NYN Daily 10/1

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NYC, Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cloudy, with a chance of rain tonight downstate and breezy upstate. New York City, high 63; Albany, high 61; Buffalo, high 57.

Top News

Executive Compensation: Is Planned Parenthood’s President Overpaid? 

In a long congressional hearing on Tuesday, Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, fielded questions about her pay. But her salary is actually on the low side when it is compared with executive pay at other large nonprofits, the New York Times' The Upshot reports. Read more

Opinion: Don't Let the States Trample on the Right to Donor Anonymity

In the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Howard Husock argues that moves by regulators in California and New York to maintain voluminous files for all tax-exempt organizations — when there will never be reason to investigate the overwhelming majority — should give nonprofits, and all citizens, pause. Read more.

Mayor’s Initiative Could Boost Immigrant Health-Care Access

Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to introduce a multimillion-dollar initiative to improve health care access for some low-income, uninsured immigrants by connecting them to primary and preventive care, the Journal writes. Read more.

NYN Buzz

On Board: Maria Provenzano Joins Wartburg as the Director of Adult Day Services 

Maria Provenzano, LCSW, MS, comes to Wartburg from CenterLight Healthcare where she served as the Social Work Director for their Managed Long Term Care Program.  With over 20 years of experience in senior care, she brings a strong knowledge, along with expertise in performance improvement, quality initiatives and program growth, in adult day care facilities. Ms. Provenzano has earned a BS from Fordham University and Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Management from New York University. 

“Ms. Provenzano brings a unique managed care perspective to the responsibilities of maintaining client services as well as increasing referrals for the traditional and non-traditional populations who will benefit from Wartburg’s Adult Days Services offer to the community,” said David Gentner, Wartburg President and CEO.

Ms. Provenzano will oversee Wartburg’s Adult Day Services Program, housed in our newest campus building, a modern $31 million dollar, 70,000 square foot Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services Center. Wartburg’s Adult Day Services program provides a safe, stimulating environment for seniors, with special support for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.  This program is designed specifically to meet the needs of both the reasonably healthy looking for social interaction and the medically frail who may need extra attention, and also provides a peace of mind for loved ones.

“I have a passion for senior care, particularly in Adult Day Services.  I am excited to be part of the Wartburg family and look forward to growing this program to help more in the community and beyond live their best life,” said Ms. Provenzano.

Queens Parent Resource Center and IRI Raise $25K at "Day at the Races"

The 16th Annual “Day at the Races” at Belmont Park raised over $25,000 on Sept. 19 for Queens Parent Resource Center (QPRC) and IRI.

News Reporter Kaitlin Monte from PIX11 served as emcee for the event, which for the past 15 years has been the primary fundraiser for QPRC.

The 2015 “Day at the Races” was historic not only in its record fundraising achievement, but also in uniting the supporters of QPRC and IRI.  Over the past year, the two affiliated agencies have been integrating operations as they work together to provide first-rate care to developmentally disabled individuals.

“The day was poignant in that it represented the spirit of collaboration within which our two organizations serve the community,” said James Magalee, QPRC Executive Director.  “Our supporters had the opportunity to meet staff members and many of the individuals who live in our group homes and apartments and who are at the heart of our programs.”

Political Bulletin powered by City & State 

* For the first time in its modern history, the NYPD is establishing explicit guidelines, backed by a sweeping new tracking system, for using and documenting force, The New York Times reports. Read more.

* Prosecutors and defense attorneys say reforms to New York City’s court system to curb criminal case delays and limit how long defendants spend in jail are promising, but permanent fixes would require more resources. Read more.

* After a summer of local headaches, from squabbles over taxicabs to toplessness in Times Square, de Blasio is returning to the national political stage, a realm that he relishes, the Times writes. Read more.

Nonprofits in the News

West Harlem Development Corp. Looking to Build on NYCHA's Grant Houses

The West Harlem Development Corporation, nonprofit tasked with distributing $150 million as part of their community benefits agreement for Columbia University’s expansion into West Harlem, wants to build 100 units of affordable housing in NYCHA's Grant Houses, DNAinfo reports. Read more.

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