The gala will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 8. The formal event will be from 6:30 to 8:00 PM with a post gala virtual reception at 8 PM - 9 PM.
We proudly present the following awardees from across New York State:
Excellence in Affordable Housing and Sustainable Community Development Award
Bishop Dr. R. C. Hugh Nelson, Senior Pastor, Church of God of East Flatbush
Partnering with Brisa Builders Development, Church of God of East Flatbush completed 315 units of affordable housing in the neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn New York as part of their Ebeneezer Plaza development.
The Reverend Dr. William Shillady and The United Methodist City Society
Partnering with The Bronx Pro Group, United Methodist City Society just completed a 12 story senior housing development which includes 154 units, 57 of them are for transitional homeless, formerly justice involved seniors, with the Fortune Society providing on site services.
Excellence in Chaplaincy Award
The Reverend Bruce Hersey, Chaplain at Hale Creek Correctional Facility, Johnstown NY, a volunteer chaplain for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, and as a Chaplain Director in NENY for the New York Chaplain Task Force.
Excellence in Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Award
Dr. Muhammed Shafiq is the Executive Director of the Brian and Jean Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue and professor of Islamic and religious studies at Nazareth College.
Excellence in Social Justice Award
Ron Deutsch, New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness
Gail Myers, Deputy Director, New York StateWide Senior Action Council
Excellence in Union, Community Organizing, and Worker Advocacy Award
New York Taxi Workers Alliance
We ask that you please consider purchasing a sponsorship between $125 and $5,000 to support the New York State Council of Churches. Please let us know if you can be a sponsor by November 30, so that we can include you in the production. More information and a description of the sponsorship levels are available at the above link.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.