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Board chair Kopinski recognized for assisting NYC homeless

Jeff Rankin
MONMOUTH, Ill. – Mark Kopinski ’79, chairman of the Monmouth College Board of Trustees, will be honored today as a member of City & State “Responsible 100” in New York for 2018.

The Responsible 100 honors New York’s most outstanding responsible executives, thought leaders, visionaries and influencers who are setting new standards of excellence, dedication and leadership in improving their communities and making transformative change. Honorees embody one or more of the organization’s core principles of corporate social responsibility: Charity, Diversity, Environment & Sustainability, Equity, Ethics, Privacy, Sourcing, Transparency, Volunteerism and Community Engagement.

Kopinski is being honored for his work as board president of the Jericho Project, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly homeless or at-risk individuals and families lead independent lives. The organization provides more than 400 units of supportive housing in New York City, as well as life-changing service to vulnerable adults and children. A member of the board since 2008, he was elected its president in 2013.

Principal speakers at the event, which will be held at Sony Hall in New York City, will be Mary Stuart Masterson, founder of Stockade Works, and the Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and president of National Action Network.

Kopinski, who lives in New York City, is the retired chief investment officer, senior vice president and senior portfolio manager for American Century Investments. He has been a member of the Monmouth College Board of Trustees since 2004 and was elected chairman in 2017.

City & State is a non-partisan political journalism organization dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy.