Resolution J1022-2013

Commending Michael J. Dowling upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the International Humanitarian Award by Gift of Life, Inc.

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending Michael J. Dowling upon the occasion
of his designation as recipient of the International Humanitarian  Award
by Gift of Life, Inc.

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are  reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those individ-
uals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the community and its
citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Michael J. Dowling upon the occasion of his designation as recipient  of
the  International Humanitarian Award by Gift of Life, Inc., to be cele-
brated at its 38th Anniversary Crusade of the Heart Gala on Friday,  May
3, 2013, in Garden City, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Born in Limerick, Ireland, Michael Dowling later came to the
United States to help support his large family and  to  attend  college;
upon receiving his Masters degree in Public Welfare from Fordham Univer-
sity,  he  took a position as a Professor of Social Policy and Assistant
Dean at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services; and
  WHEREAS, During the next 12 years, Michael Dowling  served  as  Deputy
Secretary  to  the  Governor and Director of Health, Education and Human
Services; he also served as Commissioner of the New York  State  Depart-
ment of Social Services; and
  WHEREAS,  A  resident  of  Northport,  Long Island, Michael Dowling is
currently a Board Member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and
a Board Member and Fellow of the New York Academy of  Medicine;  he  has
served  as Past Chairman and is currently a Board Member of the National
Center for Healthcare Leadership, Greater New York Hospital Association,
Healthcare Association of New York State and League of Voluntary  Hospi-
tals; and
  WHEREAS,  Michael  Dowling  currently  serves as chairman of the North
American Board of the Smurfit School of Business at  University  College
in  Dublin;  a  recipient of numerous awards, he personally supports the
American Heart Association and various organizations overseas; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been  his  wife,  Kathy,  and  their
children  Brian  and Elizabeth, all of whom feel privileged to be a part
of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS, A true asset  to  society,  Michael  Dowling's  distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Michael J. Dowling upon  the  occasion  of  his  designation  as
recipient of the International Humanitarian Award by Gift of Life, Inc.;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Michael J. Dowling.

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