LIFT works tirelessly on behalf of the families we serve, and our diligent efforts have been recognized:
2011 LIFT received the Kathryn A. McDonald Award for Excellence in Service to Family Court from the New York City Bar Association. This prestigious award was given to LIFT's CEO at that time, Melissa Beck, and is given each year to individuals whose work in the Family Court system has set them apart for their dedication and accomplishments on behalf the children and families that it serves.
2009 LIFT was a finalist for the New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Award, given to the nonprofit that best exhibits excellence in management and that plays a critical role in enriching and improving the lives of people in New York City.
2009 LIFT received the Thom A. Fluellen Award from the NYU Community Fund, which recognizes an outstanding organization that demonstrates tireless efforts in the community.
2008 LIFT received The Samuel J. Duboff Memorial Award from the Fund for Modern Courts. The award recognizes non-lawyers who make extraordinary contributions toward improving the quality of justice in New York State.
2005 LIFT’s Family Court-based Education & Information Sites were recognized as an "exemplary" court program by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
2009 New York Times Company
Nonprofit Excellence Awards
Steve McGrath, Board Chair, and Melissa M. Beck, Former Chief Executive Officer, discuss LIFT's success in nonprofit management with Jack Rosenthal. (nesi-images.com)
2008 Samuel J. Duboff Memorial Award
From left to right: Angela Kim, Melissa M. Beck (LIFT's Former Chief Executive Officer), Victor A. Kovner (Chair, Fund for Modern Courts), Graig Craver, Lisa Petta (Con Edison), Angela Hom (Stroock & Stroock & Lavan).