In memory of Steven M. Edwards



Senior VP of Asset Services, Rockefeller Group

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 ∙ 7:00PM

Hosted by star of Tony® Award-winning revival of Oklahoma! 

Featuring a panel moderated by

Calvin Sims
Executive Vice President of Standards and Practices, CNN

Joined by panelists:

Nancy Easton
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Wellness in the Schools

Judi Kende
VP and New York Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners

Christopher Wimer
Co-Director, Columbia University Center on Poverty and Social Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed societal inequities related to public health, affordable housing, financial security, food security, and mental health. These disparities also highlight the vital role that Nazareth Housing, a community-based organization, performs in addressing the needs of New York City’s most vulnerable residents.

Our doors have remained open since the onset of the pandemic--providing critical services to over 33,644 New Yorkers in their hour of need.

Many challenges lie ahead. The economic impacts of the pandemic will continue to disproportionately affect low income New Yorkers who will be stalked by the twin threats of hunger and eviction in the months ahead. Your support will ensure that we can continue to step forward to address these needs with resolve and compassion.

Nazareth Housing During the Pandemic

We Showed Up

  • Nazareth Housing rose to the challenge presented by COVID-19 by keeping our doors open to serve our community.
  • Frontline staff reported to work every week to deliver the essential services needed to keep families fed, housed, and informed.
  • Working with elected officials and philanthropic partners, we helped shoulder the massive increase in constituent services requests for food and housing assistance.

We Stood Up

  • Louise’s Pantry doubled its capacity, offering not only fresh food but baby formula, PPE, pet food, and other essentials every week.
  • Our staff assisted with unemployment claims and offered guidance on applying for COVID-related stimulus payments.
  • When NYC schools went virtual, we helped parents in our Emergency Family Shelter transition their young children to remote learning. Every student at Nazareth Housing graduated or moved to the next grade.

We Served

  • 31,075 individuals received nutritional assistance at Louise’s Pantry from March through September.
  • 11 families living in emergency family shelter residences moved into permanent housing.
  • We enrolled 328 households in entitlements programs like SNAP, SCRIE, and DRIE to ease their financial burdens.

Looking Ahead

What your support means for Nazareth Housing:

  • We will be able to meet the nearly threefold increase at our Food Pantry each week.
  • We can provide direct assistance to households at risk of eviction.
  • We can invest in technology and social distancing materials that enable our staff to better serve our clients both remotely and in person.

2020 Sponsors


Anna and James Fantaci
Jennifer A. Lake and Donald Francis Donovan
Ben Lawsky and Jessica Roth
Turner Construction Company
Barbara Hrbek Zucker & Donald Zucker


Pritchard Industries
Rockefeller Group
Mary Beth Hogan and John Kenny


American International Group, Inc.
Debevoise & Plimpton
The Rona & Randolph M. Nelson Foundation
New York Plumbing Heating Cooling Corp.
Stefani and Leonard Shavel
Mary C. Kilbourn & Thomas H. Sear


Aaron Marcu & Mary Lu Bilek
Rachel Levine & Andrew J. Ceresney
Priscilla Almodovar & Eric R. Dinallo
Patricia Glorioso
Sara E. Moss & Michael Gould
Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
Bennette D. Kramer
Fritz Beshar & Peter Lehner
Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
MSA Security 
Mary Kay Orr
Deborah & David Roberts


Cross NY
HMC Capital
LAMB Insurance Services

Milliman, Inc
Carolyn & John H. Pierce

Bettina B. & Kenneth A. Plevan
Pat & Paul Saunders


Sponsorship Opportunities

• Premiere logo or name placement on event portal
• Full screen acknowledgement during event program
• Verbal recognition during event program
• Recognition on all pre and post event correspondence
• Logo or name on Nazareth website
• Listing in digital journal

• Logo or name placement on event portal
• Screen acknowledgement during event program
• Recognition on select pre and post event correspondence
• Logo or name on Nazareth website
• Listing in digital journal

• Screen acknowledgement during event program
• Listing on Nazareth website
• Listing in digital journal

• Listing on screen during event program
• Listing on Nazareth website
• Listing in digital journal

• Listing on Nazareth website
• Listing in digital journal

Nazareth Housing is a community-based nonprofit promoting housing stability and economic mobility among vulnerable families and individuals of New York City.


Tara Chambers
Eric R. Dinallo
Sr. Irene Ellis, O.P.
Allison Franco
Patricia Glorioso
Mary Beth Hogan, President
Mary C. Kilbourn, Vice President

Bennette D. Kramer, Secretary
Rachel Levine

Mary Kay Orr, Executive Director
Leonard Shavel, Treasurer
Cari Almo Gallman
Stephen Wronski

For more information, please contact:

Sander Randall
Communications Manager