Douglas Elliman retail broker Faith Hope Consolo and Joseph Tahl, president of Tahl Propp Equities, participated in the Harlem Chamber of Commerce‘s annual economic development day business awards luncheon by contributing undergraduate scholarships to aspiring Harlem students earlier this month.
Ms. Consolo, Mr. Tahl, U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel, Former Mayor David N. Dinkins, State Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright and Lloyd Williams, chairman of the Chamber, presented the awards from Ms. Consolo and other donors to a group of a half-dozen students in a ceremony at Columbia University during the month-long “Harlem Week” celebration that’s currently still underway.
“They said to me, ‘Faith, there are many deserving students out there,’ not ‘needy,’ that’s different,” Ms. Consolo said. “I was so impressed with all the good work that the chamber is doing.”
Ms. Consolo, who has arranged leases in many spaces in Harlem as the famous area continues to revitalize and thrive, offered her recipient, Neah Banks, an internship in her office at Elliman, Ms. Consolo said.
“I feel that we all have to not only give back, but, as my husband says, help people along the way,” she said.