The daughters of Rauch Basis chief Nancy Rauch Douzinas can be taking on the group’s management.
Eva Douzinas will function the subsequent president of the inspiration and Ruth Douzinas will stay as a member of the chief committee, in response to a Rauch Basis assertion. Patti Schaefer stays as the inspiration’s managing director.
Whereas the inspiration will retain a small footprint within the Lengthy Island area, it is going to be shifting its focus to New England, the place the household has a long-standing historical past. It plans to spend money on crucial life expertise training in Okay-12 faculties, specializing in well being and wellness, monetary literacy, and faculty and profession planning.
“My very own observations as an employer and a mother or father are in line with the analysis we’re discovering on the intense well being disaster going down on this nation and the shortage of preparation amongst highschool graduates for the actual world duties of maturity,” Eva Douzinas stated within the assertion. “We hope to convey collectively as many leaders and stakeholders as doable to assist us enhance the well being and preparedness of highschool graduates. As we now have prior to now, we’ll do that by convening totally different sectors, seeding partnerships and providing good info for determination makers.”
Nancy Rauch Douzinas grew to become president of the Rauch Basis in 1990 after a 20-year profession as a psychologist and household therapist. Beneath her management, one of many basis’s best-known initiatives is the Lengthy Island Index, which for 15 years has offered information on key sectors and regional points.
Kevin Regulation, former CEO of the Lengthy Island Affiliation and chairman of Empire State Improvement Company, credit the Lengthy Island Index for advancing the Lengthy Island Rail Highway’s Third Monitor challenge.
“The Lengthy Island Index was one of many area’s most essential indicators and its metrics across the LIRR Third Monitor illustrating what it will imply for labor and financial improvement satisfied regulation makers that it was a crucial challenge for the area,” Regulation stated within the assertion.
The Lengthy Island Index was transferred to Newsday in 2018, beneath its nextLI challenge, however the basis has continued its funding in regional analysis. In 2021, it commissioned a research on Lengthy Island downtowns within the wake of COVID-19 and most just lately, it partnered with the Lengthy Island Neighborhood Basis to convene housing organizations across the challenge of inexpensive housing.
“Now could be the time for brand spanking new generations of Lengthy Islanders to step up and proceed the progress that has been made,” Nancy Rauch Douzinas stated within the assertion. “We’ve made great strides prior to now twenty years and I’m grateful to all the companions and collaborators with whom the inspiration has labored – these from enterprise and labor, the educational neighborhood and all the people and organizations which have used our investments to execute thrilling new initiatives. I really feel assured that different foundations, company leaders and political leaders will step up and can proceed to work on making Lengthy Island wholesome and vibrant place to dwell.”
The Rauch Basis was established in 1961 by Louis Rauch and Philip Rauch, Jr. Funding for the inspiration was made doable by the success of the Best Company, an auto components producer based in 1913 by Philip Rauch, Sr.