David Frankel

New Met Council Head Steering Group Away From Politics

In first interview since crippling scandal, David Frankel stressing efficiency as poverty agency gears up for fundraising.

03/19/2014
Assistant Managing Editor

The new CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty says he is placing less emphasis on building cozy relationships with politicians, and more on running efficient programs, as he works to right the ship at the scandal-plagued agency.

David Frankel: “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.”

Huledet, A Birthday Startup

Aaron Herman speaks with Michael Frankel, founder of Huledet.com, which sends you coupons and offers during the month of your birthday.

City Money Uncertain Despite Hire

Does new exec have the political savvy to keep the anti-poverty funds flowing?

08/21/2013
Staff Writer
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Even as the board of the city’s largest Jewish anti-poverty agency rushed to do damage control this week in the wake of the corruption scandal ensnaring its longtime CEO, one insider admitted it was far from certain whether the board’s action would result in the city quickly releasing $1.4 million in taxpayer funds it froze in the wake of the scandal.

The city’s finance commissioner, David Frankel, with Mayor Bloomberg, will take over Met Council. Photo via NYC.gov

At Beleaguered Met Council, Frankel Named Rapfogel's Successor

08/19/2013
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Six days after the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty fired longtime executive director William Rapfogel following an investigation of financial misconduct charges, the agency named David Frankel as his successor.

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