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Press Release: BRI’s CEO Recognized for Commitment to Youth Workforce Development at “Bash for the Future” Benefit

(NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.) The Guidance Center of Westchester held its Bash for the Future Benefit on October 19, 2022 at the Davenport Mansion in New Rochelle. Tim Foley, the CEO and Executive Vice President of the Building and Realty Institute (BRI), Dr. Lillian F. Reynolds, a certified NYS teacher and a licensed social worker, and Jasmine Rice, Property Manager for Enclave Equities, were recognized at the event for their dedication in helping Westchester’s youth with career development and employment opportunities.

Foley is only the third Executive Vice President in the 75-year history of the BRI. He holds an additional role as the Director of the Building and Allied Construction Industries of Westchester, the local affiliate for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the New York State Builders Association (NAHB). He serves on the Land Development Committee for NAHB. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC).

Dr. Reynolds is a certified NYS teacher and a licensed social worker in the state of New York. From 2003-2013, she was the Executive Director of the Grace Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools. Dr. Reynolds is also an Ordained Minister and has served at Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon for the past 25 years. 

Rice is the Property Manager for Enclave Equities located in Mt. Vernon. Through her employment, she has partnered with the Guidance Center of Westchester’s Center for College and Careers to provide jobs and career advancement opportunities for local youth. 

The benefit raised funds for The Center for College & Careers (CCC), which is at the heart of the Center’s youth and young adult programs. The CCC transforms the lives of youth and young adults (ages 13-24) so they can pursue post-secondary education or start on a career track. CCC helps participants develop skills and confidence while creating opportunities for them to have successful futures in whatever path they choose. Of particular note, the FutureWorks to FutureCareers is a free vocational training and certifications program for Mount Vernon, Mamaroneck, and New Rochelle residents 16-24 years old. Training includes required certification for construction and related industries, energy auditing, web design, coding, and entrepreneurship.

The Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region (BRI), based in Armonk, has more than 1,800 members in fourteen counties of New York State, including home builders, commercial builders, renovators, property managing agents, co-op and condo boards, and owners of multifamily apartment buildings in many communities, as well as suppliers and service providers with a special focus on real estate. The BRI’s mission is to improve the relationships among builders and real estate business owners to the mutual advantage of the industry. For additional information, please visit


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