LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY (April 9, 2012) – New Hope Community has announced that Donna Braunstein has been named to the Board of Directors.
A long-term Sullivan County resident and leader in the business community, Ms. Braunstein and her husband Howard of M&M Auto Group in Liberty have been actively serving New Hope since the early 1990s when they toured the facility in the company of Former Executive Director, Daniel Berkowicz.
Braunstein recalls that first visit to New Hope and being awestruck by the beauty of the campus, the incredible warmth of the staff and the kindness of the folks being served. She realized at once that New Hope was “a treasure in the county.” In the ensuing years, Donna became increasingly passionate about the work being accomplished and the opportunities that lie ahead. She offered her time and financial support and became a leading friend and advocate for the organization.
When New Hope developed the Supported Employment Program in partnership with local businesses placing people served by New Hope into career positions, M&M Auto Group immediately answered the call and hired employees. Donna and Howard have maintained a loyal relationship with these dedicated employees. As Donna says, “The workers are enriching their days as they enrich our lives.”
Braunstein’s community expertise have also complemented the New Hope Quality of Life Committee, a group of staff and people being served who ensure New Hope is meeting the standard of best practices within various aspect of a person’s life.