(left to right) Stephanie Thomas, AFP Greater New York President, John M. Lombardo, Cheyenne Jackson, and Sara Haines
On November 19th, UCP of NYC paid tribute to John M. Lombardo at the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) National Philanthropy Day Luncheon. The 2012 Luncheon theme was “Change the World with a Giving Heart.” Lombardo was honored for his commitment to our UCP of NYCs mission and the people we serve.
Since Lombardo commenced support of UCP of NYC in 2005, he has become a member of our Board of Directors and a Co-Chair of our Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. Through Lombardo’s Celebrity Golf Committee leadership, the tournament has successfully raised over one million dollars during the course of his involvement.
In a shared written message, AFP leaders Toby Boshak, Eric Muscatell, and Sue Sena addressed the importance of philanthropy during a year of heightened need:
Even during an economic downturn, the generosity of Americans remains strong, and the spirit of giving continues to be treasured as an American tradition. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and as we head into the holiday season, our nation turns to you, the philanthropic community, as we recover and rebuild. We hope that each of you will do your part to keep the tradition of giving alive for years to come.
UCP of NYC is grateful for the leadership, expertise, and enthusiasm that John M. Lombardo brings to our organization. We thank him for his ongoing support.
About John M. Lombardo:
John M. Lombardo is a Managing Director in Broker Dealer and Advisory Services of BNY Mellon. He is a Senior Relationship Manager to various Broker Dealers that participate in Government Clearance and Global Collateral Management services offered by the bank.
After graduating from St. John's University in 1977 with a BS degree in Finance, Lombardo launched a career on Wall Street with Irving Trust Company in March 1978. Mergers with The Bank of New York in the late 80's, and then Mellon Bank in 2007, formed the existing organization BNY Mellon, affording Lombardo his 34-year tenure in the enterprise.