Great Chef's of Long Island Raises $200,000 for Family Services

Family Service League (FSL), a LI based non-profit human service organization, is pleased to announce a successful 24th Annual Great Chefs of Long Island event.

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FSL Pres. and CEO Karen Boorshtein thanks event co-chairs Fran Whitehead, FSL Board Chair; Matthew Niegocki, Prudential Financial Services and Dennis Russo, Geico.

Photo by: Family Service League.

Woodbury, NY - November 15, 2016 - Family Service League (FSL), a Long Island based non-profit human service organization; is pleased to announce a successful 24th Annual Great Chefs of Long Island, which took place on Monday, November 7th at Crest Hollow Country Club. Over 500 guests enjoyed 40 of LI’s top restaurants present their best cuisine. These culinary tastings and delicacies were paired with a wonderful selection of beers, beverages, and wines from Long Island and European vineyards.


Pictured: FSL Pres. and CEO Karen Boorshtein presents the Corporate Leadership Award to Bob Trenkle of USI Insurance Services.

An outstanding number of honorees, generous sponsors and guests, along with an amazing committee, raised over $200,000 for FSL’s programs and services.


Pictured: FSL Pres. and CEO Karen Boorshtein presents the the Community Leadership Award to Honoree Wayne Grosse, Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

FSL had the privilege of honoring several outstanding individuals and companies for their commitment to improving the quality of family life in the communities FSL serves. Wayne Grossé and Bethpage Federal Credit Union received the Community Leadership Award. The Corporate Leadership Award was presented to Bob Trenkle on behalf of USI Insurance Services LLC. Giorgio Meriggi of Stresa Ristorante Italiano was awarded the much deserved “Restaurateur of the Year”.


Pictured: Giorgio Meriggi of Stresa Ristorante Italiano accepts the Restauranteur Award from FSL Board Member and Event Co-Chair Richard Jay Scholem and FSL Pres. and CEO Karen Boorshtein.

The dedicated committee of volunteers was led by Co-Chairs Matt Niegocki of Prudential Financial Services, Dennis Russo of Geico, Richard Jay Scholem, FSL Board Member, and Francine Whitehead, FSL Board Chair.

“This was a wonderful event due the dedicated efforts of our volunteers, restauranteurs, and sponsors. The proceeds help maintain the over 60 programs FSL offers to children and families across Long Island. My deepest thanks to all supporters for giving generously of their time and talents to help make this a memorable evening,” said Karen Boorshtein, LCSW, President & CEO Family Service League.