Long Island Volunteer Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary with its First Fundraiser


Celebration honors individuals and businesses making exceptional community service contributions on Long Island.

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Hempstead, NY - October 8, 2014 - The Long Island Volunteer Center’s  (LIVC) 20th Anniversary Celebration takes place at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Thursday, October 23rd 6:30 p.m. The fundraiser celebrates LIVC’s 20 years of volunteerism and community service and recognizes the accomplishments of those who selflessly volunteer their time and talents to improve the quality of life on Long Island.

LIVC is delighted to honor the following at the 20th Anniversary Celebration for their outstanding contributions:

  • Michael & Mary Ellen Cirrito of White, Cirrito & Nally, LLP will receive The Joan A. Imhof Founder’s Award in recognition of their gracious generosity and unwavering support for LIVC and other local charities.
  • Stephen Santa Barbara, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Supply Chain for MAC, Bobbi Brown and Smashbox, will be awarded the Legacy Leadership Award for his exceptional collaboration and encouragement as a longstanding LIVC board member and active contributor to community projects.
  • Major League Baseball Players Trust will be presented with the Community Partner Award for its generous financial support toward LIVC’s Superstorm Sandy relief efforts and the restoration of the nature boardwalk and marshland at the Nike Center Alternative High School in Lido Beach.

More than 140,000 Long Islanders are registered as volunteers with LIVC or one of its partner agencies, according to survey tracking over the last three years under the New York State Volunteer Generation Campaign.

As the only resource center for volunteerism and community service initiatives in Nassau and Suffolk counties, LIVC is instrumental in connecting local nonprofits with individuals and businesses interested in giving back to the community and making a difference on Long Island. In addition to managing several signature projects, including the Prom Boutique, LIVC mobilized Long Island’s volunteer response teams following Superstorm Sandy and is still active in the recovery efforts.

The 20th Anniversary Celebration is open to the public with tickets at $150 per person and sponsorship packages available. For information, please contact 516-564-5482 or livc20@longislandvolunteercenter.org .  For sponsorships and advertising opportunities, please contact Sponsors@longislandvolunteercenter.org.

About Long Island Volunteer Center (LIVC)

The Long Island Volunteer Center is the resource center for volunteerism and community service initiatives throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.  Established through the Points of Light Foundation in 1992 and approved as a 501(c) 3 in 1994, LIVC operates year round and most of its services are provided free of charge.  The LIVC collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders.  LIVC is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network since 2008, connecting agencies seeking volunteers with individuals and groups looking for ways to serve their communities.  In 2011, LIVC was designated by New York State as the Regional Volunteer Center for Long Island.