By Gail Harris, President of the Board of Directors, New York Cares
In late 2010, President Obama appointed New York Cares Board member Thomas Nides to a senior post in the US State Department. Tom was sworn in as Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources on January 3rd where he’ll serve as Chief Operating Officer serving under Secretary Clinton. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley.
As he moves into this demanding new position, Tom is stepping down from our Board, on which he has been an active member since 2004. Tom chaired our most successful Winter Benefit, helping raise more than $1.2 million for our work. Over the years, he and Paul Taubman (his colleague on the Board and at Morgan Stanley) helped champion the firm’s involvement with New York Cares, as one of our most active corporate partners and most generous donors. We’ll miss his incredible wisdom, astute counsel, and great sense of humor. It’s a testament to his commitment to giving back to society that he is now engaged in public service.
On behalf of all of us at New York Cares, I’d like to extend our gratitude to Tom for his service and leadership, and congratulate him on his new office.