J3146

Commending Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow Inc. upon the occasion of hosting its Second Annual Summer Soiree

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  • 31 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J3146


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Inc. upon the occasion of hosting its Second Annual Summer Soiree, on
June 4, 2013, and paying tribute to its outstanding honorees

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals that are devoted to the welfare of the community
and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Opportu-
nities for a Better Tomorrow Inc. (OBT) upon the occasion of hosting its
Second Annual Summer Soiree; this auspicious event will be held on Tues-
day, June 4, 2013, at Battery Gardens (inside Battery Park), Manhattan,
New York; the evening will also honor two individuals who have supported
OBT's mission over the years; and
WHEREAS, The mission of Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is to help
disadvantaged youth and adults recognize their own self-worth, and
advance towards self-sufficiency and financial security through job
training, academic reinforcement, improved life skills, job placement,
and support services; and
WHEREAS, 2013 marks the 30th Anniversary of Opportunities for a Better
Tomorrow, which was founded by Sister Mary Franciscus in response to
being asked by community leaders in Sunset Park to design a program for
disconnected youth dropping out of high school and getting involved with
street gangs; and
WHEREAS, Today, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow's nationally
recognized youth education and job training programs operate out of
three locations in Brooklyn, and serve over 3,000 people annually; a
fourth program site in Jamaica, New York, is forthcoming; and
WHEREAS, The two exemplary individuals being honored at Opportunities
for a Better Tomorrow's Summer Soiree are being recognized for their
immeasurable contributions to advancing Opportunities for a Better
Tomorrow's vision, as well as their commitment to serving New York
City's communities; and
WHEREAS, Frank Morizio Jr., CLTC, LUTCF is Chair Emeritus at Opportu-
nities for a Better Tomorrow, and has been in the financial services
industry for over 13 years, currently working at the Bridge Financial
Group, an office of MetLife; and
WHEREAS, Frank Morizio Jr. has twice been honored with The MetLife
Foundation Volunteer Service Award; he is a member of the Million Dollar
Round Table and the National Association of Insurance and Financial
Advisors and has been a recipient of The National Quality Award on more
than one occasion; and
WHEREAS, Jack Lund serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of
the YMCA of Greater New York, the largest YMCA in the United States; his
service to YMCA spans 35 years, ranging from top leadership roles to
hands-on grassroots experience working with communities; and
WHEREAS, Jack Lund is dedicated to strengthening the foundations of
New York City's communities by developing key new programs; he pioneered
the Next Century city-wide YMCA branch capital renewal program that will
build or renovate more than 1.3 million square feet of facility space;
and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those organiza-
tions and individuals who enhance the well-being and vitality of their
community, and have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence
certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all the citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow Inc. upon the occasion of
hosting its Second Annual Summer Soiree, and to pay tribute to its
outstanding honorees; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow Inc. and the aforemen-
tioned honorees.

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