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Thank You!

As we rapidly come to the close (gasp - "already?") of 2011, I want to take this time to say "Thank You!" to all of the dedicated professionals that my colleagues and I have had the honor and privilege of working with this year.  "Thank You!" to all of our wonderful, accomplished clients, nonprofit professionals, volunteer facilitators, affiliated consultants, grantmaking partners, and staff.
The world we are living in today presents challenges - daily - to the health and vitality of our families, neighborhoods, and communities. Nonprofit and philanthropic leaders work to provide access to the basic necessities of life for everyone, and improve the quality of life we all can experience.  We at the Support Center believe that focused, impact-oriented, well-managed nonprofit organizations make a difference.  We are grateful for the opportunity to work in an environment of commitment, compassion, and care.
Wishing everyone a healthy, peaceful, and joy-filled holiday season, and a very happy New Year!  We look forward to continuing to make a difference with you in 2012!

 Don Crocker

  Don Crocker     




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The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Selects New Executive Director


Rob EcclesThe Support Center congratulates the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation (SKTCF) on the selection of its new Executive Director, Rob Eccles. SKTCF engaged the Support Center to provide comprehensive Executive Search and Transition Management services to identify a leader well-qualified to achieve organizational success.


Eccles has many years of experience working with and managing a variety of nonprofits. He has had success in the fields of mental health, substance abuse treatment, women's and children's services, and healthcare - including a ten year career with the American Cancer Society, where he held the position of Regional Vice President. Rob's focus will be on growing the foundation and its mission of raising awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early detection and treatment, expanding the foundation's reach, and securing SKTCF as the nationally recognized source for Awareness, Answers and Action. Rob lives in New Jersey with his wife and two young daughters.

Ariva Offers Free Tax Help in 2012 for Your Low-Wealth Clients in the Bronx

Ariva will be operating free tax preparation sites in 2012 to help low-wealth New Yorkers access every dollar they are due in tax credits and refunds:
South Bronx - Ariva's main South Bronx site is located at 69 E. 167th Street, Second Floor, Bronx, NY 10452. It opens Thursday, January 19, 2012 and operating hours are: Mondays and Thursdays: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 1:00  -7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Filers are eligible if they earned $18,000 or less and have no dependents or earned $50,000 or less and have dependents.

Northwest Bronx - Ariva's site at University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) is at Refuge House, 2715 Bainbridge Ave (near East 196th) in the Kingsbridge neighborhood of the northwest Bronx. It is open on select Wednesdays and Saturdays, but filers MUST call (718) 933-2539 for an appointment and eligibility requirements.
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New Board and Leadership Council Members for the Support Center

The Support Center is proud to welcome five new dynamic professionals to our Board and Leadership Council. We are honored by their service and look forward to working with them in the year ahead!

Newly Elected Board of Directors 

Chris Park, President, New York Life Foundation
Jennifer Lew Goldstone, Partner, Sea Change Capital Partners

Joan Koenig, Chief Operating Officer, Affiliates Risk Management

Service Inc.
Newly Appointed Leadership Council Members
Laura Cronin, Writer and former Director, Toshiba  

America Foundation
Rohit Burman, Director for the Culture and Public  

Broadcasting Program, MetLife Foundation  

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In This Issue
* Letter from Don Crocker
* Sean Kimerling Announces New ED
* Ariva Offers Free Tax Help
* Tweets for Thought
* New Board and Leadership Council Members Announced
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