United Way of Long Island celebrated the dedication and support of individuals, organizations, corporations and labor unions at its annual UNITED TOGETHER Celebration Luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on June 16.  

Supported by longtime Title Sponsor Bethpage Federal Credit Union, the fundraising event raised $600,000 for United Way and its community impact partners.  More than 400 guests enjoyed the mission-focused event with fellow Long Islanders who share United Way’s vision of neighbors helping neighbors.

UNITED TOGETHER 2022 Honorees are leaders who have shown dedication, ongoing generosity, and commitment to help United Way of Long Island advance the common good through education, health and financial independence.  This year, United Way of Long Island was proud to recognize:


  • UNITED TOGETHER Corporate Champion Award – Bank of America  
  • UNITED TOGETHER Labor Champion  - John Guadagno, President of IBEW Local 25
  • The Anthony J. Stupore Memorial UNITED TOGETHER Volunteer Champion – Alexander G. Bateman, Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C.

The UNITED TOGETHER luncheon is made possible through the support of the following lead sponsors that each contributed more than $10,000:

Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc., GEICO, National Grid, USI Insurance Services LLC, AT&T, Flushing Bank, PSEG Long Island, Bank of America, Fusion Architecture, Garfunkel Wild P.C., Main Street Financial Group, MagnaCare, Nawrocki Smith LLP, Newsday, People’s United Bank, Rivkin Radler, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., TriState Capital, Thomas N. Gilmartin and Liza Gilmartin, and Bird Bus Sales & Service.

To learn more about the United Way of Long Island’s UNITED TOGETHER Celebration Luncheon visit https://www.unitedwayli.org/2022Celebration.

Photo caption: Mark Perez, President, Bank of America Long Island and Theresa Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island; John Guadagno, President of IBEW Local 25 and John Durso, President of Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW & LI Federation of Labor and United Way of Long Island Board Member; Alexander G. Bateman, Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C. and United Way of Long Island Board Chair with Lynda Nicolino, Senior VP General Council, Bethpage Federal Credit Union and United Way of Long Island Vice Chair.