MINEOLA, N.Y., (November 16, 2020) – FCA, one of Long Island’s oldest and largest not-for-profit organizations, has named Calvin Lawrence as the newest member of its Board of Trustees.
Calvin Lawrence Jr. is Director of Community Affairs & Newsroom Development at Newsday, where he is responsible for the media company’s community outreach efforts and the recruiting, training, and overall well-being of Newsday journalists. He previously worked for ABC News as a digital news editor after his first stint at Newsday, where he held various editing positions over 18 years. He has also reported or edited for the Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ann Arbor News and USA Today.
Calvin serves as a board member and secretary for the Greater Jamaica Development Corp., a Queens economic development nonprofit, and he is also a long-time swim instructor at the YMCA. Calvin earned degrees at Bucknell University and the University of Missouri. He was born and raised in Baltimore, and currently resides in Holliswood, Queens, with his wife, Beverly.
Drew Crowley, Board Chair, FCA, said of the recent appointment, “The FCA Board enthusiastically welcomes the addition of Calvin Lawrence to our team. Calvin’s years of experience in media and his passion and commitment to support individuals and communities most in need will be a great compliment to the many programs administered by FCA.”
Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, President/CEO, FCA commented, “Calvin's experience, intellect and desire to extend his contributions to Long Island make him a perfect addition to FCA's Board of Trustees. Newsday has been an important partner to FCA for many, many years and Calvin's appointment is the perfect way to deepen that partnership as we work to engage, inform and serve our region's diverse communities."
“I am grateful for the opportunity to work to the benefit of Long Islanders who rely on FCA’s services and programs to survive their social and economic hardships,” stated Mr. Lawrence.
FCA is a nonprofit agency helping more than 30,000 Long Islanders each year. For over 135 years, the organization has worked to protect and strengthen vulnerable children, seniors, families, and communities on Long Island.
FCA believes in the potential of Long Island - a place where no child, senior, family or community is left to struggle alone with barriers to health care, education, employment, or economic prosperity. Long Island continues to be one of the greatest places in the world to live and raise a family for many; FCA exists to ensure that be the case for all.
For more information about FCA, please visit www.fcali.org.