In This Newsletter:

  • United Way Research on People with Disabilities in Westchester & Putnam

  • LOFT LGBTQ+ Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic

  • Article of Interest: Shocking Lack of Diversity in Fundraising Leadership

  • Nonprofit Compensation Survey

  • The Giving Guide

  • NPW Upcoming Events

  • NPW Event Recap: CEO & ED Roundtable Launch; Peer to Peer Affinity Group Breakfast 

  • Member Events

  • Funding - New Youth Bureau RFP



New Research: 48% Of People With Disabilities Living In Westchester and Putnam Counties are Living in Financial Hardship

The number of people with disabilities, in Westchester and Putnam Counties, who struggle to afford the basics is far higher than federal poverty data indicates - 48% compared to 15% - according to a NEW REPORT from United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) and its research partner United For ALICE.

Find out More About ALICE and the critical work of United Way Westchester and Putnam. Read the ALICE in Westchester: A Financial Hardship Study

NPW Members: Attend the next meeting of the NPW Disabilities Roundtable, dedicated to advancing equitable inclusion for people with disabilities in the community, on September 16. We look forward to welcoming guest speaker Kimberly T. Hill, Chief Disability Officer, Office of Governor Kathy Hochul. To learn more, contact Jan Fisher at



The LOFT Announces Second, First Dose, On-Campus Monkeypox Vaccination Clinic in Partnership with the Westchester County Department of Health on Thursday, August 4, 2022, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM for adults 18 years of age and up.

The vaccination is free of charge.

"The LOFT in partnership with Westchester County clearly sees that there is an urgent demand for monkeypox vaccines which is why we are opening a second clinic for first-dose monkeypox vaccinations. We are proud to partner with the County of Westchester and are truly grateful for their rapid, well-organized response to our community's needs," says, Executive Director, Judy Troilo.

To learn more about Monkeypox, click here. To learn more about how the vaccine works, click here. To make an appointment for the August 4th Clinic at The LOFT, click here.


“It was important to me to understand that I could show up as my authentic self,” says Priya Bery, who became senior vice president for partnerships at the Pew Charitable Trusts in December. Bery is a first-generation American whose parents immigrated from India.

In the two years since the racial reckoning that followed the police murder of George Floyd, America’s nonprofits frequently have promised to make their staffs look like America itself. Yet, diversity remains elusive in the ranks of top fundraisers at the biggest organizations, despite significant turnover. Read the article here.



Complete the first Westchester Only Nonprofit Compensation Survey and Receive the Report for FREE – a $350 Value. Note: You can save your work and don't need to finish the survey all at once! 




We are excited to share a unique opportunity that will highlight the important work of Westchester’s nonprofit community. Giving Guide: Regional Philanthropic Opportunities will be included as a special supplement in 914INC.’s. Nov./Dec. issue. The Giving Guide will present readers with a chance to learn about the positive social impact of the Westchester nonprofit sector and to philanthropically contribute to your organization during the widely noted period of Giving Tuesday and Philanthropy Day.

More Information


  • November 30: Keep Westchester Thriving Awards - SAVE THE DATE
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July 26: NPW's Executive Directors/CEOs Roundtable - Breakfast & Launch

Thank you to all the Executive Directors and CEOs who attended the launch of NPW's ED & CEO Roundtable - it was a huge success! It was clear that nonprofit leaders with diverse missions and sizes have a need to connect with each other, brainstorm to address mutual and intersecting issues, and receive support in their positions as the heads of a nonprofit.

Thank you to Roundtable Chairs: Ron Abad, Heath Bloch and Jirandy Martínez,  and to the staff at ANDRUS for welcoming the group so warmly and generously. We hope to see even more NPW EDs & CEOs at the next roundtable - stay tuned!


July 29: Peer to Peer: An Affinity Group for Nonprofit Personnel of Color

Thank you to the amazing facilitators (see below) and the 60+ participants for another successful Peer to Peer Affinity group meeting. It was great to see some new faces as well!

This affinity group is all about creating a safe space for BIPOC nonprofit professionals to share stories, struggles, lessons, and laughs. With the purpose of supporting people of color to lead as a necessary step toward racial equity in Westchester's nonprofit sector.

Planned and lead by:

  • Dr. Alexandria Connally, NPW's Racial Equity Consultant and CEO & Founder of Culturally Responsive Environments and Disciplines 
  • Lucria Ortiz, NPW Board Member and President & CEO of Yonkers Family YMCA
  • Michelle A. Nicholas, NPW Board Member and SVP, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Community Development at PCSB Bank

Thank you to the group sponsors, PCSB Bank, Westchester Library System, and United Way of Westchester and Putnam. A special thanks to Sam's of Gedney Way for the delicious breakfast and service. Stay tuned for the next meeting!




League of Women Voters - LAST FORUM TONIGHT

$2 admission for up to 4 people with SNAP/EBT card

Did you know that the Hudson River Museum is part of Museums for All? Museums for All supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits, offering reduced admission of $2 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Planetarium shows and tours of Glenview Historic Home are an additional fee.

Museum Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 12–5pm
Summer Fridays: July 15–August 19, 5–7pm, Pay-what-you-wish admission
Learn more at

Westchester Community Foundation Free Contemplative-Based Resiliency Workshops

Contemplative Resilience Tools for Westchester Professional Services Providers offers the Garrison Institute’s Contemplative-Based Resilience: Awareness, Balance & Connection to Lower Hudson Valley nonprofit organizations and their staff members at no cost

  • August 8-9, 2022: Virtual Workshop 12:00PM – 3:00PM
  • August 26, 2022: In-Person at the Garrison Institute All day*
    *Maximum capacity 40 people; COVID-19 Vaccination Required to attend.

Professional Development for Executive Directors: July 31- August 2 at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, October 19-21 at The Desmond Hotel, Albany

Neighbors Link - Free Citizenship Classes: August 9 - September 8

2022 Nonprofit FundCon: September 22

See All Member Events Here



The Westchester County Youth Bureau invites eligible not-for-profit organizations (certified as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and in good standing with the NYS Charities Bureau) and local Youth Bureaus to respond to the 2023 – 2025 Invest in Kids Program (“IIK”) and NYS Office of Children and Family Services Youth Development Programs Request for Proposals. Interested parties may obtain the complete Request for Proposals (“RFP”) from the Westchester County website for RFPs at link:

Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) has issued one request for proposal (RFP) from qualified agencies for services that benefit seniors. Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors: This RFP seeks services for persons 60 years or older residing in Westchester County. These services will enable older persons to self-manage chronic conditions, avoid unplanned and emergency medical visits, and reduce medical expenses for the participant. This RFP has a due date of Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Information on this RFP is available at


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