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FEDERATION EMPLOYMENT AND GUIDANCE SERVICE INC
October 29, 2009

One of the greatest pleasures of my life has been the almost 50 years the Bleier family has been associated with F.E.G.S. Health and Human Services systems. While continuing to be a major factor in assisting New Yorks find employment and employment counseling and guidance, including supported employment, it has become a major factor in assisting those with developmental disabilities and mental illness. FEGS has done so with care and compassion. It has enriched the life of seniors with a program to support senior art and has be a partner with the New York City School system helping to prevent student dropouts and sponsoring 3 high schools, significantly improving graduation rates. FEGS helps over 100,000 New Yorkers each year and is the gold standard of care in each of the areas in which it operates. It is a true treasure to the people of New York.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I watched the blossoming of clients with developmental disabilities as a result of the IRPT program. I witnessed an almost unbelievable transformation of a number of our clients as a result of specialized software in the hands of superb case managers.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would find ways to better recognized our staff for the work they do.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working with superbly qualified and capable staff and board members who are truely dedicated to the mission of the agency.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Staff and other members of the board are among the brightest and most capable group of dedicated humanbeings it has been my pleasure to work with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

This is an agency with a $274 Million operating budget. We need to increase the capital under pinning of the agency by improving our endowment.

Ways to make it better...

If we had been able to expose more people to this program.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The pressure on government to maintain funding of the programs whyich support our clients.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The agency is financially very well managed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I sit on 3 board committes as well being a member of the board. My family has also endowed two awards. One is the oldest staff award the other provides college scholarships to children of agency employees.