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Long Island Elite Great Gatsby Gala Celebrates Organization’s 20th Anniversary
The Long Island Elite (LIE) is celebrating a milestone achievement—20 years of fostering the development of Long Island’s business and philanthropic communities. Since 2002, the organization has focused on cultivating the growth and leadership capabilities of Long Island business professionals, while raising awareness and funds for local charities. To highlight this milestone, and raise money for its Charity Partner of the Year United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island, the business networking and philanthropy group held its Great Gatsby Gala, channeling the glamour of the roaring 1920s.
“This year, the Long Island Elite celebrates its 20th Anniversary,” said Long Island Elite President Frank Morizio, Jr. “Organizations that hit this remarkable milestone must be filled with mission driven people, who are themselves, remarkable. But that’s not all you need to get here. Over the past 20 years, there have been hundreds of members, thousands of connections made, and millions of dollars raised to support organizations that are doing amazing things for our neighbors in need.”
The anniversary gala is a celebration of the vision that the LIE “Founders” had to support the growth of business and charitable efforts on Long Island. To honor that vision, the LIE chose United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island to be its gala beneficiary and have committed to help them build an adaptive playground where children in their program can enjoy the simple pleasures of adolescent fun as all children should.
UCP of Long Island has been committed to advancing the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities by creating Life Without Limits. The Children’s Center, located in Commack, has provided over 60 years of excellence in educational services including preschool, school-age programs and early intervention services tailored to meet the physical, cognitive, and emotional needs of children with disabilities from birth to 21 years of age. The Children’s Center currently serves over 80 infants and children through age 21, with a wide range of developmental disabilities and diagnoses.
Together, the L.I.E. and UCP of Long Island strive to improve the quality of life for individuals and families who have children with disabilities. Please help us by supporting this year’s 20th Anniversary Gala.
About the Long Island Elite
The Long Island Elite is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to fostering the development of Long Island’s business and philanthropic communities. Its core goal is to bring business professionals together to support each other’s careers through a variety of networking, business and community functions. The organization takes 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 fundraising support to help its annual charity partner organization grow and thrive.