27 NewYork Marine Executive Association The mission of the New York Marine Executive Association is to foster the career development of U.S. Marines and war veterans in the NewYork metropolitan area through education, mentorship, and esprit de corps. Specific objectives include hosting educational forums, creating career opportunities, and fostering camaraderie and mentorship among war veterans and their sup- porters. This past year, Mintz Levin provided legal assistance in connection with regulatory matters,overseen by Kevin Ainsworth, and non-profit incorporation, through Muriel Liberto. Painted Rock Foundation Painted Rock Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for Painted Rock Elementary School, a public school in Ponway, California.The Foundation supports technology as well as many curriculum areas.Among other purchases, Painted Rock Elementary has used the funds raised by the Foundation for hardware and software in their computer lab and for new books for the school’s reading program. Andrew Skale and Sebastian Lucier assisted with updating the Foundation’s by-laws and provided general corporate counsel on other documents and issues.Andrew also assisted with contract review and provided legal advice leading up to Painted Rock Foundation’s yearly auction fundraiser. Reach Out and Read Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a national non-profit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. ROR builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning at six months of age.The 3.8 million families served annually by ROR read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten better prepared to succeed, with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills. Susan Weller and Jacobo Dib helped the organization renew its European trademark registration, and also assisted ROR in communicating with organizations using some form of Reach Out and Read without permission.Susan and Jacobo had a 100% success rate in getting these uses to stop without the need to escalate the matter to the next level. RiverdaleYM-YWHA The mission of the RiverdaleYM-YWHA is to be a hub to bring together the Jewish and wider community. The organization offers social, cultural, educational, health, and wellness programs to members of all ages in the local community. A well-established 501(c)(3) in the greater Riverdale, New York community, the organization also offers services to low-income individuals, including a hot lunch and subsidized health and wellness classes. Jeffrey Moerdler has handled a wide variety of matters for the organization over the years. Along with Jennifer DiMarco and Michael Arnold, he worked on employment matters, including a separation agreement. Ron Nelson also assisted with the closing of refinancing for the organization and handled several grant applications. Breton Leone-Quick advised on a document retention policy for the YM-YWHA, and Brian Coughlin and Marisa Howe have handled immigration matters for the organization’s staff.