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Who is Long Island Elite?

Long Island Elite (LIE) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to fostering the development of Long Island’s business and philanthropic communities.

Since 2002, we have focused on cultivating the growth and leadership capabilities of Long Island business professionals, while raising awareness and funds for local charities. We strive to make a difference in our own backyard by bettering the community around us.

Our Mission

Our core goal is to bring Long Island’s young business professionals together to support each other’s careers through a variety of networking, business, and community functions.

Together, we take a leadership role in helping local nonprofits raise money and gain more recognition. As a philanthropic liaison, Long Island Elite provides forums such as special events, outreach programs, and symposiums to help our partner organizations grow and thrive.

Meet Our Members

Long Island Elite members are a diverse group of professionals recognized as leaders in major business sectors. As a group, we strive to make a positive impact on our local business and philanthropic communities.

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Giving Back to the Community

Since founding Long Island Elite in 2002, we have raised and donated financial support in the six-figure range to many Long Island charities. Some of the wonderful organizations we’ve supported include:

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Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center
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2020 Charity Partner of the Year: SIBS Place

SIBS Place (Survivorship in Brothers and Sisters) has been nominated and chosen to be the LIE’s Charity Partner for 2020.  Since 2000, SIBS Place’s mission has been to provide support and services for the healthy child in a family whose parent or sibling is suffering from a devastating illness.  SIBS Place is a free program serving well and healthy children ages 5-17 who are living with a sibling or parent suffering from cancer or another devastating illness.  SIBS Place provides guided therapeutic peer support to help well children develop skills to cope with the traumatic and emotional impact of a loved one’s medical diagnosis and/or death. Camp, a weekly parent support group and bereavement services are also offered.  Please visit SIBS Place’s website at to learn more about all the important and significant work they are doing.

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Interested in Joining LIE?

If you would like to be considered for membership, we’d love to hear from you.