Fall 2017 Newsletter – Donor Spotlight



Union Settlement is honored to count Dr. Merryl H. Tisch as one of our most generous supporters.

Dr. Tisch served on the New York State Board of Regents for 20 years, including serving as Chancellor from 2009 to 2016. In that role, Dr. Tisch was responsible for setting the state’s education policy and overseeing both public and private education throughout New York. In June 2017, Dr. Tisch was appointed as a member of the SUNY Board of Trustees.

“Dr. Tisch is a renowned educator and tireless leader, who has dedicated her entire career to improving the quality of education in New York,” said Executive Director David Nocenti. “She understands the importance not just of high quality public schools, but also how important education is in overcoming the disadvantages faced by residents of low-income communities like East Harlem.”

Education is a core component of Union Settlement’s work, including early childhood centers, youth afterschool and summer programs, preparing students for college, providing English language classes for new immigrants, and high school equivalency preparation in English and Spanish.

“I am delighted to support Union Settlement’s work in East Harlem,” said Dr. Tisch. “They are a premier organization providing vital educational services to East Harlem residents from infancy through adulthood. Their programs help bridge the educational divide, and help set both youth and adults on a course towards success.”

Dr. Tisch’s generous support has allowed Union Settlement to enhance the educational programs that we offer to thousands of residents each year. We are deeply thankful for that support, and for everything she has done, and continues to do, to improve the lives of those in need.