Dawn Sherman, Director of Operations at the New York Black Car Fund (BCF), is being honored with an Above & Beyond Award at City & State’s annual gala on March 24. The awards are bestowed on women who exhibit “exemplary leadership in their fields and have made important contributions to society in the sectors of business, public service, media, nonprofit and organized labor.”
Ms. Sherman, who will also be profiled in a special upcoming edition of City & State magazine, will celebrate her 10-year anniversary with the BCF in July. Her career in public service spans more than two decades.
“Dawn works tirelessly to ensure every aspect of our day-to-day operations runs as effectively and efficiently as possible,” noted BCF Executive Director, Ira Goldstein. “In the 20 years that I’ve known her, she has proven to be incredibly passionate about improving the lives of those around her. We’re very proud of her… she is certainly deserving of this prestigious award.”
According to Mr. Goldstein, Ms. Sherman has been instrumental in helping drivers during the pandemic, overseeing the communication of critical safety and financial-assistance information, and distributing more than 20,000 PPE kits – including masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. Her hard work kept the BCF functioning smoothly, even during the most difficult moments of the pandemic.
“Without her leadership and her ability to see the big picture, the Fund would have faced far more challenges during these difficult times,” Mr. Goldstein said.
Over 100,000 drivers across New York depend on the critical safety net provided by the BCF, garnering national recognition and awards from organizations like Mitchell (mPower), The Risk Management Society, and the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions.