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The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City has spent the last eight years building partnerships to power hundreds of programs. Together we have provided meaningful career development for young adults and built new play spaces for children. We have also expanded mental health support citywide and put essential supplies in the hands of medical workers during the pandemic. While no two programs were exactly alike, the one thing they all have in common is the lasting impact on the New Yorkers they’ve served. They prove that public-private partnerships can play an important role in building a stronger and more equitable city for all.

Legacy Out Loud is a special video series featuring stories from municipal employees, community partners, and New Yorkers served by Mayor’s Fund programs.

Their Stories

One in five New Yorkers faces a mental health challenge. This staggering fact motivated Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to launch a series of new programs aimed at increasing access to mental health support across the city.

Young New Yorkers have been a major focus of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City since the beginning of the de Blasio Administration. The impact of these youth programs will be a lasting testament to the dedication and commitment of many donors and community partners.

In the last eight years, the Mayor’s Fund supported programs like NYC: ATWORK, which connects New Yorkers with disabilities to career opportunities, and Love Your Block, which provides grants for community-led groups to transform blocks in their neighborhoods.

Thank You To Our Supporters

The Mayor’s Fund wishes to thank its thousands of donors and partners. You made a lasting impact on the lives of countless New Yorkers. 

The Mayor’s Fund is especially grateful to members of the Board of Advisors and its Chair, Rob Speyer, for their dedication and guidance.

Board of Advisors

  • Rob Speyer, Chair
  • Ellen Alemany
  • Jay G. Badame
  • Charles Bendit
  • Barry Berke
  • Neil Blumenthal
  • Richard Born
  • Barbara Bowen
  • Steve Buscemi
  • Valentino D. Carlotti
  • Christopher Cohen
  • Dr. Steven Corwin
  • Vijay Dandapani
  • Mitch Draizin
  • Harold Fetner
  • Gabrielle Fialkoff
  • John Fish
  • Marian Fontana
  • Gigi Ganatra Duff
  • Charlene Gayle
  • George Gresham
  • Andrew Grieco
  • Jeffrey Gural
  • Jon Halpern
  • Louis Hernandez
  • Jill Iscol
  • Amabel James
  • Brad Karp
  • Roberta Karp
  • Carol Lewis
  • Debra Martin Chase
  • Charles McCall
  • Cheryl McKissack
  • Ron Moelis
  • Henry Muñoz
  • Mike Muse
  • Sean Parker
  • Morris Pearl
  • Frances Resheske
  • Steven Rubenstein
  • William Rudin
  • Chris Shelton
  • Marilyn Simons
  • Jerry Speyer
  • Mary Alice Stephenson
  • Stuart Suna
  • Kenneth Sunshine
  • Jonathan Tisch
  • Jeff Wilpon
  • Greg Worrell
  • Rudolph Wynter

Learn more about the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City at nyc.gov/fund