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2021 New York State Council of Churches Virtual Awards Gala


2021 New York State Council of Churches Virtual Awards Gala

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.

Please register for this zoom event here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Event Summary

Zoom Event
Start Time:
December 8, 2021

6:30 pm

End Time:
December 8, 2021 9:00 PM
Time Zone:
Online Event
UTC-5 [EST] Eastern Standard Time