Long Island Insurance Community Gives Back, Raises $250,000 for Charity at 27th Annual Gala Event
BY CHRIS BOYLE PUBLISHED: OCTOBER 02 2023
The 27th Annual Gala at The Mansion at Oyster Bay raised $250,000 to benefit United Way of Long Island, the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, and Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc.
(L to R): Linda Nicolino, Chief Legal Counsel at Bethpage Federal Credit Union and United Way of Long Island Board Chair; Gloria Gargano, Northeast Small Business Sales Director and LIIC Board Co-Chair; Maria Thomas, VP of Brokerage Sales & Client Relations at Friedlander Group, Inc. and LIIC Board Co-Chair; Theresa Regnante, President & CEO of United Way of Long Island).
At its core, insurance is a pillar of support for individuals and businesses and a fundamental priority for the Long Island Insurance Community (LIIC) to help those in need.
Over 300 guests attended the 27th Annual Gala at The Mansion at Oyster Bay, raising $250,000 to benefit United Way of Long Island, the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, and Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc. Since 1995, the LIIC has contributed more than $6 million to local nonprofit organizations.
The Annual Gala recognizes industry and business leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to the community that has improved the quality of life for their neighbors. This year’s honoree was William Misita, CPCU, Sr. Vice President, Philadelphia Insurance Companies.
“This award is not just a recognition of my individual efforts, it’s a testament to the collective dedication and hard work of the Long Island Insurance Community past, present, and future,” said William Misita.
This year’s Title Sponsor was Philadelphia Insurance Companies;
Platinum Sponsor: Acruisure;
Gold Sponsor: Hotaling Insurance Services; Silver Sponsors: AIG, Alliant, Fairmont Insurance, Ryan Turner Specialty, and SterlingRisk Insurance.
For a complete sponsor list and to learn more about LIIC, visit https://l-i-i-c.org/.
The Long Island Insurance Community (LIIC) began in 1995 when a dozen LI insurance industry leaders came together to create a vehicle to give back to the community and those less fortunate. Since its inception, LIIC has raised more than $6 million for local nonprofit organizations, including the United Way of Long Island.
About United Way of Long Island
United Way of Long Island advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on three key building blocks: health, education, and financial stability. United Way invests in community partnerships to help our most vulnerable and at-risk residents through organizations and programs that grant equitable access to resources and services across the region. For more information about United Way of Long Island, please visit www.unitedwayli.org, call 2.1.1 or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, X, and Instagram.