Events | The New York Community Trust

All April events have been postponed. If you are interested in attending one of the postponed events, please let us know and we will update you when the event has been rescheduled.

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

Our events have gone virtual!

Getting Food to Those in Need
4:00 PM | Wednesday, July 22

Our program director for health and behavioral health, Irfan Hasan, will discuss our COVID response and talk with City Harvest’s chief executive officer, Jilly Stephens, about mitigating hunger and the new technologies being adopted to address the extraordinary surge in demand.

The Future of Remote Learning
4:00 PM | Tuesday, July 28

Shawn Morehead, our vice president for grants, will speak with Teaching Matters’ chief executive officer, Lynnette Guastaferro, about the crisis in public education brought on by the transition from the classroom to the web.

Racial Inequity & the Potential of Philanthropy
Noon | Wednesday, August 12

Race Forward’s philanthropy project director, Michele Kumi Baer, will join our senior program officer for youth and workforce development, Roderick Jenkins, to discuss how donors can support approaches to addressing systemic racism, such as ending mass incarceration, embracing community policing reforms, funding youth development, and advancing racial equity in the arts.

Selected Past Events

Women's E
Evening Briefing

On September 12, our Women’s Advisory Council held the second event in the 2019  Women’s Health & Retirement series, featuring 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

On June 11, 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

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

On February 12, 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