The United Way of Long Island’s Live United Celebration Luncheon at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Thursday, May 10, 2017. (Photo by David Goldberg).

Hundreds of people attended the United Way of Long Island’s Live United Celebration Luncheon, where honors were bestowed upon supporters at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on Thursday.

Hosted by Linda Armyn, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Bethpage Federal Credit Union, which sponsored the event, and Paul Fleishman, vice president of public affairs for Newsday, the luncheon celebrated the dedication and support of the organizations and individuals that share the nonprofit group’s vision.

“By Living United as one community, we have the power to make dreams possible, and transform the lives of Long Islanders of all ages,” the United Way of Long Island said on its website. “From giving the youngest among us the tools to succeed in school, to helping our hardworking neighbors achieve financial independence, and encouraging everyone to lead a healthy lifestyle—we are energizing the future of our region for generations to come.”

The event began with a networking hour and the opportunity to win top-tier items and experiences before a formal lunch and program highlighting the work of their honorees and partners. 

Honorees included Katherine Heaviside, president of Epoch 5 Public Relations, who was named the Anthony J. Stupore Memorial Live United Volunteer Champion, awarded to those with a “distinguished history of volunteer service and a profound commitment to fulfilling United Way of Long Island’s mission of advancing the common good.”

PSEG Long Island was named Corporate Champion for “their ability to mobilize and enhance the community. They embody the action of give, advocate and volunteer.”

Also honored was TWU 252, which received the Elena M. Perez Memorial Live United Pioneer Vision award for demonstrating “an innovative approach to philanthropy and long-term commitment to creating a better future for all Long Islanders.”

The event was sponsored by Astoria Bank, Bank of America, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Citi Community Development, Fortunoff, Island Outreach Foundation, Magnacare, NawrockiSmith, Newsday, Deloitte, IBEW Local 25, IBEW Local 1049, Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Main Street Financial Group, Northwell Health, Safelite Autoglass, Santander Bank, Thomas & Liza GIlmartin, Thomas N. Gilmartin, President/TriState Capital Bank and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

From left to right: Dr. David Gates, Village of Hempstead, Elena Dundon, Local 338, Pat Edwards, Citi Community Development and Whyett Benn, Citi (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Richard Brandenstein, Fusco, Branderstein & Rada P.C., Ellen Redmond, IBEW Third District and Erin McCabe, Fusco, Branderstein & Rada P.C (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Matt Croce, Enterprise, Janelle Prudfoot, Enterprise, Anthony Bellina, Enterprise, Henry Hong, Enterprise, Ashley Lazo, Enterprise and Vinny Fallacaro, Enterprise (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Elizabeth August, Howard Dickstein, Stephanie Verdone, Dillon Topal and Sara Pace, all of GEICO (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Delores Frederick, EPIC Long Island,/South Shore Child Guidance and Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Freeport Public Schools (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Humera Qazi and Caitlin Ziegler, both of KPMG LLC (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Rick Wertheim, United Way of Long Island,l Deb Wertheim, United Way of Long Island and Matthew P. Benazzi, East Coast Electric (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Kathleen Caputi, Epoch 5 Public Relations, Cathy DeAngelo, Jefferson’s Ferry and Lynn Bishop, Epoch 5 Public Relations (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Diane Traynor, YMCA of Long Island, Theresa Regnante, United Way of Long Island, Anne Brigis, YMCA of Long Island and Juan Vides, Tech ACS/Bethpage Federal Credit Union (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Howard Dickstein, GEICO, Eric Schonhoff, Enterprise and Todd Stockton, Enterprise (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: GEICO Volunteers Armghan Chaudhry, Claudia Gordon, Deja Alexis and Nicole Stringer (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Lauren Tschinckel, Deloitte, Rosemary Muscali, LIVE and Sandra Viola, Deloitte (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Brian O’Sullivan, Jessica Larsen-Abate, Neal Galloway, Luis Mercado, TWU, Robert Itchcow and Tom Callogy of TWU Local 252 (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Cathy de Pasquale, Flushing Bank and Patricia Tiffany, Flushing Bank (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Jan Barbieri, Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc. and Melissa Passarelli, Docs for Tots (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Mary McNamara and Nicole Zerillo of AHRC Nassau (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Dave Daly, Karen Kemp Smith and Jeff Weir of PSEG Long Island (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Linda Leonard and Fran Karliner of Long Island Crisis Center (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Tim Juliano, Astoria Bank, Michael Rosenbaum, Berdon LLP and Robert Ward, Merrill Lynch (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Mary Flaiban, TWU 252, Michael Riordan, Suffolk Transportation Service, Terry Hind, TWU 252 and Terry O’Halloran, Suffolk Transportation Service (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Kevin Harvey, IBEW Local 25, Victoria Schneps-Yunis, Schneps Communications, Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Freeport Public Schools and John Guadagno, IBEW Local 25 (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Nancy Leghart, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, Tor Cohen, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, Jenifer Cona, Esq., Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP and Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq., Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Rosemary Olsen, Village of Hempstead Housing Authority, Ellen Redmond, IBEW, Third District and Cara Longworth, Empire State Development Corp. (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Anne Buda, Angels for Warriors, David Calone, Jove Equity Partners LLC and Rogerlyn Velez Esq., Angels for Warriors (Photo by David Goldberg).
From left to right: Epoch 5, Katherine Heaviside, Pat Edwards, Citi Community Development and Merrill Zorn, Zorn’s of Bethpage (Photo by David Goldberg).
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