Event proceeds benefited Hardy’s selected charity, Life Camp, Inc., and the Aviation High School Education Foundation (AHSEF)
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Aug 4, 2021
NEW YORK – The M/WBE Director for The New Terminal One development project at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Kimberly Hardy, Esq., served as the honoree for the 2021 JFK Rotary Annual Ladies Golf Outing and Spa Day on Monday, August 2nd. Proceeds from the event benefited Hardy’s selected charity, Life Camp, Inc., and the Aviation High School Education Foundation (AHSEF).
The 2021 Ladies Golf Outing and Spa Day raised funds to further the mission of Life Camp Inc., one of the nation’s leading violence prevention and intervention organizations in America. Additional proceeds from the day’s event benefited the Aviation High School Education Foundation.
Hardy is the Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance at McKissack & McKissack, the nation’s oldest Black-owned design and construction firm. McKissack & McKissack is the lead program management consultant for the New Terminal One at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Hardy was excited to be honored by the JFK Rotary Club for her role in leading the diversity and community engagement for this much anticipated multibillion-dollar project.
Hardy is responsible for ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion remain business-critical priorities for The New Terminal One at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and support the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and local communities in meeting their objectives.
Hardy is well regarded for her inspirational and engaging leadership. She developed her extensive knowledge in diversity and inclusion by working with governmental entities at federal, state, and local levels, developers, contractors, financial institutions, and community groups during all construction stages to improve their diversity and inclusion metrics.
New York City Council Member Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, who represents the 31st District that encompasses JFK presented citations, proclamations, awards, and remarks to Kim Hardy from Congressman W. Gregory W. Meeks, Senators Leroy G. Comrie and Alicia Hyndman, Assembly Members Stacey Pheffer Amato and Clyde Vanel, City Council Members Daneek Miller and Adrienne Adams, and City Council District candidate Nantasha Williams.
“The last 15 months have certainly been challenging for the aviation industry and businesses of all shapes and sizes; that is why the JFK Rotary Club remains committed to the aviation community. The Board Members of the JFK Rotary Club decided to move forward with their Annual Ladies Golf Outing and are proud to host this charitable event that will touch the lives of those within our surrounding communities at JFK. As a result, it was a natural decision to honor Ms. Kimberly Hardy because of her dedication to the Diversity & Inclusion management of The New Terminal One Project. Ms. Hardy is a dedicated leader in her industry, and we are proud to donate proceeds to her charity of choice, Life Camp,” stated Nancy Vargas, President of the JFK Rotary Board.
“We are delivering one of the most important infrastructure projects across the globe at The New Terminal One at JFK International Airport. We are proud to partner with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and execute a world-class airport. To that end, we are committed to driving innovation, excellence, and diversity, and inclusion. We are fortunate to have Kim Hardy managing diversity and inclusion for The New Terminal One” stated Dr. Gerrard P. Bushell, Executive Chair of The New Terminal One Development at JFK and the Chair of Carlyle Airport Group Holdings. Dr. Bushell further stated, “Even during our most challenging times navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, Kim has ensured that The New Terminal One is a business where our DNA reflects the importance of building partnerships embracing and reflecting the diversity of the JFK-area community.”
“Kim has an unprecedented track record in Compliance and M/WBE inclusion in New York City and State,” stated Cheryl McKissack Daniel, President/CEO, McKissack & McKissack, McKissack Daniel stated. “She leads a team that works tirelessly to ensure The New Terminal One meets and/or exceeds all diversity objectives.”
“We here at Life Camp extend our thanks to Kimberly Hardy, the JFK Rotary Club, and the New Terminal One at JFK for supporting our organization’s work on the ground,” Erica Ford, founder of Life Camp, LIFE Camp. Ford continued, “We are committed to working closely with our partners and the community not only on violence Intervention programs but also job development and training for employment opportunities with the JFK redevelopment.”
“I am honored to receive this award and to be recognized by the JFK Rotary for our diversity and inclusion work on The New Terminal One at JFK redevelopment project,” said Kimberly Hardy. “At The New Terminal One at JFK, we are looking for our partners to be strategic and innovative in how they work with MWBE and LBE firms to build capacity, grow, and employ a diverse workforce. This expectation extends to all segments of our project: finance, design and construction, operations, and commercial activity. These commitments permeate everything we do as we drive innovation and performance at The New Terminal One at JFK and deliver a world-class terminal.”
About JFK Rotary Club
Located within the John F. Kennedy International Airport, the JFK Rotary Club serves the JFK Airport and the surrounding areas. The JFK Rotary members are men and women from local businesses, airlines, and other professionals who work within or near the JFK Airport community. JFK Rotary Club embers share the common principle of “Service Above Self.” https://jfkrotaryclub.org/about-us/
About LIFE Camp
Founded in April 2002, LIFE Camp, Inc. (Love Ignites Freedom Through Education) is one of the leading violence prevention and intervention organizations in America. Based in South Jamaica Queens, LIFE Camp, Inc. develops young leaders and provides youth and families with positive alternatives to violence, bullying, and other forms of antisocial behavior. LIFE Camp, Inc. offers young people, ages 13-24, and their families educational, employment, and social opportunities they might not otherwise have at the core of their program. Through their model violence intervention system, youth mentorship programs, Peace Mobile, and award-winning initiatives, LIFE Camp, Inc. approaches violence as a public health crisis, therefore transforming entire communities. https://www.peaceisalifestyle.com/
About The New Terminal One
The New Terminal One Team, collectively known as the “Consortium,” comprises operating and financial partners led by CAG Holdings and The Carlyle Group, JLC Infrastructure, and Ullico. The Consortium was selected by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to undertake the redevelopment and expansion of JFK’s Terminal One. The plan was first unveiled in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Vision Plan for the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in 2017. https://www.anewjfk.com/projects/the-new-terminal-one/
About McKissack & McKissack
McKissack is the oldest minority-owned professional design and construction firm in the US. A family-owned business founded in 1905, McKissack has been a leader in planning, design, and construction of 6,000+ projects. McKissack provides a wide range of services to a variety of government agencies, municipalities, private institutions, industries, designers, and developers. Ms. McKissack Daniel is ranked by Crain’s among the top woman and minority-owned companies. https://mckissack.com/
Photo Kimberly Hardy JFK Rotary Award – L to R Kathryn Bliss, Immediate Past President, Rotary Club of JFK International Airport, Nancy Vargas, President, Rotary Club of JFK International Airport, Malikka D. Karteron, CEO Global 25, Kimberly Hardy, Esq, and New York City Council Member Selvena N. Brooks-Powers.
Photo Kimberly Hardy and Erica Ford, founder of Life Camp, are flanked by the New Terminal One Team at JFK, JFK Rotary members, and Life Camp team leaders.