Peter Mancuso of North Bellmore, NY, was appointed to serve as a trustee of the Kiwanis International Foundation in 2008. Since then he has served as its treasurer, president-elect, president and now immediate past president.

Peter’s service as a Kiwanian began in 1987 when he joined the East Meadow club. Since then, his Kiwanis activities have included terms as a distinguished past club president; as a super distinguished past lieutenant governor of the Long Island South Central Division; as a director of the New York District Foundation; and as a distinguished past governor of the New York District. He has also chaired and served on many club, division, district and international committees, including his chairmanship of the International Committee on Resolutions and Bylaws.  He is currently the New York District’s international leadership chairman and has served as parliamentarian for his district and district foundation for many years. 

During his service as president, the foundation reconfigured its staff to increase its fundraising capacity; awarded US$5 million in Eliminate Project grants; implemented a new individual donation recognition plan; adopted a new club/district recognition policy; enacted a code of ethics and set of disciplinary procedures for foundation board members; and adopted the broadly accepted Donor’s Bill of Rights.

Peter has also been recognized as his club and division’s Kiwanian of the Year and has received many other honors for his service to Kiwanis, including life membership, the Tablet of Honor, and the Diamond Hixson, Diamond Zeller and the New York District Foundation’s Diamond Kaiser Fellowships.  He and his wife, Karen, are also past New York District convention honorees.  

Professionally, Peter is a Nassau County assistant district attorney, assigned to the Government and Consumer Frauds Bureau, which investigates and prosecutes a wide variety of white collar crimes and schemes to defraud.  He is an alumnus of MIT and the Cornell Law School.  Karen is also an attorney, specializing in elder law.  They are active parishioners at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in East Meadow, where Karen is a team leader for the RCIA program.