John Miller, CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island, was recently asked to join the Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Urban League of Long Island. The Long Island Urban League, established in 1972, is part of the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African-Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Each year, the bi-county agency serves 20,000 individuals from Long Island, New York’s, Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The PAC allows the Urban League’s president and board of directors to search for unmet constituent needs and priorities. John Miller will be providing input and guidance on policies and governance.
Theresa Saunders, president and CEO of the Urban League, says: "We are delighted to have John join our PAC committee. His extensive knowledge of non-profits and board management will be an invaluable resource for our constituents. "
The PAC also provides an opportunity for the Urban League to involve constituents in designing new solutions and providing feedback on new programs, service ideas and prototypes.
Miller joins PAC this fall. "The Urban league is an organization I admire,” he says. “I look forward to working with Theresa and her team and exploring ways the Red Cross and the Urban League can partner together."
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/li or visit us on Twitter at @LIRedCross.