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Arthur K. Feldman Elected President of Literacy Nassau’s Board of Directors

July 06, 2009

Press release issued by Mindy Ferrentino Wolfle of Neptune Marketing on behalf of Literacy Nassau.

Marian Conway, Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of Freeport-based Literacy Nassau, has announced the election of New Hyde Park resident Arthur Feldman as the organization’s new Board President, effective July 1, 2009. Mr. Feldman rose to the presidency after serving as a member of the not-for-profit’s board; his many contributions include lending his legal expertise to the group’s recent move to its new headquarters in Freeport. According to Ms. Conway, “Arthur’s intelligence, humor, concern for the communities in which we live and work and the residents of Nassau County, combined with his composed demeanor, make for a superb and capable leader of Literacy Nassau. I am confident and pleased to hand over the mantle to Arthur.”

About Mr. Feldman

Mr. Feldman is a partner at Farrell Fritz in Uniondale, where he concentrates his practice in Tax Certiorari. He handles all aspects of real property taxation on behalf of developers and owners or tenants of commercial and residential property. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG) and is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation. The Immediate Past President of Young Israel of New Hyde Park, Mr. Feldman is a past Chair and Vice Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Committee and has served on the board of Yeshiva Har Torah, on the Touro Law School Board of Visitors, and on the Theodore Roosevelt Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2007, he was recognized by Long Island Business News in Who’s Who in Tax Certiorari Law. He and his wife, Arlene, are the parents of three children and recently welcomed their first grandchild into the family.

Mr. Feldman is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bars and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He received his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Brooklyn Law School in 1986; and in 1980, he received his Bachelor of Science in the dual majors of economics and decision sciences from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

About Literacy Nassau
The value provided to the community, and the success of Literacy Nassau’s services, are best summed up by the organization’s students and tutors:

“I have been doing good. I can read some words. I know how to write my own address. And I know how to write my own phone number.” – Adult Learner Colita

“I feel happy coming here for reading and writing. I have a good time with my teacher. This helps me, too. When we meet I use a wipe-off board, picture dictionary, notebook, English workbook and citizenship book. Now I know more. I read with my children. I am not afraid to try now.” – Adult Learner Leticia

“Upon retiring from a long and happy teaching career, I joined Literacy Nassau (then LVA) in January 1990 … thinking about these last 19 years, I am pleased to have been part of Literacy. I have had the pleasure of helping to prepare other adults for tutoring and the self-satisfaction of helping individuals rise to a better functioning level. Moreover, there is the distinct pleasure of having found many wonderful friends and co-volunteers throughout the years, for which I am profoundly grateful!” – Tutor Mary Koenig

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