Ronald McDonald House Raises $325K at 2019 Keeping Families Close Gala

Honoree Philip Sammut and his family. (Photo by Ed Shin)

Ronald McDonald House of Long Island raised more than $325,000 during its 2019 Keeping Families Close Gala Celebration benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck on Oct. 24.

The Man of of Honor was Pedestals Floral Decorations President Philip Sammut, who has been involved in the Ronald McDonald House Charities for years in between running his Garden City Park-based business. With the funds raised, the nonprofit will provide the comforts of home and a community of support to more than 3,500 families this year.

“We are forever grateful,” said Matt Campo, CEO of RMHC New York Metro.


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Honoree Philip Sammut, Owner of Pedestals Floral Decorators . (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Theresa Brucculeri, 2019 Gala Committee Chair Secretary, Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro.  (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Nina Monaco, Mother of Ella and Everly Monaco, stayed at RMHC (Photo by Ed Shin)
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Mary Bonsignore, 2019 Gala Committee Member & Ella Monaco, Mary’s grandchild, stayed at RMHC. Photo by Ed Shin)
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Matt Campo, CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro & Jennifer Nicholson, COO, Ronald McDonald House Charities New York Metro. (Photo by Ed Shin)
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