David Herold, Partner at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, was named president of the board of directors for Long Island Cares/ The Harry Chapin Food Bank, Inc. Herold co-chairs the Banking and Commercial Lending Department at Certilman Balin and serves on the firm’s executive committee.
He has served on the board of Long Island Cares since 2009, and in 2019 received the group’s Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award. He was inspired to get involved with the organization after reading an article on food insecurity in 2006, around Thanksgiving, and its impact on Long Island’s children. He became involved with the organization, a year after that call.
“Never would I have imagined that journey would lead to the position of president of its board of directors. I am humbled and honored by the board’s trust in my abilities, and I am inspired daily by the hard work of Long Island Cares’ employees and volunteers. I only hope to live up to the example set by past board presidents and, of course, our founder Harry Chapin,” he said.
He also serves on the board of The Real Estate Institute of Stony Brook University.
At Certilman Balin, Herold represents institutional lenders providing financing for multifamily and commercial properties and to condominiums and homeowners’ associations. Although much of his commercial lending practice is focused on multifamily properties, the subject real estate collateral of his transactions spans all asset classes, from small mixed-use buildings to landmark properties, including New York City’s renowned Flatiron Building.
Mr. Herold graduated from St. John’s University School of Law and earned his Bachelor of Science in finance from Boston College. He is also a 1987 alumnus of Chaminade High School.
About Long Island Cares
Long Island Cares – The Harry Chapin Food Bank has been on a mission to feed Long Island’s food insecure and put an end to the root causes of hunger since our founding by the late Harry Chapin in 1980. They bring together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry and food insecure on Long Island and, to the best of their ability, provide for the humanitarian needs of our community. Their goals are to improve food security for families, sponsor programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educate the public about the root causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. To learn more, visit www.licares.org.