Charity Partner of the Year

Long Island Elite is proud to support Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) as its 2017 Charity Partner of the Year!

LIAF’s mission is to help improve the quality of life for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, and their caregivers. Throughout 2017, LIE members will be working together fundraising for this very special organization. Long Island Elite’s main focus is to support LIAF as its 2017 Charity Partner at LIE’s commemorative 15th Anniversary Charity Masquerade.

About Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF)
For more than 25 years, LIAF has been providing supportive community-based services to Alzheimer’s families on Long Island. LIAF takes considerable pride in its pioneering role in the development of cutting-edge services that foster the independence, dignity, well-being and safety of individuals with Alzheimer’s, thus aiding in the prevention of premature nursing home placement. LIAF’s programs offer help and hope to families grappling with Alzheimer’s disease.

Raising $80,000 to Support LIAF.

Celebrating its 15th Anniversary, Long Island Elite hosted its 2017 Charity Masquerade on October 26, 2017.  Funds raised at the “Beauty and the Beast” themed event will support Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF).  LIAF was named Long Island Elite’s 2017 Charity Partner of the Year. A check for $80,000 was presented to LIAF on December 14, 2017 at the Long Island Elite Holiday Cocktail Event.

The 2017 Charity Masquerade was held at the famed Oheka Castle and over 325 guests were in attendance to support Long Island Elite, LIAF and the distinguished honorees of the evening:

Company of the Year and Lead Presenter:
Sterling National Bank

Contemporary Award:
Scott Berfas, Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank

Mentor of the Year Award:
John G. Passarelli, MD, Managing Partner – Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C. & President – SightMD

For more information about Long Island Elite’s 15th Anniversary Charity Masquerade, “Beauty and the Beast”, visit

Charity Partner of the Year – Retrospective
In 2014, Long Island Elite (LIE) embarked on a new chapter in its legacy, changing the way it supports and raises funds for local charities by choosing to partner with one not-profit organization each year. This new concept has been tremendously successful. To view some of Long Island Elite’s previous Charity Partners, click on the links at the top right of this page to view our Charity Partner Archives.

Long Island Elite’s Mission
Long Island Elite’s mission is to cultivate the development, growth and leadership capabilities of young business professionals across Long Island. We are dedicated to raising awareness and funds for local not-for-profit organizations and other agencies that make a difference in our own backyard.