Mineola, NY - July 13, 2015 - Jeffrey D. Forchelli of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana and Steven E. Pegalis of Pegalis & Erickson will be honored at the Nassau County Bar Association WE CARE Fund's annual Stephen W. Schlissel Golf and Tennis Classic, to be held July 27, 2015 at Tam O’Shanter Golf Club in Brookville and The Mill River Club in Oyster Bay. More than 400 lawyers, judges and business and civic leaders are expected to participate at this event, which each year raises more than $250,000 for local charitable causes. The funds are distributed through grants to improve the quality of life for children, the elderly and others in need throughout Nassau County. In the 26 years since the founding of the We Care Fund, Nassau County attorneys have raised more than $3 million for more than 100 local charitable causes.
Two Long Island business leaders, Ellen Birch of Realtime Reporting and Harriet Brenner-Gettleman of Realtime Center for Learning, will receive the Stephen Gassman Award, named after the founder of the We Care Fund, for their extraordinary commitment to raising funds in support of the We Care Fund.
Because of the anticipated event turnout, play will be on two courses. Registration and brunch begins at 9:30 a.m. at The Mill River Club in Oyster Bay and 10:15 a.m. at Tam O’Shanter Golf Club in Brookville. Golf shotgun start is at 11:30 a.m. for Mill River and 12:15 p.m. for Tam O’Shanter. Tennis begins at 11:30 a.m. at Tam O’Shanter. The cocktail party (5:30 p.m.) and dinner (6:30 p.m.) will be at Tam O’Shanter. For more information or to register, go here; or call the Nassau County Bar Association at (516) 747-4070.
About the Nassau County Bar Association
Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association is the leader in providing legal information and community service on Long Island. NCBA consists of private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students who demonstrate their commitment to the community by offering a variety of services for the public, including lawyer referral services, mortgage foreclosure, Sandy recovery and senior citizen legal clinics; judicial screening and public education programs. The We Care Fund, part of the Nassau Bar Foundation, NCBA’s charitable arm, assists children, the elderly and others in need, through countless projects and donations. For more information, call (516) 747-4070 (language translation available), email, or visit nassaubar.org.