Spring Benefit Breakfast Neighbors Link Stamford

You are Invited
(In Formation)
Neighbors Link Stamford
Ginny Fox, Sarita Hanley & Maryann Kann
Ana Alvarado, Naddya Bischoff, Beatrice Chodosh,
Maria J. Freudenthal, Stella García-Bosak,
Catalina S. Horak, Ellie Isidro, Linda Koe, Hana Lane,
Melissa Levathan, Maricarmen Losada, Eilish Main,
Mia Martinez, Christian Mendoza, Caroline Murray,
Pat Nelson, Cathy Ostuw, Eva Padilla, Yael Rosen,
Marke Rubenstein, Cynthia Russell, Moira Snover,
Mirellise Vazquez, Kathleen Walsh, Ellen Williams
to the
Spring Benefit Breakfast
Board of Directors
Ana Maria Badash, Beatrice Chodosh, Carmen Domonkos,
Ginny Fox, Sarita Hanley, Ellie Isidro, Maryann Kann,
Bruce Koe, Rev. Mark Lingle, Mary Maarbjerg,
Alex Martinez, Mike Meyer, Ted Michelfelder,
Caroline Murray, David Smith, Mirellise Vazquez,
Kathleen Walsh
Executive Director
Catalina S. Horak
75 Selleck St., Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 674-8585 x105
NLS is a 501(c)(3) organization
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
7:00am – 7:30am Networking Coffee
7:30am – 9:00am Breakfast Program &
Presentation of the 1st
“Land of Opportunity Award ”
243 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford, CT
(at time of printing)
Platimun $5,000
Silver $1,500
Sarita & Greg Hanley
The Walter Kann Foundation
Purdue Pharma
Stamford Hospital
Maryann Kann
King School
Mary & John Maarbjerg
Neuberger Berman
Noble Americas Corporation
Link Stamford
Bronze $150
Berdon LLP
Peter B. Cannell & Co., Inc.
Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP
Pat and John Vlahakis
of the 1st Annual “Land of Opportunity Award ”
Maria & Oscar Sandoval arrived from Guatemala
in the late ’80’s and live in Stamford. They are both
successful business owners; Maria opened Maya
Restaurant in 2009, and Oscar, Sandoval Landscaping,
in 1996. Maria has long been a community leader and
is currently the President of Grupo Quetzal, which
helps local Guatemalans and works closely with the
Guatemalan Embassy.
The Sandovals have been
generous in-kind donors to NLS since its inception.
They are prime examples of how hard work leads to the
realization of the American Dream, and NLS is proud to
call them friends.
We are a three year old resource center created to
strengthen the entire community by actively enhancing
the healthy integration of immigrants. Our mission
pleased to have reached more than 2,500 Stamfordarea immigrants to date with 72 hours per week of
free classes & programs. Our core programs are ESL;
a Worker Center for day workers; and Individual and
Family Support Services. In Stamford, 37% of the
population is foreign born. We need your support to
engage these newcomers into our community.
Fatima Shama
The Keynote Commissioner
Speaker NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Fatima Shama has extensive experience in dealing with
integrating immigrants into established communities.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg appointed Ms. Shama
as Commissioner of the New York Mayor’s Office
of Immigrant Affairs in August of 2009; she had
previously served as Senior Education Policy Advisor
at the Mayor’s Office. Prior to joining the Bloomberg
administration in 2006, Ms. Shama served four years
as Executive Director of the Greater Brooklyn Health
Coalition. Ms. Shama has a Bachelor of Arts degree
from SUNY Binghamton and a Masters of Public
Administration from Baruch College’s School of Public
Affairs Executive Program. She was born in the Bronx
to immigrant parents - her mother is Brazilian and her
late father was Palestinian. Fatima lives in New York
City with her husband and their three sons.