On Tuesday, November 12, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. honored Jim Buckley, executive director of University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP), with the Andrew Heiskell Community Renaissance Award at the New York office’s annual Gotham City Gala at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers.
The Gotham City Gala was attended by nearly 600 guests—including actor, activist, and Enterprise Trustee Edward Norton and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker—and has raised $910,000 to date. Bank of America was the capital sponsor for the event.
Jim Buckley was honored for his work in the Northwest Bronx—first as a community organizer and later as the executive director of UNHP—empowering residents, fighting for tenants’ rights, and advocating for quality affordable housing to help steward New York City toward a better future.
Enterprise created the Andrew Heiskell Community Renaissance Award in 1998 in honor of Andrew Heiskell (1916-2003), who served for 20 years as a national trustee of Enterprise and a founding member and Chairman Emeritus of Enterprise’s New York Advisory Board. Mr. Heiskell retired from Time, Inc. as Chairman and CEO in 1980. He was dedicated to making New York City a better place, and along with his wife Marian, contributed to the restoration of Bryant Park, and the revitalization of the New York Public Library System. [imagebrowser id=221]