Beth A. Broadway
Beth A. Broadway is currently the President/CEO of InterFaith Works, a 39-year old non-profit organization founded and operating in Central New York that affirms the dignity of each person and every faith community. Through its programs, InterFaith Works uses service, education, and dialogue to build bridges in a divided world and to provide comfort to frail elderly people, job opportunities to healthy seniors, refugee resettlement annually for 500 new Americans, chaplains in the jails, hospitals, and nursing homes, and dialogues between people of different ethnicities and backgrounds to break down stereotypes, build understanding, and alliances.
Prior to becoming CEO, she led the Community Wide Dialogue to End Racism,(CWD) a program of InterFaith Works in Syracuse, New York. Now known as the El-Hindi Center for Dialogue, CFD works in grammar schools, middle schools, high schools, and with adults to break down stereotypes, build solid relationships, and address the systemic problem of racism in our community. She initiated the annual Duck Race to End Racism.
Beth is the designer and facilitator of The Leadership Classroom, a project of the Central New York Community Foundation, which trains and equips neighborhood leaders to develop projects that improve city neighborhoods, and engage neighborhood residents in their community. She was the principal consultant on the development of the City of Syracuse’s neighborhood planning program, Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today. She has volunteered as a literacy tutor, as a sewing instructor for woman inmates at the Justice Center, and served on numerous boards throughout Syracuse.
Beth is married to Philip Rose, step-mother to his children, Vanessa and Brendan Rose, and “Grandma Beth” to Kazuo, Akira, and Mikio. She is an award winning quilter and long distance swimmer.
Some of her professional awards include:
- Outstanding Alumni Award, Leadership and Educational Policy Studies, Northern Illinois University, 1987.
- Outstanding New Yorker, New York State Jaycees, for work in education, 1989.
- Samuel J. May Award, May Memorial Unitarian Society, 1990.
- Peace Award, Peace Action of Central New York, 1999.
- Diversity Achievers Award, YWCA of CNY, 2000.
- Human Rights Award, Human Rights Commission of Syracuse, Onondaga County, 2001
- Catalyst Award, Racial Justice, InterFaith Works, 2010
- Woman of Distinction, New York State Senate, 2013.
- International Citizen of the Year Award, International Center of Syracuse, 2014.