Robert Reffkin and Ryan Mack to be Honored at ALP 45th Anniversary Event

Achieving Leadership’s Purpose, Inc. (“ALP”) is hosting its annual breakfast on Saturday, April 28th.  The event will honor eight men and women who are change agents New York’s most challenged neighborhoods.

  • Rev. Gregory Chisholm’70 – Pastor, St. Charles Borromeo
  • Maurice Coleman – SVP, Bank of America
  • Laurie Cumbo’93 – Founder, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art | Candidate, City Council 35th District
  • Stacie NC Grant’88 – CEO, CG Enterprises
  • Ryan Mack – President, Optimum Capital Management
  • Robert Reffkin – CEO, Urban Compass
  • Sig Shirodkar – Partner, KPMG
  • Anne Williams-Isom – COO, Harlem Children’s Zone


Robert Reffkin to Serve as “Featured Maker” at Intimate Power Brunch

Robert.Reffkin_180x194_-180x194On Sunday, April 14th 11a – 2p, Robert Reffkin will serve as a “Featured Maker” at an invite-only intimate power brunch, “Trailblazing Your Way to Success: From Vision to Start-Up and Beyond”.  (To attend, send a resume and letter of interest to

Robert’s story is pretty impressive.  He’ll tell you that despite the circumstances in his youth that could have held him back, he’s living a good life.  He’s humble and appreciative – constantly giving credit to nonprofits like A Better Chance, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and Summer Search for helping to shape the man that he is today. Read The Rest

The Makers Present “Trailblazing Your Way to Success: From Vision to Start-Up and Beyond” | April 14th

In President Obama’s Inaugural address, he said that “it has been the risk-takers, doers, the makers of things… who have carried us up the long rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.” These words hit home for a group of New York City young professionals who were inspired to create, The Makers, a collective of individuals with the goal of serving as a conduit for “risk-takers, doers, and makers of things” to connect, interact and build with one another for the greater good. By hosting a series of intimate events with a highly selected group of professionals, each event includes Featured Makers who are accomplished experts in their fields for a conversation on topics including philanthropy, financial independence, entrepreneurship and more to add value and help push dreams toward successful reality.

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Robert Reffkin Runs Last of 50 Marathons for Charity This Sunday in NYC

Yes, you read right! I don’t know too many people who have run ONE marathon much less 50!  In 2007, Robert Reffkin set out to run 50 marathons – one in each state.  His goal was to raise $1 million dollars for nonprofit organizations that support young people in realizing their dreams through access to educational resources. Talk about paying it forward!

RobertReffkinI am keenly aware of the fact that I did not achieve all this by myself. I had a great deal of help all along the way from people who cared and who were willing to give of themselves to others. Now it is my turn. I want to use what I have been given – my health and physical stamina, my abilities and my connectedness with others to reach out to young people and make a difference in their lives.

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