Nearly 1,000 supporters joined United Way of Long Island in toasting honorees and raising more than $816,000 at the nonprofit’s annual Live United Celebration Luncheon on May 8 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
Honorees included Robert Andrew Wild, chairman of Garfunkel Wild P.C., who was named was Anthony J. Stupore Memorial LIVE UNITED Volunteer Champion. Geico was named the Corporate Champion in recognition of the company’s ability to mobilize and enhance the community. And the Building & Construction Trades Council of Nassau & Suffolk Counties was named the Labor Champion in recognition of their efforts to employ and promote union labor, thereby supporting the local economy.
“We are grateful to partner with our honorees who are in a position to give generously, both their time and their funds, to support the initiatives and programs of United Way of Long Island,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President & CEO of United Way of Long Island. “It is because their commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of their neighbors that our organization can directly impact the lives of over 325,000 Long Island residents each year.”
The fundraiser, one of the largest yearly philanthropic events on LI, is supported by generous sponsors, including Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, President of SUNY Old Westbury, also presented United Way of Long Island’s YouthBuild students with their TASC diplomas.