In honor of its dedicated ReServists – professionals 55+ in public service – ReServe will host Blazing Trails: Honoring Ten Years of ReServe, a special appreciation breakfast on Friday May 6th, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Grant Thornton offices in mid-Manhattan.
Blazing Trails will feature a number of New York City officials, notably Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, who will give the keynote address, and Athena Moore, Director, North Manhattan, from MBP Gale Brewer’s office. Members of both ReServe’s executive management as well as ReServe’s parent nonprofit, Fedcap, will join in celebrating ReServists’ contributions over the past ten years.
The event date in May , dovetails with Older Americans month whose slogan—“Blaze a trail” –evokes ReServe’s transformational mission: creating opportunities for the retiring Baby Boom cohort to utilize its unprecedented levels of education, experience, and self-identification as a transformational generation, to engage in public service.
ReServe’s program partners, ranging from venerated nonprofit, community-oriented institutions to government agencies, including New York City’s Department for the Aging, universally confirm the positive impact of recruiting ReServists. As retired professionals, ReServists contribute their expertise for a modest stipend to help extend vital services to marginalized communities, build capacity in underfunded community organizations, and fill crucial staffing gaps in government agencies.
Co-sponsored by Grant Thornton, LLP, which generously donated their offices for the appreciation event, Blazing Trails provides ReServists with the opportunity to reconnect and receive well-deserved acknowledgment of their efforts. Additionally, three outstanding ReServists will receive special commendations for their contributions over the past decade.
A subsidiary of Fedcap Rehabilitative Services, ReServe is an innovative nonprofit that places 55 plus professionals with nonprofits and government agencies that need their expertise. Since its inception in 2005, ReServe has contributed more than 2,154,532 hours of service to 825 non-profit partners, providing a $21.5 million boost to local economies through the ReServists $10/hour stipend. Over the next ten years, ReServe aims to expand its engagement in the crucial social impact areas of health care, education, and poverty fighting.