Phoenix House Leadership Academy Receives $150,000 Grant from American Express Foundation

  Phoenix House Leadership Academy Receives $150,000 Grant from American
  Express Foundation

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NEW YORK -- July 31, 2014

Phoenix House Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a
$150,000 grant from the American Express Foundation to support the Phoenix
House Leadership Academy.

The American Express Foundation’s gift will support leadership training and
professional development for Phoenix House’s emerging leaders. The Phoenix
House Leadership Academy will give employees who have demonstrated exemplary
potential the opportunity to develop their leadership capabilities, management
skills, and confidence. Training seminars, experiential exercises, and
individual coaching will benefit talented Phoenix House employees as they
prepare for a role in senior management, ultimately advancing their
professional contribution, enhancing their careers, and helping Phoenix House
to become an employer of choice.

“We are tremendously grateful for the American Express Foundation’s generous
support,” said Phoenix House President and CEO, Howard Meitiner. “The Phoenix
House Leadership Academy will contribute to the culture of excellence at
Phoenix House and strengthen our ability to serve individuals struggling with
substance abuse and dependence for years to come.”

“American Express is pleased to support the Phoenix House Leadership Academy
as part of our commitment to nurture the next generation of nonprofit
leaders,” said Timothy J. McClimon, president of American Express Foundation.
“We are thrilled to help their employees build the leadership and business
skills needed to take this great organization to the next level.”

About Phoenix House:

At Phoenix House, we strive to meet the distinct needs ofeach individual
client, and we are known for our innovative and research-tested treatment
methods and practices. More than 120 programs in California, Florida,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont,
Virginia, and Metro D.C. help individuals and families affected by substance
abuse lay the foundation for long-lasting recovery, so they can lead healthy,
productive lives.

About American Express

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access
to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business
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American Express: Developing New Leaders for Tomorrow

One of American Express' three philanthropic platforms is Developing New
Leaders for Tomorrow. Under this giving initiative, which recognizes the
significance of strong leadership in the nonprofit and social sectors,
American Express awards grants focused on training high potential emerging
leaders to tackle important issues in their communities. More than 15,000
emerging nonprofit and social sector leaders worldwide have benefitted from
American Express leadership programs that address the growing deficit of
leadership talent in the nonprofit sector.


Phoenix House Foundation
Karen Sodomick, 646-505-2093
Vice President, Communications and Marketing
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