Hartley House Honors the NYJL with Philanthropic Excellence Award

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Pictured from left to right: Community Improvement Project co-chairs Stephanie Ellison and Liz Fabsits and Vice-Chair, Charlotte Robb, the Hartley House Award for Philanthropic Excellence, NYJL President Stacey Lawrence Lee with the award.

On Tuesday, April 26, NYJL President Stacey Lawrence Lee graciously accepted the Hartley House Award for Philanthropic Excellence on behalf the NYJL at the 6th Annual Hartley House Spring Benefit at Eventi.

Similar to the NYJL, which began its work by serving those in the settlement houses over 115 years ago, Hartley House has been serving the Hell’s Kitchen community since 1897. Hartley House offers an array of community programing for youth to seniors including creative arts, ESL classes, and community social work.

Since being awarded the $50,000 grant and the one-year partnership with the NYJL’s Community Improvement Project (CIP) committee, Hartley House has teamed with over 30 NYJL volunteers, who have volunteered over 650 hours of their time this year to revitalize three rooms at the Hartley House that are used for community programming.

In addition to the renovation of the physical space at Hartley House, the NYJL will continue to grow the partnership with Hartley House by introducing other community programming at the facility to assist in improving the lives of those who come through their doors. The NYJL and Hartley House are looking forward to growing this budding partnership next year and in the future.

In her acceptance remarks, NYJL President Stacey Lawrence Lee stated,

“We were in awe of the terrific team and inspiring project. . . We have mutually benefited from all of the different ways we have been able to partner. [This] is truly a labor of love on the part of the New York Junior League.”

We hope you all will join us on Monday, May 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hartley House as we unveil the completed project during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Currently, the Community Improvement Project committee is accepting requests for proposals for their 2016-2017 project. All applications should be submitted by midnight on Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Strengthening the families of the greater New York area.

The New York Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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