Events | The New York Community Trust

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!

Stepping up to Stewardship: Serving on a Nonprofit Board
Noon | Wednesday, October 21

Interested in joining a board, or becoming a better board member? Identify the skills you have to offer a nonprofit and learn about the roles and responsibilities of trusteeship, what nonprofits mean when they say, “give-or-get,” and whom to call when you’re ready to get started. Join a conversation with The Trust’s vice president of donor services, Gay Young, and Barbara Paxton, chief program officer at Governance Matters.

Meeting the Moment: How Community Foundations Pivot to Address a Crisis
4:30 PM | Wednesday, November 11

The Trust’s president, Lorie Slutsky, looks back at moments of turbulence and crisis in the city’s history, shares how a community foundation by its design is suited to help, and highlights some of our successes and challenges.

Building Wealth in Black Communities
Noon | Tuesday, December 1

Join senior program officer, Patricia Swann, for a discussion with Grow Brooklyn executive director, Samira Rajan, who also runs Brooklyn Coop Federal Credit Union, about homeownership as the foundation for intergenerational economic and community development in Black communities.

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