The Champion Awards are an annual event hosted by CUCS, with awards given in three categories: Humanitarian Champion, Corporate Champion and Government Champion. Approximately 100 people attended the event, including representatives of the government, corporate, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Roula Siklas, from the Programs Department, accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation.
The SNF was chosen for this honor based on its work with the refugee humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, specifically providing critical aid for children, as well as its work to “improve access to resources for disadvantaged populations around the world,” according to CUCS Board Chair, Julie Sandorf. The SNF also collaborates with CUCS to provide primary medical care for homeless individuals in New York.
Founded in 1979, the Center for Urban Community Services works with nearly 50,000 individuals in New York City every year, focusing primarily on homelessness, medical, and psychiatric care. They aim to “rebuild the lives of homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families.”