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Jay Silverstein, executive director of NIS; honoree Charles Meadows; and Susan Cali, director of development. (Photo by Ed Shin)

The New Interdisciplinary School (NIS), a nonprofit preschool serving hundreds of students with and without disabilities, held its 24th annual golf outing at the Port Jefferson Country Club on May 24. This golf outing, honoring Charles Meadows, parent of a NIS alumnus, is the nonprofit preschool’s largest annual fundraiser. The proceeds from the outing will help build a nature trail.

The event, sponsored by Saracino Construction Corporation, included a day of golf followed by a cocktail hour, raffles, and dinner at the Waterview.

“We are thrilled to be able to hold fundraising events again, especially our golf outing, as that’s our largest annual fundraiser,” said Susan Cali, director of development at NIS. “Due to the pandemic, we’ve had increased expenditures and decreased revenue, which has been very difficult as a nonprofit that relies on fundraising to enhance all of its programs and services.

“We were so grateful for the revenue generated at our last outing which enabled us to build a sensory garden which the children have really gotten a lot of use out of this past year,” she continued. “In previous years, the outing enabled us to start an animal-assisted intervention program to assist students in meeting their therapeutic goals, and the results have been impressive.

“All of the services and programs that make NIS unique come through fundraising dollars, so to have an opportunity like this means the world to us,” she concluded. “We are so grateful to our committee members, sponsors, and attendees who made this day a possibility.”

The New Interdisciplinary School is an innovative early childhood learning center that respects the unique needs of all children and their families.  Their commitment is to provide therapeutic and educational services in a nurturing environment with the highest standard of expertise.   For more information, please follow them on social media, visit their webpage at niskids.org or contact Susan Cali, director of development, at 631-924-5583, ext. 128 or via email at SusanC2@niskids.org.

Howard Dougls, Alan Schwartz, Bob Stansbury, Jerry Kirschbaum, and Neal Hayias. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Greg Colichio. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Susan Cali. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Jay Silverstein. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Charles Meadows. (Photo by Ed Shin)
(Front row) Donna Burns, Charles Meadows, and Gina Iadanza. (Back Row) Kathy Flahtery and Linda McCarthy. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Event Sponsor Saracino Construction Corp’s Gaspare Saracino, Mario Bove and Steve Gargiulo. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Dinner sponsor Professional Cleaning People. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Cocktail sponsor Duffy & Duffy, PLLC. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Charles Meadows and his family. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Lori Lojo; Lou Commisso, VP of Professional Cleaning People; Frank Commisso, president of Professional Cleaning People; Jeanette Ruivo, and Mike Mattera. (Photo by Ed Shin)
The New Interdisciplinary School (NIS) Golf Outing. (Photo by Ed Shin)
The New Interdisciplinary School (NIS) Golf Outing. (Photo by Ed Shin)
The New Interdisciplinary School (NIS) Golf Outing. (Photo by Ed Shin)

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