Submitted by cchadwick on Tue, 2012-05-15 13:05
On May 10th local development, construction, and real estate industry leaders will join together to combat youth homelessness at Covenant House New York’s 25th Annual Lifeline Award Dinner.
The event, held at the Marriott Marquis, will recognize distinguished individuals in the industry and raise critical funds for Covenant House New York, the city's largest nonprofit adolescent care agency serving homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.
This year’s event will be honor Ralph DiRuggiero, Vice President of Property Management, Paramount Group, Inc, and Mary Ann Minucci, Humanitarian and President of Unique Building Maintenance Services Corporation.
In 2001, Mr. DiRuggiero joined Paramount Group as Vice President of Property Management and is responsible for all aspects of property management operations and security. The current portfolio is 13 million square feet located in New York City, Washington, DC, and San Francisco. He established the Company’s presence in San Francisco and was initially responsible for leasing in that market, as well as management throughout the PGI portfolio.
Mr. DiRuggiero is on the Board of Directors of BOMA/NY, Management Division Board of Directors of REBNY, Commercial Management Council of REBNY, Board of Directors of the Times Square Alliance, Member of the New York Energy Consumers Council, Associate Member of the Urban Land Institute, Member of the Real Estate Roundtable (SPAC), and a Member of The Greenprint Foundation.
Ms. Minucci started her career in 1983 working for a major real estate company as the Senior Vice President of the Cleaning Division. In 1997, she started Unique Maintenance Building Services Corp., backed by more than 25 years of overall experience in the industry. Unique provides a full range of janitorial services in the five boroughs and Long Island. She has extensive experience in management, business development, sales, property management, financial and administrative services.
Ms. Minucci is active on the Lifeline Journal Committee which raises additional funds for Covenant House. She served as the former president of Italic Studies Institute, a non-profit organization benefiting children in its teaching of the Italian Language, history and culture. In addition to Covenant House, she supports Mercy Home for Children and is a board member of the NYC Power Group.
“The Lifeline Award Dinner is a wonderful tradition that has been essential to the futures and livelihood of Covenant House and the kids we serve,” Jim White, Executive Director of CHNY, says of the event. “Without the enormous and generous support from these industries, many critical programs and resources that directly impact our youth would not have been possible. We are honored and blessed to have Mr. DiRuggiero and Ms. Minucci on our team to fight homelessness in New York.”