Read on for info on our upcoming Tribute Dinner, Advent service opportunities, and more!
Fall E-News from Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York

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Ulster Immigrant Defense Fund

As news of migrants fleeing economic and humanitarian strife dominated headlines this fall, parishes across the Diocese continued to faithfully provide help to immigrant families. Click here to learn more about an outreach program founded by Ulster County churches and community groups. Episcopal Charities is supporting their efforts with a $20,000 grant. 
Welcome New Board and Advisory Committee Members

Please join us in welcoming nine new Board and Advisory Committee members. Joining our Board of Directors are  Matthew Hurd, The Rev. Yejide Peters, Scott Sykes, and Hepsen Uzcan. Our Advisory Committee now includes Meighan Corbett, Kevin Lockhart,  The Rev. Deacon Geri Swanson, Polly VanderKruik, and Board Member Sarah Beshar. Click  here to read more about our leadership team.
Advent Days of Service 
 
This holiday season, Episcopal Charities asks you to join us in giving back. We've organized volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and families for each Saturday in December at programs we support in all four regions of the Diocese. To learn more about our Advent Days of Service, click here, o r contact our volunteer coordinator Emily Collie-Beard at 212-932-7354 or  ecolliebeard@dioceseny.org.
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Join Us for the Tribute Dinner

Tickets and tables are now available for purchase for our annual  Tribute Dinner Monday, December 3. This year we honor Scott D. Ferguson, Managing Partner at Sachem Head Capital Management, and John G. Talty, past president of Episcopal Charities. Please join us for this inspirational event to support our mission of transforming the lives of those in need!  For more information, please click  here  or contact  Amalia Vavala  at 212-316-7575.
Youth Opportunity Grants

In December, Episcopal Charities will begin accepting applications for Youth Opportunity Grants. These grants support parish outreach programs addressing the needs of children and youth, including children's academic enrichment, children's arts, health and wellness, skills building, and summer recreation. For more information, click here . New applicants are required to attend our New Grantseekers' Webinar. Register here.
Henry Enright Announces Retirement

Henry Enright recently announced his upcoming retirement in February 2019, after eight years as Episcopal Charities' Director of Development. Henry reflected on his philosophy of fundraising and his long career in development in the current issue of the  Episcopal New Yorker. Click here to read the article.   We are currently accepting applications from candidates for the Director of Development position. For a full position description and information on how to apply, click here .

C. Douglas Mercer
In Memoriam

It is with profound sadness that we share the news that Episcopal Charities' former President, Doug Mercer, passed away on Saturday, November 3rd.  
 
Doug joined the Board in 1996 and served for 17 years. He was an outstanding leader, serving as President from 2002 to 2013. Always focused, he possessed a true gift for channeling compassion in a most productive, caring way.
 
We will miss Doug very much and will remember him with every fondness and unwavering respect.
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