Monday, June 5, 2023 | 6-8PM

40th Anniversary Awards Celebration Honoring Cause Effective Partners

The Honorees

Special Farewell Tribute to Judy Levine, Executive Director

After sixteen years Judy leaves Cause Effective an innovative, visionary and influential sectoral leader.  During her time as Executive Director, Judy expanded programs that have transformed the nonprofit sector’s leadership of the future.  Through her vision, Judy has broadened Cause Effective’s focus from neighborhood-based in-person interventions in New York City to programming that reaches the entire country.  Her unwavering commitment to social justice has built a team of nonprofit professionals who are fueling social change and equity.  On June 5th, we will celebrate her impact, and we hope that you will join us.

Legacy of Service Award

Jo-Ann Yoo

Cause Effective Thrivability Award for Community Transformation 

Mohammed Attia – Managing Director & Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez – Deputy Director

Cause Effective Thrivability Award for Justice & Equity

Camille Abrahams Emeagwali – Senior Vice President, Programs & Strategic Learning

Cause Effective Thrivability Award for Philanthropic Leadership

Rene Deida – Vice President, Corporate Giving

Cause Effective Thrivability Award for Corporate Leadership

George Suttles

CE40 Event Host

Since 1981 Cause Effective has transformed thousands of nonprofit organizations and those who lead them by partnering with mission-driven leaders to achieve social change. Cause Effective work with leadership to develop, employ, and expand effective fundraising, communications, board governance and organizational strategies to advance equity and justice.

The organization’s reach and impact has been significant and on Monday, June 5th, people will come together to celebrate Cause Effective as a leader in strengthening the nonprofit sector.

At CE 40: Activating Nonprofit Thrivability, Cause Effective will present awards to several instrumental partners who have been committed to the organization’s mission, work and growth. Cause Effective will also recognize a client for their impact in the community, and there will be a special tribute to Cause Effective’s Executive Director, Judy Levine for her years of service.

The event will highlight Cause Effective’s vision for the future and the powerful ways that people can partner with organizations to activate nonprofit thrivability.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

JP Morgan Chase & Co.
New York Women’s Foundation
Prudential Financial

Amy Wolf

Barbara Brizzi Wynne
BNY Mellon
Charles Komanoff & Judy Levine
Didi Lacher
Kelsey Louie
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
M & T Bank
Pedro Reyes
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
Jeffrey Trachtman

Zanetta Addams-Pilgrim
Glenda Garrick
Pedro Reyes

Amalgamated Bank
Anita Nager
Charko Patterson
Cause Strategy Partners
East Harlem Block Nursery
Lauren Goldstein and Allen Bromberger
Support Center for Nonprofit Management

American Corporate Benefits, Inc.
Asian American Federation
Boehm Business Services
Church Street School
Community Resource Exchange
David McGoy
Fund for The City of New York
Keith Timko
Moore Philanthropy
Patricia Swann
Penelope Boehm
Tom Schier
Yolanda F. Johnson


Helen Mills Event Space

137-139 West 26th Street

New York, NY

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