Union Settlement Celebrates Service to East Harlem at Annual Spring Benefit

“Empower East Harlem” Benefit to Honor Arthur A. Klein, MD, Mount Sinai; Ranjini Pillay, Teneo Capital; Corporate Partner CORE; and Law Firm Partner Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP  

WNBC-TV weather anchor Dave Price will emcee the event on May 16, 2018

New York City, NY – May 11, 2018 – Union Settlement, East Harlem’s oldest and largest social services provider, will celebrate over 120 years of service in East Harlem at its annual spring benefit fundraising dinner at Guastavino’s in Manhattan on Wednesday, May 16. The “Empower East Harlem” Benefit will convene hundreds of New York City’s business, civic and community leaders, as well as elected officials and honored guests, to support Union Settlement’s mission and service to the East Harlem community.

During the benefit, Union Settlement will honor Arthur A. Klein, MD, President of Mount Sinai Health Network and Ranjini Pillay, Senior Managing Director of Teneo Capital. Union Settlement will also recognize corporate partner CORE and law firm partner Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP for their ongoing support. WNBC-TV weather anchor Dave Price will serve as master of ceremonies for the event.

The event will celebrate East Harlem’s vibrant cultural diversity by showcasing stories from the community and featuring music from local East Harlem musical group Annette A. Aguilar and the StringBeans.

“For over 120 years, Union Settlement has enjoyed serving the wonderful East Harlem community by providing a range of services that empower New Yorkers of all ages with opportunities to better their lives,” said David Nocenti, Executive Director of Union Settlement. “We’re honored to celebrate the vibrancy and success of East Harlem this evening with so many friends and supporters, including our honorees who all exemplify leadership and commitment to serving communities in need.”

The “Empower East Harlem” Benefit will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 6:30 pm at Guastavino’s in New York City.

Honoring Leaders in Community Service

Union Settlement will honor two inspiring and talented leaders whose vital contributions to the public and private sectors bring strength and vitality to our communities.

Arthur A. Klein, MD is President of the Mount Sinai Health Network. He oversees the institution’s growing network of more than 150 clinical relationships, including 18 affiliated hospitals, five nursing homes, and 12-physician group. Dr. Klein also oversees national and international initiatives for Mount Sinai and serves as Executive Vice President of The Mount Sinai Hospital and Executive Vice President of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Klein is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology and has written extensively on pediatric cardiology.

Ranjini Pillay is a Senior Managing Director at Teneo Capital. She leads the strategic partnership between Teneo and Cobbs Allen, a risk management firm providing structured solutions, commercial insurance, employee benefits, and alternative risk financing services. Prior to this, Ms. Pillay spent 29 years at AIG in a number of roles including Head of Alternative Risk and Chief Underwriting Officer for AIG’s Multinational and Alternative Risk group. Ms. Pillay was awarded the 2010 Asian Women In Business (AWIB) Corporate Leadership Award and the 2011 Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.

Honoring Outstanding Partners

Union Settlement will also honor two of its partners: CORE and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

Corporate Partner Awardee

CORE is the leading boutique real estate brokerage firm in New York City. Founded in 2005, the mission was to create an innovative real estate company offering the best-in-class service to its agents, buyers, sellers and developers. Today CORE has over 200 real estate professionals and offices in five prime New York City locations. CORE has supported Union Settlement over the years with generous financial support, active involvement in our Board of Directors and Associate Board and annual contributions to our Holiday Gift Drive, as well as providing volunteers for Meals on Wheels and riders for our charity team during the 2017 TD Five Boro Bike Tour.

Law Firm Partner Awardee

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a firm of more than 900 lawyers widely recognized as having leading litigation and corporate capabilities, and equally strong practices in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, finance, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The firm has provided Union Settlement with pro bono legal assistance on a variety of matters for several years. This has included conducting legal research and providing legal advice to help ensure that Union Settlement receives proper payments on its government contracts.

The support of Union Settlement’s benefactors enables the organization to effect real change in East Harlem. Union Settlement gratefully acknowledges the support of Spring Benefit Gold Sponsors: Mount Sinai Health Network; Teneo Cobbs Allen; and our Spring Benefit Silver Sponsors: Eli and Jennifer Gross; Kekst; Ruth E. Pachman & Donald T. Fallati; and Szilvia Szmuk-Tanenbaum, PhD.

About Union Settlement

Union Settlement is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all ages, and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities. Since opening our doors in 1895, we have brought education, wellness and community-building programs to our neighborhood, empowering New Yorkers with opportunities to better their lives. Employing over 450 staff, our services impact 10,000 people in our community every year. By helping our neighbors realize their goals, we build the vitality and success of East Harlem. Visit www.unionsettlement.org to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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