NYBC is proud to announce that Ernie Fernandez has joined Volunteer Leadership as Hudson Valley Chair. Mr. Fernandez, Vice President of Global Sales Transaction Support at IBM, joins a long line of IBM executives to serve on NYBC’s Volunteer Leadership.
IBM’s support of NYBC started in 1963 with a $100,000 donation. Since then, hundreds of thousands of blood donations have been made and millions of dollars have helped fund important programs at NYBC. In addition to their company’s generous support, one of their employees, George Judson, helped create the first platelet apheresis machine in 1965. Today, the IBM East Fishkill Donor Center is named after Mr. Judson. NYBC will be inducting IBM into its Hall of Fame at their biennial gala on November 5th, 2015.
NYBC’s Volunteer Leadership has been an important part of NYBC for 35 years. Today, leaders from government, business, and in the religious community volunteer their time and use their influence to help ensure that NYBC completes its vital mission.