C. Warren Moses, CEO of The Children's Aid Society, to Retire at End of 2009

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Career at nonprofit spans more than 40 years; contributions to agency extend from Boardroom to programming to facilities

Ellen Lubell, The Children’s Aid Society, (o) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864
Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society, (o) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742

NEW YORK, February 2, 2009 − C. Warren Moses today announced his plan to retire as Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Aid Society by the end of 2009. He was named CEO of Children’s Aid in October 2005.

“All of us on the Board of Trustees of The Children’s Aid Society will miss Pete Moses leadership,” said Board President Angela Diaz, M.D., M.P.H. “He has had a significant impact on The Children’s Aid Society in his 40 years of creative and productive service, instituting some of our most significant initiatives. He will be sorely missed.” The Board has engaged a highly regarded firm to conduct a national search for Mr. Moses’ successor.

As CEO, Mr. Moses has expanded Children’s Aid’s extensive after-school programming as well as its innovative juvenile justice programming; made the health of all the children and families with whom Children’s Aid works a top priority and encouraged development of new programs that prevent obesity through greater fitness and better nutrition; initiated the creation and expansion of Children’s Aid’s Next Generation teen center in the Bronx, and created the “Business of Giving” column for minyanville.com, a leading financial news and infotainment website.

Mr. Moses joined the New York-based non-profit children’s services agency in 1969. He has held a series of progressively more responsible positions since joining Children’s Aid as teen program director for the agency’s Rhinelander Center in that year, including chief operating officer, associate executive director and executive director. Mr. Moses was the principal architect of Children’s Aid’s community schools, expanded its juvenile justice programs, improved services to teens and disengaged youth, including the agency’s adolescent pregnancy prevention program, designed Children’s Aid’s homeless programs, upgraded its health services and upgraded all of Children’s Aid’s facilities. For the last several years, Mr. Moses has worked on board development and governance to assure that The Children’s Aid Society continues to be well governed during this time of change in accountability and transparency.

“I am grateful to Children’s Aid’s Board of Trustees for its stewardship of the agency and for our productive working relationship,” said Mr. Moses. “The board and staff of Children’s Aid are strong and committed. Though I intend to stay active in the children’s services field after I retire, I am looking forward to spending more time with my family, especially my wife and 10 grandchildren, and will miss my extended family here at The Children’s Aid Society. But I leave with great confidence in the organization’s ability to continue to improve the lives of the city’s children and families.”

To access C. Warren Moses’ bio, please visit http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/about/pete. For photos call 212-949-4938 or write ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org.

The Children’s Aid Society (www.childrensaidsociety.org) was founded in 1853. It is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, arts programming, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. The Children's Aid Society is a founding member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the vast majority of Children’s Aid sites are Boys & Girls Clubs. For more information, please call 212-949-4938 or email ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org.