C. Warren Moses Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from National Network of Social Work Managers

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Former Children’s Aid Society CEO Recognized for Effective Social Work Leadership over 40-PlusYear Career; Only Sixth Nominee to be Selected in Award’s History


Ellen Lubell, (o) 212-949-4938, (m) 917-854-6864, ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org

Emily Crossan, (o) 917-286-1548, (m) 201-344-5742, emilyc@childrensaidsociety.org

NEW YORK, April 23, 2010 –

C. Warren Pete Moses, who recently retired as the CEO of The Children’s Aid Society, has won the Chauncey Alexander Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Network of Social Work Managers. The award will be presented at a ceremony on April 29 at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service on its Lincoln Center Campus on the west side of Manhattan.

In his nominating letter, Children’s Aid Society’s current President and CEO, Richard R. Buery, Jr., called Moses “the paragon of social work virtues embodied by Chauncey A. Alexander,” and cited Pete’s highest goal – improving the lives children in need – in his nominating letter. He also pointed to Moses’ deft deployment of the skilled social work staff of Children’s Aid through innovations such as The Children’s Aid Society’s community schools, and his own commitment to the ongoing professional development of social workers on his staff.

The Chauncey Alexander Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 1989 to honor the career of chosen social work managers. Its namesake was a “high energy, high performance professional, one steeped in the heritage of social work and grounded in the rock-solid accomplishments of a social work manager.”

“This is exactly Pete Moses’ legacy,” said Buery. “I am delighted that the NNSWM has recognized Pete as the consummate social work professional.”

According to the National Network for Social Work Managers, Moses is only the sixth social work manager to win the award during its since it was established. “I am deeply moved and honored to have won this award and to be compared to Chauncey Alexander,” he said. “While I have measured the impact of my career by the people whose lives have been improved by our work at The Children’s Aid Society, it’s very rewarding to be recognized by the leading professionals in my field. I am very grateful and humbled.”

The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to provide comprehensive support for children in need, from birth to young adulthood, and for their families, to fill the gaps between what children have and what they need to thrive. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call 212-949-4938, email mailto:ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org, or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.