NYSID has been named the recipient of the 2013 Fedcap Community Impact Award. Ron Romano, NYSID president & CEO, accepted the award from Steven Coons, Fedcap’s vice president of facilities management, on April 30 during a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium.
The Community Impact Award was created to recognize the commitment and contributions of individuals and organizations who have worked assiduously to promote sustainable economic independence among people who face barriers to employment. Past recipients include: Dick Traum, president & CEO of Achilles Track Club; the New York Yankees; Dick Cattani, CEO of Restaurant Associates; and Wes Moore.
“NYSID has transformed the lives of countless New Yorkers with disabilities through the power of work. That is the definition of community impact,” said Christine McMahon, Fedcap’s president & CEO.
“For nearly 40 years, NYSID has been turning business opportunities into jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities,” Romano said. “As a founding member of NYSID, Fedcap shares in our mission of job creation for a diverse group of individuals, and we are honored to receive this prestigious award.”
Based in Manhattan, Fedcap helps more than 12,000 Americans overcome obstacles, rebuild their lives, and find and keep meaningful employment. For 75 years, Fedcap has made a deep and lasting impact on the field of vocational rehabilitation, and in the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and their families.
Although they didn’t get to suit up and play, Ron and Steven did get to walk on the Yankee Stadium field for the award presentation behind home plate, with the proceedings shown on the video board for all the fans to see!
Speaking of Yankee Stadium, NYSID is a sponsor of the Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, August 18. The unique cancer research fundraising run/walk uses Yankee Stadium as its course and supports the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.damonrunyon.org/yankeestadium.