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Richard Salyer, President and CEO of the Volunteers of America—Greater New York, the largest private provider of services to the homeless, died of cancer last week. He was 59. When Salyer took over the group 22 years ago, it had three programs in the metropolitan area and a budget of $3 million. Today, the organization runs 53 programs, serving diverse populations, with a budget of almost $90 million. “Richard’s vision for the organization was that it literally serve all people, and to him that meant we needed to grow, said Linda McNeil, acting director. “We are all committed to upholding his legacy.”

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