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Jack Lund, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York


Jack Lund, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York
with this year's Dodge Award recipient, Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas. Photo by: Joyce Brooks - Black Tie International


YMCA of Greater New York
33rd Annual Dodge Award Dinner
Honoring Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas Raises over $1 million


New York City, June 7, 2007. More than 620 community and business leaders, philanthropists, elected and government officials and supporters of the YMCA of Greater New York attended the 33rd annual Dodge Award dinner at Cipriani Wall Street, and raised over $1 million to support the Y's diverse platform of programs. Jack Lund, CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York, and Barry Salzberg, Chairman of the YMCA Board of Directors and Managing Partner of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, were on hand to honor this year's Dodge Award recipient, Seth Waugh, CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas.

Honored for his selfless work and philanthropic pursuits, Mr. Waugh humbly accepted the award, bestowed each year upon an individual who epitomizes the tradition of altruistic humanitarian service that New York's Dodge family has demonstrated since helping to found New York City's YMCA in 1852. Previous winners include Mary and Laurence S. Rockefeller (1974), Jack Kemp (1993), Jeffrey S. Maurer (2002) and Robert H. Silver (2006).

"The YMCA is all about developing one's full potential - in intellect, character and body. The Y provides children with an opportunity to learn about the world around them and the influential role they can play in shaping their own environment and our future as a society, "Mr. Waugh said. "To be recognized for the small contributions I've made over the years is incredibly fulfilling and gratifying."

"The long list of Seth's charitable involvement speaks for itself, but it is his personal passion and his willingness to devote his considerable time and talent to garner awareness and support for a cause he believes in that sets him apart from the rest," said Jack Lund, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York. "His hands-on work with our teen planning committee is a prime example of why we're proud to recognize him with the highest honor."

The YMCA of Greater New York also presented four scholarships to distinguished teens. Chinatown YMCA's Kennedy Kong (Millennium High School) and Kelly Lin (NYC Lab School) were awarded Vasey Leadership Scholarships, which are given to the YMCA Leaders Club participants who have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and commitment to their communities by engaging in community service projects and volunteerism. Cross Island YMCA's Shana Bredwood (Jamaica High School) and Chinatown YMCA's Jennifer Li (NYC Lab School) received von der Heyden Scholarships, awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate leadership, volunteerism and academic performance in and out of school.

The event was planned and executed by Teen Dodge Dinner Committee members International YMCA's Cindy Morand (High School for Leadership & Public Service) and Chinatown YMCA's Jeremy Tavera (St. Agnes Boys High School) and Li . The three planned the menu, developed the theme "Giving Kids a Place to Grow" and designed the room's shimmering forest" feel with live tree centerpieces lit by hundreds of votive candles.

More than $1 million was raised to benefit the YMCA's unique programs like the Virtual Y after school program, Teens Take the City and Youth & Government civic and engagement initiatives and 2nd Grade Swim water safety initiative. The event was chaired by Roger M. Vasey, retired Executive Vice President (retired) of Merrill Lynch & Co., and co-chaired by Michael D. Fascitelli, President of Vornado Realty Trust, and Thomas Hahan, CEO of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. The evening's emcee Consuelo Mack, host and managing editor of public television's Wealth Track, was joined by Teen emcees Kelly Lin (Chinatown YMCA) and Sircharles McCoy (International YMCA). YMCA youth performers, including the Long Island City YMCA's chamber singers, provided the evening's entertainment.

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