charitySTRONG Board Member Profile, Jason Lilien
Jason Lilien, Esq., charitySTRONG's new Board Chair, has extensive experience working with nonprofits on governance and compliance matters. A former Chief of the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, Lilien now co-chairs the Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice at the law firm Loeb & Loeb.
Lilien was principal author of the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013, which spearheaded the most comprehensive reform of New York’s nonprofit laws since they were enacted in the 1960s. In 2012, he drafted best practices for cause marketing that were adopted by some of the country’s most prominent charities and have since become a national model.
Lilien has served as a member of numerous boards, including the National Association of State Charity Officials. A lifelong New Yorker, he was instrumental in the formation of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and was active in establishing the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the state-city agency charged with overseeing the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan.
In discussing the reasons for launching charitySTRONG, Lilien commented, "Our state is home to 102,000 nonprofit organizations that employ 1.25 million workers and generate $262 billion in annual revenue.The value of our nonprofit sector cannot be overstated. This is why it is critical that nonprofits have the resources they need to carry out their missions with maximum effectiveness.”