For Immediate Release---March 2, 2005
CONTACT: Jon Small, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee: (212) 502-4191, ext. 23
NONPROFIT COORDINATING COMMITTEE NAMES
MICHAEL E. CLARK AS NEW PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
John E. Craig, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC), announced the selection of Michael E. Clark, currently President of Citizens for NYC, to succeed Jon Small as President and Executive Director, effective May 2, 2005. NPCC, with over 1350 members, is the only membership association representing solely nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan area on broad issues that impact all kinds of nonprofits, including those functioning in the areas of social sciences, the arts, education, health care, religion, public advocacy and philanthropy.
Mr. Craig, who is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Commonwealth Fund, said “Jon Small has done dynamite work over the last five years and has positioned NPCC to provide leadership in the city’s nonprofit sector. We are extremely fortunate to have Michael Clark to succeed him. Michael Clark serves on the NPCC Board and knows well its strengths and potential.”
In accepting the position Mr. Clark said, “NPCC has been doing a great job helping its members do their jobs. I believe we can continue to expand the reach of its activities and the depth of its membership. The value of the nonprofit sector to the quality of life and well being of our city cannot be overstated.”
Of Mr. Clark, Henry Cornell, Citizens for NYC’s Chairman said, “Michael’s accomplishments are too numerous to list. We will sorely miss him, and of course, we wish him well in his new venture. Citizens for NYC is already well into the search for a new leader, and we are confident that the transition will be a smooth and positive one.”
Mr. Clark’s experience includes 18 years at Citizens for NYC, where he took the helm in 1987, when the City was experiencing rising rates of homelessness, drugs, crime and AIDS. He established the organization’s Neighborhood Anti-Crime Center; Project One City, a grants program to help reduce homelessness; and created the Neighborhood Leadership Institute to train neighborhood volunteers to improve the quality of life throughout the city’s five boroughs. He also has 25 years’ professional training and background in urban issues, public health and nonprofit management. He has taught at Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn College and Columbia University. He will continue to serve on the board of Citizens for NYC and is a past President of the Public Health Association of New York City. He has held management positions in policy analysis and program and community development.
Jon Small became President and Executive Director of NPCC in April 2000. During his tenure, NPCC has expanded its membership and member services, and has been increasingly active in its government relations activities on behalf of New York’s nonprofit sector. Jon was formerly a partner in the international law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton.
Members of NPCC range from volunteer groups to major nonprofit institutions. NPCC provides management technical assistance through workshops, its monthly newsletter, website at www.npccny.org, and through telephone and email advice and referrals. The Government Relations Committee’s program deals with local, state and federal activities having impact on the nonprofit community through legislation and regulation. NPCC also offers discount Member Services in the areas of liability insurance, retirement plans and group discount purchasing plans.
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