October 11, 2023 - Schwartz is President of the Police Athletic League of New York City
Guidepost Solutions, a global leader in domestic and international investigations, compliance solutions, monitoring, and security and technology consulting, is pleased to announce that its Chairman, Bart M. Schwartz, has been named a Notable Nonprofit Board Leader by Crain’s New York Business.
Schwartz was elected president of the Police Athletic League (PAL) in 2023 and has served on its Board since 2009. PAL is one of New York City’s largest independent not-for-profit youth development organizations. The organization recently honored Schwartz at its 49th Annual Superstar Dinner and fundraiser. In addition to PAL, Schwartz serves on the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association Board. When the Department of Education ceased paying for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test fees, many students couldn’t afford to pay to take the test. Schwartz took it upon himself to cover the fees which helped Stuyvesant achieve the distinction of having more scholarship qualifiers than any other high school in the country. Schwartz also serves on the Amazing Care Charitable Foundation Advisory Board, a nonprofit dedicated to educational, clinical, and caregiving support for financially distressed seniors.
“I’m honored to receive this recognition and feel very fortunate to be involved in organizations that help the underserved with programs and opportunities that improve their quality of life and offer the prospect of a brighter future,” said Schwartz.
As a former New York Board Chair of The All Stars Project and past member of its National Board, Schwartz championed and advocated for its award-winning Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids program. He worked with the organization’s leadership and others to formalize an 11-year partnership between The All Stars Project and the New York Police Department (NYPD), an innovative police-community relations program. Schwartz also supports ECPAT, a human trafficking awareness organization, and worked with them and the NYPD to help better identify trafficking through special training, awareness cards, and other methods.
Schwartz is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. Compliance Week recognized him with its Excellence in Compliance Award. He is also on City & State New York’s 2021, 2022, and 2023 Law Power 100 list, and 2023 50 Over 50 Age Disruptors list; and the National Law Journal’s Trailblazers in Crisis Communications. In 2022, The American Lawyer named Schwartz a Top-Rated Lawyer.