Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Elects Two New Board Members; Selected for 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award

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Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities elected Beth Feldman of Larchmont, New York, and James C. Daly, Jr. of Stamford, Connecticut, to its Board of Directors, and announced that the Westport-based organization is an inaugural recipient of a 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award.

James C. Daly, Jr., Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Affinion Group, Elected Board Member, Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.

Smart Kids with LD's work in providing support and education for parents like myself and increasing awareness about the great talents of these children is invaluable and so needed...

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD) elected two new members to its Board of Directors. Beth Feldman of Larchmont, New York, is a Director of the Laurence W. Levine Foundation. James C. Daly, Jr. of Stamford, Connecticut, is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, for the Affinion Group. SKLD also reported that the parent-empowering organization is among the first to win a 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award.

Beth Feldman graduated with a major in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University. She has worked for a variety of large corporations as well as starting a couple of businesses on her own. She sits on the board of her family’s foundation, the Laurence W. Levine Foundation, which supports a myriad of nonprofits with yearly grants, e.g., Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities.

She is currently pursuing an executive MBA at Cornell’s Johnson School of Management.

She is also a parent of two children. Her daughter attends 10th grade at the Pinnacle School in Stamford, Connecticut. Pinnacle specializes in helping students leverage their strengths to overcome their learning disabilities. Her son is a fifth grader at Murray Avenue School in Larchmont, NY.

“I am pleased to be a part of the Board of Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities," noted Beth Feldman, “because SKLD is an invaluable source of information for parents and families struggling with trying to help children with LD. Often, information is difficult to find and is inconsistent, but thankfully Smart Kids has been a trustworthy and reliable source of guidance and support for me and my family.”

James C. Daly, Jr. is Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Affinion Group, based in Stamford, Connecticut. He leads the Group Human Resources organization and directs the human capital strategy, e.g., talent development, organization design, recruitment, leadership development and succession planning.

Previously, he was Vice President, Human Resources, at Standard & Poor’s. He has held various positions in human resources, training and development for The News Corporation, Kraft, General Foods and American Express.

Further, he was co-founder of the investment firm, Caydal LLC. He has served on the boards of several start-up companies.

He received his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

“I am delighted to be joining the Board of Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities, Inc.,” he reported. “Their work in providing support and education for parents like myself and increasing awareness about the great talents of these children is invaluable and so needed in our schools and communities.”

SKLD was among the first to receive a 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award Winner issued by GreatNonprofits, a site for finding reviews and ratings of nonprofits. This “people’s choice” award is annual and given as recognition by the community, based on the number of positive reviews given to the organization by volunteers, donors and clients.

GreatNonprofits reports that reviews on its site influence 30 million donation decisions a year.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. is a Westport-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorders (ADHD) via its educational programs, award-winning website and blog, and free e-newsletter at http://www.SmartKidswithLD.org. The organization also educates the public about these children’s gifts and talents. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is an Honorary Board member and Henry Winkler, Golden Globe award-winning actor, director and author, serves as the organization’s Honorary Chairman.

For more information, visit http://www.SmartKidswithLD.org

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