated in a Learn. Experience. Act. event led by program officer Eve Stotland and Executive Director of VOCAL-NY Alyssa Aguilera to learn how to be a court watcher.

Women’s Financial & Philanthropic
Learning Series

The Trust offers a free event series that provides resources, knowledge, and expertise on financial matters of particular concern to women.

Please contact Marie D’Costa at (212) 686-2461 if you are interested in joining us for these events, filled with learning, conversation, and cocktails as we discuss and plan our futures, in a confidential and safe environment.

Recent topics have included:

  • Your Health & Retirement: Expert medical, financial, and legal professionals shared how best to stay ahead of the curve and make sure your vision for retirement become a reality, whether you’re soon-to-be retired, or are already there.
  • 5@55: The 5 Essential Legal Documents You Need by Age 55 Is your financial house in order? Having the right documents in place can make all the difference. Our panelists shared the best ways to be prepared with our attendees.
  • Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones: How to best protect them, put plans in place, and alleviate the worry.
  • Taking Charge On Your Own. Medical, financial, and legal experts shared ways to ensure that our donors have enough in the sweet years of their lives, and won’t outlive their resources.

Topics and experts discussing them are thoughtfully chosen by our Women’s Advisory Council, whose members are listed below.

  • Patricia “Pat” Caldwell, Partner, Co-Founder, Gordian Group, LLC
  • Trish Chambers, Senior Vice President, Private Banker, City National Bank
  • Gail Cohen, Esq., General Trust Counsel, Fiduciary Trust Company
  • Nicole Francis, CFP, Manager, Hudson Advisory Group
  • Patricia Galteri, President and Managing Attorney, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
  • Cindy Gerhard, Regulatory Head, Treasury & Trade Solutions (TTS), MD, Citi
  • Nadine (Dina) Gordon Lee, CPA, PFS, CFP, Managing Director, The Colony Group’s Metro NY Offices & President of the Colony Family Office
  • Judith “Judie” Grimaldi, Esq., Grimaldi & Yeung
  • Kim Isaacs Katz, Principal, Bernstein Private Wealth Management
  • Jane Newton, CFP, MBA, Managing Partner & Wealth Advisor, RegentAtlantic
  • Jessica Rigby, CFP, Senior Wealth Manager, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • Judith E. Turkel, Esq., Partner, Turkel Forman LLP
  • Judith Werbitt, Senior VP Wealth Management, Wealth Management Advisor, Portfolio Manager, CRPC, The Werbitt Cicale Group, Merrill Lynch
  • Lola C. West, Managing Director, WestFuller Advisors