Judy Zangwill Joins the UST Board of Trustees

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Judy Zangwill, Executive Director of Sunnyside Community Services, Sunnyside Citywide Home Care Services & Sunnyside Home Care Project in New York, has joined the UST Board of Trustees.

"Having Trustees who are leaders of member organizations is valuable to us as because they know firsthand how nonprofits benefit from participation in the Trust,” explained Groh.

In February, Judy Zangwill, Executive Director of Sunnyside Community Services, Sunnyside Citywide Home Care Services & Sunnyside Home Care Project, all of which operate out of Sunnyside, New York, will join the Unemployment Services Trust (UST) Board of Trustees.

“I think Judy will contribute greatly in bringing a new perspective to the Board of Trustees,” explained Donna Groh, Executive Director of UST, of the decision. “Any time there is a new addition to the Board and they go through the learning curve, it brings value to the whole UST membership in terms of helping us to look at how we do things.”

Zangwill will be replacing Donna Gilbert who will retire after the February Trustee meeting, having served UST for more than 20 years.

“Having Trustees who are leaders of member organizations is valuable to us as because they know firsthand how nonprofits benefit from participation in the Trust,” explained Groh. “Having a diversity of skills and background among the different Trustees builds a broader base for ideas on how to continually improve the services we provide, while reaching more nonprofits that can benefit.”

Trustees are elected to the Board by participating members, and each Trustee has experience directing established nonprofit organizations. “For this reason, it is important for us to have individuals who are representative of the membership of the Trust,” concluded Groh.

“Sunnyside Community Services has been a member of UST for quite some time, so I’ve been aware of the Trust and the value it provides nonprofits. Aside from the obvious benefits of the claims monitoring services and the safety established in building a reserve for future claims, the fact that UST has made an effort to have that ‘member’s perspective’ of what is happening with nonprofits and how the actions of the Trust will affect us is important,” stated Zangwill.

Zangwill grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and received her Bachelor’s degree from Boston University and her Masters in social work from the Hunter College School of Social Work in New York. Joining the Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) team in 1986 as Associate Executive Director, she was promoted to Executive Director in 1990.

Under her carefully attuned leadership, SCS went from a small senior center that was housed in the basement of a local church to an organization with more than 125 in house staff, 1,800 home care workers and field staff, and almost 400 volunteers that now provide services for more than 14,000 residents in Queens, New York.

Zangwill also serves on the board of Sunnywood, a housing development for low-income seniors, and was elected to the Community Education Council on the Upper West Side. She also represents her organization as a member of the Non-Profit Coordinating Committee of New York, a sponsor of UST.

About UST: Founded by nonprofits, for nonprofits, UST is the largest unemployment trust in the nation, providing nonprofit organizations with a safe, cost-effective alternative to paying state unemployment taxes. UST regularly saves nonprofit members money through dedicated oversight and unemployment cost management. Visit http://www.ChooseUST.org to learn more.

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