Glen Cove, NY - March 16, 2017 - Experience a taste of Long Island’s best restaurants at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County’s (HMTC) annual Tolerance Benefit: “Taste of Long Island.” This year’s benefit features a tasting event and silent auction on Monday, May 1, 2017, at 6 p.m. at Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY. In addition, three middle and high-school students will be presented with the Friedlander Upstander Award and one Long Island college student will be awarded the Daniel Gillman Goodfellow Award.
The Tolerance Benefit is a way for donors, volunteers, Survivors and members of the community to join together to raise money in support of HMTC’s Holocaust, anti-bias and anti-bullying education programs. Those donations make it possible to provide transportation for school groups to visit HMTC’s world-class museum and to hear first-hand testimony from a Holocaust Survivor and for nurses and law enforcement officers to participate in free training workshops.
An exciting array of auction prizes include an authentic, vintage Judith Leiber handbag, a handmade cuff bracelet from acclaimed repoussé silver artist, Michael Galmer, and a studio tour of WFAN with Mike Francesa. Other prizes include overnight stays in hotels, restaurant gift certificates and jewelry.
The Friedlander Upstander Award, presented by HMTC and the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, in conjunction with the Nassau and Suffolk County Police Departments, is awarded to Nassau and Suffolk County middle school and high school students who have acted as Upstanders against bullying or intolerance in any of its forms. Recipients receive a $2,500 scholarship.
The Daniel Gillman Goodfellow Award, presented by HMTC and the Gillman family, is given to a college or university student on Long Island who confronted an act of social injustice or intolerance or helped others in need. The recipient will receive a $1,000 award.
The Tolerance Benefit is sponsored by Sterling Risk Insurance, the Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation, and Title Associates. Other Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets are $125 a person and a ten-pack of tickets is available for $1,125. To make a donation or purchase tickets online visit here.
For more information about sponsorship packages and to purchase tickets, contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or email.
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