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Reaching Out
The Newsletter of Greyston Foundation 
March 2012

Greyston Foundation 

Greyston transforms communities by supporting individuals and families as they forge a path to self-sufficiency.
Board of Directors
Edward Falkenberg
Michelle Friedman
Vice Chair
Patrick R.D. James
Martin Ball, Jr.
Steven A. Brown
President and CEO
Joan Binstock
Diane Greenwald
Amy Hall
Kenneth Jenkins
Jeffrey Koslowsky
Gregg Lerner
Francisco Lugovina
Arthur T. Murphy, Jr.
John Orlando
Molly Penn
Deborah Stewart
Todd Stern
Ruth Suzman
Andrew Yearley
Susan Yoss

Wisdom Council
Betty Cotton

Ben Cohen
Alfred D. DelBello
Dee DelBello
Janet DiFiore
Bernard Glassman
Jerry Greenfield
Rick Helfenbein
Alisa White Holland
Lynne Katzmann
Peter Mandelstam
Ann Pleshette Murphy
Jonathan F.P. Rose

Senior Staff
Steven Brown
President and CEO
Michael Brady
President, Greyston Bakery

Jonathan Greengrass
Vice President, Development & Public Relations

Matthew B. Shelley
Senior Vice President, Health and Human Services

Jennifer Solomon
Chief Financial Officer

Shelley W. Weintraub
Vice President, Real Estate 

Greyston Foundation
21 Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703
To receive information about ways to become more involved, please contact Jonathan Greengrass at  914.376.3900 ext. 295 or email


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Do-Goodie Brownie
There's no better gift than Greyston brownies!

Give the gift of gourmet brownies and good will. Corporate and large order discounts available.

Call 914-375-1510 x206 and speak with Ariel Hauptman, or email

Steven Brown


Letter From

the President



Dear Friends,

There are so many good things happening at Greyston! Please take a few minutes to read about our recent celebrity visit, upcoming annual benefit, the Bakery's exciting new corporate status and a new program that welcomes tours of the Bakery.

Coming soon, look for the opening of a new gourmet restaurant and catering facility in our own Phillipsburgh Hall on Hudson Street in Downtown Yonkers. Slated to open in mid-April, this Pakistani/Indian fusion restaurant will serve a wide array of foods for all palettes. For catering information, call Jaan at 914-909-9700.

As always, if you have any questions about Greyston, feel free to reach out.
Thank you, 


Steven Brown


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Ryan Reynolds

Visits Greyston

  Ryan Reynolds came for a tour of Greyston this past week. Taking some time off from his very successful acting career, Ryan was introduced to Bernie Glassman, Greyston's Founder, through Jeff Bridges.   

After touring our programs and services, he was quite impressed and pledged to become more involved.


Look for more information in the future about Ryan's involvement with Greyston! 

Girl Scouts 

See How Brownies are Made 


A group of 10 third graders from Girl Scout Troop 1024 from Chappaqua recently came to visit the bakery. Led by Dawn Danker-Rosen, these "Brownies" learned how Greyston provide jobs for the hard-to-employ and watched as our brownies were made. Everyone left with full tummies, brownies to take home and lots of information about Greyston!

If you're interested in arranging for a group tour of the Greyston Bakery, please contact Jonathan Greengrass at 914-376-3900 x295 or

Greyston Bakery becomes

New York State's first B Corp!


On February 10th Greyston Bakery became the first company to register as a Benefit Corporation in the State of New York. New York joins six other pioneering states that have passed the 'benefit corporation' legislation, allowing companies to demonstrate higher standards of corporate purpose, accountability, and transparency.

According to Greyston Bakery CEO Mike Brady, "This legislation is a validation of the double-bottom line mission that Greyston Bakery has championed for the past 30 years. We are proud to continue to play a role as a business pioneer as we make history as the state's first Benefit Corporation."
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Mike Brady & New York Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales

Benefit Corporation status recognizes Greyston Bakery's continuing commitment to serving its community. "All companies that registered to become benefit corporations are making history by recognizing the power of business to solve social and environmental issues," says Greyston Foundation President, Steven Brown.

Greyston Benefit

Wednesday, May 16th



Carl Petrillo  



Kristin & Martin Ball, Jr.

Patricia & Edward Falkenberg

Lillian & James Veneruso 


We are thrilled to honor Carl Petrillo at this year's Greyston Benefit at X2O Xaviar's on the Hudson in Yonkers. We hope you will consider participating in this event, which provides vital operating support for Greyston's wide range of programs and services.

Like this year's honoree, Greyston is also a successful builder, having successfully worked for the past 30 years to build a strong community as we serve individuals and families on their path to self-sufficiency. This year's honoree, Carl Petrillo, embodies our mission. Carl has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to Yonkers through his personal and professional support of a wide range of organizations that are working to build a better Yonkers.

Please consider supporting our honoree and Greyston by purchasing a package at the highest-level possible and joining us.  For more information, please call Jonathan Greengrass, Vice President of Development, at 914-376-3900 ext. 295, or via email at
Please consider supporting Greyston's Annual Benefit.

Click Here for More Information 


Greyston Concert Series 

Friday, April 21st 

8:00 pm   



14 Marble Avenue, Pleasantville 



The Attic Ends 

with Lily Arnell


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Produced by the amazing Chris Bro, 50% of the admissions ($10 at the door) is donated to Greyston!

All proceeds from the door will be split between Greyston and our good friends at Gilda's Club. So, bring your friends for great music and a good cause!


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