RVC Blue Speaks Gala Raises $85,000 for Autism Support

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NYS Assemblywoman Judy Griffin, co-founders Mary Lou and Anthony Cancellieri, honoree Butch Yamali, NYS Assemblywoman Missy Miller, NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky

RVC Blue Speaks, a Rockville Centre-based organization, raised more than $85,000 for autism support and awareness at its 3rd annual gala held on April 13.

The evening’s honoree was Butch Yamali, President of the Dover Group. Since the group was founded in 2017, it has raised more than $150,000 to support autism awareness, education and research.

It has also gifted scholarships to students at Adelphi University’s Bridges to Adelphi Program.

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NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky, NYS Assemblywoman Judy Griffin, honoree Butch Yamali, Joan MacNuaghton
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Butch Yamali (center with wife Linda) and their family
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Co-founders Mary Lou and Anthony Cancellieri with Butch and Linda Yamali
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TOH Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin, Joan MacNaughton, TOH Councilman Anthony D’Esposito
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Co-founder Anthony Cancellieri, last year’s Courage Award recipient Sean Culkin, this year’s winner Patrick Ring (a student at Adelphi University’s Bridges program), co-founder Mary Lou Cancellieri, Rob Cancellieri (RVC Blue Speaks board member)