Events | The New York Community Trust

Upcoming Events

Donor events are free and open to our donors, advisors, and their guests. Please contact Gay Young, our vice president for donor services, if you’d like to learn more about upcoming events or joining our community of donors.

Past Events
Women’s Financial & Philanthropic Learning Series

On June 5, our donors and other guests spoke with experts about the financial implications of caregiving.

You and Your Aging Loved Ones: Is it Different for Women?

Held in midtown Manhattan, this event was part of our Women’s Financial & Philanthropic Learning Series. The session featured: 

  • Nancy Avitable, LMSW, CMC, President of the Aging Life Care Association and Owner of Urban Eldercare
  • Stacey Meshnick, Esq., Supervising Attorney of the Medicaid Department at Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
  • James Ciprich, CFP, MBA, Partner, Wealth Advisor, and Expert on Senior Solutions at RegentAtlantic
  • Jane Newton, CFP, MBA, Managing Partner and Wealth Advisor at RegentAtlantic (moderator)


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Evening Briefing

On October 29th, our Women’s Advisory Council sponsored a conversation with experts in cyber security.  

Is Your Private Information Safe? How to protect against identity theft and internet predators

Held at BNY Mellon, our donors learned how to keep them and their families safe by reducing risk of identity theft and increasing understanding of red flags. The event featured:

  • Cindy Gerhard, Board Member, Ample Table for Everyone, and former Citibank and JPMorgan Chase managing director for technological innovations in financial products.
  • Jessica P. Rigby, CFP®, Senior Wealth Manager, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • John R. Mathena, Senior Wealth Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Founding Board Member, Semper Fidelis Young Leaders Academy; Former Marine; Board Member, Veteran’s Center for Cyber Excellence; and member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.
  • Pat Caldwell, Managing Director, Gordian Group, an investment banking firm specializing in distressed situations and restructurings.

You can read about what our experts shared in our newsroom.

Lunch and Learn

On November 15th, ou very own special projects officer led a workshop in developing strong giving strategies.

Creating a Charitable Giving Strategy: Finding focus and clarity on what matters most

Barbara Taveras, The Trust’s special projects officer, guided donors in identifying their philanthropic niche, clarifying what they wanted to achieve with their charitable giving, and how to put that strategy into action.