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United Way’s LIVE UNITED Luncheon Celebration Honors Community Leaders And Raises Record Amount

United Way of Long Island recently held its LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon which honored three leading corporate and community citizens. Held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, the event was attending by nearly 825 professionals and raised $483,000 to benefit United Way’s Community Impact Fund which supports agencies and programs that directly address and assist those most at imminent risk in our communities. Of that, more than $23,000 was raised through a special car giveaway campaign which will support United Way’s safety net of services for Long Islanders in need. A 2012 Chevrolet Sonic was donated by Mark Calisi of Eagle Chevrolet in Riverhead.

The event recognized Robert Andrew Wild, Chairman of Garfunkel Wild, PC, and immediate past Board Chairman of United Way of Long Island as the LIVE UNITED Elena M. Perez Volunteer Leadership Honoree; Sean Corr, Professional Driver for Empire Racing LLC as the LIVE UNITED Pioneer Vision Honoree; and Roger Clayman, Executive Director of the Long Island Federation of Labor AFL-CIO as the LIVE UNITED Advocate of the Year Honoree. All were honored for their continued long-time support of United Way, and their outstanding commitment and dedication to advancing the common good on Long Island. See the photos!

The luncheon also celebrated the groundbreaking strides being made in the areas of education, income and health on Long Island, and acknowledged United Way of Long Island’s corporate, nonprofit, education, labor, government and individual community partners that have worked together to achieve major milestones during the organization’s 47-year history. United Way of Long Island was officially organized as the United Fund of Long Island in 1964.

“The diligence and dedication that these individuals and organizations have, and continue to exude on United Way’s behalf have had beneficial and lasting effects on our organization,” says Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. “Their exemplary leadership and volunteerism have helped to shape the direction and role that United Way plays with our community-based partners to affect change for people in need throughout Long Island.”

Leading Celebration sponsors that day included JPMorgan Chase, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Garfunkel Wild, P.C., The TransGroup, LLC, John J. Corrado Family and Friends, MSC Industrial Direct, National Grid, Suffolk Transportation Services, Inc., USI Consulting, Empower Solar, GEICO and Nawrocki Smith LLP.

Photo ID: Theresa A. Regnante, United Way of Long Island and LIVE UNITED Advocate of the Year Honoree Roger Clayman, Long Island Federation of Labor AFL-CIO