BOHEMIA, NY – 02-04-2019 (PRDistribution.com) — The 7th Annual Long Island Imagine Awards will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6-9:30 pm at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY. This gala event was created to offer formal acknowledgement to some of Long Island’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations.
Over 170 nonprofit applications were submitted to win $5,000 grants in each of five categories: Innovation, Leadership Excellence, Rising Star, Social Impact and Arts and Culture. Of this pool of worthy applicants, 20 were selected as finalists and one in each category will be awarded the grant LIVE at the awards ceremony on April 30, 2019.
Cerini & Associates Social Impact Award
- Island Harvest Food Bank
- Long Island Crisis Center
- The Corporate Source
- Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk, Inc.
The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Arts & Culture Award
- Bay Street Theater
- Gold Coast Arts Center
- Hofstra University Museum of Art
- Nassau County Museum of Art
The Certilman Balin Leadership Excellence Award
- Karen Boorshtein, LCSW, President & CEO, Family Service League
- Mary C. Hodge, Coordinator, Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County
- Janet Koch, CEO, Life’s WORC, Inc.
- Dr. Ellenmorris Tiegerman, Executive Director & CEO, Tiegerman
Empire National Bank Innovation Award
- Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County
- Developmental Disabilities Institute
- Paws of War
- United Way of Long Island
Vanguard Insurance Agency Rising Star Award
The Long Island Imagine Awards was created by Chair Ken Cerini, Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP. “The nonprofit sector is so important to the very fabric of Long Island; it benefits all of us.It is important that we recognize the impactful and innovative work that nonprofits are doing every day to change lives and showcase the top nonprofits on Long Island to foster collaboration and support not only in the nonprofit sector, but across all sectors.” said Cerini.
The Long Island Imagine Awards recognizes the following major sponsors: Cerini & Associates, LLP, Certilman Balin, The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, Empire National Bank, Vanguard Insurance Agency, Digital Waterworx, Long Island Business News and MAGII Pension Services. Sponsorship and ticket information are available online www.imagineawardsli.com. Tickets are $125. Nonprofit discount rate is $100 per person. For more information, tickets, and corporate sponsorships contact Hillary Needle at Hillary@Hillaryneedleevents.com, 516-993-4056.
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