Award for Humanitarianism
M.S. in Real Estate ('04)
Sam Charney, a native New Yorker, is passionate and hard working with a propensity for helping others. At the age of 30, he felt it was his turn to give back to the community by volunteering. In his search for volunteer opportunities, Sam discovered the New York Association for Blind Athletes (NYABA) and the New York Knights, NYABA's goalball team which he now coaches, and for which he serves as a mentor.
Professionally, Sam has advanced to the notable position of project executive for the real estate developer Two Trees Management Co. LLC, located in DUMBO. During his tenure, he has been the lead developer on over 500,000 square feet of residential and commercial projects. He started at the firm as an intern in 2003 while earning an M.S. in Real Estate from NYU-SCPS. Sam also is president and founder of the real estate development company Pangea Development LLC, which owns and operates multifamily properties in Brooklyn.
Inspired by NYABA and dedicated to its cause, Sam has been motivated to lend it his financial expertise in order to ensure the team's and the organization's success and longevity. Over the past two years, he has significantly contributed to the launch of the NYABA website, where visitors can support the organization through online donations.