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Mayor Bill de Blasio did not need to look far to make his next appointment.

De Blasio named his wife, Chirlane McCray, as chairwoman of The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City Thursday.

“I can’t think of anyone with a better grasp of the core mission of this administration than my wife and partner, Chirlane,” the mayor said. “The Fund is an exciting opportunity to offer vital support to worthy projects and causes across the city, and I know Chirlane will help direct the Fund’s resources to shine a light on communities and families in need.”

The job, heading up the 20-year-old nonprofit organization, which facilitates innovative public-private partnerships throughout city’s five boroughs, is a voluntary, unpaid position.

Supporting programs in range of areas including the environment, youth development, financial empowerment, health, volunteerism and the arts, the organization had an annual budget of $37 million in 2012, according to the mayor’s office.

“My mission is to help families get the support they need. No matter how much they earn or what zip code they call home, I want them to have access to the same kind of resources my family depended on,” McCray said.

 

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