New York City Committee - Join Your Local Chapter Today - CARE

New York Committee for CARE

NYC skyline

CARE USA was founded in New York in 1945, when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages to survivors of World War II.

With the outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe, CARE’s mission is more relevant than ever. For the first time, CARE aid teams are working on the ground here in the USA, just as CARE reaches a milestone of 75 years in operation. At this unprecedented moment, and to prepare for the road ahead, CARE is convening a consortium of committed citizens in New York to work shoulder to shoulder with CARE USA to build relevant, sustainable solutions to defeat poverty, respond to humanitarian crises, ensure social justice and create a world where all people live with dignity and security. That consortium is the New York Committee for CARE.

Learn more about the New York Committee for CARE

The New York Committee for CARE (the “Committee”) is part of a nationwide network of committees that work as a unified force to lead and energize a network of support around a shared vision of investing in women and girls as a force multiplier for change.

At this important moment for CARE – and for the world – we hope you will consider joining this group of committed global citizens in New York. CARE is proud to have strong origins in New York and we hope to add your voice as we lead and fuel a global movement from New York – a city of the world.


Vanessa Barboni Hallik

Dan Berger

David Bodnick

Abby Doft

Kristen Durkin, Chair

H. Conrad Meyer, III

Sheila Murphy

Dede Pickering

Member Benefits

New York Committee for CARE member benefits include intimate and meaningful access to CARE at all levels:

  • Membership and networking opportunities (3–4 annually) in New York that feature CARE’s executive and field leaders.
  • An invitation to travel with CARE to the field each year to witness the impact of your support firsthand.
  • A national convening of all Committees for CARE at the annual CARE National Conference, with special VIP events and a members-only strategy meeting with CARE President and CEO, Michelle Nunn.

Circle 75 benefits includes everything at the member level, plus:

  • A founder’s only annual private gathering with CARE President and CEO, Michelle Nunn, for her report on the impact of Circle 75
  • Insider access to intimate dinners and conversations with CARE’s leadership teams from country offices around the world to better understand the challenges CARE is facing on the ground.
  • Recognition as a Circle 75 Member at CARE’s Annual Impact Awards Dinner in New York City.

Upcoming Events

The New York Committee for CARE will host members for networking and learning opportunities at CARE’s headquarters on the following dates.


If you’re interested in learning more about the New York Committee for CARE, please reach out to Alyssa Zeller, the Senior Director of the Northeast Region at CARE USA. You can contact her by email at