BSF Board member Connie Milstein and her bakery, Connie’s Bakery, donated 400 tins of brownies to newly reunited families at Fort Drum to help celebrate their Christmas redeployment.
In late November, 2009 the Humpty Dumpty Institute helped to relieve some of the suffering of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) of Sri Lanka. Connie Milstein, who is chairwoman of the board of directors of the HDI and is also a co-founder, was pleased to note that over $300,000 worth of humanitarian aid was distributed, consisting of, supplies for schools, orphanages and hygienic kits.
The funding for this aid was generously supplied by LDS Charities in the wake of the recent violent conflicts in Sri Lanka. The variety of supplies distributed included 1,855 hygiene kits to the women’s detention camp where about 2,000 IDPs are located. On the same day, November 25th, school kits and orphanage kits were distributed at another camp.
The leading role in which Connie Milstein played in the betterment if the IDPs in Sri Lanka speaks volumes about her caring and concern for the many people in need around the world.
Connie Milstein, along with the other co-founders of the Humpty Dumpty Institute is interested in creating innovative partnerships between the public and private sectors in order to solve some of the world’s more daunting problems. Using unique and creative programming, HDI is now concerned with improving communications between the United States Congress and the United Nations. Some of the more specific tasks the HDI is striving to accomplish are removal of mines from vast areas around the world to free up the land for agriculture and other uses and to keep civilians safe; and reducing and/or eliminating hunger domestically and internationally.
Connie Milstein is the newest board member at CURE.
Connie Milstein is well known for her active participation in and support of the Democratic Party in the United States. As such Ms. Milstein has taken on the responsibility of Treasurer of the Democratic Governors Association.
At the moment the DGA represents and supports the 28 Democrats who hold the office of Governor. However, this past year combined with the coming year, 2010, thirty nine governors will be elected. For many of these states, who the governor will be will effect a generation of elections for congress and legislative races; due to the upcoming redistricting process which demarcates districts that crucially influences election outcomes.
The Republicans have clearly stated that they will be manipulating the redistricting process to their benefit. The DGA will be at the forefront making certain that the Republicans will not accomplish their stated goal.