RYE, N.Y. -- The Rye Youth Council, a 50-year-old nonprofit focused on supporting school-aged children and teens in Rye in their social-emotional development, has appointed a new executive director, Diane Rosenthal.
"After an extensive search, we are extremely happy to welcome Diane in this role," said Lisa Dominici Faries, president of the Board of Directors. "We believe that her considerable experience in youth development, her fundraising skills,and her many years working in the non-profit sector will help take our organization to the next level."
Most recently, Rosenthal was the vice president of Development and Investor Relations at Career Resources, Inc., a workforce development organization in Bridgeport, Connecticut. While she was there, she significantly increased revenue with a combination of federal, state and foundation grants, initiated new programs and expanded outreach efforts.
Prior to joining CRI, Rosenthal was executive director for the Fairfield/Westchester County Chapter of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a global non-profit that provides entrepreneurship and career awareness education to students in under-resourced school districts.
"I am honored and excited to join the Rye Youth Council team," Rosenthal said. "The commitment of everyone in this organization to ensuring that all young people in our community can fulfill their potential and achieve their dreams in a safe and nurturing environment is what makes it so special.
"I look forward to building on the Rye Youth Council's successful history of providing social and emotional learning opportunities for our youth and working with the team to create the next chapter of our history."
Rosenthal has also held professional and volunteer positions in the field of adult education and literacy. She also brings strong relationships in Westchester County, where she has collaborated with community, business and government leaders.
"This is exciting on a number of levels,” said Faries. "We are eager to explore the many different ways our organization can expand its reach and impact in partnership with others in the county. There are so many opportunities for growth."