Maria Luna has been called “a political legend in Washington Heights” by the Daily News (May 19, 2011). The first person of Dominican extraction to serve as a Democratic district leader, Maria has been politically involved in Upper Manhattan since 1983. She has also served on Community Board # 12 for over 27 years, including as it’s Chairperson. A retired manager of the accounting department of the American Museum of Natural History, Maria has served on countless statewide and nationwide committees, as well as on the Board of a number of not-for-profit organizations in Upper Manhattan.
As an IRS 501 (c)(3) free standing community-based and community-guided not-for-profit organization in the heart of Inwood, ICS has survived financially over the past 36+ years through essentially three sources of revenue:
- Government contracts attained through rigorous RFP (Request for Proposal) processes
- Medicaid, Medicare and insurance fees for ICS's professionally-licensed clinical services
- The generosity of community residents and other ICS supporters
This last category of support enables ICS to enhance certain of its programs and activities and also offset the costs of what have become ICS traditions: the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Fund and the annual ICS Christmas Holiday Toy Drive.
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