At a ceremony at New York City Fire Department headquarters in downtown Brooklyn on January 25, 2012, Howard Milstein, chair of the New York Blood Center (NYBC), joined Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and Christopher Hillyer, M.D., president and CEO of NYBC, to add the names of six 2011 FDNY bone marrow donors to NYBC’s “Honor Roll of Life.”
On October 31, 2011, the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) inaugurated the new Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue (MCID) with a lunch for leaders of the Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant communities. His Eminence Kurt Cardinal Koch was the guest of honor. Cardinal Koch is president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, which includes the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.
On October 25, 2011, the American Skin Association (ASA) honored a leading group of physicians and scientists at its 14th Annual Gala. The distinguished researchers have made groundbreaking discoveries and significant contributions in the field of dermatology and the treatment of skin cancer. Journalist Deborah Norville received the organization’s Education Award.
Howard Milstein shares his views on facilitating economic development in an interview in Leaders, a magazine that presents the broad ranging thoughts and visions of the world's most influential leaders.
A statue of a fireman kneeling in front of a fallen comrade’s helmet, symbolic of the losses suffered in the September 11th attacks, was dedicated at Emigrant Savings Bank on September 22. Howard Milstein, Chairman and CEO of Emigrant Savings Bank, led the ceremony.
Howard Milstein was selected by the Wall Street Journal as the subject of its Donor of the Day column, marking his contribution to support the publication of Art for the Heart: Remembering 9/11. Art for the Heart compiles artwork created by children who lost a parent on September 11.
On June 15th, Howard Milstein was confirmed by the New York State Senate as Chair of the New York State Thruway Authority, a position that he has accepted on a pro bono basis. As Chair, his responsibilities include overseeing the state’s 570-mile Thruway system and 525-mile canal system, including the Erie Canal.
Howard Milstein, Chairman, along with other representatives of the New York Blood Center, joined members of the U.S. armed forces to ring the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange on May 26, 2011. The ceremony marked the launch of the New York Blood Center’s “Military Community Blood Program.”