Mary Pat Thornton, a founder and partner of Putnam, Lovell & Thornton, Inc. and former president of the Brooklyn Heights Association, has been elected to SCO Family of Services’ Board of Directors. SCO, which was recently listed as the 10th largest New York area nonprofit in Crain's New York Business, delivers vital human services each year to more than 40,000 children, families and individuals in Brooklyn and thousands more throughout New York City and Long Island.
Recognized as a global financial service industry expert, Thornton was a specialist in mergers and acquisitions of financial services companies. She has served on the Boards of several other nonprofits, including the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Hospital System, Brookwood Childcare and the Brookwood Foundation, as well as on the Board of several financial organizations.
“As chair of the SCO Board of Directors, I am very happy to welcome Mary Pat Thornton to join our Board,” said Kelly L. Williams. “Mary Pat brings considerable financial expertise and a life-long commitment to serving children and families, and she will be a tremendous asset to the work we do throughout SCO.”
"We are thrilled to have Mary Pat Thornton join our hard-working and dedicated Board,” said SCO Executive Director Gail B. Nayowith. “We look forward to learning and benefiting from her experience, skills, and her knowledge of the work we do to achieve life-changing results for the vulnerable children, youth and families we serve."
SCO’s programs in Brooklyn include Family Dynamics in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville, and the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, which offer employment, family counseling, after school and youth development services to community residents; early childhood education centers; family child care networks; Parent-Child home visiting programs and the Nurse-Family Partnership; a transfer high school for youth at risk of dropping out; and transitional housing for runaway and homeless young people.