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The Neighborhood
Technical Assistance Clinic
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Gala 2015

Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic
Ninth Annual Gala Celebration

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

7:00-10:00 P.M.
Giando On The Water
400 Kent Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11249



Honorary Chairs
Borough Presidents

Hon. Eric Adams

Hon. Ruben Diaz Jr.

Hon. Gale Brewer Manhattan

Hon. Melinda Katz



Board of Directors

Rev. Dr. Valerie Oliver-Durrah, Pres & CEO
Rev. Sylvia Kinard, Esq, Board Chair
Rev. Kanyere Eaton, Vice ChairGayle Gilbert, Secretary/ Treasurer.

Hon. James Oddo
Staten Island 


2016 Awards

Corporate Partner of the Year



Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill is known for providing the world with authentic, Caribbean cuisine.  NTAC is grateful to Golden Krust for its many years of support.  Golden Krust is also recognized by NTAC for the establishment of the Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide educational scholarships.


Caribbean Woman of the Year


SANDRA CHAPMAN, Chief Program Officer for the Brooklyn Borough President


Guyana born, recognized for her nearly three decades of experience as a manager, problem solver and advocate in the public and nonprofit sectors. Chapman served three borough presidents in Brooklyn, New York, namely Howard Golden, Marty Markowitz and Eric Adams.

Caribbean Business Leaders of the Year

of Flowerworks in Brooklyn, New York


These entrepreneurs are recognized for their commitment and proven track record of providing outstanding services in their community and serving on Boards of nonprofit organizations.  

Outstanding Public Servant of the Year




Elected to New York City Council in 2013 as the representative for District 27 (Southeast Queens), Councilman Miller, a community leader, labor activist, and supporter of nonprofit and faith-based institutions is recognized for his outstanding public service, and engaging NTAC to work with his nonprofits

  Lifetime Achievement Awards



Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Leadership Award


The 106th Mayor of New York City, from 1990 to 1993. He was the first and, to date, only African American to hold that office. Before entering politics, Dinkins served in the US Marine Corps, graduated cum laude from Howard University, and received a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.  He serves on the boards of the New York City Global Partners, the Children's Health Fund (CHF), the Association to Benefit Children and the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (NMCF).


Dr. Mary Seacole Lifetime Achievement Award

In 1972, Ms. Lewis opened Le Grand Hotel, the first clothing store in SoHo. For over 57 years, she enjoyed serving a clientele of professional and business women from all over the world. In 1987, Ms. Lewis moved to Jamaica, WI, to create, build, and open Jackieís on the Reef, the first Sanctuary Guesthouse and Wellness Spa in Negril, Jamaica, WI, featuring holistic strategies to improve oneís life from the perspective of mind, body, and spirit.


Recognizing Faith-Based Nonprofit Leaders
for Their Service to Neighborhoods

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Anthony   


JUDAH International Christian
Center, Inc. 



Bishop Victor A. Brown


Mt. Sinai United Christian Church


Rev. Dr. Robert M. Waterman


Antioch Baptist Church of Brooklyn



Rev. Darryl Frazier


Majority Baptist Church


Bishop Dr. Ebony Kirkland

Chairman & CEO

Worldwide Association of Small Churches


Ms. Benita Sherman


Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc.


Benefiting Nonprofits

Proceeds from this year's Gala will provide training and capacity-building
workshops to the following organizations



Cody Cares for Kids, Inc. (CodyCares) a 501(c)(3) founded in 2000, provides educational & mental-health-counseling services primarily to teens and young adults called Life Advisement. Its organizational goal is to provide youth participants with the tools and resources necessary to become successful, emotionally healthy, conscientious, and responsible adults.


American Foundation for the University of the West Indies sources and administers private donations, philanthropic efforts and strategic alliances with American corporations, foundations, alumni and other organizations, primarily to provide scholarships, support academic programs and facilitate development projects for . 16 member countries of Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago.



Redeemed Outreach Ministries - The mission of Redeemed Outreach Ministries, Inc. is to enhance the self-worth and quality of life of women and girls surviving sexual assault, domestic violence, and those formerly incarcerated.



African Community Organizations of Staten Island - The mission of the African Community Organizations of Staten Island (ACOSI) is to bring together African leaders on Staten Island on common agendas to collaborate programs and share resources.


Staten Island Liberian Community Association - The mission of the Staten Island Liberian Community Association (SILCA) is to promote unity, harmony, understanding, and cooperation among all Liberians in the diaspora.  To seek and secure social and economic services and opportunities, and to empower our members. To promote and preserve the Liberian cultural heritage, and network amongst other organizations and cultures to better serve or membership.


In-Kind Contributors

Giando On The Water

Lia Schorr Skin Care, Inc.

Madiba Restaurant

Queen Restaurant



Antigua Yacht Club Marina & Resort, Antigua & Barbuda, West Indies
Catamaran Hotel, Antigua & Barbuda, West Indies
Copper & Lumber Store Hotel, Antigua & Barbuda, West Indies
Elite Island Resorts

Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua

Hotel Bonadies

Jackieís on the Reef

Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama

St. Jamesís Club & Villas, Antigua

St. James Club, Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia

The Grenadines, Palm Island

The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua

Travellers Beach Resort



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