FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Marie Gilberti, WMHO
Stony Brook, NY - The Ward Melville Heritage Organization will be hosting the "Jewels & Jeans" gala on Tuesday, June 21 to honor outstanding achievements in community service to Long Island. This year's honorees are John C. Tsunis, Esq., Mark & Gloria Snyder, and Christopher & Mary Van Tuyl.
John C. Tsunis, Esq. is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Gold Coast Bank. An attorney specializing in real estate, land use, commercial transactions and banking law, he is also a partner at Tsunis Gasparis Lustig & Ring, LLP and Chairman and CEO of Long Island Hotels LLC, building and opening the first "Express" franchise for Holiday Inn in 1991. He is affiliated with a host of philanthropic endeavors, including serving on the Board of Directors of NY State Hospitality and Tourism Association.
Christopher Van Tuyl is President and COO of Nassau Suffolk Lumber. He received the Theodore Roosevelt Award given by St. Charles Hospital in 2003 and service includes Board Member of the Long Island Lumber Association, Northeastern Retail Lumber Association and Cleary School for the Deaf. Mary Van Tuyl worked at Nassau Suffolk Lumber and has served on several committees including St. Charles Hospital's and WMHO's annual gala dinners.
Mark Snyder is President and Gloria Snyder is Vice President, Customer Relations, at Mark J. Snyder Financial Services, Inc. Both donate their time to a wide variety of organizations. Mark is a member of the Patchogue Rotary and Gloria is currently President of SB University Alumni Association. Her many affiliations include serving on the board of the SC American Cancer Society.
Festivities begin at 6:30 pm at Flowerfield, 199 Mills Pond Rd., St. James and will include cocktails, dinner, live and silent auction and raffles. Guests are encouraged to dress in their finest Jewels and Jeans! Live auction items will include unprecedented golf packages at Sebonack and Inverness, the site of five U.S. Opens. Proceeds will benefit WMHO's Youth Corps, educational programs and help fund repairs to their historic properties.
The Ward Melville Heritage Organization is honored to recognize the leadership, accomplishments and generosity of these 2011 honorees. For full information and reservations call 631-751-2244 or visit wmho.org