Born and raised in Inwood, Teresa earned a BA from Pace University, an MA from The CUNY Graduate Center, and a JD from Benjamin Cardozo Law School. She taught Law and Political Science at Manhattan College and Pace University for 20 years. A practicing attorney specializing in wills, estates, and estate planning, she has been extensively involved in a number of not-for-profit organizations and initiatives over the past three decades. She has served on the Board of the STAR Senior Center for 20 years and The Friends of Van Cortland Park for 10 years; she has been a member of Inwood Community Services, Inc. Board for the past 20 years, and has been its Chair for 4 years.
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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