Captioning–Press (Special Page)

"Our BoardAssist candidates have been amazing additions to our Board of Directors."

Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services.
Credit: Volunteers of America
helping individuals and families in need

Investment Dealer’s Digest profiled Cynthia Remec and her nonprofit board service in December 2001.

The following is taken from that two page article:

“Cynthia’s project is not only generous, but ingenious,” says John Hardiman, partner with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, who helped Remec find charities. “And we were happy to help her with it.”

Remec and her team created a charity database that spells out what each charity expects of the board member in terms of time and money, and gives important details such as how often the board meets, where and for how long. This takes out the secretive nature of serving on a board, and lays out the terms just like a deal sheet. “They have done a great job organizing the information,” says [one] Goldman banker.

“My goal is to increase Wall Street involvement in the New York non-profit community by taking the mystery out of the charitable board game,” she says. “I wanted to show our investment banking candidates they didn’t need to be 50 years old, or have a trust fund or a roman numeral at the end of their name to sit on a charitable board.”

The inspiration for this program came to Remec after she survived a car accident last year and decided to find a way to help others. A non-profit volunteer who has chaired events for the Fresh Air Fund, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and many others, she knew that boards are like a business that needs direction and strategy. –Investment Dealer’s Digest, December 17, 2001