Encore Fellow Profiles

Bay Ridge Center

The mission of Bay Ridge Center is to provide services and programs for adults 60 years and older in southwest Brooklyn that promote their well-being, support their independence and encourage their involvement in community life. “Bay Ridge Center is a hidden gem in the New York area,” according to Marty. “They provide important and vital services to an active and growing community. The number of people turning 50-plus is going to rise over time, and Bay Ridge Center’s services will be needed even more than before!”

Marty’s work experience and accomplishments are highlighted by his tenure with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where he helped build the Leukemia Cup Regatta campaign from two events in 1993 raising $30,000 into an international force that has raised a cumulative $73 million and galvanized support from a wide range of individuals, companies, foundations, communities and organizations. Along the way, Marty has brought volunteers and staff from all walks of life to work to band together towards a common purpose. He has also served as the New Jersey Chapter’s executive director for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and development manager for CASA of Mercer and Burlington Counties (NJ).
Marty is a Rutgers University graduate and currently serves as a University Senator, and co-chair of the Rutgers Alumni Association’s Communications Committee. He is a past president of the Livingston Alumni Association and Rutgers Alumni Association, and a past member of the Rutgers University Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. Marty was born in Brooklyn, NY and resides in East Brunswick, NJ.