Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Stresses Transparency in Government at Bronx Breakfast


    This morning, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx), Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. welcomed Executive Directors, Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers from twenty-two not-for-profit organizations to announce the Senator’s discretionary fund allocations for 2009.  Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), Chair of the Assembly Aging Committee also attended the event.

    Stressing the need for transparency in government, Senator Rev. Diaz announced the allocated amounts for each group, and detailed the services that each group provides to the community. (See list below)

    During this momentous occasion, Senator Rev. Diaz stated, “These groups serve the heart of our community.  It is a special year for me as a democrat, because now that we are in the majority, we have more resources to serve our districts.”

    Senator Rev. Diaz encouraged all leaders who attended the breakfast to network with each other so that they can work together for the further betterment of the community.

    For  further information, please contact Luis Sepulveda, Chief of Staff to Senator Rev. Diaz at 718/991-3161.

    Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz’s member Item List 2009 - 2010

    Hispanic Federation - $875,000
    55 Exchange Place - 5th Floor
    New York, New York 10005|
    Ms. Lillian Rodriguez/Executive Director

    Bronx AIDS Services - $100,000
    953 Southern Boulevard
    The Bronx, New York 10459
    Mr. Brad Cauthen/Prevention Director

    Bronx Jewish Community Council - $100,000
    2930 Wallace Avenue
    The Bronx, New York 10467
    Mr. Brad Silver/Executive Vice President

    Casa Cultural Dominicana del Bronx, NY Inc. - $50,000
    815 Gerard Avenue - #6N
    The Bronx, New York 10451
    Mr. Felipe Febles/Executive Director

    Council of Senior Centers and Services - $50,000
    49 West 45th Street - 7th Floor
    New York, New York 10036|
    Mr Igal Jellinek/Executive Director

    Hebrew Home at Riverdale - $100,000
    5901 Palisade Avenue
    The Bronx, New York 10471
    Ms. Irene Smookler/Director of Development

    H.O.G.A.R.  - $75,000
    751 Dawson Street
    The Bronx, New York 10455
    Ms. Noris Colon/Executive Director

    Institute for Puerto Rican and Hispanic Elderly - $100,000
    105 East 22nd Street - Suite 615
    New York, New York 10010
    Ms. Suileka Cabrera-Drinane//President

    Latino Center on Aging - $50,000
    75 Maiden Lane - Suite 208
    New York, New York 10038
    Mr. Mario Tapia/Executive Director

    Neighborhood Initiative Development Corp. - $50,000
    2523 Olinville Avenue
    The Bronx, New York 10467
    Mr. William Foster/Executive Director

    NY Latino Research and Resource - $75,000
    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, New York 12222
    Dr. Jose Cruz Professor/Director

    Older Adults Tech. Services - $100,000
    1713 Eighth Avenue - #8
    New York, New York 11215
    Mr. Thomas Kamber/Executive Director

    Palladia - $25,000
    1168 Stratford Avenue
    The Bronx, New York 10472
    Ms. Jane Velez/President

    Parkchester South Condominiums Recreation - $25,000
    200 East Tremont Avenue
    The Bronx, New York 10462
    Mr. Steve Houston Director

    Per Scholas - $100,000
    1575 Bronx River Avenue
    The Bronx, New York 10460
    Mr. Plinio Ayala/Executive Director

    Rainbow After School - $25,000
     880 Thieriot Avenue
    The Bronx, New York 10473
    Dr. Nilda Gibson/Executive Director

    S.H.O.P.P. - $100,000
    953 Southern Boulevard
    The Bronx, New York 10459
    Ms. Evelyn Laureano/Executive Director

    Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Center Inc. - $25,000
    955 Tinton Avenue
    The Bronx, New York 10456
    Mr. Roger Sam Director

    Sustainable South Bronx - $100,000
    1231 Lafayette Avenue
    The Bronx, New York 10474
    Ms. Miquela Craytor/Executive Director

    United Coalition Association - $25,000
    1217 Stratford Avenue
    The Bronx, New York 10472
    Mr. Ronald Savage Executive Director

    Word of Life International - $25,000
    914 Prospect Avenue
    The Bronx, New York 10459
    Mr. John Udo-Okon/Executive Director

    Youth Ministries for Peace  - $100,000
    1384 Stratford Avenue
    The Bronx, New York 10472
    Ms. Alexie Torres-Fleming/Executive Director